Low Code software development is an easier, faster, and more effective method for creating new applications.
However, pro developers have always been skeptical of its ability and usefulness in their jobs.
Why Some Coders Don’t Like Low Code
Low Code has been around for a while, but professional developers have always looked at it with cynicism.
While some developers think low code is for building “easy apps,” others believe it is too “restrictive” in functionality.
One grouse is that working with low code applications is hard since you don’t understand the background code. Another myth is that the Low code is the same as “no code” – hence, it’s not something coders should do.
Some doubt the robustness and security of low code. Whatever the reason, we are here to convince you that low code is worth a try.
Here are ten reasons you should embrace low code as a pro developer!
Technical Reasons Why Developers Should Learn Low Code Platforms
1. Smaller Development Lifecycle
The pre-defined tools, reusable components, and templates of low code make application development exponentially quicker.
In a Statista survey from 2021 of more than 1,000 business and IT leaders, 58% of respondents found Low Code leads to more than 40% faster development than traditional software development methods.
You can do testing and integration much quicker and easier with low code.
2. Automation and Collaboration
Low-code tools enable IT and business users to collaborate on a scale never seen before. By using a visual and drag-and-drop design approach, low code acts as a bridge between the siloed worlds of developers and users.
It helps them understand each other’s thought processes, bringing about faster digital transformation.
3. Enables Iterative Development
Building quick and dirty applications for the user to test functionality is par for the course in the software development process.
Low-code development platforms use Agile solutions and support procedural coding with automated workflows to allow custom and rapid application development and customization.
With its modular approach based on seamless integration of multiple parts, low code solutions make development exponentially quicker.
4. Low Code is “Codable.”
Coming to a common myth about low code being a black box – Low code is anything but!
It’s important to understand that underneath all those visual development tools is plain old code that you can easily customize.
Low-code app development automatically produces boilerplate code, freeing you to think more and do more.
5. Brings Focus To Your Coding
New languages and technologies keep coming and going. Keeping up can be hard even for skilled developers.
Low-code application development translates everything to standard technologies such as HTML, CSS, and C#. It disassociates the developer from the end-user platforms such as web, mobile, and desktop and helps build the application from a single code.
6. Security Features Integration
This is a common concern: are low-code apps safe? With the kind of security feature integrations built into low code platforms, you should resign this question to the dustbins of history.
Today low code platforms are being used to build banking applications that need the most secure form of regulatory compliance, such as SOX, HIPAA, and India’s Adhaar/KYC verification.
Non Technical Reasons Why Pro Developers Should Start Using Low Code
There are other, softer reasons pro-coders must start giving Low code a keener look. Let’s take a look:
7. Frees Up Time To Do Value Addition
Low-code development tools do the run-of-the-mill and boring parts of application development so easily that you have much more time to understand the business processes better.
Any IT professional’s touchstone must be how well they understand how users use their applications. And Low code lets you tap into that.
8. Can Bridge The Skills Gap
Older businesses like banks have burgeoning IT teams trained on legacy technologies such as mainframe and COBOL.
Reskilling such a development team to a current software developer’s skill level is hard, even though they understand basic coding principles. Low code lets them build new technology without spending a lot on reskilling them.
9. Upgrades The Coder
With Low code expected to grow by 38% till 2027, it’s time for pro-coders to skill up and meet the demand.
Make no mistake – low code is an acquired skill, but you already have the upper hand as a pro software developer!
10. Powerful Community
Coders rely on the community for everything – there’s a lot of give-and-take happening on forums and groups that help build you up in your career.
Low code has already built a strong community. Those who are afraid of missing out should give it a shot before saying “no.”
Low code is a way to build applications faster and smarter rather than being a replacement for pro-coders. It’s time for pro developers to embrace low code and use it to deliver better applications, while also improving their own value in the market.