Servoy was founded because developing great business applications is too hard, too time consuming, too frustrating and too expensive. Our founders had extensive experience in developing complex business applications such as ERPs in the era before the Internet, using the RAD and 4GL platforms popular at the time. As the Internet came along and our customers started asking for their apps to run on the web, we turned to Java and .Net. That was a very frustrating experience after coming from RAD and 4GL tools. Instead of being productive instantly, the entire stack (all the non-functionals) had to be built from scratch. And thus the idea for Servoy was born.