All in all, a splendid result that, for € 169.99, can also be placed on your sideboard. You buy a box of stones, get the manual and make this LEGO set as conceived. All you have to do after that is enjoy it.
Time to bridge to other forms of composition.
Composition platform resembles blank canvas
Gradually, full custom high-code (Java, C++, C#) solutions are giving way to solutions created with composition platforms. Examples include Documentum xCP from OpenText, Pega from Pegasystems, and the leading enterprise low code platforms Mendix and OutSystems.
With all these platforms you also buy a box of blocks – or components. With an accompanying manual. Not the manual that explains how to create the solution. It is a manual that describes how the blocks work. Because there is no one who has figured out for you what the solution should be and especially how you will then realize it. No step-by-step instruction of the composition that leads to the desired result with the business.
Back to LEGO
Back to LEGO for a moment. Imagine getting The Starry Night without a manual. So just the blocks. Would you then come to the desired result?
Buying a composition platform doesn’t get you there. Of course you had an immediate reason to purchase. Of course you have an initial application in mind. Often those succeeded as well. But how to proceed? It’s a common question: help us think about what solutions we can realize with the platform. This is, after all, a profession in its own right. Especially if you have solutions in mind that must extend beyond a single department and comply with laws and regulations.
Properly utilizing purchased Composition platform