As no-code enterprise application development continues to rejuvenate major industries like healthcare and insurance, it’s no surprise that these platforms are generating some serious buzz in the tech community. Unfortunately, this buzz also comes with a lot of misinformation.
If you’ve never worked with a no-code platform before, you might have heard that it’s essentially the same as low-code, or that apps built without code can’t possibly be that sophisticated. So what’s the truth?
In this article, we’ll debunk some common myths about no-code and explore how cutting edge no-code platforms are bucking some of the disadvantages you might associate with the term.
Myth #1: “Low-code and no-code are interchangeable.”
Low-code and no-code app development platforms are not the same. As their names suggest, the fundamental difference between them is that low-code platforms still require code. What does this mean for app development? Buggy legacy code, siloed teams, and a widening divide between business and IT. These are the fundamental issues that cause 93% of large-scale enterprise IT projects to fail.
Low-code is not an effective way to solve these massive rates of IT project failure because it doesn’t get to the root of the problem—code. Code locks developers into certain ways of creating, drives up short and long-term costs due to legacy maintenance, and generally traps enterprises in a cycle of technical debt. In many ways, low-code simply expedites traditional application development, including its downsides. As long as enterprises are still beholden to code, even in the smallest instances, they cannot truly focus on innovation.
In stark contrast, building apps with a no-code platform doesn’t require writing a single line of code. No-code disrupts the status quo by allowing development teams to focus on business logic through visual configuration rather than code. This freedom allows developers to move nimbly between different phases of the development process, make changes without dedicating countless hours to rewriting functions, and follow innovative ideas as they come.
Low-code and no-code are radically different at their cores. No-code is a fundamental redefinition of traditional development rather than an optimization, and it represents a paradigm shift that’s shaping the future of enterprise technology.
Myth #2: “No-code platforms aren’t secure.”
Some believe that because building an app with no-code is so straightforward, it can’t possibly meet the same security standards of traditionally-developed applications. Others go even further, claiming that no-code developers will focus more on aesthetics and forsake security.
The reality is that no-code platforms are just as secure as any other method of application development, if not more so. With Unqork, enterprise-grade security protocols are built-in from the ground up. By having these decisions pre-made on the backend, no-code engineers are left with consistent security and faster development processes.
Developers can deploy their apps in a single-tenant, cloud-agnostic enterprise infrastructure, manage roles and permissions, and automatically document data changes in order to meet compliance standards. What’s more, since no-code platforms empower enterprises to cultivate in-house talent, developers don’t have to worry about granting outside engineers access to their sensitive data.