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Low-code application development platforms like Progress Rollbase provide the services you need to get your app up and running, grow faster and keep up with your own success.
In our recent blog post, What is a Low-Code Platform, we saw that one key characteristic of a low-code platform is the rich set of built-in services the platform provides. We didn’t have time to get into any details there, but in this post, we will explore the value these services provide.
Imagine you have a great idea, and you spend a couple of months developing an initial web application. Then you deploy and start to get some usage. You build a few more features and usage picks up. You have a nascent successful application.
Soon, however, some clouds appear. New requirements come in faster than you can process them. These requirements require integration expertise your team does not have, and competition is breathing down your neck. You have a hard time hiring the needed expertise.
You create a roadmap and prioritize all the requirements. You start on some of the highest priority items but soon realize this is going to take more time than anyone had estimated. You announce a delay for the next release date and right after that you discover security and scalability issues in the initial design. You have to go back to the drawing board.
Now your delivery speed has slowed to a crawl and you do not know how you will be able to compete.
The services built into low-code platforms alleviate or even eliminate many of the issues mentioned in our very real example above. How does it do that?
The answer is simple: lots of point and click or low coding services that address the need of typical multi-device web applications, so that you can focus on solving your business problems.
As we saw in the previous post, we get an object model for objects and their relationships (1 to 1, 1 to n, n to m). For example, a Travel Destination object and its associated Hotels and Flights, or a portfolio and its associated stocks and bonds (this is a 1 to n relationship).
As soon as we define these objects, we get an auto-generated application for objects and their relationships working across multiple devices (smartphones, tablets and desktops) without writing a single line of code, and without specialists in responsive and adaptive UIs.
That's just one of many great features you'll get with Rollbase.
Building web applications with a low-code platform not only allows you to build an application very quickly (try and fail fast), but also to accelerate your delivery speed dramatically when your application becomes successful. You don’t have to code lots of services or go through the long process of acquiring knowledge and hiring expertise in specific domains.
You can learn more about how Rollbase can help you quickly build low-code applications here.
Thierry Ciot is a Software Architect and Product Owner on Progress Rollbase. Ciot has gained a broad experience in the development of products ranging from development tools to production monitoring systems. He is using his expertise to create a low code/rapid application development platform that provides a “Yes!” user experience. He is now focusing on responsive and adaptive modern web applications for public and private clouds. He holds two patents in the memory management space.
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