Low-code or no-code development is a modern implementation of the concepts of rapid application development that crystallized in the early 1990s. RAD tools, which auto-generated much of an application’s underlying code, really took hold when Agile development practices emerged and evolved a decade later. Today, low-code/no-code development is seen as a way to free up developers from doing mundane tasks so they can focus on innovative projects that will deliver bigger value to their organization. As the workforce gets younger, and those in product conceptualization and marketing come in with more knowledge of computing and programming, their desire to build their own solutions is accommodated by new RAD solutions. Low-code solutions can require some coding to complete a project, while no-code solutions are often custom solutions created for specific industries and vertical markets, so the visual component library holds exactly what is needed for applications in those spaces.
The tools being created for rapid development have drag-and-drop interfaces, enabling non-developers to build workflows and create the user interfaces for their applications without having to get IT involved. But these low-code/no-code solutions also benefit developers by providing a way to work quickly, with fewer hand-written errors, and to iterate more often to create applications the end users actually want. These are all part and parcel of a digital transformation of the organization, which puts the focus on business value. There are numerous software providers in this space, coming at it from different angles. Some have created tooling to speed development on their platforms, while others can be used to create applications across a range of platforms.
Appvance is the inventor of AI-driven autonomous testing, which is revolutionizing the $120B software QA industry. The company’s patented platform, Appvance IQ, can generate its own tests, surfacing critical bugs in minutes with limited human involvement in web and mobile applications. AIQ empowers enterprises to improve the quality, performance and security of their most critical … continue reading
Kevin Surace, co-founder and CTO of Appvance Appvance makes a platform called Appvance IQ, or AIQ for short. The platform is all-encompassing – web, API and native mobile, functional, compatibility, performance, load, security tests. It becomes a centerpiece of your quality initiative. We break test creation into two buckets. Low code/no code ML-driven Test Designer … continue reading
As the software development industry has seen unprecedented levels of digital transformation, the demand for automated testing in the CI/CD pipeline has taken on greater urgency, especially at the early stages. Also, new advancements in AI are helping developers with some of the biggest challenges in testing: test creation, maintenance and many of the manual … continue reading
ServiceNow today rolled out the Quebec release of its Now Platform, introducing Creator Workflows and App Engine Studio and Templates to provide organizations with low-code tooling and expanded AI capabilities to facilitate the speed and agility they need to speed their digital transformations. Creator Workflows, the company said in its announcement, was designed to enable … continue reading
Automation company Zapier announced the acquisition of the no-code education provider Makerpad, a leading content and education platform for learning to build software without code. “For years we’ve watched in admiration as Ben pushed the limits on what you could build without ever writing a line of code,” said Wade Foster, the co-founder and CEO … continue reading
Microsoft is planning for a low-code future with the recent announcement of Power Fx and new updates to its Power Platform. The platform is a low-code application development solution that enables developers to develop applications or Power Apps that then can be integrated with other Office 365 and Dynamics 365 services. Charles Lamanna, corporate vice … continue reading
Microsoft has announced a new open-source programming language designed for business users and professional developers. Power Fx is designed to be a low-code language that anyone can use. It is based on Microsoft Excel and uses already familiar formulas, opening the langage up to a broad range of users and skill sets, according to the … continue reading
HCL Volt MX: HCL Volt MX is an industry-leading low-code app-dev platform that powers developer productivity, agility, and speed to build apps that transform the business. HCL Volt MX makes it easy to deliver amazing apps across all digital touchpoints, integrate diverse and complex systems, and add innovative experiences such as VR and AR to meet ever-evolving customer expectations. Quickbase: Quickbase provides a no-code operational agility … continue reading
Andrew Manby, the vice president of product management for HCL Software’s low-code platform, Volt MX. Businesses everywhere need to deliver exceptional ways to engage customers, partners, and employees — and transform systems and automate business-critical processes — into easy-to-use mobile apps and multi-channel experiences. Low code offers the opportunity to be more responsive and innovate … continue reading
The use of low-code tooling is rapidly growing and provides tremendous opportunities for organizations to speed up their development process while saving on cost to build those applications — and the reason that the editors of SD Times declared 2021 “The Year of Low Code.” A February report from Gartner found that the market for … continue reading
Applause’s new Product Excellence Platform includes a new codeless automation SaaS product designed to give brands insight and expertise to release their digital assets. The new offering enables teams to execute codeless test scripts on real devices for native Android and iOS mobile apps, with web support coming soon. Later this year, a test case … continue reading
Can you scale an entire enterprise software architecture with zero code? Probably not. Can a low-code platform singlehandedly create and expose compelling infrastructure? Maybe. Can the new generation of low-code tools conquer their predecessor’s limitations to deliver fast, efficient and extendable technology for the modern business? RELATED CONTENT: 2021: The year of low code Enterprise low-code … continue reading