Low code platforms offer a non-programming approach to application development. Low code environments give users the opportunity to create applications with minimal or even no software development or IT skills, making app development possible by citizen developers, often at the source of the need and when they need it.
There are a number of benefits to low code platforms. Firstly, low-code development can free up time for professional developers to work on other projects. Additionally, by allowing those who have a good understanding of the requirements the ability to create the application, time spent on iterating requirements and specifications is eliminated. This can in turn save time and costs compared to traditional, coding based projects. Tools can be created at the source of the need and on a timescale typically much faster than a traditional software development project.