The future of Low code application development platforms

According to Gartner, by 2023, over 50% of medium and large enterprises will have adopted low code application development platforms (LCADP) as one of their application development strategies.

Currently the non-tech companies are becoming digitized at such a fascinating rate, thus a need to develop applications faster to improve on their inefficiencies and keep ahead of the competition. Alot of business have transitioned to the cloud, i.e ecommerce, restaurants, online reservations etc.

Out of curiosity… 🙂

How often do you use productivity apps such as spreadsheets to share data in your organization using emails?

How do you share the data on the spreadsheets to the rest of the team ensuring it’s security? what if one drops the ball and all the sensitive data is exposed?

How about collaboration? and the authorizations measures set to ensure the right audience can access the right data?

Well, if these and many other scenarios around data resonates with you, then you need to think of a low code application platform.

A Low code application development platform allows users to create customized enterprise grade applications rapidly using high level programing abstractions. Basically there is less code to no coding at all. The platform enables both professional and citizen developers to rapidly develop enterprise applications from using as simple tools such as spreadsheets.

Some of the major usecases of Low code application development include:

In Lines of Business

Low code application platforms allows you to rapidly create inter departmental apps. Business users with no coding skills can take advantage of low code platforms to innovate in their departments. The HR department can create applications using employee data, Sales & Marketing department can also create events or sales applications or integrate with other enterprise apps for efficiency. Also the finance department can create applications that consolidate reports and visualize them! there are so many application use cases and innovations around low code application development platforms.

Upgrading Legacy Applications

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LCADP can enable you to build applications faster and migrate from your legacy software which may be limiting you in terms of functionality. With the agility that low code applications platforms comes with, you can be able to innovate faster and cut down costs in application development.

Extending the Enterprise applications

Low code application development platforms are best fit in extending Enterprise applications. Some of those functionalities or customizations not met by your enterprise application can be met by using LCADP. This platforms integrates very well to the existing Enterprise investments.

Things to consider while choosing a low code application development platform;

Security – how secure is the application built, the ability to support authentication and authorization even in a multi cloud environment.

Ease of Use – can citizen developers get started at much ease?

Integrations – can you be able to integrate with the standard REST/SOAP services or extend the enterprise applications?

Collaboration – How easy is it working as a team? can you track changes?

Oracle knows the value of low code application development and has invested in low code solutions to our customers.

Oracle Application Express (APEX) allows developers to build data centric web applications with superior functionality, performance and end user experience with minimum coding.

Oracle Visual builder enables you to build web, mobile and progressive web applications using a visual, browser based development environment.

Other cloud providers have also invested in low code application development platforms. A clear indication that the future of low code application platforms is massive.

In the era of cloud innovations, where there are a lot of changes in the market, companies need to be agile, innovate faster to be ahead of their competition. Low code platforms are a game changer due to the speed at which one can create an application, the limitless functionalities one can have and integrations capabilities they provide.

The future of Low code application development platforms is huge! Companies are choosing low code to cut down on application development cost, to reduce the time it takes in creating new applications and simply to innovate faster with less or no programming skills.

Do you wanna get started?

Check out Oracle Low code application platforms

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Author: Labanish

I am a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at Oracle. Am interested in Cloud Automation, Cloud Native Applications dev and Emerging Tech. I have over 6 years work experience handling different tech roles in East Africa, Romania & now in United Kingdom. All views are mine.

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