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.
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OutSystems, a global leader in high-performance application development, today unveiled five new public courses as part of its highly acclaimed Developer School program. These new, free courses, held online and in person throughout September and October, focus on developer career paths while addressing a significant need for developer talent around the world. Since 2020, more than … continue reading
BOSTON – June 27, 2023 – Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in modern enterprise application development, today announced the general availability of Mendix 10, the most powerful release of the industry-leading low-code platform. Mendix 10 introduces a host of innovations that empower organizations to meet the unprecedented demand for software by enabling shifts in enterprise-wide digital solution delivery. Organizations across all … continue reading
Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in modern enterprise application development, today outlined powerful new and robust AI and machine learning capabilities, including innovative context-aware AI developer tools, which will all be available upon the release of Mendix 10, to be announced during a live streaming event on June 27th. The new AI and Machine … continue reading
Twenty-two years ago, at a ski resort in Utah, 17 technology thought leaders came together and drafted an Agile Manifesto, a set of principles for a new approach to software development. Unlike the traditional “waterfall” approach that had been popular, this new approach would focus on iterative improvements and constant innovation. Since that fateful night, … continue reading
The use of low code and no code gained traction in recent years as demand continues to rise for faster and more efficient application development. To keep pace with the influx of newly built applications, many IT leaders are investing in testing automation — a market that’s projected to show a compound annual growth rate of … continue reading
At the end of 2022, Gartner made the prediction that in 2023, low-code spending would increase by 20%. This may seem like a bold claim, considering that lately it seems that all organizations want to do is cut, cut, cut. But when you think about the promise of low-code, and being able to do more … continue reading
In the current situation IT teams find themselves in, they are being forced to do more with even fewer resources. You’ve likely heard (or possibly been affected by) the swath of layoffs that have plagued the tech industry over the past several months. IT teams are expected to continue outputting great work, except now their … continue reading
ToolJet is an open-source, low-code application development platform for building and deploying business applications. Users can use it to build complicated front ends without any experience in React, CSS, or event HTML. They can also drag and drop over 35 built-in UI components for more complicated frontends. With ToolJet, developers can also verify the current … continue reading
Software development is in the midst of the no-code revolution, democratizing the process for knowledge workers by allowing non-developers to build applications. However, this space is still new and sometimes overhyped. Understanding what no-code development really is — and what it isn’t — is key to realizing the expected benefits and successfully starting your company’s … continue reading
OutSystems is expanding its low-code platform with capabilities for cloud-native development in the new OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC). ODC combines an architecture based on Kubernetes, Linux containers, microservices, and AWS native cloud services with CI/CD, enterprise-grade security, and the productivity of low-code. It utilizes AI-augmented development through AI Code Mentor, which helps contribute to productivity … continue reading
Low-code has many benefits, and they’ve been widely discussed in a number of articles here on SD Times, but one area in which they don’t really have an edge is security. It’s not that low code is more risky than traditional code, but the same risks are there, Jeff Williams, co-founder and CTO of Contrast … continue reading
Permissions framework company Permit.io has announced the release of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC). ABAC has low-code/no-code interfaces for building permissions into applications, which allows any team at a company to incorporate permissions, not just developers. According to the company, ABAC includes all elements required for enforcement, gating, auding, approval flows, impersonation, and automating API … continue reading