9 dark secrets of low-code software development

Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn’t quite so simple.

9 dark secrets of low-code software development
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The “low code” sales pitch is seductive. After all, who wants to spec out a months-long software project to be handled by a large team of expensive, opinionated developers when just a few or even a business user will do?

The low-code movement that has been emerging, thanks to tools that offer intuitive interfaces for building software, is enabling developers to snap together applications with a few clicks and, at most, a few hundred keystrokes.

But with ease comes complications. Lurking behind these programming crutches and mind-reading interfaces are several dark secrets that take a little shine off the seductive promise of low-code development.

Vendor lock-in

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