What is low code
development

Building enterprise-grade applications with minimal coding

With almost half the investment in training, development, and set-up, low code platforms
like WaveMaker ensure faster development cycles, easy coding, and innovative digital
transformation stories

RAD, aPaaS, BPM, No code - How
are they different

Rapid Application Development (RAD)

Rapid application development is a software development methodology that uses tools and techniques to speed up the development process. It relies on prototyping and rapid iterative development to release apps faster and elicit early feedback from business users.

Faster apps releases

Early feedback mechanism

Iterative development

Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)

According to Gartner, aPaaS is a cloud service that offers development and deployment environments for application services. An aPaaS platfom provides the ability to build apps iteratively, scale on-demand, provision instantly, and integrate with other services.

Instant provisioning

On-demand scaling

Easy integrations

Business Process Management (BPM)

BPM software suites serve as solutions to many business problems by enabling automation, monitoring, modeling, and streamlining business processes. Modern BPM platforms bring value for simple business apps without complex customizations.

Efficiency optimization

Simple applications

Extensive training-driven

No Code
Development

No code application development employs the visual drag-n-drop development methodology where developers can build template-driven applications without any kind of hand coding. No code platforms are used to build short-term applications with simple UIs.

Apps built without coding

For simple business apps

Customization with coding

Verdict

RAD

meets the sophisticated needs of developers, often used interchangeably with low code application development

aPaaS

is a RAD platform that supports everything from building innovative apps to digital transformation

BPM

requires training and often needs the coders to customize applications for complex business logic

No code

platforms are best suited to build quick, simple applications that don’t need any customization

Why go the
low code way

Low code development platforms involve an intuitive visual approach to application development, allowing developers to drag and drop components onto a canvas and then integrate these components using popup dialogs and plain language.

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For professional
developers

Code easily, transform to full-stack, create bandwidth for innovation

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Save in cost
and effort
Reduce training costs, re-use and re-purpose app artifacts and components
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Faster
go-to-market

Increase the speed of app delivery exponentially, stay agile, and innovate

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Reduction in
IT debt

Streamline development, reduce waste, and fast-forward application delivery

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Complex enterprise
applications

Customize readable code with ease, seamlessly incorporate complex business logic

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Business-IT
alignment

Enable close collaboration between teams and subject matter experts

What can you do
with low code

Explore some of the most common use cases of low code across
industries like BFS, telecom, healthcare, retail, utilities, etc
Digital Transformation

Build and modernize business apps that streamline digital operations and create personalized experiences

Platform Ecosystem

Transform your solution into a platform and build an ecosystem to seize new market opportunities

Legacy Modernization

Face-lift existing applications while extending existing systems using APIs or rewritten applications

How does
low code work

Visual Development

Low code platforms offer a WYSIWYG development environment where developers can drag and drop components to design responsive user interfaces that adapt to a device’s screen resolution. Some platforms like WaveMaker also offer out-of-the-box templates for commonly used layouts and screens such as dashboards.

Simplified Integrations

Low code platforms are expected to provide a visual approach for developers to connect to data sources and embed data elements directly into the application. Platforms like WaveMaker also allow professional developers to design data models and configure business logic directly.

Instant Deployment

Low-code platforms are expected to streamline and speed up the application delivery process with zero DevOps. Such platforms, like WaveMaker, also offer a single point of control for app maintenance and updates, they extend the capabilities to security, governance, infrastructure auto-scaling, and more.

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