Low-code platforms. Is it worth the risk?

Low-code has long been a matter of controversy, as well as a search for simple solutions in the implementation of business processes, mobile interfaces, applications.
A person far from programming gets excited when he discovers that with a fairly simple "constructor" and ready-made scripts from a set of block diagrams in a visual editor you can get a real, correct code. Get ready-made software without a programmer! The process as well as the result is impressive and immensely satisfying. But not for long. As the complexity and scalability of the project increases, this love quickly fades, and the "visual solution" becomes more often than not unmanageable. If an IT solution is about the local level (e.g. a couple of employees, a simple production process), it can still be managed. Playing around and that's enough!
Worse, if the solution can have a negative impact on the business and its profits and reputation depend on it. For example, frequent and uncontrollable failures or fatal errors in order management or delivery logistics occur. Unfortunately, none of the platforms has tools for code reengineering (refactoring), autotesting is difficult, and making changes is dangerous or impossible. First of all, it concerns the processes which have to be often rebuilt, changed "on the fly", tested quickly and qualitatively.
Development of any software is a painstaking and complex job. Sapsan Plus s.r.o. knows that creating unique software requires an excellent knowledge of programming languages, integrated development environments and compilers, coding tools and techniques, testing and deployment.
In low-code platforms users use functional components (scripts, icons, templates).
The conventional wisdom is that the main advantage of low-code development is that it saves money and time, an enterprise can get Software faster and for less money. In fact, this is not true. The cost of a license for one application per month is not cheap, even with a long-term subscription.
Low-code supporters consider it almost the main engine of digital transformation, while critics say it is a low-performance tool, poorly integrated and often used by non-professionals, dangerous and unreliable.
It's also worth paying attention to the fact that the software created in a virtual editor will have to be "rewritten" if you decide to translate it into regular code. But it's easy to do the opposite.
There are more than 60 vendors on the market of low-code development. Some platforms are universal, while others specialize in areas such as databases or business applications. There are platforms designed specifically for non-programmers, while others are made for both professionals and ordinary users.
Recently, there have been quite a few solutions for developing software without code. We suggest that you think seriously about using low-code platforms and once again weigh the pros and cons.
Unfortunately most low-code platforms have a business process modeling notation which is far from BPMN standard. With low-code platforms it is easy to test a hypothesis, implement a simple business process, visualize a business system. If you have problems with the low-code platform you are using, an experienced Sapsan Plus s.r.o. business analyst will analyze your business models, check the breakdown of complex processes, subprocesses and application prototypes and send the problem solutions to Sapsan Plus s.r.o. programmers for improvement.
The situation is complicated by the fact that the security of low-code platforms is poorly understood. At the same time, many enterprises implement low-code tools to create applications that involve sensitive corporate and customer data when deployed either in the customer data center or on a private hosting site.
The Sapsan Plus s.r.o. development and analytics team has a deep understanding of BPMN notation, so they can easily incorporate the necessary features of your low-code platform into the software you need, fix bugs, run tests and maintain your business solutions in the future.
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