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Low-code development platforms are gaining traction as an industry buzzword and are quickly becoming a part of CIO strategies. This is because low code has had a makeover, and everybody wants in.
Low code is not new, exactly; it actually dates back to the 90s. However, it hadn't quite asserted itself as 'low code'. Initially, it was born out merging workflow and process change platforms to become more nimble. In particular, its intent was to speed up customer-facing application development.
Thanks to the increase of software APIs by vendors, now is low code's time to shine. Today, low code comes with a revamped user interface and capabilities to repurpose your current information to build new business apps.
Low code, high reward
Pretty much what it says on the tin, low code allows developers to reduce code in their application endeavours. Users will be able to enjoy its simplicity through features such as drag and drop. Of course, this means it's open for citizen developers, but realistically, the pros will be taking care of it where necessary.
Low code is also highly flexible. Developers only need to select the components necessary and are able to add in custom code on an ad hoc basis. It also has full integration capabilities to get you connected quickly, such as mapping different data formats. This is even applicable for your more traditional systems like Microsoft Dynamics.
What's more, by reducing code, you reduce the complexity. Therefore, the time savings are absolute gold. You can put applications together in a matter of days, rather than weeks.
Not only that, but you can better your business value too; although you will use less coders, you will still achieve the same outcome. Furthermore, if you're juggling a number of automated workflows, you can move them to can all-encompassing low code platform. That way, you're not paying for each individual application.
If there is anything to take away, it's that low code is an obvious path for the future of application development. It's a win-win for all, including professional/citizen developers, but most importantly, customers too.
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