Today, with the introduction of low-code development solutions, it has changed the way in which companies and developers work. Low code platforms have made it easier to provide solutions to problems without the need for thousands of lines of code and without the need for a high understanding of technologies.
In 2014, Forrester explained the term ‘low-code’ as “to classify development platforms that are focused on development simplicity and ease of use.”
Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of low-code development.
- Relatively little to no experience is required to come up with a solution.
This is one of the major benefits of low-code development as it requires little to no knowledge in technologies to develop a solution, therefore creating a thin barrier to entry. It provides the necessary foundation for non-technical users to follow a full app cycle development.
- Cross-platform accessibility
An established low-code environment is usually configured with multi-device compatibility. This makes low-code developed applications accessible on many devices. At the same time, low-code development environments are accessible on many devices as well.
Low code applications are scalable whenever the user’s requirements change. This is one of the most important and cost-efficient features of low code development.
- Sometimes low-code platforms can be constrained.
Many users of low-code platforms have complained that some of the features are not suited for varying business needs, thereby limiting the scope in which the applications are developed. For this, you need to do some research before picking a suitable low-code solution to satisfy your varying business needs.
- Low code can promote ‘Shadow IT’
It is mentioned that as demand for more and more solutions increases, many businesses develop applications without their IT’s knowledge, thereby creating a large security risk. Therefore, the IT department loses complete control of the application and its data.
These are some of the pros and cons of low code development. With the fulfillment of varying low-profile business needs, it is safe to say that low-code development is here to stay, and it is in the process of changing the software industry.
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