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  • Writer's pictureSaurabh Pangarkar

How Low-Code/No-Code Solutions Have Democratized Software Development?



The advent of low-code/no-code solutions, also known as LCNC, has made it possible for any business, organization or individual to create software and applications, even without possessing a technical background. Low-code/no-code platforms with their visual tools and drag-and-drop functionality have considerably simplified the whole process of development by almost eliminating the need to write code.

What this has led to is the democratization of software development. Let's explore why and how that occurred.


1. Lowering Entry Barrier


Unlike in the past where software development wasn’t possible without help from developers with specialized skills and knowledge, LCNC platforms have made it possible for almost anyone to build an app, including those with little or no coding experience. This is a paradigm redefining development considering the fact that it empowers businesses, organizations and individuals regardless of their scale of operation to develop software that can help achieve their objectives in an exponentially better way.


2. The Empowerment of Citizen Developers


The ability of citizen developers or non-technical users to create software applications capable of meeting their individual or their organization’s needs using LCNC platforms makes them more productive. This invariably has a profound impact on how they go about carrying out tasks and performing functions in a manner that is significantly more efficient and productive than in the past.


3. Better Synergy Between Business and IT Teams


Low-code/No-Code solutions have enhanced collaboration and cooperation between business and IT teams like never before. It has done that by making it easier for business managers to work together with their IT teams to both develop and deploy applications. This has resulted in faster development cycles as well as more innovative solutions.


Conclusion

Going forward one can expect LCNC to revolutionize the software and application development paradigm. A Gartner survey has found that as much as 65% of application development will be carried out by low-code platforms by 2024. The coming years will see a huge spike in the demand for low-code software given that the expected paucity of skills in many IT companies will lead them to turn to business users with some basic technical expertise to assume responsibility for basic growth tasks.

While no code platforms boast more visual tools and models making them more amenable for use by business users with little or no coding experience, low-code tools are more suited to businesses and technical users who are somewhat familiar with coding skills that help you create custom applications. The increased adoption of AI-driven solutions has led to organizations looking at efficient ways of making this deployment possible. An LCNC platform helps by stepping up to the plate by helping reduce or do away with entry barriers to help speed up the development process. At the same time, the large-scale digitization of businesses has created a huge demand for skilled developers, making it difficult for organizations to meet their software and app development requirements. This is something that LCNC platforms can address by empowering citizen developers to take the onus upon themselves.


Source

https://kissflow.com/low-code/gartner-forecasts-on-low-code-development-market/#:~:text=Gartner%20says%20that%20by%202024,percent%20of%20application%20development%20operations.



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