According to Gartner, over 50% of all medium and large-scale organizations will use a low-code development platform in the upcoming years as one of their primary application platforms.
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from the white paper, Low-code Buyer's Guide for Enterprise Application Development available for download in the MC Press White Paper Center.
Undeniably, the need for a faster and more reliable method to build an application is at its peak.
The conventional application development method, which is slow and cumbersome, doesn't work anymore. Making an application without having to spend a lot of money is what most newbies and successful businesses seek. An excellently designed application that addresses all the IT needs of a company has the potential to turn around the fortune of a struggling business.
Development of high-end enterprise applications without much hassle is only possible with a professional low-code platform. By determining the requirements, creating an application accordingly, and automating workflows quickly, developers can build a flexible and scalable application. As the experts in this industry, LANSA has shouldered the responsibility of helping developers find the right tool.
In this guide, you will learn everything about low-code platforms and why they are a vital option for your application development.
What are Low-code Application Development Platforms?
Low-code software development platforms enable professional developers, power users, and citizen developers to build, test, and deploy high-end applications through visuals, requiring little to no coding. Low-code application development platforms are perfect for rapid application development (RAD) because of features like drag and drop designers, prototyping wizards, and more.
How is Low-code Different from Traditional Application Development Methods?
Traditional application development methods rely on written code and the use of programming languages, while low-code adopts a visual development approach. It uses model-driven logic, a user-friendly graphic interface, and drag-and-drop components to democratize development. This platform enables developers of all levels to create both web and mobile applications with ease.
Also, when developers build applications with traditional methods, they will have to consider developing for various devices, environments, and systems. It includes writing dedicated code for a wide range of parts in the application. Further, these need to be supplemented with custom functionalities.
On the other hand, with a low-code development platform, developers do not have to write lengthy code to build an application. A reason for this is that applications made using these platforms are designed to work seamlessly across various operating systems. Moreover, certain platforms offer tools to manage errors and requirements.
Low-code vs. No-code: A Brief Comparison
It is no secret that no-code platforms are ideal for non-technical users. This is because with no-code platforms, one doesn't have to write a single line of code throughout the development process of the whole enterprise application.
To understand the difference between these platforms, refer to the comparison table below:
Is Low-code a Viable Option for Enterprise Application Development?...
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