Top 7 Low Code Trends

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Although the world of programming is growing at a good pace, 6% per year, it is estimated that the growth of Low Code is growing four times faster*. This is because it is a technology that, although it is well established, does not yet have the universality that the sector enjoys in its more traditional facet, which translates into rapid growth.

Let’s look at detailed the main trends that we will see in the coming months in the field of Low Code and analyzed how they will face the different challenges, which highlights its importance in the technological development of the coming years.

No Code and Low Code will be one

A few years ago the boundary between No Code and Low Code was very clear, but as time goes by, No Code versus Low Code programming languages are getting closer and closer. This is because as No Code develops, there comes a time when it requires some code chopping. On the other hand, Low Code solutions have more and more No Code elements, making the amount of code less and less.

In the middle is convergence, which is where the market is heading. As a result, we are increasingly seeing hybrid NoCode/LowCode solutions with a lower entry barrier and a much higher learning curve and possibilities.

This is being seen not only in functionalities but also in the interfaces of the parent applications and the applications that can be created with this technology.

The Python challenge

The Python programming language has been very popular for years, but in recent months it has seen great growth in terms of its use. Although JavaScript remains ahead, Python already appears in some surveys in second place in terms of usage. This is because Python has earned a place in every project related to Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, and both currents could not be more fashionable.

The challenge of Low Code is to achieve the least possible friction between Low Code solutions and the applications of these two branches. However, integrations are generally one of the great strengths of Low Code technology. Today, very satisfactory integrations are achieved between new technologies and the Low Code world, from Machine Learning itself in applications to RFID in logistics applications.

Low Code for the creation of microservices

Another trend that we will see in the coming months in the area of application development, especially in the enterprise, is the creation of microservices, i.e. small applications that do very few things. Still, very fast and very well, and that are very scalable.

Low Code has a lot to say when it comes to developing these microservices, since the spearheads of this technology are time savings and rapid deployment, which, in the case of this type of microservice applications, is even greater. This point has two readings, on the one hand, the companies themselves creating microservices that are useful to overcome day-to-day barriers and, on the other hand, a whole market segment such as startups creating super-specific market solutions for very specific problems

Developers want to work with Low Code

This statement would have been unthinkable a few years ago, but according to the latest surveys* 56% of developers work with Low Code or would like to do so.

This is due to several factors, including the fact that Low Code technology is very mature (some solutions have been in the industry for almost 20 years) and that the time factor has become even more important in development teams, being more practical when choosing solutions.

This has meant a change in trend since, a decade ago, developers used to reuse Low Code because they lacked confidence in it. This barrier to entry in the more professional environment seems to be down.

Integrations with third parties

Every Low Code platform must talk to other applications, the more numerous and varied they are, the better. This is a strength and a weakness simultaneously, because although it makes development much faster by eliminating friction and many hours of development in manual integrations, there are more and more applications in more verticals, with new solutions replacing others at breakneck speed. In order to keep up with the pace, you have to be updated.

The important thing is not only for a Low Code application to integrate natively with the big players in its sector, but also to integrate with the big integrator players such as Make or Zapier, thus opening the door to hundreds of integrations effortlessly.

Two-speed companies

In the face of startups and SaaS projects with innovative solutions, more traditional companies survive, with a very different degree of technology adoption. While AI or Machine Learning is a priority for some companies, the main challenge for the vast majority of companies of all levels, sectors and sizes continues to be digitalization.

Low Code has a lot to contribute here as well, since it can provide highly customized solutions with a lower development cost than traditional programming and, in addition, with much tighter timescales. For example, thanks to Low Code, a company can create its ERP in a much shorter time and with a tighter budget, and the final product is of excellent quality.

A bet on the big ones

Given the degree of maturity of Low Code platforms and their increasingly widespread use, major technology companies are betting on integrating these companies. Google kicked off in 2020 when it acquired Vertex AI, a Low Code company for Artificial Intelligence applications, which, although it is not dominating the market, is a clear commitment on the part of one of the most powerful technology companies in the world to gain a foothold in this market.