Low-Code / No-Code Development explained

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.

 

A guide to low-code, no-code solutions

Appian: Appian provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk and compliance. To learn more about making no compromise in building enterprise apps faster … continue reading

How low-code solutions can help advance digital transformation

Jorge Sanchez, director of product strategy at Appian In a number of different ways: Easier evolution, faster transformation, and continuous platform innovation. When you are working to build an application you care about, there are a number of things you have to worry about. First, you want to make sure you have improved agility. Can … continue reading

Digital transformation sparks low-code adoption

Digital transformation has been a popular buzzword over the last year as businesses try to navigate what the term truly means and how it can be achieved. Research firm Gartner refers to the digital transformation of a business as “the process of exploiting digital technologies and supporting capabilities to create a robust new digital business … continue reading

premium The rise of the ‘mashup coder’ — the new kid on the innovation block

In the digital age, consumers increasingly expect new services that meet their needs and enhance their experiences. As banking becomes more commoditized, innovation is key to remaining competitive, and banks are beginning to realize that collaboration is the fastest way to innovate. Innovating internally is a slow process, but the rise of low-code development tools … continue reading

Kintone expands data integration and workflow capabilities of its no-code platform with support for Microsoft Flow

Kintone, provider of a no-code application development platform used to quickly connect, organize, and visualize workflows, today announced integration with Microsoft Flow, a service that helps businesses create automated workflows between their favorite applications to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. The ability to incorporate data from key applications, such as Office 365 Outlook, … continue reading

MobileTogether: A low-code solution for mobile app development

There are two sides to the low-code/no-code story. The more widely discussed angle is the tools’ ability to create citizen developers – tech-savvy business people who use the visual drag-and-drop components to create simple line-of-business applications. The other side of the story is how low-code and no-code tools can make developers more efficient, by reducing … continue reading

WaveMaker 10 tackles developer productivity

WaveMaker is focused on improving the way developers work in the latest release of its low-code powered platform. Version 10 of that platform features new and updated collaboration, security and accessibility tools. Specifically for developer productivity, the company is updating its IDE support so developers can work in their IDE of choice, providing a new … continue reading

Kony brings support for PWAs to low-code development

At first, the biggest thing standing in the way of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) becoming mainstream was that there was not a lot of support from industry giants. Apple and Microsoft changed that this year by adding support for the web application type in their browsers. Now, one of the only thing standing in its … continue reading

Altova releases major update to its RAD mobile development solution

A completely redesigned web client and new UI design options headline the new features included in today’s release of Altova’s MobileTogether 5.0 rapid mobile application development solution. The MobileTogether web client controls have been given a modern look, and new UI options include configuring borders in tables, support for padding, and buttons with images and … continue reading

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OutSystems launches new AI initiative to improve the software development process

Low-code provider OutSystems is launching a new program to advance the company’s mission of bringing the power of AI to software development. Outsystems.ai will build on the company’s previous Project Turing initiative, named for the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing. Project Turing established an AI Center of Excellence in Lisbon, committed … continue reading

Report: Developers slow to adopt low-code and no-code solutions

Tools for rapid application development have been around for decades, yet despite the hype and benefits surrounding low-code and no-code development, developers are slow to use them, according to a new report. The Evans Data Global Development Survey is conducted every six months and is based on the responses of more than 1,400 developers worldwide. … continue reading

VANTIQ focuses on real-time business operations in latest release

VANTIQ has released the latest version of its application development platform Modelo 3.0. This release is designed to bridge the gap between the business and IT with event-driven, real-time business capabilities that span from cloud to edge solutions. “Digital transformation requires new sources of innovation and creativity as we are at a technological inflection point … continue reading

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