LOW-CODE VS NO-CODE and What does this profile look like?
by OmneVersity August 24th, 2020 9mins read
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The world is constantly shifting to software-driven and for IT industries this has changed into increased demand for software applications to solve the emerging requirements of the world. Users have always expected for smooth usage and demanded greater flexibility in business operations. Frequent up-gradation of version 2.0 is constantly expected to be built from the first version. Business-related applications need modification and adaptability according to the changing needs of business users. The task is getting larger and the growing demand for the new generation users isn’t helping the situation.
Traditionally, programming for software development was time-consuming, expensive, and needed more maintenance. Now organizations are looking for ways to make software development faster and easier to handle, even for business users. Low-Code and No-Code platforms emerged as a solution, with more speed and agility. Also, they are easily accessible and affordable for both programmers and non-programmers.
And this is how we came to know about Low-Code and No-Code software development.
What is Low Code?
Low-Code development platform work in a pre-built tool or software to build applications. A Low-Code platform can function in a similar No-Code platform with a visual integrated development environment (IDE) and similar ease of use, but they need more specific features in general-purpose compared to No-Code platforms. Low-Code developers need to create some custom code to deploy features that are nor readily available on the tools. These platforms are very well-suited for more complex business processes, especially those that integrate with other applications, databases, or systems. It has the capability to include a non-developer to a developer team.
Some of the benefits of Low-Code are:-
Greater agility to match market demand
Reduced need for developers can lower the costs
Takes faster time to create applications with great inputs from power users
No-Code can be said to be a small part of Low-Code. The vendor can build applications with zero codings with the help of already built-in functions in a tool. An example of proper No-Code can be e-commerce pages or business pages that are used to make in a minute or two with the help of an appropriate No-Code tool. These type of platforms have a visual software interface that allows the user to use features such as:
Drag and drop templates
Selection of picklist boxes
The easy insert of other spreadsheets. etc
However, applications built with No-Code tools are generally not very easy to customize and have no unique features, which can be challenging for people who need to address digital modernization. Also, most No-Code platforms were initially designed to solve a single business problem, such as business processes.
LOW-CODE VS NO-CODE
Though the features are almost the same but the main differences between Low-Code and No-Code platforms are based on their users and the output the user wants.
Low-Code platforms allow the user to get complete the most important part of the software development faster i.e the customization. They are used for building the most complicated designs and processes that require to work with other application databases or systems. This allows developers to rapidly build front end prototypes in a matter of days.
No-Code platforms are mostly preferred by smaller organizations with less budget and accessibility for software development tools. Using this platform, a non-developer can also create and design a completely new application without the help of any professional developer, as it doesn’t require writing a single line of code. The No-Code platform is capable of developing basic applications that do not require any third party to integrate with. They may help to simplify a manual internal process, but they don’t have enough functions to develop more complicated and innovative software.
In a glance, you can differentiate between the platforms to understand what to use when according to your business objectives.
Used for bigger and complex application
Apps with more number of life cycles and need a few updates
Build mission critical applications
Need coding knowledge to build the application
Use for smaller business or pages, eg. e-commerce
Apps which needs frequent updates and customization
No need to integrate with a third party
Used for self-deploying apps
Who can become a Low-Code developer
If you like to solve any business problems instead of only doing coding
If you are a tech-savvy person, know how to gather requirements and have the knowledge to implement the requirements to build a system
If you like to solve customer issues
Inclined to work towards teamwork
If you are open to discussions and suggestions and looking for better and faster ways to deliver results
Coordinate and execute testing in liaison with customers to ensure successful implementation of the project
Both platforms can help an organization rapidly solve the problems that they face in that typical custom software development platform that requires much time and budget. Also, there are many factors that help you to decide on whether to use a Low-Code or No-Code platform for business purposes. All in all, the Low-Code development profile is about achieving business goals and helping end-users.