What is Low Code?
Low code, in my very own definition, here are what I think
For non-programmer: It is an easy approach to build a prototype to showcase business process
For programmer: It is an easy way out, to build a repetitive and boring task such as CRUD (p.s. : If you are real programmer, you know what is CRUD)
Back in 1997, when I started to learn my first programming language, Borland C, I feel the pain of just painting an animation ball (p.s.: back then, we call it as “sprite” ) on screen. Hence, I was amazed when visual tools like Visual Basic, or Borland JBuilder++ available for me, creating forms, buttons, even animation without hand coding.
However, what really enlighten me back then was, Microsoft Access. You basically don’t need to write a single code to create a real simple application.
Yes, a lot might said, Microsoft Access is a lousy database (so do my college lecture back then). But, what the hell? It just work. You don’t need rocket science to create a simple application for simple problem solving
Programmers’ motto: Keep it simple and stupid.
Why I love low code?
Other than CRUD, I use low code to build and demonstrate some software prototype.
Trust me, a lot of targeted users still can’t get it when I demo in Adobe XD.
Those muggle need to feel it, need to click on button, need to experience the forms navigation, and finally tell you what they really want.
That saved me lot of time, and I can spend more time on my retro PC Games.
Can low code replace real programmer?
If you are a programmer, and you can’t do anything like low code tools did, basically you are doomed.
Simple answer, no, not yet until SkyNet take over the world.
What’s this site for
There are many business process flow in company, able to implement with low code. Example: form processing, leave application, claims application… etc
I am going to share with you all how I use different tools to achieve the same objective.
How I test/pick the tools?
I test and pick the tools with below 3 aspects:
- No RTFM. To be fair, we can’t avoid help files some time, but the lesser the better. We don’t have time for RTFM, programmers are busy. This actually showcase how easy to use for the tools.
- Price friendly. I guess this goes without saying? I will avoid those tools that never publish pricing info on the website.
- Developer friendly. Most of the tools I tested offer free plan for developer, with limited functions of course, but good enough for me to showcase and test.
You feel upset when the tools you like not listed on my site
Just go to contact us page, and let me know. I might not know, or not aware of this tools (there are thousand of tools out there!), or I am too stupid not able to use it
I need help for my projects / company for low code solutions
Feel free to contact me at contact us page, any form of collaboration are welcome.