What is low-code in software programming?

what is low-code
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What is low-code? well to put it simply, low-code is a visual approach to do application development.

Low-code gives the ability to developers with varied experience levels to create applications for web and mobile. the most intriguing part when doing low-code development is that we are mainly using drag and drop components and model driven logic through a GUI.

By using low-code, developers in business and IT create, iterate, and release applications in less time compared with traditional programming. If in traditional programming, maybe we have to do 16(more or less) steps to create an application, it will only took half the number of steps when using low-code.

Low code for software are what the assembly lines are for auto industry. Because similarly, both automate manual tasks that are time-consuming and difficult to do, in order to free up people to do things that are more important.

When using low-code, it’s mainly all about the things you don’t really have to do. You can get straight into creating something new and valuable, without hand-coding and dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the latest programming framework.

You won’t have to write ten tests before a single line of your app’s code work. The point is, why start new? when solutions are already available for these problems and the patterns are well understood.

You might think this is a way for coders to cheat themself by doing less work. But low-code is not about reducing the value of developers. What it does is it enables a team of developers to produce more value more quickly. Though still drawing on their understanding on how to create and maintain a high-quality web and applications.

Low-Code development platform

A low-code development platform (LCDP) is software that provides an environment programmers use to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming. The platform may focus on design and development of a particular kind of application: such as databases, business processes, or user interfaces such as web applications…” (Wikipedia)

Here’s a list of known LCDP around the internet:

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