With COVID-19 forcing people to stay at home, the tech industry has been forced to spread its wings and find alternatives for the usual methods. The rigors of traditional award-winning development don’t mesh well with the work environments that people work in.
Low-code development has been good for companies looking to code without having to deal with project delays in the remote working world.
However, there are some misconceptions about low-code development that hurt it and its developments, which is a shame since it’s so useful. Here are a few of those misconceptions.
Low-code if only for citizen developments
Low-code development tends to be confused with no-code development. No-code is done with visual modeling, and UI builders, which is what’s aimed for citizen developers, as they require minimal coding experience to create apps. The thing about no-code platforms is that they’re designed for citizen developers, not development teams.
Contrasting this with low-code platforms are designed for teams, and works well with deployment platforms, meaning that they’re delivered faster, while also ensuring consistency.
Low-code hinders collaboration and reusability
Low-code platforms aren’t built for a single programmer. Okay, some of them are, but not all. A lot of them, however, have APIs and development environments designed with code sharing and collaboration in mind. This is because low-code tends to be used by dev teams that need to make deadlines, so the market emphasizes these attributes, as well as scalability, code reusing, and pipeline-friendliness.
Low-code doesn’t allow for customization
With a growing emphasis and demand for customizability in any sort of award-winning development, the misconception that low-code development doesn’t lend well to customization is a bit of an issue.
Low-code is for building apps with minimal coding, but they can take on new functions on an as-needed basis. Low-code apps can receive custom code and APIs, as well as integrate with other platforms, among other useful functions. Low-code is for generating code that requires minimal work, while still allowing for modifications and adaptations.
Low-code solutions are proprietary
While low-code platforms are new, and some of them do use their own proprietary language, they’re built on common languages. Moreover, a lot of them are open-source, meaning that they’re adaptable and can be used with different languages.