4 Reasons Why Developers Should Adopt Low-Code Platforms

Low Code Platforms are gathering tremendous momentum within the business and developer community. A lot has been written and said on how it has created a new breed of citizen developers, which comprises of business users, domain experts and novice developers.

While this is great news for business as a whole, it has also formed perceptions within professional developer circles. They believe low-code platforms are not suitable for complex app development and are built mainly for business users and novice developers.
In this post, we will look at four reasons why professional developers should adopt low-code platforms.

1. Visual Development

Software Development has gone visual. With easy to use drag and drop IDE, developers don’t need to develop every aspect of the app ground-up.
Whether you are looking to design UX, model your data structure, define the app flow or even connect to external systems. Low-Code platforms provide developers with extremely easy to use, intuitive environment where they can visually develop all aspects of their enterprise app.

The idea is for developers to automate most of the redundant tasks and spend time on more complex things like application logic, architecting, user experience, etc.

2. Reuse Everything

Low Code Platforms enable developers to reuse each and every component of their enterprise app. Whether its UI, Data Model, Integration Logic, Connector or Raw Code. Developers can effortlessly consume functions across projects and apps.

This is an extremely useful when developing complex applications in an enterprise setup where the app needs to integrate to several other business systems which may require coding and re-coding based on each external systems integration requirements.

3. Integration Connectors

New-Age Low Code Platforms come with ready connectors to most enterprise systems. Whether it’s your ERP Systems, CRM, Line of Business System or CMS; they provide pre-built connectors which are updated regularly for continuity and support.

For custom built external systems, Low-Code platforms provide a rapid development framework where you can develop a custom connector in matter of weeks.

4. One Code Base

Launch of new smartphones, tablets and internet devices has caused a major headache for enterprise app developers. There was a time when developers used to develop different apps for web and mobile. This has simply become unattainable in the rapidly changing digital landscape.

Low Code Platforms enable developers to develop once and deploy anywhere. Maintaining a single code base, developers can deploy their apps on any device and platform regardless of the size, brand and OS.

This is a huge leap for enterprise customers. As they can deploy their business apps globally without having to worry about the platform, localization challenges, etc. Change Management is also better managed across devices and platforms.

The Bottom-line

Contrary to popular belief that low-code platforms are for non-developers; they provide a modern IDE for professional developers to optimize the complete SDLC process.

It is in their interest that they adopt to modern low-code platforms which can reduce time to develop new apps, better manage existing apps and alter developer experience completely.
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