Why Is Low-Code Good?

The rise of low-code application development platforms means that businesses can now produce enterprise applications much faster and more efficiently than ever before. In fact, according to Redhat, low-code software solutions have the potential to reduce overall application development time by 90%.

However, there seem to be many misconceptions about the speed and agility of low-code application development platforms. In the article, ‘What’s Wrong With Low Code Platforms’ several issues are raised concerning low-code solutions. Here we will try to address and eradicate the concerns stated in this article.

The Myths About Low-Code: Debunked

1) Security

The article mentioned above cites low-code platforms as a potential “security issue”. It claims that low-code platforms are a security risk and that their encryption protocols are not as productive or secure as a traditional coding platform. However, most low-code solutions to date are well equipped with built-in security to combat any security concerns.

Additionally, the low-code platform Corteza is 100% open-source and can be self-hosted. So, you can even put it on your own cloud, behind your firewall. With Corteza, you are in full control of all the information you share on the platform where you store it.

2) Flexibility and customisation

According to the article, low-code platforms restrict flexibility and customisation by locking blocks of code together. However, low-code application development platforms group code blocks together to provide a more efficient and effective user experience. An app with great UI can be generated faster than traditional application development. Furthermore, low-code platforms allow users to customise and tailor coding groups according to their specific needs and requirements.

3) Frees up developer time

The article above argues that low-code platforms require the constant assistance of skilled software developers to create high functioning application software.

However, one of the key advantages of low-code solutions is that they enable citizen developers with little to no traditional coding experience to create complex operational enterprise application prototypes and evaluate and refine them without the constant intervention of a developer. There is a reason why Rapid Application Development is a synonym of low-code development.

This further allows developers to work on more high-level organisational tasks. Therefore, the claim that low-code ‘requires developers beyond simple cases” is simply untrue.

4) No extensive training required

Lastly, the article claims that extensive user training is required to take advantage of low-code application development platforms. However, most low-code platforms are built and designed with untrained citizen developers in mind. In fact, according to Gartner, 79% of businesses build web-based applications using low-code development within the span of a year.

Moreover, with the addition of Corteza Workflow, Corteza is now both low-code and no-code. Hence, there is no need for users to have any prior coding knowledge before they start building apps with complex workflows in Corteza.

 

Low-Code is Ideal For Your Business

Corteza, the open-source, low-code platform developed by Crust, is the perfect tool to help assist your business’s day to day organisational processes. Corteza is secure, flexible and does not require the interference of software developers for complex use cases or extensive training. Try a demo to see how you can take advantage of Crust’s low-code application development platform.

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