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Myths about Low Code Development Environments

Misconceptions about Low Code EnvironmentsLow Code Development Environments are becoming more popular, but there are many myths around what these solutions can do, what types of apps they build and who can use them.  Recent articles discuss some of the many misconceptions about low code development environments.

Recently, I've written about some 2021 predictions about low code development environments and why more companies are adopting low code products for their app development. recently wrote a feature on the "Top Misconceptions About Low Code Development." The article dispels 5 key myths that are common in discussions about this type of app development software. Alpha Software CEO Richard Rabins is featured as one of three industry experts offering expert advice on these misconceptions. (The article also listed Alpha Anywhere  as one of the leading platforms in the low code platform market.)

Accelerating the pace of app development with low code software has become one of the biggest goals in DevOpsThe article explains that low-code solutions are not always proprietary, do not necessarily limit custom development, can be reused and be collaborative, and are not merely a passing trend. In dispelling the 5th myth, that low code is only built for citizen developers, Rabins argues that the right low code development environment increase productivity for both citizen developers and experienced developers. In the article, Rabins explains:

“People often confuse low-code with no-code platforms. No-code platforms, which are driven by visual modeling and user interface builders, are aimed at citizen developers with little or no coding experience to quickly build applications.”

low code software is helping companies with digital transformationThe articles continues:

"Rabins makes some good points; no-code environments are designed to put the power of application development into the hands of a citizen developer, meaning those no-code platforms are optimized for simple workflows and not for teams. On the other hand, low-code platforms can integrate with deployment platforms, which helps expedite delivery while also enforcing consistency."

As companies look to serve remote workers and operate in a post-COVID world digital transformation efforts will continue to accelerate. To digitize forms, and build mobile apps to take more processes remote or mobile low code will dominate application development efforts at companies around the world.

The Best Low-Code Development Environment

Best low code development environmentAlpha Software allows anyone to build web and mobile apps for free using the Alpha Anywhere Community Edition low-code development environment. This award-winning app development software was recognized with InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award and consistently receives top scores from developers on product review sites.

Learn why Alpha Software is the best low-code software.

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And if you would like to read even more about, check out The Pros and Cons of Low Code Development or Expert Tips to Get Started with Low Code

And if you are concerned about low code security, you might be interested in How to Make Low Code Secure or An Analysis of Low Code Development Security Compliance.

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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.