Organizations no longer need specialized software engineers because new ways to make software are introduced as technology improves. For example, low code tools make it possible for non-programmers to quickly and safely make quality apps without extensive programming.
Here are three of the newest low-code trends every organization should embrace:
1. Simplified Adoption
Low code moves the focus from how the software is developed to its purpose. This allows for organizations to benefit from modern architectures. For example, cloud hosting may have removed the need to manage physical networks and servers, but new architectures enable architectural innovations in software.
The cloud's most crucial capability is elasticity, as it allows applications to scale down or up according to requirements. This saves money and reduces computing load (which lessens carbons emissions).
Adding elasticity using conventional methods requires skilled engineers, whether it is built into new or legacy apps. However, low code tools allow for elasticity as well as other cloud-native competencies without the need for complex engineering.
Transferring older workloads to the cloud requires several end-of-life servers on extended cost maintenance, so the applications stay running. However, low code allows legacy applications to be repackaged or rebuilt at lower costs, which means lower hosting costs.
Microservices, open APIs, containers, distributed ledgers, serverless computing, and other innovative software architectures transform how advanced software is developed. Unfortunately, adopting older methods of software deployment requires extra knowledge and time, but that's not the case with low code tools.
2. Increased Software Supply
Software has taken over most organizational activities and processes, helping automate collaboration processes using the internet, especially since the onset of the pandemic.
Digital transformation is no longer just crucial for the giants but for every business, small and big.
However, as demand increases, the skills for software production fail to keep up. Thus, low code tools are being utilized as they allow complex organizational software to be created without the need for excessive coding.
This saves time without compromising on the quality of the software. In addition, this allows businesses to get a competitive advantage as the time they take to introduce new solutions to the market is significantly decreased.
3. Multi-experience Avenues
Low code allows customers to connect with your business in whichever way is comfortable for them. This is termed 'multi-experience, which refers to the use of various digital touchpoints, modalities, devices, and apps to create a more holistic experience for customers.
Low-code helps businesses create unforgettable omnichannel experiences for customers without needing a big budget or a fancy development team. And now just that, low code allows for automated refactoring, pre-built templates, chatbots, and much more to create a consistent business experience for your customers.
Moreover, businesses no longer need skilled developers or a big budget. Low code also accelerates the process of customer transition between different interactive avenues.
This trend is quickly catching on as people continue to create immersive environments using virtual, mixed, and Augmented Reality, all with the help of sensing technologies and multichannel human-machine interfaces.
Combining these within the low-code realm allows for an immersive VR experience and an easy-to-use AR overlay.
This may seem like a new way to develop software, but it is increasingly utilized within most digitally forward organizations. Also, in these pressing times, these innovations help in maintaining business efficiency.
If you want to know more about low code and how to use it effectively within your growing organization, feel free to reach out to Definity First. We are well versed in all the modern-day IT solutions and can guide you on applying them for business growth and productivity. Schedule an appointment with us today!