Low Code platform- Why enterprises should move in this direction

May 28, 20

Wondering what low- code development really means? Low-code is a simpler approach to business application development. It enables business experts of varied experience levels to create applications using drag-and-drop components and a graphic user interface.

Using the low code platform, business experts can easily create applications in a fraction of time as compared to traditional coding methods. Here, the developer is not expected to know any particular coding language. And it allows to create apps for different use cases depending on the business needs. This completely eliminates the need to write a code line by line.

For simpler understanding, let's look at Flat-pack furniture that is available these days, it removes the need for any tools and knowledge required to build furniture from scratch. Instead, it uses prepared parts, designed to work with simple tools and clear instructions. It can be done by anyone who wishes to assemble the furniture without the need of a carpenter. From building simple to the state of the art furniture anyone with an idea can make it happen.

Similarly, business analysts, finance, marketing and experts from other fields but software are equipped to build applications. Because they free these experts, called citizen developers from having to know anything about traditional programming languages.

The growth of low code platforms has multiplied due to a lack of skilled software developers, cost of hiring and training and to reduce the time taken to complete business requirements.

Analysts at Forrester Research Inc. forecast that the low-code market will reach $15 billion by 2020.

According to Gartner research, by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.

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