1. Is the platform no-code or low-code? Which is right for me?
We often see companies choose low-code platforms for extra flexibility. All too quickly, though, the platform goes from low code to high code and becomes a nightmare to manage. The perception of the low/no-code market today is that low-code platforms are for technical developers, while no-code platforms are for business users. This has to do with the myth that no-code platforms are only useful for simple, light applications.
However, there are no-code platforms on the market today that are capable of building comprehensive and sophisticated business processes – without reliance on low-level programming languages.
The benefit of going with a purely no-code platform is not only that you gain a greater velocity of development, but also that the applications you create are future-proof and agnostic to any coding language or behind-the-scenes technology of the day.
What does that really mean? No-code apps are sustainable and can take advantage of new technologies delivered through the platform – without having to rewrite the applications to do so. This is because declarative (no-code) development processes involve creating a blueprint for a business solution rather than capturing your business rules in a low-level programming language. That blueprint is insulated and can be regenerated to incorporate new technologies delivered by the platform, continuously improving and compounding your application investment.