Definitive guide to no-code.

The difference between no-code and low-code development.

When it comes to building, deploying, and leveraging your enterprise applications, your business needs the quickest path to value. Enter no-code and low-code development platforms into the enterprise app development space. But what’s the difference between low-code and no-code app development platforms, and why choose one over the other? Here’s what you need to know.

No-code is always faster than low-code.

There’s a big difference between low-code and no-code app development, and it’s simply this: code. While many low-code application development platforms claim to offer faster development times, no-code web app development platforms like Skuid will be faster than low-code, every time. It’s physics. Low-code means that some code is still required. With no-code platforms, code is optional.

No-code app development platforms are the key to breaking down barriers between the business and IT. Citizen developers—who have no coding experience, but do know what a business app needs to accomplish—can design an enterprise app without having to wait on IT. And because platforms like Skuid respect the native security for all data that is used, companies can innovate without risk.


“We saved thousands of lines of code. Without Skuid, we wouldn’t have been able to do all of that work in the same time frame.”

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No-code empowers citizen developers.

Citizen developers are subject matter users who know what it takes to create a business application—they know about their data sources and the business processes they need to build. But citizen developers don’t necessarily have the skills to build a business application with code.

With a no-code app development platform, you can leverage citizen developers in your business to take pressure off of IT, and put the people closest to business needs on the app development frontlines. But with a low-code platform, you’ll still need developers with actual coding knowledge building your applications. Cue backlog.

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No-code is the future of enterprise app development.

The unprecedented speed and efficiency provided by no-code platforms mean that innovators who choose no-code platforms gain a clear advantage.

By making code optional, fully extensible no-code platforms like Skuid give businesses the flexibility to use precious IT resources where they matter most, allowing for a unique collaboration between business and IT that maximizes productivity. While IT orchestrates the back end of an app, citizen developers can actively contribute. Not only do companies see major productivity gains when using no-code platforms, they also see improved communication and buy-in across their organizations.


“By 2020, at least 50% of all new IT line-of-business applications will be created with [Rapid Application Development] RAD toolsets such as a no-code platform.”