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Feb 21 2022 | by Aparna Hurtis

Low – Code: The Future of Software Development. 

Are you considering building an App but bogged down by the tedious process of App Development being lengthy and expensive? There’s good news for you, things are getting easier now, thanks to the low-code platforms bringing in a glaring alternative of App development to you.  

The Pandemic, pushing companies into hyperdrive toward digital transformation – we have all learned that it is necessary to not get comfortable in the status quo, away from the legacy applications, and toward automation and modernization of the applications used. With the world preferring to have quick solutions, that have faster go-to-market time is the way to go, and Low-code makes that possible.  

According to a study done by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for software developers is estimated to grow by 22% between 2020 and 2030, and in research conducted by Gartner, it is predicted that 66% of the enterprises will have adopted the low-code approach by 2024 So, how can one stay on edge and make products and processes more agile? Your answer is Low-Code.  

Wondering how low code will shape the future of the Software development process, largely for business leaders with little to no coding knowledge? In this article, we will discuss further on the same –  

What is Low Code?

Low code is essentially the way to build software applications faster by reducing the need to write codes. The platform utilizes visual development tools – such as drag-and-drop models and point-and-click interface creation – enabling rapid creation, deployment, and maintenance of powerful business apps. ‘ 

With low code making software development more user-friendly, agile, and scalable, you might wonder how this platform can potentially simplify what otherwise is considered a complicated process to a great extent? Here is an overview of the exciting features that low-code platforms provide -  

  • Visual Modeling tools –  
    With Low-code/no-code one can use the visual method and models for the development process, which is faster than using long lines of code. 
    The platform uses built-in components to represent the information in a form that is readable to any user.
  • Drag and Drop interface – 
    It is one of the most useful and important features that enables an easy development process. This feature is intuitive and easy to use, the user doesn’t have to be a designer to create custom web pages. One can leverage the platform as a no-code app builder and create apps with full-blown editing functionality without any code at all.  
  • Reusability – 
    The platform allows for usage of pre-configured modules and functionalities for apps – users can reuse prebuilt or newly-developed modules, plug-ins and/or entire applications to develop necessary apps faster.  
  • Scalability –
    The platform allows for the apps built to grow as the business grows, whether that be twenty employees or a thousand.  
  • Reporting and Monitoring – 
    The platform provides the user the ability to track and monitor the application’s effectiveness, performance, and ease of usability. These factors can be further used to improve/optimize the application for a better end-user experience.
  • Application Lifecycle Management –   
    The platform simplifies and streamlines several stages in the software development cycle – such as debugging, testing, and deployment. It gives users access to information about the development and gives them the ability to revert to previous versions if needed to improve the application lifecycle management.  
Outsystems, the go-to Low-Code platform

Emerging as a game-changer in the world of low-code development, it consists of various out-of-the-box features, that include process and workflow mapping, visual drag and drop features, choice of pre-configured templets, and so on.  

Outsystem believes one thing – low-code is the future of app development – they are the pioneers in this space. The platform makes it possible for organizations to capture new markets, create new services and captivate customers in new and unimagined ways. It covers the widest range of capabilities for enterprise-grade development and full lifecycle management. The platform also offers capabilities such as advanced web and mobile user experience, B2C support, and even batch processing. 

The Future of Low-code platform –

In recent years, low-code development has seen an unprecedented rise and it will continue to scale up in the days to come. However, even though low code allows for citizen developers to also work with the platform, it is never likely to replace the traditional development fully.  

With that being said, in the coming years organization wanting quick solutions and quicker turnaround time – low-code platforms will be a viable way forward.  


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