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What is Low Code?

Low code is a modern approach to software development that lets you create applications with little to no coding. With low code, you can build and deploy custom apps using visual development tools, instead of writing code line by line.

In our research, we found that organizations using low-code platforms have the requisite skills and resources to successfully develop custom business applications.

Some 63% of low-code users report they have the resources to fulfill the demand for custom tools, compared to only 41% of peers who do not use low code. Those relying on traditional development processes often experience delays related to hiring qualified developers and application requirements being lost in translation.

Low-code users are more successful in delivering custom applications on schedule, scope and budget, and can keep up with the demand for development projects across the business.

Developers significantly reduce app creation time by leveraging visual development tools, cloud-based infrastructure and other features of low-code development platforms. And when business professionals are empowered to self-build the applications they need, the organization gains more applications without taxing IT resources.

What is a Low-Code Platform?

A low-code platform is a visual app builder to help develop custom software applications faster than line-by-line coding. Its intuitive, guided approach accelerates app production. Low-code platforms provide developers the flexibility to insert custom code as required. Technical business users can create simple applications with low code’s point-and-click tools and drag-and-drop tools.

Low-code platforms simplify the creation of databases, responsive web interfaces, repetitive workflows and the integration of existing third-party web services or internal systems. They streamline data management, digitize workflows and automate processes in the cloud — faster than traditional software development.

What Problems Does Low Code Solve?

Historically, custom app creation is a painstakingly slow process. Low code accelerates the software production timeline. A low-code platform allows expert app developers to shorten development cycles through its visually intuitive interface. With low code, developers use existing components or interfaces to build the foundation of applications before customizing these apps to the unique requirements of the business.

Low code also enables businesses to avoid mass-market solutions by elevating organizations to the realm of custom software. Common solutions often fail to address a company’s exact requirements. With low code, business professionals and IT teams build custom apps that match their business processes.

Why is an Online Database Necessary With Low Code?

Low-code platforms come with built-in databases, enabling users to securely gather and display data using the custom applications they build.

Low-code databases are a great solution for outdated systems built around MS Access and Excel spreadsheets — or worse, paper-based workflows. Decentralized legacy systems prevent your business from growing in the era of cloud computing. The COVID-19 pandemic only highlighted this flaw in manual processes as organizations were forced to rely on teleworking for business continuity.

For most businesses, however, data migration remains a challenge. With low code, you don’t have to start from zero when moving to an online database. Flexible import tools empower business users to upload existing data from spreadsheets and text files. The best low-code platforms are capable of smooth data migration, seamlessly turning raw tables into enterprise-grade databases.

What Can You Build With Low Code?

From simple web forms to sophisticated business workflows, here are some popular applications you can build for your organization using low code:

Who Can Build With Low Code?

Low-code platforms primarily enhance an IT team’s production. Developers take advantage of low-code platforms to rapidly assemble software applications that would take exponentially more time if coded line-by-line. Programmers utilize low code’s pre-built app interfaces to bypass manual coding.

EXPERIENCED DEVELOPERS

EXPERIENCED DEVELOPERS

Accelerate repetitive development and devote more time to creating complex solutions

IT PROFESSIONALS

IT PROFESSIONALS

Benefit from secure enterprise-grade infrastructure without additional setup and maintenance

TECHNICAL BUSINESS USERS

TECHNICAL BUSINESS USERS

Build custom applications and workflows while staying within IT guardrails

What’s the Difference Between Low-Code and No-Code?

Low code provides the option to augment no-code applications by inserting or modifying code, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL and more. This results in more sophisticated and robust applications built primarily by “citizen developers” with some guidance or assistance from more experienced developers.

No-code, on the other hand, is the vision of building dynamic, feature-rich apps without writing a single line of code. With no-code, users utilize intuitive, visual point-and-click and drag-and-drop tools. The entire development cycle from building databases to deploying applications must all be possible without coding.

The State of Low-Code and No-Code Development

No-code enables you to build cloud applications without writing a single line of code. It allows citizen developers to create solutions without help from IT departments. However, there’s a limit to what you can build with no-code. Developers have to make do with what’s already on the platform. But no platform should ever have to limit human imagination and creativity.

That’s why despite being a primarily no-code platform, Caspio provides the ability to inject code. No-code is the vision, but we will always allow you to extend and customize your applications to your exact specifications with low code. Learn more about the state of no-code and low-code development with these free resources you can download right now:

Low Code: The Business Transformation Game-Changer

Low-code users are more likely to deliver custom applications on time, on scope and within budget, our study found. Learn more by reading the report.

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Accelerate Business Transformation With Low Code

Companies using low-code platforms are 2x more likely to grow. Download the study and gain actionable insights to transform your business.

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The Business Value of Low-Code Development Platforms

The low-code developer population is growing more than 3x faster than traditional developers, according to this new report by IDC.

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Advance Your Low-Code Knowledge With Caspio

Advance Your Low-Code Knowledge With Caspio

Learn how to build sophisticated web apps using our Getting Started video library. Alternatively, you can watch our Online Training Series — from basic to advance — to hone your Caspio low-code development skills and elevate your career.

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Your Low-Code Questions Answered

How are no-code and low-code different?

No-code empowers business users eager to bring their ideas to life using guided visual tools. On the other hand, low code allows technical users to quickly build applications with minimal coding for most use cases, with the option to extend their apps with scripting when required.


Is low-code better than no-code?

If you have a development team, adopting a low-code platform would accelerate their production. But if you have technical-minded business users who do not have a programming background, then your organization would be better served by a no-code platform. While not requiring any coding knowledge, Caspio’s no-code platform allows for customizations via industry-standard extensibility, giving you the best of both worlds.


What is the point of low code?

Low-code platforms enable programming professionals to create applications faster than traditional software development. They abstract code segments into components that can then be put into place on a (mostly) visual interface.


How does low-code and no-code work?

Low-code and no-code platforms help users visually choose and connect components containing abstracted code. These components represent specific steps or capabilities that users can order together to create the desired application workflow(s).


Can an entire team collaborate to build apps on low-code platforms?

Most low-code solutions today charge per-user license fees, resulting in hampered collaboration within teams. Caspio allows unlimited app creators, making it possible for teams to participate in the development process. Promote collaboration and data sharing between teams and stakeholders by inviting them to work on cross-functional apps. With this, you democratize app development in your entire organization.


Does Caspio offer professional services to build apps for me?

Yes! If you already have your application requirements but aren’t too keen on building and testing it yourself, schedule a free Project Consultation session with a Caspio expert today. We’ll help you get all the IT talent you need to build custom solutions for your business.


How can I retrieve my data from the Caspio platform?

With Caspio, you can easily download any information you’ve stored on the platform by scheduling automated data exports or exporting data on demand.


Does Caspio work with other products and services?

Yes! Link Caspio with over 3,000 cloud-based services like Office 365, Salesforce and Mailchimp using our built-in integration with Zapier. It’s also possible to sync data between systems using tasks that automatically transfer data across popular cloud repositories such as Box, Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.


How much does a low-code platform cost?

Caspio offers various subscription plans: from a Free Account suitable for simple projects to Corporate Plans that include enterprise features, advanced security and higher service levels. Compare Caspio pricing options to see which plan best fits your requirements.


How do I get started?

Simply sign up for a free trial. If you prefer to talk to a product expert for a personalized and guided introduction to Caspio, schedule a free consultation and our team will reach out to you.