Forsyth Alexander

Forsyth Alexander, Director of Developer Content Marketing at OutSystems, isn't a developer, but she's been writing for developers part-time since 1998. In her current role, she gets to create content for developers as much as she wants.

Forsyth Alexander

Low-Code Platforms: Bringing Visual Programming Back (to Stay)

There’s an interesting trend in the second decade of this millennium. Things once declared “dead,” are experiencing a resurgence. For example, animated GIFs, once relegated to cheesy ads for home refinancing or losing belly fat in a month with acai berries, are back in Slack channels, social media and blogs everywhere. Email newsletters have returned after many corporations abandoned them as sales and marketing tools in 2008 or so. Podcasts were declared to have peaked sometime around 2010. Now, they’re back and there are almost too many to choose from. The consensus about the return of animated GIFs, email newsletters and podcasts is that they’ve improved in quality and offer more to people who use them.