Have you paid attention to low-code?
18 April, 2022
We all know that today’s world is completely digital. Due to the democratization of knowledge and new technologies, professionals from different business areas are now taking on the role of citizen developers. In other words, they are multidisciplinary professionals capable of resolving multiple IT and software problems on their own. But how? By using modular and intuitive tools that allow them to be completely independent.
This is where low-code comes into play. The way applications are built is also changing due to the use of platforms that increase productivity and dramatically reduce delivery time through a more intuitive build experience that is available not only to professional developers but also to any business professional.
Low-code is a software development approach that requires little to no coding to build apps and processes. This approach uses visual interfaces with simple features like drag-and-drop, instead of lengthy programming languages.
According to the study “The State of Low-Code 2021”, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed IT departments to democratize software development to include non-developers, and today as many as 59% of projects using low-code are a collaboration between IT and business groups.
Low-code platforms put the power to solve problems and create solutions, such as building applications or implementing processes, in the hands of non-developers, allowing them to professionally evolve into the role of citizen developer. According to Gartner, 80% of technology products and services will be built by non-technology professionals by 2024 thanks to low-code tools; to put it another way, applications, and processes will be built or developed by professionals that I like to call power users.
Why choose this technology?
1. The capacity to accelerate the delivery of new software and applications. By shortening the software development lifecycle, low-code accelerates time-to-market, improves flexibility, and frees development teams to work on more complex projects and focus on core innovation: developers say that half of their everyday development work (51%) could be done on a low-code platform.
2. Since no coding/programming knowledge is required, it is much faster to change solutions.
3. Solutions are built in less time, and therefore costs tend to be much lower.
4. Organizations can easily adapt to market changes and customer needs, improving the customer experience and positively impacting the business.
In conclusion, a technology that leads to better performance and plays an important role in software development definitely deserves all the attention!
Article published on Jornal Económico on April 18, 2022