Low code and no-code development
In recent years, there is a shift in how applications are developed. Instead of the traditional method, Enterprises are using low code and no-code development platforms. Platforms offering low code and no-code development are being used to launch applications faster, easier, and cheaper.
A survey by KPMG showed a steady rise in low code and no code platforms from 10% to 26%. Another survey conducted by Unisphere Research revealed that 76% of the 324 organizations surveyed agreed to have used low code and no-code for developing applications.
What is prompting this trend? To understand this shift from traditional coding to low code and no code, we need to recognize what these new platforms are, and what is their impact on technology. We must also compare it with the traditional method of coding.
Traditional coding is done by highly trained and experienced developers. Each aspect of planning designing, writing, and testing codes is handled by different teams of IT professionals who use their knowledge of coding languages. The application developed this way is flexible, robust, and secure. However, it requires time, effort, and money.
This is where low code and no-code are helping organizations to bring out applications at a faster speed and lower cost. Let us understand what low code and no-code development mean.
Low code development
Low code development is offered by various platforms to IT professionals. Instead of writing complex code lines, developers use low code to write codes in a simple manner. It also helps them to save time as compared to writing in traditional coding languages. The user of low code must have some knowledge of writing codes.
Low code can be used for applications that have simple functions. They can also be used for more critical applications.
The advantage is that it leaves the developer more time to focus on other tasks that are critical to the business. The other advantage is that it costs less than the traditional method of development.
The platforms offering no-code development can be used by anyone. There is no need to have any technical knowledge or coding experience. These platforms offer process-related codes in a visual format with the help of a graphic interface. All that the citizen developer is required to do is drag the visual representation of the code and drop it into the application being created.
There is an advantage for Enterprises. They do not need to hire IT professionals, consultants, or companies to create an application. A person from the Enterprise who understands the requirements of the business can create the application using drag and drop.
This type of coding is useful for creating applications for simple usage. It takes the least amount of time. It is the most cost-effective too.
Low code and no-code development present advantages to Enterprises. Each form of development platform has its disadvantages too. It is for the Enterprise to decide which method they want to use. Low code and no code are new choices when the need is for the development of simple, non-complex applications.