How No-Code Helps You Build Better Applications

Build Better Apps

The best (and easiest!) way to build a superior enterprise web application is to build it on a no-code platform. Here’s why.

In many of our blog articles and webinars, we’ve made the case that building enterprise-grade web applications using no-code is faster and more affordable than doing so with code. But cost and speed aren’t the only factors that matter. What’s just as important is that applications built on a no-code platform like Unqork are of a higher quality than those developed through traditional code-based processes.

Here are three key ways no-code can help you build a better application:

1. You Can Focus on Business Challenges, Not Technical Challenges

When you build with code, a significant amount of developer time and energy is spent wondering if the application will work as opposed to how well it will work. Changing even a line or two of code can negatively affect the entire application, so you have to constantly validate and double-check your computations. Unfortunately, there’s no quick way to do so in an enterprise application with millions of lines of code (LOCs). By getting bogged down in the minutiae of trying to get code to work, you often leave behind the underlying business logic of your project.

No-code application development platforms are easy to learn, easy to use, and built for compatibility. 

Conversely, no-code application development platforms are easy to learn, easy to use, and built for compatibility. Drag-and-drop components, easy integrations, and APIs snap into place to create sophisticated and functional flows that are guaranteed to work. Any changes you make are reflected in the application in real-time—what you see is what you get—so you don’t have to execute and hope for the best.

Plus, the Unqork team takes care of all of the backend work for you so you can focus on your business logic, which makes for a better, more functional application from the very beginning.

2. You Can Collaborate More Effectively

With large-scale IT projects involving many teams, it’s easy for application development to get stuck in silos. In many circumstances, dev teams take the idea given to them by the business team and re-emerge months later with a finished product—with no feedback from the business team in between. Too many differing opinions and too little cooperation make for a confused, unfocused application. All this back and forth also eats up valuable time that would be better spent fine-tuning your application.

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With no-code, anyone can bring their ideas to life, even if they have no formal tech training. This means your creators can bring the business team into the development process so they can align on strategy at every stage. As a result, the finished product will be more reflective of business needs and stronger overall.

Additionally, no-code makes it faster and easier to improve applications during the rapid prototyping process. Traditionally, application prototypes aren’t fully functional or true to the final product because they’re only meant to be representations, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With the Unqork platform, you can build a fully functional prototype in a matter of hours and easily make changes to this prototype that will find their way into your final product. This empowers stakeholders to provide feedback on a real prototype that will have a real impact on the quality of the finished application.

3. No-Code Has Security and Stability Baked In

Web application security is more important now than ever before. In fact, according to the 2019 NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Report, web application attacks comprise over 32% of all cybersecurity threats, making them the most common attack vector. To make matters worse, nine out of every 10 web applications have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.

Where do these vulnerabilities come from? Most of the time, it’s code. When hundreds of thousands of lines of legacy code pile up, it becomes impossible to check the application for vulnerabilities. The best-case scenario is that you wind up with an issue with dead code—old code that can’t be executed at run time that slows down operations and adds bulk to your application. The worst-case scenario is that your team misses a small security vulnerability that hackers can turn into a big data breach. According to IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report, a breach can cost an enterprise up to $8.64 million in legal fees, loss of reputation, and reduced customer loyalty.

Security is a key component of quality, and by removing code, you can dramatically shrink your application’s attack surface. 

In this landscape, security is a key component of quality, and by removing code, you can dramatically shrink your application’s attack surface. Also, the Unqork platform is built from the ground up with enterprise-grade security features like robust encryption and regular penetration testing. The best part is that we maintain your application’s security for you, so you can focus on innovating with the knowledge that your application is well-protected. The web application you build on the Unqork platform will not only be better than that of your competitor’s, but it’ll also be safer.

Build It Better with Unqork

At Unqork, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of enterprise application development—and so should you! Building on a no-code platform is the best way to build high-quality applications faster and for less.

Want to learn more about how no-code can be used at your organization? Schedule a personalized demonstration with one of our in-house experts. Also, sign up for the Unqork newsletter to keep up-to-date on the latest in the world of no-code.

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