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What is a “Low-Code” Development Platform?

When business people, engineers, scientists and analysts can’t get the automation they need from IT or consultants, they build tools and apps themselves. Historically they have typically relied upon unmanaged spreadsheets and other desktop tools.

Low-code development platforms is a recent class of software development tools that offer “citizen developers” as well as professional developers a managed and more productive environment for this inevitable software-delivery activity. Low-code development platforms enable the creation of application-specific software tools with little or no coding (“No-Code Development”), usually directly by those who use or need these applications. This eliminates the “middleman” problem so often encountered in software development projects that require hand coding. Loosely speaking, Low-Code can be viewed as an outgrowth of the more established “Rapid Application Development”, or RAD software development approach.

 

See also our blog Understanding Low Code Development Platforms, and How They are Becoming Critical for Businesses