The 5 Key Steps to Building a Modern Enterprise Application: No-Code vs. Low-Code

According to Gartner, 65% of all applications created within the next five years will be built using low-code or no-code technologies. “Low-code” and “no-code” often end up grouped together; however, these similar-sounding terms are anything but interchangeable.

Low-code technologies were introduced in the early 2000s as a means to automate repeatable coding tasks. These tools added some efficiencies for the pre-mobile, proto-broadband era, but they don’t adequately address the mounting development challenges of today’s enterprise.

Modern companies are under increasing pressure to “go digital” to drive operational efficiencies and address users’ evolving expectations for digital service. However, they must do so within complex ecosystems while competing for a limited pool of experienced programmers—and as a result, development efficiencies across industries have taken a hit.

Consider that between 1980 and 2000, developer productivity steadily improved thanks to new programming languages, coding strategies, and development tools such as low-code. But then, around 2010, the numbers began moving in the opposite direction. The reason is that traditional development tools and methodologies have failed to keep up with the demands of today’s digital ecosystems, which is why a new approach became necessary.

No-code technologies eliminate the need to write or manage code, which means organizations can focus all their resources on addressing business challenges rather than dealing with syntax, bugs, and legacy code (some of which may be decades old). 

Unqork, the world’s first enterprise no-code application platform, is specifically designed to streamline the development of sophisticated applications in complex, highly regulated sectors such as finance, insurance, healthcare, and government. Global organizations from various sectors have used Unqork to realize a number of benefits such as:

3X Faster Development

3X Cost Savings

600x Fewer Bugs

No-code technologies have been around for decades (WYSIWYG web builders from the 90s were technically no-code), but Unqork has expanded the concept using guidance from industry experts with decades of experience to build a robust no-code application platform for accelerating enterprise software development. 

Here at Unqork, we strongly disagree with the decision of some industry watchers to casually bundle both technologies together into a single “low-code/no-code” category. In this eBook, we will attempt to place some sunlight between these two technologies and demonstrate how Unqork is the obvious choice when it comes to building a modern enterprise application.

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