Low-Code: Why This Is The Time To Start
If you have already tried no-code solutions, you’ve probably noticed that, despite all the benefits they can bring to your development process, they also have certain intrinsic limitations. And while no-code platforms can be extremely useful when building an MVP, a landing page or a single software component within a short period of time, they prove to be less efficient when it comes to full-fledged products, apps or websites.
This article discusses why the low-code approach may be a better option for businesses than the traditional ‘hardcore’ development from scratch and its no-code alternative.
No need to reinvent the wheel
The advocates of the traditional development process often argue that it’s the only way to build a truly custom application that would 100% fit the needs of your business. However, modern component-based development paradigm implies using and re-using predefined building blocks ( or components) to make the whole process faster and cheaper – rather than developing software from scratch.
So, instead of wasting time on developing components that have already been in place, software engineers can focus on adjusting these blocks to the project requirements and integrating them into a single system. Low-code solutions perfectly fit into this approach since they enable building apps with little coding using visual interfaces and various drag-and-drop tools while providing flexibility and customization options.
Lower cost of development
Anyone who has ever been engaged in a custom software development project knows how easy it is to step out of budget. The estimates given at the project kick-off are almost always surpassed due to a wide range of factors, from changing requirements to unexpected workload extensions.
Because of the simplified development process and smaller development teams, the low-code approach can significantly reduce the overall project costs. For example, using the DWKit solution can help lower the total cost of ownership of a product by an average of 30%.
Faster time to market
One of the greatest advantages of low-code solutions is that they enable you to dramatically speed up the development process by quickly creating and implementing models, forms, applications, and workflows with the predefined modules.
For example, DWKit helps you launch your product up to 7 times faster – because you no longer need to do the tiresome and time-consuming work of coding all the components from scratch. So it virtually takes just weeks rather than months to develop, test, deploy, and launch your project.
Flexibility and scalability
Unlike no-code solutions that are usually limited in functionality, the low-code approach enables creating truly custom applications, be it a corporate system, a mobile app, or a website. With complete control over development, you are able to precisely adjust the product to your business needs.
Moreover, you can choose various deployment options, including on-premise, while no-code tools are always cloud-based. There are also more upscaling options since you can use your own infrastructure or choose suitable external hosting facilities.
If you’re looking for a more cost-effective, speedy while still flexible way to develop apps, it might be a sound idea to tap into the many striking opportunities the low-code approach can offer. You will no longer need a large team of devs since most of the tasks can now be handled by just a few specialists. Besides, low-code solutions can be easily integrated with third-party tools via API, which expands their possible applications even further.