Developer Advocate @ Nexmo
"We’ve seen low-code gain unprecedented traction in the past year, and I believe we’re only just getting started. Low-code is here to stay, with the potential of becoming a tool in most people’s toolkit.
Due to the current climate, most surviving businesses had to go online. Lacking the development resource or time needed, a good chunk of them turned to low-code solutions for business operations, building websites and automating repetitive tasks. I see this demand as the main driver in the evolution of low-code, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.
In the meantime, API companies started to realize that there’s a whole new population out there they could be serving right now. All they need to do is offer a low-code approach to their products, just like another SDK. More and more API companies started either integrating with low-code platforms or building their own drag-and-drop style sandbox to address this audience. I hope to see this trend picking up, as it makes tech more accessible and empowers less technical audiences to bring their ideas to life.
And on to developers. Definitely the slowest trend I’ve seen in the world of low-code, but I believe we’ll get there eventually. While developers can write code, some are starting to catch on to the fact that the code does not always need to be written. Low-code can be an immensely powerful productivity tool and time saver. By taking care of the low-value and low-complexity tasks frees up development time for the high-value ones.