Business and tech often struggle to speak the same language.
Business people don't really understand the complexities of tech, and tech teams don't understand the manic urgency of business.
Increasingly a new tech phenomenon has been sweeping over the business landscape - a shift that is guaranteed to have a profound effect on the future.
What is low-code?
Low-code applications are like simple building blocks that can be quickly and easily combined in unique ways to prototype and build new apps.
App development usually takes a lot of time, money and a team of highly-skilled, highly-paid development professionals. Low code technology eliminates all of that and allows business and marketing people to fool around with these building blocks themselves without the eye-rolling from an irritated CTO.
'Even though low-code apps had been growing steadily over the years, 2020 marked the year that low-code spread like wildfire. Gartner predicts that by 2023, over 50% of medium to large enterprises will be using low code as a strategic application platform.
The ‘Lego-like’ app development is becoming an extraordinarily disruptive episode in the enterprise digital transformation space.'
“While using traditional coding languages like Java or MS .Net will still be around, in 2021, more applications will be built on low-code tools rather than traditional development tools,” Ross says. “Enterprises will look for tools that embrace the low-code ethos as the default standard for building new applications.”
This is an exciting development for entrepreneurs and company-based intrapreneurs who are focused on innovation and tinkering with new ideas for the future. Not only will time be reduced as low-code goes mainstream, but the expense of app development is set to plummet too.