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What is Low-code Development, Definition, and Elements
What is Low-code Development?
Low code is a visual concept in the software development process that optimizes the development procedures intending to boost delivery. Low-code platforms, such as Power Apps, enable software or application development through a high-end visual drag-and-drop interface without needing an expert developer.
Low-code is aimed at targeting technical individuals and allows custom code. It is designed for a dedicated developer community who works in professional environments. The logic is fundamental, and the UI (User Interface) is easy-to-use and understandable. With low-code, you can customize most of the processes with coding. However, the core idea remains to do more work without writing custom code.
Low-code is primarily used by developers who are more likely to develop solutions faster.
What are the significant elements of low-code?
A low code development platform comprises three significant elements.
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
It is the main element of a low code development platform where developers utilize a drag-and-drop interface for showcasing workflows and communicating logic. They can also include hand-written code, but ideally, developers utilize the IDE to develop most of the application. Then they make customization with custom code.
Various connectors connect the platform to different back-end services, APIs, and databases based on the low code platform. These connectors offer improved functionality and extension; hence, developers are more likely to utilize connectors for a low code platform depends on which integration it adopts.
Application lifecycle manager
Suppose a low-code platform commits quicker outcomes similar to those developed by coding. In that case, it must provide good lifecycle management. It includes tools to debug, deploy and manage code throughout testing, staging, and production, which are essential to developing any application regardless of the procedure.
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