Low-Code No-Code development tools will be responsible for a full 75 percent of application development by the end of 2021, says Forrester, but there are still plenty of myths about them that simply aren’t true.
Those myths may be holding you back from using them. So consider the truth about these four myths before writing off using the platforms. They’re taken from the Forbes article, “The Pervasive Myths Of Low-Code/No-Code”, so head there for more details.
Big Myth #1: Low-Code No-Code Tools Aren’t Powerful
The article points out: “This red herring argument misses the point. The truth is that developers use LCNC tools frequently. They're faster than code, easy to grasp and easy to collaborate with others… It's not about whether the tool is weaker than code; it's about whether the LCNC tool can be extended with code if necessary… Claiming that LCNC is just about weak software is just a narrow view. LCNC is a long-term trend that is here to stay. Gartner, Inc. predicts that it will account for more than 70% of all app development by 2025.”
Big Myth #2: Real Developers Use Code
The article notes: “There's no doubt that code is the most flexible and most powerful option, but code is not the only ingredient for quality development. Time and resources also matter, and code is time-consuming and expensive.
“Sometimes, there's not enough time for code. Other times, there are not enough skilled developers to make it happen. Often, there is no point in reinventing the wheel because serious LCNC tools can accomplish the same task.”
Developers who use low-code and no-code software shouldn't think of themselves as lazy. Instead, they can become incredibly productive and speed the time it takes to add functionality, from mobile features to data integration, to advanced security, to offline capability.
Big Myth #3: Low-Code/No-Code Tools Don't Have Bells and Whistles
The article points out: “This couldn't be farther from the truth…Great LCNC platforms are designed with extensibility and give the users great power packaged in an easy-to-use tool. Complicated things like standing up servers and wrestling with DevOps are not ‘bells and whistles; they are just busywork that users shouldn't have to worry about in the cloud era.
“LCNC software should work like an electrical outlet — the power should just be there when you need it. It doesn't eliminate features for the sake of fewer technical users; it hides the advanced settings so power users can find them while novices aren't feeling overwhelmed.”
Big Myth #4: IT Must Give Up Control When Low-Code No-Code Tools Are Used
The article points out: “It is becoming a clear best practice for IT and the business to work closely using LCNC tools. Yes, the role of IT is changing, but with serious LCNC tools, IT is more important than ever because it needs to take the reins using the enterprise governance feature set to ensure that individual teams can work safely according to the security posture of the organization.”
Don't think that adopting low-code or no-code app makers will make you give up control. Many app builders have high levels of flexibility and control.
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