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Aug 5 2020
What's new & interesting in low-code/no-code
Summary
  • Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about low-code/no-code platforms. Analysts are forecasting that 65% of enterprise apps will be developed on low-code platforms by 2024 (up from 10-20%).

Aug 5 2020
What's new & interesting in low-code/no-code
Summary
  • Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about low-code/no-code platforms. Analysts are forecasting that 65% of enterprise apps will be developed on low-code platforms by 2024 (up from 10-20%).
Summary
The 30-second version of the Brief in a few bullets.
Included in Member-only email.
What's Happening
Detailed narrative describing the current events and evidence of a market shift (“signals”) – deeply researched and fully sourced. While every Brief is different, this section might cover moves by industry players, consumer and investment trends, and regulatory changes.
What’s Happening
Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about low-code/no-code platforms, from Webflow to Notion to the recently announced Amazon Honeycode. IT and developers are facing overwhelming demand, putting pressure on enterprises to seek alternatives. The COVID-19 crisis is also accelerating the boom in low-code/no-code, which is helping government agencies and businesses build apps quickly to serve new needs. In some cases, low-code/no-code can reduce development time by as much as 90%. One bank, for instance, built an app to track the influx of PPP loan applications within 5 hours.

What’s Happening
Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about low-code/no-code platforms, from Webflow to Notion to the recently announced Amazon Honeycode. IT and developers are facing overwhelming demand, putting pressure on enterprises to seek alternatives. The COVID-19 crisis is also accelerating the boom in low-code/no-code, which is helping government agencies and businesses build apps quickly to serve new needs. In some cases, low-code/no-code can reduce development time by as much as 90%. One bank, for instance, built an app to track the influx of PPP loan applications within 5 hours.
What's Happening
Detailed narrative describing the current events and evidence of a market shift (“signals”) – deeply researched and fully sourced. While every Brief is different, this section might cover moves by industry players, consumer and investment trends, and regulatory changes.
What It Means
For some, this is the most interesting part of a Brief. It builds on the fact base from What’s Happening to present an analysis and forward-looking perspective on what will happen. How will the shift play out? Who will win? How big of a deal is this? Where are the opportunities?
What It Means
The low-code/no-code movement has both its evangelists and its naysayers. The history of software development has been an uneven journey towards higher levels of abstraction. These higher levels of abstraction hold the promise of more efficient reuse of code and faster development cycles. When the abstractions are intuitive (such as drag-and-drop interfaces), the development tools become more accessible to end-users, who may be less technical but are closer to the problem set.

What It Means
The low-code/no-code movement has both its evangelists and its naysayers. The history of software development has been an uneven journey towards higher levels of abstraction. These higher levels of abstraction hold the promise of more efficient reuse of code and faster development cycles. When the abstractions are intuitive (such as drag-and-drop interfaces), the development tools become more accessible to end-users, who may be less technical but are closer to the problem set.
What It Means
For some, this is the most interesting part of a Brief. It builds on the fact base from What’s Happening to present an analysis and forward-looking perspective on what will happen. How will the shift play out? Who will win? How big of a deal is this? Where are the opportunities?
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