back to article The Germans are coming - Software AG borgs LongJump

Software AG has acquired LongJump, an enterprise-focused company that develops a platform-as-a-service which lets folk build applications without knowing how to code. The acquisition, whose terms were not dislosed, was announced on Thursday. It will see the MySQL-based technology be knitted into other components of Software AG …


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  1. StevieB

    When I was a lad!!

    "application-development-as-a-service (ADAAS)"

    Pity you couldn't get a B in there (ADABAS), I seem to recall Software AG having one they made earlier.

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  2. Robinson
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    Yea, I remember Case Tools.

    What a disaster.

    Good luck with that.

  3. JeffyPooh

    I can't figure it out...

    Germans make amazing, wonderful products (Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, etc.).

    They're also responsible for SAP.

  4. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "lets folk build applications without knowing how to code"

    I've witnessed a few website like that already.

    I'm pretty sure you don't need a very expensive software development package to do it either.

  5. Pen-y-gors

    "The Last One"

    Anyone else remember "The Last One" (circa early 80s) - A BASIC code generator that meant you'd never need to write another line of code again? And all the various 4GLs and CASE tools that came afterwards? And here we are, still churning out the ça change...

  6. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    Long Jump has *not* been "borged"

    The correct German word is "Assimilated."

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