Low code guide

"Survival of the fittest" is not only more relevant today than ever before, but also comes with a multitude of challenges due to digitalization and globalization. With limitless possibilities, cost efficiency and flexibility, this is where low-code platforms come in, so you can focus on growth and innovation.

What is a low code platform?

A low-code platform is a development environment for software that uses visual tools instead of the classic programming language. Specifically, software modules (similar to building blocks) are used here, which, linked by intelligent metadata, become the desired application. The main advantage is therefore that even people without programming skills (e.g., employees from specialist departments) can create applications such as business apps quickly and easily. This not only relieves the IT department, but is also extremely cost-efficient.

Nevertheless, it does not mean that manual programming no longer takes place or can take place, which differentiates low code from no code technologies. The modules of low code platforms can be modified, e.g. using JavaScript or the function language in the respective system (e.g. ClearLines from nedyx®).

The use of experienced developers and thus manual programming for low code platforms depends on the individuality and complexity of user requirements. This collaboration enables an efficient creation of applications.

What is the difference between Low code and No code?

In principle, no-code platforms also offer the option of creating applications using graphical building blocks. However, as requirements become more complex and specific, No Code quickly reaches the limits of its capabilities. Individual customizations cannot be made easily and cross-functional workflows are not possible. No Code platforms are therefore more suitable for simple applications that, for example, are not customized or need to be modified during the course of a project.