What Does Low-Code and No-Code Mean?
With working remotely being the new norm, people have been paying a lot more attention to their website. Furthermore, the pressure to go digital is growing everyday. With an influx of requests, it important that we, as developers, also learn to adapt to the ever-changing, fast-pace industry. Enter low-code development. Low-code and no-code development is a means of empowering businesses and organizations to take control of their websites, software, and processes. We’re not handing over the keys to the castle, per se. Instead, we’re allowing you to handle some of the smaller tasks, while we handle the big picture projects.
There are various low-code and no-code tools out there that are utilized as a way to get business users involved in the development process. In addition, these tools also help professional developers streamline their own workflow. Naturally, the business developer and the professional come together as a team to promote efficiency and meet deadlines.
What Are the Benefits?
In the long term, customer experience is improved since development tickets are being resolved much quicker, and general productivity increases as a result. Of course, each customer is different and each have various levels of involvement that they’re comfortable with. Nevertheless, low code tools are still beneficial to professional developers.
The main benefit of low code and no code development is the fact that they allow organizations to address problems with their application quickly, and they can rely on professional developers to deep dive into larger issues. For software development groups, low code tools allow for more agility and flexibility, especially when development requests start to pile up.
How to Implement Low-Code/No-Code
Low-code/no -ode development sounds pretty sweet! But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with some warnings and best practices. Make sure your team is ready to take on a low-code workflow. Ensuring that all players understand their role is key. Since there are multiple teams at play here, so business and IT teams must be able to work together (or even evolve into an entirely new team).
Since low-code development lends itself to a quicker workflow, both teams must be able to keep the feedback cycle going efficiently and keep track of KPIs. This is vital for low code to work and to ensure that the customer is getting an optimal experience and product. Having a plan ahead of time can help lay out important deadlines, check in dates, and success metrics.
You may also be questioning the level of freedom a business developer has over their application. Of course, most professional developers are hesitant to give up any control of developments for fear of bad code and bad decisions. This is why it’s important that everyone know their role ahead of time. Professional developers should be responsible for overseeing the architect of a build and ensuring that decisions are being made strategically and that those decisions contribute to success metrics. In addition, keeping track any technical debt (as there will be some) helps drive governance.
This approach may not be the best fit for you. Start by planning out potential workflow and layout the changes that would with adopting this new development style. Sevaa can help you get started. If you’re already utilizing low-code tools, what has been your experience? What would you do differently?