Gartner Report: Skuid Evaluated, Low-Code Development Technologies Industry Guide.
Demand for faster application development has created the need for more advanced tools to alleviate the never-ending code-debt burden affecting developers and IT staff. For enterprises in the throes of a digital transformation initiative, this burden has become exponential. Further complicating things for CIOs and heads of app development, Global 1000 organizations are beset by a shortage of experienced developers.
One concept, called the democratization of IT, makes a difference. This democratization refers to making certain technologies more accessible, which in turn drives rapid adoption. In this case no- or low-code dev platforms make the process of building applications more accessible to more people. The gap between demand and availability of skilled IT developers continues to widen, so the need to reduce code debt has hit a critical stage. No-code and low-code platforms have stepped into the gap to meet this demand. Low- or no-code platforms can help businesses increase developer productivity, and offload many configuration tasks to business analysts or administrators. With a democratized app-evolution process companies can deliver more apps faster, and in some cases, with much better end-user experiences.
In Gartner’s recent report, “Low-Code Development Technologies Evaluation Guide,” Gartner analyzes the history, current marketplace, and future for these varying developer platforms. Skuid appears in the report. Here are our key takeaways from the report:
- Here come the “citizen developers.” These people will train to use low- or no-code platforms to lighten the workload for over-tasked and understaffed hard-core IT development shops.
- Multi-experience Development Platforms (MXDPs) will proliferate. With MXDPs, businesses can create multiple apps to expand or reinvigorate the enterprise UX across multiple digital touchpoints (e.g., mobile apps, progressive web apps, chatbots).
- By 2024, more than 65 percent of apps will be built with no-code or low-code platforms. To achieve successful digital transformation projects, in the very near future, enterprises will adopt holistic and collaborative development processes, with business-and-IT jointly delivering apps.
- Vendors are specializing. While eighty-five percent of low- and no-code platforms consider themselves “full stack” covering UX, logic, and data, some vendors now specialize in one specific part of the application stack, such as front-end development or business process logic. This specialized approach reduces the need to create repetitive data stores for different applications.
We’d love to hear your take on where the market is going with rapid app development platforms like Skuid. What do you use? What do you think?
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