Low-code/ no-code app development: definition and differences

Low-code/ no-code app development: definition and differences

Today those who want to approach the world of app development can adopt two different methods depending on their knowledge of the world of coding: the low-code method and the no-code method.

These two methods have in common intuitive interfaces, customizable graphics without having to resort to writing the complete code, thus becoming within everyone's reach. The LCNC platforms are a further step towards digitization by encouraging even the less experienced. But now let's look into the differences between low-code and no-code.

No-code development

As the name suggests, anyone approaching this type of platform for developing applications won't need to write a single line of code. The user will have a simple and intuitive interface that will allow him to create and customize everything he wants.

Low code development

Low-code platforms are a compromise between the user experience that does not require the use of code, exploiting its speed, simplicity and intuitiveness, and development platforms that allow you to deepen the levels of customization.

Low-code platforms meet the flexibility needs of many companies because they lighten the IT departments and contribute to the creation of a new professional figure (Citizen developer), i.e. they also allow employees without programming experience to provide a contribution in the creation of apps. All this therefore makes the employees much more autonomous and the processes more fluid.

How LCNC platforms work

The NCLC development platforms are based on models that automatically generate the line of code and visual programming, the user must only have clear the result he wants to obtain to optimize the workflow of his company. The functioning of the Low-code and no-code platforms are characterized by three fundamental steps:

    Definition of the result to be obtained based on business needs, the problem to be solved and the end user;
    Elaboration of a business process in which the objectives are divided according to the purposes by developing them as independent entities. Some may collect data, perform an action or trigger an event;
    Testing and implementation of the project in the form of an LCNC application that will take care of solving all the back-end complexities of the process for the users.

The main advantages of LCNC platforms

Many companies that have adopted this type of platform have listed the main benefits that the entire company has drawn from these tools.

    Ease of use
     Rapidity of development
    Greater workflow automation
    Low costs
    Simplified data integration
    Greater agility
    Better customer experience
    Greater security and privacy.