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Low code is a term used to refer to application development with little or no use of code. In the specific case of not requiring any code, they are known as no-code platforms. This approach enables you to create business applications quickly and without the need for deep IT knowledge.
Low-code development is achieved on platforms that provide a wide variety of preconfigured functionalities, components and services, easily adaptable and integrable with each other. Low-code platforms, in addition to drag and drop interfaces for creating the applications, often have visual elements to facilitate the configuration of business logic (conditions, stages, assignments, loops, etc.).
Low-Code platforms have evolved to the point of eliminating the need for classic programming syntax, democratizing application development and allowing business users to easily create applications without the need for programming knowledge.
You can start with simple applications and increase their complexity when needed. The number of applications that can be developed is unlimited as is their evolution.
The applications can be easily modified, and versioning is also possible. Furthermore, configurations, components and data sets can be reused.
For the creation of interfaces and applications, the user has visual tools, generally supported by drag and drop, and a configuration back-end to define other aspects.
By unifying application creation and data management, low-code solutions can monitor and analyze company performance, driving continuous improvement and becoming fundamental for a good digital transformation strategy.
Low-code development contemplates the current business scenario and adapts many of the application’s features, especially the graphic interfaces, to the devices on the market.
Security is implemented in all layers of the low-code platform, eliminating the possibility of vulnerabilities regardless of the number or type of application that is developed.
App development is made available to everyone by enabling non-technical users with no programming knowledge to create applications.
As it is a visual environment and full of declarative tools, creating applications is an intuitive and simple experience for the user.
Applications can be developed in a matter of minutes.
The data layer and access are integrated with the application’s logic.
Being intuitive, fast, versatile and scalable, this software development methodology brings remarkable benefits to the departments and companies that begin to apply it. One of the main benefits of the low-code modality is that it allows for greater collaboration and understanding between the IT team and the people who use the applications, which, combined with agile development, leads to an improvement in development methodologies, such as DevOps or continuous delivery.
In short, the company’s capacity for digital transformation is enhanced. The ease of development also helps to focus on the customer, serving and responding to their needs with agility, since developers can focus on “what they want to achieve” instead of “how they are going to implement it”.
The average development time for a software project can be reduced by up to 80%. This agile development and no requirement for specific technical staff in each area results in considerable cost savings.
In addition to being fundamental for application creation, the flexibility of low-code platforms benefits the subsequent maintenance, modification and facilitates adaptation to changes.
Drag and drop interfaces and attribute mapping panels help the user feel comfortable creating apps.
Traditional and low-code-based software development differ in their approach to code usage. While the traditional model considers the use of programming languages as a central starting point, low-code development tries to minimize such use as much as possible by providing complete elements and functionalities that are easily integrable with each other. However, work methodologies such as SCRUM, KANBAN, continuous delivery, etc., are equally applicable to both types of development.
Low-Code development is achieved through a specific platform that enables this type of development. That is, software or a platform that provides the necessary functionalities to create applications with little need for code. These platforms can be seen as having an extraordinary degree of abstraction with respect to the elements seen in the previous section, enabling the creation of applications with minimal use of programming languages.
A Low-Code platform enables applications to be created using drag and drop interfaces and configuration panels, associating business logic with the different elements in a visual, declarative and intuitive way. The degree of customization for applications using traditional development will always be high, since everything can be created from scratch. However, it should be noted that Low-Code platforms offer an increasing degree of customization and capabilities, covering almost any scenario of an organization’s needs, and with more than notable savings in time and costs.
From the previous comparison, it may seem that Low-Code works against traditional development, but this is not the case. In fact, both types of development can perfectly coexist in a company and is often the case for most businesses. The same situation occurs in the comparison of Low Code and BPM. One of the challenges companies face is knowing how to recognize whether or not a situation requires low-code development.
If there is no company culture of low-code development, the recommended practice is to select a project to be addressed with this type of platform. The results can be noted in a few days, since these platforms are simple, agile and flexible, although it is advisable for some technical person to lead the first project at the beginning.
Most likely, the speed of development and execution of new applications will surprise business managers, and new projects will be addressed with this type of development.
Regardless of whether we are dealing with a small or large project, there will be six stages of Low-Code development: