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.
Low-code and no-code tool provider Mendix introduced Mendix Studio: an IDE called Studio Pro, and Mendix Assist: an AI tool for building low-code apps, all included in the Summer 2019 release of the platform. The company explained that the new release was designed to greatly expand the number of people who can fully participate in … continue reading
The earliest seeds of application development by business users (aka “citizen developers) can be traced back to the days in which waterfall was the norm. Like today, the business wanted capabilities available sooner than developers were able to deliver. While development methodologies and tools have advanced significantly in the last three decades, the core concepts … continue reading
Digital transformation is driving higher demand for low-code/no-code tools. As more business tasks and processes are translated into software, the pace of business is accelerating further. Without low-code and no-code development, organizations are going to find it increasingly difficult to keep pace with their competitors. “If we look at basic issues companies have now, what … continue reading
IBM announced the next generation of its IBM Blockchain Platform, which has been rearchitected to support deployments via Kubernetes to public clouds or on-premises. Multicloud and other advanced capabilities have also been added to the platform. The new extension for Visual Studio Code is designed to help users integrate smart contract development and network management … continue reading
In a move to protect kids using the Google Play store, Google will now require developers to declare a target audience for their apps as of September 1st and to update their apps to comply with new policies. The updated policies require ads served to children to go through an app network that has certified … continue reading
According to Forrester Research, 47 percent of companies are behind in their digital transformation efforts because they’re unable to implement digital transformation strategies effectively. Digital innovators steal market share from incumbents by creating disruptive business models and superior customer experiences. The ability to deliver applications for employees, partners and customers quickly and at scale is … continue reading
Red Hat released a new version of Red Hat Process Automation to improve the collaboration of business analysts and IT in creating modern, cloud-native applications. To aid the Agile development process, individuals can make changes to project assets independently and simultaneously in the shared workspace. “We’re excited about how Red Hat Process Automation extends the … continue reading
GitHub has released a beta version 1.37 of its text editor, Atom. Now, users can view comments from code reviews in a dock next to the editor, improving the pull request review experience. The dock provides easy navigation between comments and code or text and a progress bar shows how many unresolved comments remain, GitHub … continue reading
Each new—and not so new—technology trend brings its own language, complete with acronyms, jargon and marketing-speak. Consulting services website Connet lists more than 3,000 computer acronyms. Here we are going to focus on one of tech’s current hot topics: Low-code high-productivity application development platforms. Acronyms are flying: RMAD, RADP, LCDP, MADP, hpaPaaS and more. Some … continue reading
In five years, will we still be talking about the mobile experience? That might seem like a crazy question to ask at this moment. I mean, mobile is hot, right? The data would suggest it is. In the U.S., we now spend more than 3.3 hours a day on our mobile devices, including phones, tablets, … continue reading
Low-code adoption is beginning to pick up as the demands to deliver software faster starts to weigh on businesses. Progress believes its strategy and approach for high productivity application development will have businesses pick up the pace and remove the complexity traditional offerings pose when trying to develop more advanced applications. As part of its … continue reading
In an effort to help business leaders answer questions related to their AI journeys, Microsoft has launched its AI Business School. The course was designed with the goal of empowering business leaders to confidently lead in the age of AI. The course includes case studies and guides, lectures, perspectives, and talks that can be viewed … continue reading