The low-code approach
What does low-code actually mean?
Low code” is a development environment for software, which is simply translated as “little code” – little programming. As a result, applications can be created much faster and therefore easier and cheaper.
This empowers users without programming skills to participate in the creation of enterprise applications. This is made possible by the fact that, as with a modular principle, prefabricated elements are available, so that, for example, a button can be added to an application with a simple click. The corresponding program code is generated automatically and standardized in the background.
Thanks to the graphical user interface, the visualization of process logic, database schemata, user administration, etc. is similarly simple.
What are the advantages of low-code?
The Business Debate
How can existing business processes be digitized as quickly as possible, in high quality and with as little capital investment as possible?
An important question for companies in times of digital transformation. This is a topic that Christopher Bouveret and Christian Kleinschroth explored in an interview with Business Debate. In conversation with moderator Ralph Szepanski, they explain the opportunities that low-code platforms offer companies in terms of their digitization strategy.
What is a low code platform?
Applications cannot be created with low-code only. To do so, you need a collection of tools that support every development step of an application. This is usually called Application Lifecycle, which means that an application is considered and accompanied from the first requirements through design, development, quality assurance, release, maintenance & optimization.
A platform is a software development environment that covers the complete application lifecycle. This is called Application Lifecycle Management, ALM for short. You can find further information about ALM here.
Advantages of a low-code platform
In addition to the advantages mentioned above, there are features that make a low-code platform and should be given.
These include, for example:
Not every low-code platform is the same
Low-code platforms therefore offer many possibilities. However, low-code platform is not the same as low-code platform. There are big differences and different approaches. You should consider the following aspects when choosing the right platform:
An intensive discussion is essential to find out which low-code platform is the most appropriate for your company and your business targets! There are many factors that prevent you from putting your company’s internal digitisation into practice.
On the following page you will learn which showstoppers there are in application development and how they should be solved by a low-code palette form: