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.

 

HCL Software unveils the Volt MX low-code solution for professional developers

HCL Software is expanding on its low-code capabilities and partnerships with the release of HCL Volt MX. The new solution is a low-code application development platform designed for professional developers building multi-experience applications.  According to the company, developers are often bogged down learning the specific skills for specific platforms such as Android and iOS. Additionally, … continue reading

What tomorrow’s developers need to succeed

Remember when a bookstore was just a bookstore? A bank held your cash in a vault? Or if you wanted to catch a ride, you just hailed a cab? Today, every one of these industries and more have been revolutionized by technology. Whether it’s tech-first players like Amazon, PayPal, and Uber or legacy enterprises seeking … continue reading

Nintex to acquire low-code process automation provider K2 Software

The process management and automation company Nintex is bolstering its portfolio with the addition of K2 Software, a digital process automation software provider.  With K2 Software, Nintex hopes to help more than 10,000 customers with 50% of the Fortune 500, and generate over $200 million in annual recurring revenue. “We are excited to be bringing … continue reading

JourneyApps launches OXIDE to combine the benefits of low-code and code-centric app development

Application development platform provider JourneyApps has announced a new solution that aims to bring the power of low-code and professional code app development together. OXIDE is a next-generation Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building and maintaining business applications.  According to the company, OXIDE fills a gap in the application development market by combining the speed … continue reading

Mendix launches Startup Accelerator Projec

Mendix launches new initiatives to support and accelerate low-code adoption

Low-code provider Mendix has announced a number of new initiatives at its Mendix World conference this week. According to the company, these initiatives are designed to “support and accelerate the creation, sharing, and monetization of low-code functionality, service components, and prepackaged digital solutions needed to empower organizations facing a massive capacity gap and concurrent demands … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GCC 10.1, Salesforce announces new low-code capabilities, and Perfecto releases spring 2020 test coverage index

The release of GCC 10.1 includes progress for C++20 language support, both on the compiler and the library sides, some C2X enhancements, various optimization enhancements and bug fixes, as well as several new hardware enablement changes.  Some code that compiled successfully with older GCC versions might require source changes. Additional details are available here. Salesforce … continue reading

A guide to low-code tools

OutSystems is the most complete low-code development platform for building enterprise solutions that drive real business value. Recognized as a Leader by both Gartner and Forrester, OutSystems technology gives our customers the speed of SaaS with the flexibility of coding, within a single platform that is purpose-built for scalability, security and performance. Thousands of happy … continue reading

How does your company help organizations streamline development?

Mike Hughes, product evangelist at OutSystems  Today, many organizations are saddled with loads of technical debt and are unable to adapt at the speed the business needs. The developer skill sets required to deliver the digital experiences customers expect are either impossible to find or prohibitively expensive.  OutSystems believes it is possible to deliver great … continue reading

Low-code is the heart of modern software development

Low-code tooling has long been seen as a way to get business users involved in the development process, or to help developers augment and speed up their own development process. Now those two groups are working together and using low-code at the heart of modernization efforts.  Though often low-code is talked about as a way … continue reading

SD Times news digest: HCL Domino Volt, Google and Apple on COVID-19 technology, and Airbrake raises $11 million

HCL Technologies announced the general availability of HCL Domino Volt, a low-code capability built on the HCL Domino platform.  According to the company, technical developers “can build apps up to 70% faster and efficiently extend them with integrations, customized CSS, JavaScript, and REST APIs.” “With this release, we are empowering the business users closest to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 12.9, DirectX and Collabora collaborate on OpenCL and OpenGL, and Acquia announces new low-code tools for Drupal

GitLab 12.9 was released to help developers achieve enhanced security with the management of secrets via the HashiCorp Vault managed application, better visibility with code quality reports & customizable value stream analytics, and easier administration with group deploy tokens. When Container Scanning detects vulnerabilities, GitLab 12.9 can now give a suggested solution for the vulnerability, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: erwin’s Data Intelligence Suite, Pega Express’s low-code methodology, and Postman’s new enterprise API features

Erwin announced updates to its Data Intelligence Suite designed to enhance data literacy capabilities and to strength data governance, data lineage and data self-service.  According to the company, erwin DI synchronizes data management and data governance processes in an automated flow so data assets are stored in a central data catalog and then made accessible … continue reading

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