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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:48:07 -0700
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Hi - I received a question asking for clarification on what an IDE for a
business user is.

Do you remember the 4th generation products that were around in the 90's?
This is the kind of product I am researching.

Traditionally an IDE is a developer environment. In an attempt to make
their product accessible to non-developer types (such as a business
analyst or other person who knows the user's domain, workflow, and task
flow), some manufacturers have produced a programming environment that
allows the business user to generate code by selecting functions or
macros. The aim is to hide the gory programming details from the user,
allowing them to make choices that generate code in the background.

I am looking for examples of products that do this sort of thing very well
- a programming environment for non-programmers.

Does this make sense?



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> Subject: [CHI-WEB] Seeking examples of IDEs with intuitive UIs
> Hi-
> Can people on the list recommend some excellent examples of IDEs
> (Integrated Development Environments) designed for business users? I am
> especially interested to see examples that are publically available -
> through a demo download or via a Web service that you can access in a demo
> mode.
> Thanks!
> Kay
> (I will collect and post a summary of people's responses)
> Kay Corry Aubrey
> Usability Resources Inc
> End user research and interaction design for software
> 781-275-3020
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