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.
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
Companies are obsessed with finding the next 10x engineer to join their team, but 1x engineers aren’t as enthusiastic about the idea. 10xers are like the startups valued at more than a billion dollars — they are unicorns. A rare breed. They are highly desired because of their ability to produce 10 times faster and … continue reading
Low-code app development platforms have been around for years, but for a long time, they were often looked down upon by developers as something not powerful enough to be used to create actual applications. Whether this was because of a fear of low code making their jobs obsolete or a true belief that these platforms … continue reading
The new version of Electron JS includes upgrades to Chromium 87, V8, 8.7, and Node.js 12.18.3 as well as support for Apple silicon and general improvements. Other improvements include an added V8 crash message and location information to crashReport parameters and improved performance for sending wide objects over the context bridge. Additional details on all … continue reading
Low-code development has been around for many years and has experienced ebbs and flows in popularity, but has recently picked up steam again due to COVID-19. Businesses are looking to ramp up their digital transformation efforts — whether that means just starting an initiative or making significant changes or improvements to digital products already in … continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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