With low code against the shortage of skilled workers
Germany currently has a shortage of qualified computer scientists in areas such as application development and systems integration. The good news is that this problem can be addressed with low-code. Low-code platforms allow anyone to create sophisticated applications without having to write a single line of code. With low-code, companies can quickly and easily develop the applications they need to close the skills gap and stay competitive.
The business world is increasingly running on apps. Companies are increasingly not only using prefabricated software, but also adapting applications to their needs or creating individual applications for specific purposes. This is time-consuming and cost-intensive and requires IT specialists with the right know-how and time capacities.
However, the shortage of skilled workers also has the IT industry firmly in its grip: According to a Bitkom study, a full 96,000 positions would remain unfilled in 2021. And professional code experts will remain a rarity in the coming years, predicts the Bitkom association. Companies that want to go digital and develop their own apps therefore need other solutions – the order of the day is low-code.
Low-code is a software development approach that uses a graphical user interface to create applications without writing code. It’s an intuitive and easy-to-use way to develop sophisticated applications quickly and easily, making it ideal for companies that need to close the skills gap.
With low-code, anyone can create custom applications without having to be a computer scientist.
Achieving more with less
Another advantage: The more applications have been optimized by low-code, the more options are available to citizen developers, since the basis is already there. Low-code thus represents the transitional area between pro-code and no-code – i.e. programming entirely without code. In this transitional area, colleagues without code experience can carry out more complex application creation in collaboration with expert developers.
Low-code benefits all the players involved: thanks to low-code, software development can be carried out by Citizen Developers in a fraction of the time, because the platforms offer simple, fast and intuitive handling due to the standard modules offered and the elimination of complex coding.
The existing IT specialists can use their capacities elsewhere and the need for professional programmers, who are hard to find on the labor market, decreases. In short, with low-code, fewer employees can achieve more. Companies see significant cost savings as a result. In turn, the respective departments outside of IT receive the solution that fits their workflows and needs, since at best someone from their own department is involved as a citizen developer.
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