The Covid-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for digital tools. A surge of solidarity from the tech ecosystem has enabled the deployment of a multitude of services in record time…
Particularly affected by the pandemic, the city of New York had to react quickly to map the virus and identify its sources of infection. To do this, the largest city in the United States developed and deployed a crisis management platform in just 72 hours. One of the fastest performances that was made possible thanks to a no-code platform, and therefore without typing a single line of code!
I find this example particularly striking and I believe that this crisis reflects a major turning point in the software development industry: the rise of low-code and no-code technologies.
These technologies refer to new programming environments that make it possible to develop web and mobile applications without typing lines of code, or very little, thanks to visual programming. Personally, I am convinced that they will quickly impose themselves on all companies wishing to innovate faster and better, and for good reason…
Demand for apps is exploding
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2023, more than 500 million digital applications and services will need to be developed to meet demand, which is as many as in the last 40 years.
A simple mathematical calculation demonstrates that it will simply be impossible to meet this demand given the number of developers available, at least with traditional development. Low-code platforms then provide convincing answers to this problem.
For example, to meet the growing demand for business applications and meet ever-changing user requirements, these platforms will allow companies to deploy no-code digital factories internally and outsource part of their development to their ecosystem.
Indeed, low-code platforms make it possible to automate development with low added value in order to focus on critical elements (complex integrations, algorithms, etc.), on business logic and application functionalities. As a result, changes are made faster and with less effort.
The cloud will become the norm and data volumes will quintuple
By 2024, more than 90% of enterprises will use cloud environments to improve performance and user experience. At the same time, the global volume of data will grow to five times its current size by 2025.
The mass migration to the cloud and the strong growth in the volume of data will drive the rise of no / low-code technologies that allow the rapid aggregation of multiple data sources and the deployment of applications in just a few clicks on a cloud. secure and scalable.
Collaborate and innovate to thrive
Innovate or perish. In a rapidly changing world subject to many uncertainties, the ability of companies to adapt and offer new products or services is crucial.
Exploring and experimenting with new business models requires the ability to quickly develop and iterate a technical proof-of-concept (PoC) by transitioning to less labor and capital-intensive computational models.
Furthermore, bringing business and IT teams closer together seems more necessary than ever to promote new models of creation and innovation.
A new profile category is emerging: the citizen developer. At the junction between business and technology with a strong product culture, he contributes to the deployment of complex digital projects thanks to the capabilities of no / low-code technologies.
It’s a fact, no-code and low-code technologies are changing the programming paradigm and will play a driving role in companies’ ability to innovate and adapt. We are not witnessing the emergence of yet another technological fad, but the emergence of a ground swell that will affect the whole of society.