Low-code is becoming more popular every day within software development. For example, Gartner predicts that low-code platforms will account for 65% of the IT and software development market before 2024. Low-code is thus gaining more and more users which is creating an ever-increasing demand for the software. This, of course, is accompanied by the emergence of different providers and changes in the ways organizations work and think.
But exactly what low-code trends are there in 2023? We’ll tell you about that in this blog!
The low-code trends in a row
- The global market for low-code development technologies in 2023 is set to grow by 20%, according to Gartner. It is then expected to be worth about $26.9 billion by 2023. This is a 19.6% increase over 2022
- Larger enterprises are increasingly adopting low-code
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning are increasingly being integrated into low-code
- Low-code is going to be increasingly used for complex applications
- In regulated industries such as government organizations, low-code is increasingly used
- Low-code gets even better integration with DevOps and Agile methodologies
- Low-code is going to integrate even better with data analytics and business intelligence tools
- Gartner predicts that by 2026, developers outside formal IT departments will make up at least 80% of the user base for low-code development tools, up from 60% in 2021
Global growth of low-code is a reality
The global market for low-code development technologies in 2023 is set to grow by 20%, according to Gartner. It is then expected to be worth about $26.9 billion by 2023. This is a 19.6% increase over 2022.
This increase is not unexpected to us. Low-code is a sustainable, tremendously fast, efficient and accessible methods to achieve digital transformation in an organization.
Increased adoption by larger enterprises
In medium-sized organizations, low-code has long been of great value. According to Gartner, larger enterprises are also going to adopt low-code much more. They can’t really get away from this either if they want to meet the growing demand for fast application delivery and highly customized automation workflows.
Low-code solution providers must emphasize scalability and enterprise-grade capabilities to ensure that these large enterprises will fully commit to low-code.
We see large enterprises becoming more concerned with the security of low-code platforms, among other things. So it is imperative that more required capabilities be added so that organizations of different sizes can take advantage of low-code.
Integration with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Any technology that wants to exist in the future must certainly be fully integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). For example, you are currently seeing a big battle between Google and Microsoft to integrate artificial intelligence to make finding information online easier.
So enhancing AI and ML is an important low-code trend. This will soon allow you to develop and implement digital solutions even more easily than it already is without advanced skills.
For example, AI can be used to enhance the development experience through intelligent code completion, automated testing and other productivity tools that can speed development and improve the quality of applications with little code.
At ChangeMakers, we also see low-code becoming increasingly automated and learning from previous applications created and used.
Extending low-code to complex applications
We now know that low-code is tremendously efficient and an excellent solution when it comes to creating simple business applications. The goal is to ensure that companies can react more quickly to changes in the market and develop digital applications quickly.
But low-code is moving more and more toward the complex business applications. Because it is also tremendously suitable for that. By adding more capabilities and integrations, low-code is a valid technology to address complex business use cases.
We often see low-code deployed on a somewhat smaller project. Soon low-code then proves its worth, where other applications are then soon on the horizon.
Low-code adoption in regulated industries
Low-code is increasingly going to be used in industries with strict regulations and compliance requirements, such as finance, healthcare and government. These sectors have traditionally been reluctant to adopt new technologies because of concerns about security, privacy and regulatory compliance.
To give an example, in healthcare, low-code can be used to create applications that comply with secure sharing of patient data. In the financial sector, it can be used to build applications that comply with regulations around data privacy, risk management and anti-money laundering laws.
We clearly see this trend when we look at our clients. For example, we work for ProRail where we devise IT solutions and policies so that solutions are created that are future-proof, uniform and maintainable.
Even better integration with DevOps and Agile methodologies
The reason low-code is so popular is not just for the efficiency of software itself. but also to integrate with DevOps and Agile methodologies. In the near future, this integration is only going to get better. This makes low-code development even more agile, collaborative and efficient.
Read tip! Promoting agile working with low-code
Most organizations apply agile methodologies such as SCRUM and KANBAN in the process of software development. This allows them to enable timely release schedules and faster responses to feedback. But for low-code and agile working to be even better deployed, more seamless integration with other technologies is needed.
Low-code and Agile working is indispensable in today’s organizations. So much is constantly changing in the marketplace that, as an organization, you want to be able to continuously respond to. By using low-code, you assure the organization of that capability.
Integration with data analysis and business intelligence tools
Data analytics and business intelligence tools are used to analyze and visualize data, identify trends and patterns, and make data-driven decisions. Low-code is going to increasingly integrate these tools into software. So low-code developers can use them to build even faster and better applications that use data and analytics to provide insights and value.
We expect this trend to add tremendous value. Developing, deploying and maintaining low-code applications in the future will be even faster. Moreover, it allows applications to be built that fit the needs of the organization like no other.
Citizen development is being applied more
Gartner predicts that by 2026, developers outside formal IT departments will make up at least 80% of the user base for low-code development tools, up from 60% in 2021.
We call this citizen development or democratization. The term citizen developers is also sometimes used for this. It involves making the software development process available to a wider audience than just professional developers. This allows anyone to create simple to complex applications without writing extensive code.
Citizen development provides increased productivity, faster time-to-market and the ability to address more business needs. However, it is important, especially with citizen development, to always ensure the quality and safety of applications.
Low-code is the future for digital transformation
It is inevitable that low-code will play a very big role in the future when it comes to the digital transformation of organizations. Whether this is a medium-sized enterprise or a large organization such as a government agency. You can’t escape low-code anymore.
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