A development environment of a low-code development solution is an application delivery, CI/CD, and management platform for the implementation and operation of enterprise applications. The use of a graphical integrated development environment enables the platform-independent implementation of enterprise apps.
The help of predefined functions, components, and microservices of software can be connected and combined into an application. A code with manual development work is not needed. With the help of backend connectors, business logic and workflows are integrated to be implemented as a function.
Also, numerous application lifecycle management services and regular updates are provided with low-code development platforms. It can create enterprise-ready apps for non-developers also.
Low-code platforms originated in the 1990s. The first version was known as RAD (Rapid Application Development) products such as visual basic, Delphi, and oracle forms. It was considered easy to learn. A market research company, Forrester Research came up with the term “low code”.
In 2014, the term was coined by Analysts Clay Richardson and John Rymer in the “New Development Platforms Emerge for Customer-Facing Applications”. The low code development platforms showed a growing demand in the USA and hence it kept on increasing the demand for further revolutionary development.
Well, you guess, what will be the next stage, that’s right, “No code”. It is something debatable and has been criticized with fewer options for customizing or less accommodative features to make it a stand-alone. But you never know. The way low-code platforms proved their value, it may be just time for no-code platforms to find their place in the company with projects of minimum budgets. And they are economical when you are a startup or even for working independently or freelancing with ease.
The advantages of low-code platforms:-
- In-depth programming knowledge is not required with no manual programming needed.
- The time needed for business applications to develop and deploy has increased significantly with no complex programming.
- It saves costs for planning the project or training employees.
- The users can adapt themselves and less need for developers with applications that can be adjustable.
- The focus of the developers can be more on demanding tasks.
Low-code is in demand for its quick and easy use and implementation and hence finds a worthy place and importance in the IoT area as well. It is simple and fast for asserting any complicated scenarios with an easy to develop a live testing environment for any prototypes and make the needed unnecessary changes.
Source: Industry of things