Simple Integration Platform Agnostic Applications
These applications are also true multi-platform apps, they run on mobile platforms or in the cloud, in a browser, taking care of another major issue of traditional development, the complexity of maintaining cross-platform code bases. These platforms also bring built-in fault-tolerance, enterprise-grade security and scalability. In essence, there’s no limit on the performance and reach of these low-code applications.
These factors, the rapid, multi-platform development and built-in enterprise-grade feature set, together result in the often-quoted 10-20 times faster development.
But the advantages go beyond saving time and cost – this easy development model also empowers the digital citizenry in ways we have never seen before.
Employees with no technical background can specify or even build an app, or if they need a more complex solution, they can just request a build from a low-code vendor then maintain or even expand it going forward on their own.
It also reduces the load on career developers as it alleviates the need to spend time with menial, repetitive tasks like building database connections or queries, coding API calls – they are free to focus on real programming, like coding complex solutions, or adding features to the underlying platform.
The recent pandemic also made it painfully obvious how important software has become. Digital transformation of existing processes is often critical to the future of businesses – a well-executed, quick move into the cloud, then subsequent tweaking through quick updates saved a lot of companies when the retail world suddenly came to a screeching halt in 2020.
They have been here for decades, they are very flexible, they are much cheaper, and they solve almost every challenge software development meant in the past. Low-code platforms are a multi-billion-dollar business already, expected to grow tenfold within the next five years, reaching over sixty percent of all in-house application developments.
Do you want to learn more about Low-Code? I highly recommend this very comprehensive article covering the following topics:
• What is Low-Code / No-Code
• Technology Landscape
• Market Growth
• Investment and Market Value
• The List