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No- and Low-Code Development
Let's chat about citizen development as creating software and special features gets into the hands of those using it on the front lines.
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#eweekchatEdge Computing: IT's Newest GrJOIN US: This is a chat-based conversation about how IT is rapidly evolving into a new phase that may turn out to be as important as, if not more important than, the cloud itself.
Chris Preimesberger
Is training for no- and low-code development pretty much able to be completed in short, easy lessons?
Appdome
Yes especially for a no code integration platform as it'sdrag and drop GUI.
Jan Sysmans
Totally. I'm not a mobile developer, I'm a marketer, and I was able to do complete complex mobile integration projects immediately with no training.
Chris Preimesberger
Impressive. So how long did it take for you to become generally comfortable with this?
Sumit Sarkar
I surveyed over 5000 developers to get their sentiment about these platforms and over 60% were negative. Retraining will be both a technical and cultural challenge. Our approach is to still provide developers with necessary control to address their sentiment
Jan Sysmans
a couple hours max. I did my first #nocode #mobile #integration project on @appdome as part of my interview process. I've since used other no-code and #lowcode platforms to create apps successfully as well. Once you get a hang of the UI and workflow it's all easy.
Chris Preimesberger
Wow, good metric there.
Chris Preimesberger
they should be teaching this in junior high/high school, methinks. Oracle is sponsoring a magnet school that's doing this, I believe.
Chris Preimesberger
(Jan, are you using the CrowdChat platform? I see your response on Twitter only.)
Chris Preimesberger
Ah, I see it now. thanks
Chris Preimesberger
Q3: Why should IT at an enterprise consider moving to a low- or no-code environment?
Anthony Abdulla
By bringing business users closer to the appdev process they can eliminate shadow IT and empower their teams to ensure innovation and scale take place in a compliant fashion
Chris Preimesberger
Thank you, Anthony!
Chris Preimesberger
Q2: What are some of the main advantages of using low- or no-code platforms and applications in new-gen IT? What do these practices replace?
Jan Sysmans
Q2/A1: biggest advantage of using low-code/no-code platforms for building and integrating apps is that the barrier to entry for developers is a lot lower. You don't have to be an expert in everything. You can focus building a great product for your customers.
Sumit Sarkar
There is a significant demand to deliver more apps, but many organizations aren't ready from a talent and infrastructure perspective. These platforms can help.
Appdome
They enable fast time to market.
Jan Sysmans
@sumitsarkar Q2/A2 Sumit is correct. No-code platforms offer a tremendous help to organizations.
Anthony Abdulla
They give non-programmers - like business people and marketers - the ability to visually build out application specifications & work collaboratively with IT to design and modify applications
Sumit Sarkar
Q2/A2: What I see from my research is there are a number of classes of apps that different platforms deliver. Kinvey focuses on delivering enterprise apps faster using easy to find talent. Kinvey replaces the need for dedicated infrastructure and ops teams so pro devs can focus
Chris Preimesberger
Q1: Sumit, can you, Anne and Jan tell us a little about yourselves and your companies?
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Jan Sysmans
Hi Chris, I've been in Silicon Valley for many years, working in product management, product marketing, marketing and business development for SaaS companies.
Jan Sysmans
Right now I'm on the marketing and business development side of Appdome
Sumit Sarkar
Sure, I run product research and marketing for Progress Kinvey, a modern low code platform that provides high productivity with developer control to deliver complex B2B/B2C apps faster
Jan Sysmans
I came to Appdome because having worked at Webex, SugarCRM and Saba, I understand first hand the value Appdome offers with it's no-code mobile integration platform.
Appdome
Anne does marketing for Appdome creating GTM campaigns.
Chris Preimesberger
Appian and Appdome, I believe, are here also.
Appdome
Appdome no code experts!
Chris Preimesberger
Who's here from Appdome?
Appdome
Jan Sysmans and Anne Smith
Chris Preimesberger
Thank you ... appreciate you being here.
Jan Sysmans
@editingwhiz glad to be here. What question do you have for us?
Chris Preimesberger
One of them I know is Sumit Sarkar, Chief Research Officer of Progress Software, which has a fully managed serverless platform and low-code legacy system acceleration for developers.
Appdome
Appdome no code experts
Sumit Sarkar
Pleasure to be here
Chris Preimesberger
We have a few low/no code experts with us today. Could you please introduce yourselves?
Jan Sysmans
Hi Chris, Im Jan at Appdome
Chris Preimesberger
As you join in, please introduce yourself. Don't be a lurker!