Hydro4GE provides custom software, web and interactive
marketing solutions. We also sell and maintain Pario, a tool for developing and maintaining web-based applications.

Pario – an Online Development Environment

What is Pario? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question since I started telling people that I was joining the team. People would come to the site and see the great reviews, praises and some technical information and still wonder – what is it all about and what can it do for me?

I have to say that it’s really a difficult question to answer in a short, succinct statement. There are so many things that Pario is, so many benefits to using it – it’s really hard to capture that in 30 words or less. Needless to say, one of my first tasks is to help answer that question – and then to get that message out to the masses. This new website is hopefully getting us there.

We can consider Pario as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that offers developers the ability to rapidly develop highly complex and adaptable software systems using an online, fourth generation development environment.

The power of Pario lies in the ability to generate whole software applications rapidly from a set of requirements that are input by the developer through a GUI. Additionally, changes to your application no longer require weeks or months of additional code construction and testing. Simply input your changed requirements and Pario will handle the evolution of the database and application for you.

Pario was built to eliminate low-level and repetitive coding and to make a developers’ job easier, and is a tremendous breakthrough for software engineering as a discipline.

Don’t confuse Pario with other development environments or tools that allow “anyone” to develop a web application. You need to have a solid understanding of database concepts to fully realize the power of Pario. This was truly built by developers, for developers.

While I’m new to the project, I think it’s worth saying that I’ve known about the underlying core of Pario for some time now and how it can impact the software development life cycle in a positive way. I also think that it’s worth saying that I grew up in the same house as the lead developer/architect of the project. That’s right, there is now another Speicher in the house. Don’t let my relation detract from my message – this product is good, and you really should check it out.

Back to the original question – so what is Pario? Read more on our website, check out a Preview, sign up for the Beta or follow us on Twitter and start to help craft the conversation about what Pario can do for you.

Timothy Speicher:
Tim is the Vice President of Marketing for Hydro4GE, Inc. Tim's knack for simplifying the complex and helping to realize the customer's needs led to many successes in his 13+ years as a web professional. Tim is actively involved in AIGA Pittsburgh and is also an adjunct faculty member at Robert Morris University in the Media Arts department.

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