Low-code development platforms (LCDPs) allow the creation of application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional procedural Computer programming.
- The platforms may focus on design and development of databases, business processes, or user interfaces such as web applications.
- LCDPs platforms may produce entirely operational applications, or require or allow minimal coding to extend the applications functionality or for uncommon situations.
- Low-code development platforms reduce the amount of traditional hand-coding, enabling accelerated delivery of business applications. A common benefit is that a wider-range of people can contribute to the application’s development, not only those with more formal programming experience.
- LCDPs also lower the initial cost of setup, training, and deployment.
- Though not given a specific name until June 9, 2014 (by industry analyst, Forrester Research), the low-code development platform market can be traced back to 2011.
- LCDPs trace their roots back to fourth-generation programming language and rapid application development tools of the 1990s and early 2000s. Similar to these predecessor development environments, LCDPs are based on the principles of model-driven design, automatic code generation, and visual programming
Below are some Leading LCDPs available out there in the market (according to Forrester report)
As per the Forrester report Ousystems is leader in the lowcode development platform market place due to below reasons :-
- Big community support and quick response from the Outystem technical team 24/7.
- Any database can be integrated easily.
- 1 click publish to cloud(complete autonomy over the deployment)
- Excellent Roll back features.
- Can easily understand by people even who don’t have programming skills.
- Site properties can be edited any time without the need of any deployment.
- Highly configurable.
- Most common domains where Outsystems tool are being used are from insurance, telecoms and banking.
You can check case studies in several industries here:
We will Focus on how Outsystem tool can be used to develop an webapplication in future blogs(keep following).