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Research shows developers focus less on learning and mastery and more on productivity five years into their careers. And low-code tools can help them accomplish that.
According to IDC, low-code tools can increase productivity by 123%. Furthermore, companies that utilize low-code platforms can speed up their dev lifecycle for new applications and features by 62% and 72%, respectively.
However, traditional low-code (and no-code) platforms introduce proprietary languages, requiring developers to learn a new language from scratch. This can take 6 to 12 months, depending on its complexity, desired level of proficiency and the developer’s prior experience.
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1. Reduced learning curve
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2. Access to a larger talent pool
3. The elimination of redundant work
UI components: Developers can assemble applications quickly using pre-built, customizable elements, saving time on front-end development.
Application infrastructure: Developers can leverage pre-built, configurable application services such as authentication, role-based access controls, notifications and more to accelerate and improve development processes.
Simplified backend integration: Built-in APIs and connectors allow developers to easily integrate applications with existing systems and databases, eliminating the need to write complex backend code from scratch.
These features jibe with a survey conducted by TechRepublic that illuminates how developers plan to use low-code and no-code tools. 15% want to speed up development time, 14% want to automate data collection and reporting, and 17% want to automate workflows.
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4. Reduced errors with pre-packaged, fully integrated components
Stable, reliable and secure components — whether UI or application infrastructure — let developers build applications confidently. By reducing errors and promoting code quality, developers can concentrate on their core tasks and drive innovation.
5. Less maintenance
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6. A focus on the development that matters most
7. An entire ecosystem to leverage
Developers can use abundant libraries and tools to rapidly build and enhance their applications, boost productivity and accelerate innovation by leveraging familiar technologies instead of proprietary solutions.
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8. Future-proofed applications
9. Built-in security and compliance