4 essential features of modern low-code development platforms


Today’s low-code app development platforms can play an essential role in any business undergoing digital transformation. As needs ebb and flow and new market opportunities present themselves, agile organizations require a way to innovate faster and speed time to market. While traditional development cycles are complex and can take months, modern low-code development platforms simplify the complexity of enterprise software development and enable deployment in weeks or days.

Low-code development platforms are not new. Rapid app development tools, like Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, and, to a lesser extent, Microsoft Access, have been around for decades, giving developers simple, easy-to-use platforms for creating applications quickly and efficiently with minimal or no coding required.

However, the problem with yesterday’s low-code solutions, which focused on composition, is that they didn’t streamline other steps in the software development lifecycle, like planning, debugging, testing, implementation, and deployment. As a result, publishing low-code software (that wasn’t tested properly) could actually add complexity and time to the development process. For non-developers who were drawn to low-code for its ease of use, the need to fix buggy projects presented an unwelcome challenge.

Fortunately, that’s all changed. Modern low-code development platforms streamline development throughout the entire software development lifecycle, from version control to performance testing to change management. Today, any low-code platform worth its salt must not only make it easy for users to build software, but also must allow them to build tests, identify issues, scale easily, and always deliver a highly secure application.

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