No-code/low-code app development evolves from loathed to loved

Last updated:January 2017

Editor's note

As development tools grow more powerful, building cloud and mobile applications -- once the sole domain of corporate IT -- is now routinely done by line-of-business departments. Long considered a threat to data security, CIOs also often viewed no-code/low-code (NCLC) distributed development as an incursion into the sanctity of IT, resulting in an inevitable erosion of control over their exclusive turf.

Times have changed. Forward-thinking CIOs have come to recognize NCLC as a . to offload mundane development projects from overburdened staff and overextended budgets, freeing up professional developers to tackle projects impacting the core business mission or to explore the "next big thing" that may yield a competitive advantage.

This guide covers what NCLC means, how it can benefit IT and how to overcome potential pitfalls. Learn why these development tools are expected to have a big future in software technology. Finally, find a review of common terms associated with no-code/low-code app development tools.

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