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Adopting Two Development Strategies with No-code

In 2020, as we finally get to watch jetpacks hit the skies, there is unquestionably a Digital Transformation happening thanks to modern software. It may have started with a Node-RED flurry for the Internet of Things or the torrent of Raspberry PI projects for home and work. Still, the momentum of transformation is creating massive opportunities for companies that adopt change quickly.

Disruptive companies like Airbnb and Uber took advantage of the lucrative rise of the App Economy and dramatically outpaced their competition. Startups are not the only companies that benefit from disruption. Massive companies like GEICO and Capital One are embracing a similar disruptive mentality.

It’s all about agile development and deploying solutions faster.

No-code software platforms (or visual programming) in information technology at enterprises and the SMB marketplace have recently become hot topics in discussing the future of business and its transition into a digital infrastructure. To maintain their relevance, companies can use two types of development strategies:

Strategy A: Maintain your safe, predictable, but often costly, time-consuming, and inflexible traditional development methods.

Strategy B: Adopt new approaches to development that focus on agility, flexibility, and short development cycles.

While maintaining Strategy A is necessary to preserve essential business functions, focusing too heavily on traditional development will limit your business’ ability to maintain its presence in a highly competitive marketplace. The “long in the tooth” legacy applications that companies are struggling with need a face-lift.

Organizations need to be able to react quickly. They need to adopt a system where failure is OK — Strategy B is where the potential for real disruption lives. No-code development platforms hold the key to the disruption needed and are taking the DevOps world by storm.

Creating a Strategy B team drives the adoption of no-code platforms for both bi-modal IT and the rewriting of legacy applications — mainly with small teams of developers who can tackle big problems without the over-thinking and over-planning that goes along with traditional development.

Through visual flowchart design and code generation, the need for an army of programmers to build a single application is diminishing. Smaller, more efficient teams can now work simultaneously on multiple projects. Smart IT organizations rely on platforms that can design, test, debug, and publish applications quickly and all from one place.

It used to take months before businesses could gauge the impact of software solutions. Now, no-code platforms have allowed for the rapid realization of business advantages and increased ROI.

The visual development methods within no-code platforms allow business owners to participate throughout the entire development process by allowing for a common language between business and IT teams. This collaboration keeps owners in touch with the project, enabling them to drive the project in the direction they want — or completely halt it before investing too much.

No-code platforms enable an agile development environment and a speed to market, fail fast solution, which allows organizations to create applications without massive investment. FinTech, Healthcare, and Manufacturing are all examples of industries benefitting from no-code adoption.

The speed to market, sometimes as impressive as 1/10th the time of traditional development when using no-code platforms, allows business innovations to occur rapidly. The development community of informed organizations is embracing new heights, with or without the jetpacks.

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