Companies are rediscovering low code, a software development approach that enables the delivery of applications faster and with minimal hand-coding.
For 2030, Forrester expects the low-code industry as a whole to be worth an estimate $B 187. OutSystems alone has a market cap of $30 billion, with more than 300 partners, including – you guessed it – us, here at Near Partner.
Digital transformation poses a complex array of challenges. Businesses around the world are turning to low-code to streamline processes and reduce Time to Market.
Gartner predicts: “By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”
What is Low Code
Low code is a software development approach that requires little coding to build applications and processes. Instead of using complex programming languages, you can employ visual interfaces with basic logic in a low code development platform. Users with no advanced knowledge of coding or software creation may use these intuitive techniques to build software for several purposes, such as creating mobile and business applications.
A low-code development platform (LCDP) provides a development environment used to create application software through a graphical user interface. A low-coded platform may produce entirely operational applications, or require additional coding for specific situations. Low-code development platforms can reduce the amount of traditional time spent, enabling accelerated delivery of business applications. LCDPs can also lower the initial cost of setup, training, deployment and maintenance
These platforms have become increasingly popular as a fast and easy alternative to traditional software development. Both professional developers and non-professional developers can use a low-code platform to create apps of varying complexity to meet business demands for development, automate processes, and accelerate digital transformation.
Implementing low-code is revolutionizing the way businesses operate, as it enables the software that usually took weeks or months to code and test to be deployed in a matter of days or hours, in some cases. Concepts turn into realities faster, drastically reducing Time to Market.
VYou – user management and access management solution was also born with this idea in mind: accelerate MVP time-to-market and reduce costs of development. VYou is a tool developed by developers for developers with detailed documentation to support the installation, but also it can be used by non-techy people as integration, it is just a matter of hours and then users just forget about the code and use VYou solution easily.
Many researches have shown that new market entrants enjoy clear advantages in terms of market share, revenue, and sales growth. That makes Time to Market one of the essential product development KPIs or metrics – and a top priority for business leaders.
Low code advantages
Customer and client feedback is a precious resource for all kinds of businesses. That’s why, when a business manages to get feedback, the smart thing to do is to listen and act accordingly. By using a low-code platform, changes can be quickly implemented without having to rely heavily on the IT department.
With low-code, unit testing is dramatically reduced. All the testing is done beforehand, since low-code platforms offer ready-to-use modules with all the respective functionalities up and running. Low-code systems include important security features like admin tools, access control, and threat assessments. This allows the system’s security to be configured and monitored easily. Additionally, industry best practices ensure that user data and applications are safe from breaches.
Low code allows you to rapidly deliver apps that your business needs with the existing talent, develop a variety of solutions ranging from process automation apps to mission-critical systems modernization, without incurring heavy costs.
Low-code and no-code platforms absolutely have a place in the world of development. Gartner is expecting them to start to dominate the market within only a few years, so ignoring the benefits that these approaches bring could mean missed opportunities.
But low-code and no-code aren’t going to erase the need for traditional coders just yet. Relying on others for all your application development needs can be a risk, no matter how useful the platforms are.
We strongly believe that custom development is needed anyways ( and a good option could be Apiumhub ), but for specific functionalities where your team is not very strong or which are very urgent, tools like VYou can make a difference.