If you’ve been enchanted by the list of advantages and you’re ready to adopt low-code, don’t be too hasty. Low-code has disadvantages. For one, if you only have a smattering of development knowledge, most low-code platforms will be difficult to master quickly. Also, although low-code makes it possible to create a working application fast, low-code tools can stop just shy of enabling the development of enterprise apps. Scalability, high quality, high performance, and other non-functional requirements are not always easy to meet with low-code, nor is it easy to change them with the platform.
What Is No-Code?
No-code solutions feature drag-and-drop, visual development.
Unlike low-code, they mostly cater to business people or others in IT who may not know any actual programming languages but want to develop an application for a specific use case—often for their department. In other words, no-code allows organizations to equip teams with the tools they need to create applications without formal development training.
Everything the no-code vendor thinks the user needs to build an app is already built into the tool. No-code solutions are similar to popular blogging platforms and e-commerce website design companies that have prebuilt pages you can use to launch your blog or business in minutes.