Low-code applications a way to democratize technology

15.05.2023

This is the first in a series of articles by Kris Rozwadowski on the idea of low-code and no-code platforms.

Aplikacje low code droga do demokratyzacji technologii

For years, the IT development of a company, took place within a certain dictate. It didn’t matter whether you bought off-the-shelf solutions on the market, outsourced the development of turnkey applications, or created a thriving software department within your organization. Your company was ruled indivisibly … by code.

Closed or open, modern or archaic – it doesn’t matter.

You had to use the services of someone who, to say the least, knew. He knew how to do programming. And programming is not a piece of cake. And if something isn’t easy, it certainly isn’t cheap either.

Code dictatorship is a sneaky thing. Often you don’t even know that someone else besides you is ruling what goes on inside your own business. The fact that you own 100% of the code doesn’t change anything, because you still have to pay not only for the people who will change something in it, but also for those who will translate the expectations of the wider business into a language that programming keyboard virtuosos can understand.

Fortunately, we’ve been seeing a trend for some time now that allows us to hope for a change…

Democratization of technology

The democratization of technology is a process in which more and more people have access to advanced technological tools. This means that it is no longer just a small group of specialists who have control over innovations, but ordinary (see non-technical) people can also use new technologies to solve problems and achieve their goals.

As technology becomes more accessible, it becomes easier to see the potential that lies in its applications. This opens the way for innovative solutions that can benefit the entire business, as it means lower costs for change in organizations.

At the same time, the democratization of technology means that everyone can become a creator, not just a consumer of technology. You no longer need to have specialized knowledge to create new applications, websites or programs. With low-code tools, almost anyone can create their own technology solutions.

On the road to democratic revolution

The mentioned low-code tools make it possible to create applications without having to hire programmers. As a result, more and more people have access to the technology, and the software development process becomes much easier and more accessible to ordinary users.

It is the democratization of technology that is one of the most important aspects of low-code applications. Thanks to them, small and medium-sized businesses, and even one-person companies, have the opportunity to create their own applications, something that was previously impossible or reserved only for large corporations. Or for forward-looking companies, they invested in tools that allow far-reaching modifications and development of software without writing code.

Of course, such a change in the technology industry is not easy and requires a certain amount of work and time, but it is worth noting that low-code applications are no longer just experiments, but real solutions used by many companies around the world.

There are more and more platforms of this type, the entry threshold is getting lower, and the trend is becoming more and more noticeable – this also applies to softwarehouses which see it as an opportunity to produce software delivered to customers in a faster and internally cheaper way.

A good example of a low-code solution is Dew-X, which also has the advantage of being free, unlike most platforms. Of course, it is not as feature-rich as global low-code platforms, but if you are looking for a solution to automate processes and digitize workflows, this would be an ideal solution, given the zero threshold for entry and the free consultation still offered.

Interested? You can register here – few fields, no credit cards… one click and you’re done 🙂

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