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Myths and Truths About Low-Code

Digital transformation has generated significant results for companies across all industries. Your business can also embrace it to dramatically increase efficiency, skills, and grow customer base and profit margins.

However, the digital transformation boom is creating a shortage of programmers, who will be needed to implement new initiatives. To solve this problem, companies are increasingly adopting Low Code platform solutions, one of the trends in digital transformation processes.

Low Code allows application development times to be reduced by giving business employees, who are not IT specialists, the opportunity to create their own systems with little or no coding knowledge. And while it is a very interesting idea, many companies often have misperceptions about Low Code and how it can help them.

To address this problem, below are some of the most common myths and truths about Low Code development.

1. [Truth] Low Code Requires Programming Experience

When they hear the buzz about Low Code platforms, some professionals may get the idea that the tools will allow their business analysts to become developers, creating applications exactly as you need them to.

Unfortunately, this is not true.

It is true that some Low Code platforms allow end users to create simple applications. But the applications that support digital transformation are not always simple.

They are enterprise-scale applications, which may need to be built and integrated quickly with enterprise information systems (requiring skilled programmers).

That said, a good Low Code platform can provide tools that facilitate collaboration between business experts and programmers in defining application requirements and interfaces. In this way, they can jointly create an application that meets all business needs in terms of functionality and usability.

2. [Truth] Low Code Speeds Up Project Development

It is common to have several programmers working on the same project, especially on large projects. When this happens, it is common to get some level of variation in the code. After all, each programmer has his or her own programming style and habits.

Even if in the end everyone gets along (as they should), this process can increase development time.

Low Code standardizes development. In other words, it brings consistency to everyone on your team. As a consequence, it becomes easier to align the work of different programmers, which in turn speeds up the project.

This also means that the code will have a more consistent level of quality and performance, given the standardization that a Low Code platform provides.

Furthermore, testing is one of the most time-draining steps in the application development process. Another advantage of Low code is precisely to reduce the time spent on testing the code.

How? Low Code platforms generate code from ready-made templates. These templates are essentially pre-built and pre-tested web applications. The programmer just chooses the template, selects the data, adds features/customizations, and generates the application.

3. [Myth] Low Code Platforms Were Developed Only for (…)

Many professionals are unsure about the main public for Low Code platforms. Some believe that the solution is aimed to help programmers, and it won’t be useful for non-technical personnel. Others, on the other hand, think Low Code can only be used by people with no coding experience, and it is too basic for IT professionals.

The fact is that Low Code platforms can be used by all skill levels. Programmers use them to speed their work with ready-to-use coding. End users use them to create their own applications without the need to bother IT.

Of course, programmers and end users are likely to use tools for different types of projects. But the fact is that these are tools that can be used throughout your organization.

4. [Myth] Low Code is Not Secure

Some professionals believe that Low Code is all about creating applications quickly, and in the process, these platforms place less emphasis on security. Or that Low Code platforms are not secure for creating applications, that there is a risk of information leakage, etc.

In reality, Low Code platforms have enterprise-level security with all the certifications and security requirements in place to create enterprise applications, including ISO 27001 and the General Data Protection Act (GDPA). This means that Low Code platforms:

  • Use HTTPS/SSL encryption for mobile and web applications
  • Audit the development as well as the use of apps
  • Support the main SSO protocols
  • Have automatic updates to eliminate and mitigate vulnerabilities

5. [Myth] Low Code and No Code Are the Same Thing

Both Low Code and No Code platforms are built with the same thing in mind: speed. However, they are not the same thing.

Low Code is good for developing standalone applications and portals and probably requires integration with other systems and various data sources. In fact, it can be used for almost anything including highly sophisticated systems. It benefits from graphical interfaces to give the developer agility in development.

No Code tools, by contrast, are better suited to front-end development cases. So unless you are developing only the simplest applications, and require little in terms of customization, No Code is probably the best option. It allows you to build user-friendly and responsive applications.

While not as simple as No Code, there is still enough simplicity inherent in the Low Code tools to make these applications run much faster.

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