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2022 Top Technology Trend: Low Code & No-Code Platform

Billy Yann
Data Scientist
Deep learning and machine learning specialist, well-versed with experience in Cloud infrastructure, Block-chain technologies, and Big Data solutions.
February 21, 2022

Over the past year or so, low-code or no-code platforms have become well established. We consider low-code and no-code to be tools that allow you to build apps or automate workflows without coding. The main difference between the low-code and no-code is that the low-code approach requires familiarity with documentation and a basic understanding of the code’s syntax. No-code is a visual approach that includes a user interface and an intuitive design, so you don’t have to understand the syntax at all.

The pandemic could be partly the reason for such an astonishing rise of low-code and no-code platforms. Pandemic has an impact on how we work and the corresponding demands for new products. Businesses across industries were inadvertently forced to change both their mindset and ways of doing business.

Knowing about some of the best low-code or no-code tools can help you determine what might work best for you.

Website Builders

Website builders can help you create marketing or e-commerce websites without a team of designers and engineers. The most popular platforms among them are Webflow and Wix. Besides Webflow and Wix, some other popular website builders could also make it painless for even a newbie to put together a polished site fairly quickly, even when they need more advanced features such as email marketing or an e-commerce website.

Mobile App Builders

Builders such as Glide, Draftbit, or AppSheet allow you to develop mobile apps using a visual editor and to connect UIs to different data sources. This might be a feasible option if you are short on budget and your app is quite simple. However, most of these tools are still in their early stages, so there are certain limitations existing, and you might need to hire a mobile developer to submit such apps to an app store

Advanced Spreadsheets

Tools like Airtable and Coda function similar to spreadsheets, but they provide advanced functionality and, in some ways, work like databases. Furthermore, they allow you to build basic business processes using plugins and advanced components. For example, if you’re struggling with your data’s consistency across multiple spreadsheets or missing more cell types and formatting options, these tools may be a feasible solution for you.

E2E No-code Platforms

Mendix, OutSystems, and Betty Blocks allow you to build web and occasionally mobile apps that include UI and backend business logic. If you would like to eliminate the need for staffing development teams when you need another web or mobile application to support client relationships or internal operations, these might be a good fit for you.

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