What is Low-Code Development?
Low-code is all about building and developing software applications faster without needing to write code. For example, instead of developing a website page with native coding, a low-code method would allow you to visually create the webpage with something like drag-and-drop modules or point-and-click interface creation. This makes application and software development accessible to those who might not be familiar with coding, opening up a world of opportunity for businesses.
The term “low-code” appeared in 2004, but the concept roots back to application tools of the 1990s and early 2000s. Low-code caused a major disruption in the status quo, but quickly become praised for it flexibility and ease.
Why Does it Matter?
Gartner predicts that by 2024, 65% of all business apps will be built using low-code. Research vice president of Gartner Fabrizio Biscotti explained, “While low-code application development is not new, a confluence of digital disruptions, hyperautomation and the rise of composable business has led to an influx of tools and rising demand.” More than ever, low-code development is the preferred and easier method for application building across all industries.