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2022 Prediction: Low-Code Use Will Surge

What big software or IT trends can companies expect in 2022? One thing is clear: Among the most important software trends across organizations in the new year and beyond will be the increasing use of low-code technologies to build mobile apps, enable more remote work and streamline business activity using smartphones and tablets.

2022 Low-Code No Code

Coding in 2022: Coding for Everyone and the
Rise of Citizen Development

So says Nisha Talagala in her Forbes article, “Where Is Coding Headed? 7 Trends For 2022 And Beyond.” The first trend is what she calls “Coding for everyone.” She notes that “Coding is no longer just for computer scientists or those looking for jobs in the IT industry.” As evidence, she notes, “In 2020, India made coding mandatory for all students of 6th grade and above. In the US, discussions have been ongoing for several years about whether coding should be considered equivalent to a foreign language requirement.”


2022 Low code Automates Software Development

Coding in 2022: No-Code, Low-Code Automates Routine Development

The next big trend is what she calls, “NoCode, LowCode and CodeGen.” These trends, she says, “are a recognition that not all coding tasks are equally important uses of an individual’s time. These tools enable automation of the low-level tasks of coding, freeing up the user to focus on higher-level tasks such as code design, user experience, and algorithm choices. Some of these solve problems (like analyze data), some generate apps, and others generate code that the user can run themselves - such as auto-generated AI code in a Google collaboratory notebook.”

This might seem to contradict the first trend she writes about, that coding is for everyone. But that isn’t the case, she says, because “automating the lower levels of coding is a natural part of making coding accessible to all.”

Coding in 2022: AI Does Coding

Other important trends include “AI that codes.” She points out, “As the algorithms inside LowCode/NoCode/CodeGen tools become more sophisticated, the distinctions between these two trends will disappear.”

Coding in 2022: Open Source Grows in Popularity

Open source, she believes, will continue to increase in popularity in 2022, and APIs will become increasingly useful and more widespread. Her final trend may be the most intriguing one: “Creativity and community.” She believes code will help people better express themselves, such as musicians using AI to help compose and play music.


Coding for Everyone Low Code No Code

Summary: Coding will be mainstream and powerful app development will be easier for everyone.

Overall, she believes, the trends lead to these two takeaways:

  • “Coding is likely to be not just for computing jobs, but also as a form of expression for everyone.
  • “Building powerful code (in whatever way you define powerful) is getting easier, allowing the creator to focus more on creativity and functionality and less on implementation details.”

An Important Step in 2022: Selecting the Right Low-Code Software

Finding the Best Low Code Software

In order to gain full ROI from your low-code investment, it's important to select software that works for your business needs and the skill level of your workers.


A Guide To Help You Adopt Low-Code at your Organization

For companies that need to evaluate low code software to select a low-code platform that fits their workers' experience levels and business requirements, we've developed a Low-Code Development Handbook to help you. This low-code buyer's guide explains top features you should make sure your software includes, understanding licensing models, negotiating the best price, and more.


The Best Low-Code Software: Alpha Software Corporation

Best Low Code Software

Alpha Software offers the best no-code/low-code application development software for companies looking to provide a development tool to make experienced developers more productive while opening up app development to a wide range of employees. The software includes both no-code and low-code development environments, built-in offline apps, enterprise security. and data integration to deliver powerful business apps with rich features..

Alpha TransForm no-code software helps business users craft online or offline mobile apps in minutes. The apps can utilize the latest mobile features (camera, GPS, etc.) for fast, accurate data capture. Developers can even tie the apps into business process management systems. Learn more about Alpha TransForm no-code app builder.

Alpha Anywhere low code app development software has the unique ability to rapidly create applications and mobile forms that can easily access and integrate with any database or web service and can exploit built-in role-based security or robust offline functionality. Build low code apps for free with Alpha Anywhere Community Edition.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.