Are low-code and no-code the same thing?
Low-code and no-code are two different development solutions.
Both approaches reside on the same side of the development spectrum — veering away from the need to use written code to develop functionality. They remove the complexity from software development while making it easier to manage the enormous volume and complexity of code that’s needed for today’s enterprises.
But while no-code systems are targeted at business users, low-code typically targets professional developers. And that makes all the difference.
No-code providers aim to offer an easy-to-use platform to empower business users to create their departmental applications and relieve IT backlogs. Low-code, on the other hand, aims at helping IT reduce backlogs by accelerating developer productivity.
So no-code is a good solution for simple, departmental applications with a limited number of users, and low-code is for business-critical solutions and sophisticated, enterprise-grade applications.
Take a look at the Low-Code vs. No-Code article to explore the difference between the two in greater detail.
Should your organization adopt no-code or low-code?
Like any tool, it’s important to understand what you want to accomplish and know what a particular tool offers. For basic needs, no-code may be sufficient. However, for enterprise, scalable, secure, and future-proof apps, low-code is the better choice.
If you’re unsure where to start, take a look at our Low-code platform comparison page, where you’ll find a questionnaire to help you find the right solution for your business.
And if you wish to give low-code a try, you can sign-up for OutSystems free edition (no credit card info needed).