Key takeaways

  • The acute shortage of skilled coders, popularity of mobile apps and speed-to-market pressures are driving the growth of no code development platforms and tools
  • No code development platforms allow non-technical/business users to build their own applications, increasing agility and proximity to the end user
  • The differences between no code, low code and rapid app development tools lie in the degree of required coding skills, business problem at hand and solution complexity

Software apps have become the lifeblood of today’s world – no business, service, home or activity – can flourish without them. But the harsh reality is that there are just not enough coders to meet these huge development demands. Enter no-code development tools – an innovative way to give non-technical users the power to create their own apps and interfaces.

No code platforms reverse the dependence of business owners on coders to interpret and code processes. These tools create conversations between non-technical users and platforms to build applications. While some familiarity with coding is helpful, the problem and solution are defined using visual interfaces and drag-and-drop capabilities. The translation of these conversations into software in done in the background using a combination of intelligent automation, machine learning and predictive analytics.

In contrast to no code platforms that require little intervention or support from coders and IT, low code platforms are best suited for more complex business scenarios. Low code platforms provide a framework for creating applications but require some coding skills to tailor and complete the solution. Going further up the ladder, rapid app development platforms are designed for coders/developers to create customized solutions while automating common tasks.

As with any software development, users must have a clear idea of the business priorities, the problem on hand and a good understanding of the benefits and limitations of the chosen tool. The advantages of no code platforms are many: improved agility, savings in time and costs and a viable alternative with lower coder dependence. More strategic advantages arise with wider usage, user experiences and learnings, resulting in a knowledge base of relevant solutions.

In conclusion

No code development is a very promising alternative for many startup and midsize enterprises in product development, workflow simplification/modification, micro services, mobile interfaces and much more. If you are wondering how to use this exciting capability in your business, talk to us today.

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