Historically, programming has been seen as something of a black art to the populace at large. Adding to the mystique: Developers are not cheap and companies don’t like spending money on their time if the answer to any nervous souls who were hoping to learn more about the process and production of app or software development was “That’s the way we do it” and “We have always done it that way.” To management, bothering coders did not have any clear rewards in profit or efficiency and thus the coders maintained a splendid monopoly on application development.
Microsoft Visual Basic shook up that status quo -- somewhat. Visual Basic allowed people with little coding experience to quickly create a functional application that met business needs with minimal coding. Rather than paying someone to write the application at significant cost, employees with a modest understanding of computers could develop enough functionality within an application to achieve some mundane but automatable, time-saving program.
Consequently, low-code tools created an explosion in terms of office automation. Our guide will walk through the business considerations of embracing a low-code or no-code approach to industry-specific tools, the how-tos for incoroporating them into your enterprise, and the best practices for maintaining the apps your team creates.