It’s called “low code” and not “no code”

Nowadays, companies evolve very quickly to the movements and trends of the market. The capacity for digital transformation is key to adapting to new clients and their particular needs.

For this reason, it is necessary to provide its structure in this aspect with agility and flexibility to react to changes by moving away from long development and programming processes.

With the development of technology completely assimilated by the business sector, the profile of an “advanced user” is beginning to be common, who does not hesitate to launch himself to create his own custom applications to meet the demands of his company. Applications for management, sending and receiving products, communication, etc.

In response to this speed of adaptation, a type of development platform is becoming the most widely used by companies, a platform that offers, in short development times, the implementation of efficient and attractive style applications that respond to the digital demand of clients and companies. It is the low code platform, the perfect push for companies to enter fully into the digital transformation.

What is the low code development platform?

The low code platform provides the user with an environment that allows him to develop
applications quickly. Thanks to a simple visual interface, users with little technical IT
knowledge can create business applications. This is achieved by decreasing the code
development in a manual way, since it is already configured. Among its main features we can
highlight:

  1. They have a very intuitive visual development environment based on drag and drop
    actions.
  2. They allow managing user access permissions.
  3. The application designs can be adapted to mobile devices.
  4. Can be updated and support real-time evolution.

What are the benefits of a low code platform?

Reduces time and costs

By reducing software development times, costs are also reduced. The low code platform provides a much more agile development.

They offer very fast answers

Due to its simplicity when creating the apps, they reduce waiting times in a striking way. In a few weeks or a few months, the client will have their application up and running.

Increases the productivity of IT staff and/or external developers

By simplifying application development, the technical team has more time to focus on business logic. The difficulty of overcoming the technical aspects takes time away from creative work.

Open platforms that are flexible to change

Its adaptability is a key point when it comes to maintenance and possible changes.

Intuition and comfort in power The drag-and-drop interface helps make creating apps easier.

Do I need a software development company for a low-code project?

To use the low code it is advisable to have some basic knowledge of programming, although it is not a requirement, and that is a platform that requires configuration to create a solution for automating the specific processes of the company.

However, to guarantee the quality of these automations, to foresee different scenarios, to validate cases of error, to make the code readable and maintainable, to develop following an agile methodology that guarantees the times of delivery, and a long etcetera is something that only the companies of development of software that offer professional services do. For this reason, it is highly recommended to support and delegate to IT companies to automate business processes on a low code platform.

MuleSoft, a low code success story

MuleSoft is a company founded in 2006 to develop tools such as Anypoint Platform, an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) solution using low code development. Anypoint Platform enables brands such as Coca Cola, BP, McDonalds and AirBus to create networks of device and data applications. This integration tool has become a leader for the business sector since its launch.

Anypoint Platform is based on the API-Led principle, integration through APIs achieving scalability improvements in the company’s microservices network. It has a multitude of out-of-the-box connectors, ready to exchange information with a large number of systems such as SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Amazon AWS, HL7, Kafka, IBM MQ, Google BigQuery, and many more.

MuleSoft’s creations respond to a growing trend of demand among the business world. It is estimated that by the year 2024, 75% of leading companies will be using several applications implemented with low code development.

In short, companies always need to have technological resources to gain efficiency, respond quickly to the needs of their customers and the market and improve their productivity. The low code platform allows them to create applications to do all this in a personalized way. An essential tool for the digital transformation of companies and businesses.