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Low-Code Scales Through Flexibility

Appian Contributor
September 13, 2016

In today's digital world, the name of the game? SPEED.

Short delivery requests force developers to find creative ways to meet growing demands of the business. Apps should be easy-to-build and quick-to-deploy...sounds simple enough, right?

With low-code applications it is.

Easy-to-construct applications have helped developers meet these cutthroat deadlines without having to sacrifice quality. But, some still see the development speed of low-code applications and think "there's no way to construct something with this on a large scale."

While that may have been true years ago, when low-code was just entering the market, those days are long gone.

Today low-code development platforms have the capabilities to construct applications for small, everyday tasks, all the way to complex processes expected to manage thousands of data points. It is the scalability of low-code platforms that has helped its rapid rise through the digital marketplace.

What allows low-code to be so scalable?


With the ability to meet needs at all different levels, low-code platforms may be used for developing both simple and complex apps, alike. Though construction of the application is made easier for the app creator, low-code development platforms are designed with all features needed to support any application through the entirety of its life-cycle.

Layers of possible customization provide the ability to create a ready-to-use application using low-code software, and later revisit the app to expand add more functionality on top. In this regard, low-code development platforms are extremely useful for CIOs looking to inject Agile development processes into their IT organizations.

While it may empower citizen or novice developers, low-code is still a viable tool for expert developers as well.

All these tools available to the developers have allowed them to construct applications on even the largest of scales. If you need a project management application for your national sales, low-code platforms can let you do just that. Construct the application you need, integrate any additional coding seamlessly, and iterate on that app as you see fit.

Flexible enough to meet your needs, and powerful enough to manage such a large scale project...that's low code. In addition, low-code platforms allow administrators of applications to set permissions so information is only shared with those who need to see it.

Whether it's a simple or complex app, or you're a novice or expert developer, low-code has the flexibility to cater to your needs.

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Dalton Scanlon