Myths and truths about low-code programming; why so many doubts about this method of development?

It’s been two or three years since the low code has been gaining more and more followers, but what few know is that this development process has existed for more than 20 years and has always accompanied digital transformation. To get an idea of ​​the exponential growth in the use of this development method, Gartner, a consulting company known worldwide, points out that 70% of the applications developed by 2025 will be carried out with low-code programming.

Although low-code has gained notoriety lately, many companies and developers are reluctant to use it for a variety of reasons. I intend to show that we really have the future of the world’s digitalization in our hands, which will solve a series of pains in the technology segment, especially the need for agility and the lack of qualified professionals. Thus, you should take help from professional app development firms like and have your apps developed for your business.

To clarify and expand knowledge regarding this development method, I have selected the three main objections that exist in our market:

“Low-code platforms will kill developers’ careers”

I always tell developers to rest assured that this is not the end of the profession, but something that will add new possibilities, since the accelerators and components of the low-code platform free the developer from manual and repetitive tasks, so that they can dedicate your time to new creative solutions, innovations and good architecture.

Another positive point of this programming language is the opening of the market for more professionals to work in a sector that has a shortage of manpower. This development method is opening new work fronts, so much so that most low-code developers come from traditional languages.

For anyone who has knowledge of at least one programming language, the transition is very easy. In a few weeks of training, the developer is able to work on real projects.

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“Everyone has access to the same codes, leaving a system exposed, so it’s not secure”

There is a myth that the method lacks security, but this is not true. Each company and system that is developed is unique. Each application is unique, with extensive security barriers that are constantly updated. All accesses are individual, therefore, from the moment a project begins to be developed, it becomes exclusive to the company, regardless of the number of customers who use the same resources.

That’s how, once resources are chosen for an app and included in the system, only developers with access permissions will be able to access the project’s resources. Everything is controlled and secure, with pre-determined access, which makes the codes protected from any vulnerability.

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“With low-code, every app looks the same”

This is another myth, very common. As we speak of a “drag and drop” system, with the same formats for each of the available resources, this does not mean that they cannot be customized.

We see beautiful work from the design teams, who create practical interfaces for users that are 100% within the visual identity of the brand that is launching the app.

It is very important for professionals to know that low-code is a broad, agile, scalable solution with much more advanced features than traditional programming. With this technology, we have in our hands the future of digital development, which will be increasingly necessary in the world.

Adeisa RomãoAdeísa Romão is commercial director of OutSystems in Brazil. IT professional with over 30 years of experience, she has always been passionate and motivated by the way technology interferes and contributes to people’s daily lives. Graduated in the first class of Computer Science at the University of Taubaté and with an Executive MBA from Insper, she has spent her career in several relevant projects with multidisciplinary teams, contributing to the results of large multinationals in the sector.

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