Nine principles of low-code application development

Low-code. What’s all the buzz?

If you’re not familiar, with this new approach to software development, low-code enables you to build apps using pre-built components in a visual environment (using drag-and-drop). As a result, low-code allows more agility, cutting down the time spent on building and deploying apps as well as requiring less engineering efforts than traditional development methodologies. It delivers high-quality solutions quickly and no advanced developer skills are required!

According to Gartner, “by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65 percent of application development activity”[1]. The race is on to compete in this digital (r)evolution. Low-code is the real deal and it´s already happening now.

But, if you’re new to low-code development, where do you begin?

To get started, check out “The Principles of Low-Code Development”. It is the perfect guide for current and future citizen developers who are looking for the first step to a new way of development.

“The Principles of Low-Code Development” sets out five core application development pillars, which in turn support the nine foundational principles of low-code app development. Makers across the organization are enabled to tear down the barriers of what is possible with software and increase the impact on business value.

With low-code: It’s about collaboration. It’s about speed. It’s about business value.

Read all about it in “The Principles of Low-Code Development”!


[1] Gartner: “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low Code Application Platforms” (August 2019)

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/mendix/2020/08/27/principles-of-low-code-application-development/