Some developers might have a bad opinion about Low-Code technologies, thinking that these are not suited for them. We found it useful to answer to these several "frustrations" that they may have, of course if they use Convertigo Platform!
- They might think that maintenance could be difficult :
If there is one unambiguous point to emphasize, it is that the cost of maintenance is directly proportional to the amount of code to be maintained. So, the Low Code is less expensive to maintain, contrary to what the article says.
However, the openness point highlighted in this article is quite accurate. Therefore, only Low Code open source platforms can claim to solve the maintenance point.
- They might think that everyone would get the same result :
Once again, this point is general on “simplistic” Low-Code platforms. There are platforms on the market that allow "Pixel Perfect" applications where the final user cannot imagine for a second that it was created by a Low Code platform, such as Convertigo.
- One only size doesn’t fit : This refers to the previous point : The different platforms aren’t equivalent. Only open platforms like Convertigo can fully respond to very specific development requests.
- They might think that coding was easier than configuring :
On this point, they’re not wrong ! Therefore, a Low Code platform must allow "Classic" programming capability for specific parts of the application. This is exactly what Convertigo enables using the standard industry support TypeScript language.
- They might think that they were working « blind »: Indeed, some Low Code tools are designed with proprietary technologies that completely hide the application operations from developers. This is not that way with an open platform using the latest market standards. The applications developed with the platform can therefore be analyzed and "Debugged" by conventional tools on the market. For example, the Convertigo platform is based on Angular Technology and automatically benefits from the full range of tools around this Framework.
- They might think that the simplest tasks turned into puzzles:
Indeed, some "simplistic" platforms do not allow developers to easily fit custom code into applications like a platform such as Convertigo which, on the contrary, was originally designed with this capability. The security problems cited in the article can indeed arise, unless the platform has been designed with a strong notion of security and non-intrusion.
- They might think that Low-Code is not efficient and have poor performance :
False ! a Low Code platform is able to optimize the most classic code paths used in 90% of applications. This is precisely what developers "forget" to do and only do if performance issues are detected. If you use an open platform such as Convertigo, nothing prevents a developer from programming their own functions themselves in the platform's TypeScript language. Indeed, they will not benefit in this case from the Low Code contribution but this is only on a small part of the app.
- They might think that Low Code would not give them much experience:
Many developers do not see the value of putting a Low Code platform on their Resume and feel that their competences will not be valued. They are wrong!
It should be known that the ADR of a skillful developer on a low code platform is 70% higher than a traditional developer! Indeed, as the client is aware of the efficiency of the Dev - platform couple by accelerating its delivery and reducing its future maintenance, he doesn’t hesitate to pay more for the ADR of these developers, who can devote more time to the business requirements and the quality of the user experience UX
- They might think that they would be locked in :
It depends on the platform. Indeed, using a mono-cloud platform from one of the GAFAMs is probably not a good idea. On the other side, using an open source Multi cloud and on premises platform like Convertigo completely erases this last frustration!
To conclude, these frustrations are undoubtedly real but are largely outweighed by the efficience of today's low code platforms, especially if they are open source, open and based on market standards. To illustrate this movement, a Gartner study reports that in 2024 the Low Code will represent 65% of business applications!