It is a common misconception that only the visually appealing, consumer facing UI based apps can be developed using low-code solutions.
It is not hard to see why this is the case. When you query for low-code development, the search results throw up a list of platforms for web or mobile development. There are lots of vendors focusing on the development of mobile based apps.
This misconception could be due to the use of the word 'apps'. When we say apps the image that conjures up in our minds is that of an icon on our mobiles. While mobile or web apps can be complex by themselves, modern day low-code platforms can achieve far more complex implementation of logic and performance.
Low-code was never just limited to mobile or web. In fact, it started with the RAD (Rapid Application Development) wave. BPM(Business Process Management) tools, used by Citizen Developers to Business Unit apps to Enterprise Grade systems to implement complex business workflows, are more recent examples of low-code platforms.
Low-code can help in building highly scalable systems, with highest level of security and encryption. High level of performance can be achieved through auto scaling. API based integrations with third party systems or internal legacy systems can be achieved within no time. FeldsparTech has built many solutions for Financial Services, Health Care, Education and Publishing using their low-code platform Atman.
Just as low-code helps develop applications and complex systems without the need for coding skills, there are platforms called "No-Code AI" that allow ML (Machine Learning) modules to be called upon for analysis by users who are not well versed in ML.
In the heart of the low-code wave is the ability for orchestration of components or even applications themselves. Anything that can be a micro service can be utilized by the low-code platform. Hence, it is about encapsulation and componentization of services or business logic or workflows. This can be applied to any field and any technology can be thus simplified for the end user to plug into and use.
The possibilities with no-code/low-code platforms are limitless and so are the opportunities.
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