How low-code unifies makers with visual development, part 2 – A WTMT special podcast mini-series

By Nuria Martin Garcia

In the first episode, we talked about how software is becoming nearly ubiquitous in modern society. As software continues to do more for us, both personally and professionally, it also becomes more complex. Growing software complexity certainly makes the job of software developers more difficult, but it also makes the software harder to understand by non-developers. The result is a growing gap in understanding between software developers, organizational customers and end users.

This makes it harder for customers or end users to communicate their needs to IT organizations with any specificity or clarity. Therefore, IT organizations have trouble creating custom applications to solve the unique problems their customers and users are facing. With no end to the growth of software complexity in sight, opportunities for technical liaisons are on the rise to break through the mounting software language barrier. Low-code development solutions provide a perfect environment for software developers and users to communicate.

How low-code brings makers together

Low-code app development platforms, like Mendix™, use visual development environments to help make sense of software complexity. Through the universal language of icons, they make it easier for developers to communicate with businesses. The process starts with widgets and drag-and-drop building blocks so that the citizen developer can create a prototype of what they want. From that model, developers can understand exactly what the customer needs, and then build a high-quality custom application from a heightened level of understanding.

Back on the show are Mendix experts Erno Rorive, a Senior Product Manager; Jakob Schillinger, a Technology Evangelist; and Dina Durutlic, a Product Marketing Manager.

In this episode, we’ll talk about the magic of low-code, how it helps ease the communication process between businesses and IT, and how companies can leverage this technology to save time and increase their bottom line. We’ll also share some real-world examples of the astonishing benefits that low-code has provided for customers around the globe. You can listen to the second episode in our low-code mini-series below:

View the original Siemens Podcast Network article by Conor Peick, here.

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