THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
PCQuest|November 2020
As more business heads, data scientists and programmers come into contact with low-code, the rate of application delivery and innovation in the market is bound to go up, says Divyesh Kharade, Co-founder and CEO, DronaHQ
Sunil Rajguru

Can you describe exactly what low-code is in brief?

Simply put, low-code is a visual software development approach that lets users create tools like apps and websites with minimal hand-coding. It enables users to build solutions without the need of proficient coding skills by using drag and drop interfaces and ready to use modules. It is a technology set to shift the power from only the It teams to the business as well. The business developers or citizen developers can co-create powerful apps for business in collaboration with It.

Can it contribute to democratisation of technology?

The ease of access and ease of adoption of cloud-based low code platforms is further contributing to democratization of application development. As more business heads, data scientists and programmers come into contact with the low-code technology, the rate of application delivery and innovation in the market is bound to go up.

The crux of low code makes it easy for users to adapt and make apps that meet their needs in a more personalized way than their off-the-shelf and pricy alternatives. Something that they build once can be continually iterated upon and optimized. Power and onus of digitization is shifting from It to business, as business users and managers are co-creating along with It.

There is now even a move to teach coding to children from Class 6 onward. Your views?

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