Development speed, engineering capacity, and technical skills are among the most prevalent bottlenecks for teams tasked with modernizing legacy codebases and innovating new solutions. In response, an explosion of “low-code” solutions has promised to mitigate such challenges by abstracting software development to a high-level visual or scripting language used to build integrations, automate processes, construct UI, and more. While many tools aim to democratize development by reducing the required skills, others seek to enhance developer productivity by eliminating needs such as custom code for boilerplate app components.
Over the last decade, the concept of low code has matured into a category of viable solutions that are expected to be incorporated within mainstream application development. In this Trend Report, DZone examines advances in the low-code space, including developers' perceptions of low-code solutions, various use cases and adoption trends, and strategies for successful integration of these tools into existing development processes.