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Low code on the rise

by on15 December 2022

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Analyst outfit Gartner believes that spending on low-code development technologies will grow 19.6 per cent year on year to $26.9 billion in 2023 and really low code spending growing super fast.

Organisations will want to move to low-code technologies because they require less developer skill and knowledge of programming languages -- being used to speed up application delivery and build customized automation workflows, Big G said.

The analyst expects strong growth across the broad spectrum of low-code technologies, with the largest category being low-code application platforms (LCAP). It forecasts LCAP market revenues to grow 25 per cent in 2023 to $9.9 billion.

Among Gartner's list of LCAP vendors are OutSystems, Appian, Microsoft Power Platform, Salesforce Platform, Oracle Express, Mendix, Soho, Pega, ServiceNow, and others.

Gartner's other categories are: business process automation (BPA), multi-experience development platforms (MDXP), robotic process automation (RPA), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), citizen automation and development platforms (CADP), and other low-code development (LCD) technologies.

Researcher Varsha Mehta said that equipping both professional IT developers and non-IT personas -- business technologists -- with diverse low-code tools enables organisations to reach the level of digital competency and speed of delivery required for the modern agile environment,

Gartner reckons that 80 per cent of people using low-code development tools won't be within formal IT departments by 2026. That's up from 60 per cent in 2021.

While low-code technology doesn't entirely cut out the need for full developers, it does reduce the pressure for so many of them. The spectrum of low-code ranges from simple drag-and-drop interfaces on various tools to complex technical platforms with a low-code way of working.


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