What do we mean by ‘low code’?
Low code is a relatively new term in the application industry. It generally refers to application that use a simple interface to develop code – rather than having to write the code yourself. What these applications do is they write the code for you. Instead of you learning a programming language, you learn how to use the software and it does the rest.
Learning to use the software is made easier by ‘drag and drop’ visual interfaces. You still have to learn how to use the software, but to become an expert in a platform like Appian is far easier than becoming an expert in .NET or Java.
Not having to write bespoke code to configure your Appian application has other advantages too – it’s far easier to troubleshoot when things aren’t working correctly.
With low code applications, you can focus more on the design of the process and getting the right outcomes, faster and easier. You don’t have to write lines and lines of code. Or when you update the code of the software – everything stops working until you figure out why.
It’s simple to integrate with other systems too. Instead of expensive and time-consuming complex system integration, Appian lets you connect with systems using API’s. In fact, it already comes with a bunch of custom API’s built-in or available in its marketplace.