The rise of no-code and low-code software (free PDF)

This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic investigates the popularity of the technology and what it means for developers. Learn more in this free PDF download.
Written by Melanie Wachsman, Editor

Businesses can thank no-code and low-code software for changing how enterprise applications are created and who creates them.  Just how popular are these software development platforms? ZDNet and TechRepublic journalists find out in this special feature, which investigates the impact of no-code and low-code software on the enterprise and helps IT leaders understand the consequences of non-developers becoming app builders and how to successfully take advantage of this trend.

Here's a look at what's in this free PDF ebook. 

ZDNet's Joe McKendrick's primer on low-code and no-code solutions, 'What is low-code and no-code? A guide to development platforms', includes a review of the leading vendors with low- and no-code offerings. He investigates how the very definition of a developer is changing in the feature 'Low-code and no-code is shifting the balance between business and technology professionals' and explains why IT managers need to stay on top of what users are doing with application development in his article 'Even in low-code software development, IT departments still need to hold users' hands'.

IT leaders reveal that innovation is at risk as IT demands rise in ZDNet's Vala Afshar's feature, '92% of IT leaders comfortable with business users using low-code tools'. 

As widespread adoption of low-code and no-code approaches, IT still needs to be a full partner. ZDNet's McKendrick explains more in 'The road to low-code and no-code development needs strong guardrails'.

ZDNet's Daphne Leprince-Ringuet profiles Michael Williams and his business, British Honey Company, in 'How low-code development is supporting this growing business, from beehives to bottles of gin'. Her feature 'Low-code and no-code development is changing how software is built -- and who builds it' explores how low-code and no-code platforms are multiplying and why the first to reap the technologies' benefits will be entrepreneurs with a good idea.

Also in this ebook, ZDNet's Liam Tung explores the future of IT in the enterprise in the article 'Developers? What developers? Most tech built by people outside of it by 2024, analysts predict'. TechRepublic's Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman summarizes the results of a TechRepublic Premium survey in the infographic 'Survey: Low-code and no-code platform usage increases'. ZDNet's McKendrick takes a look at what's ahead for low-code in the article '3 low-code and no-code trends in the year ahead'.

In the feature 'Low-code and no-code prepare enterprises for an 'unknowable future', McKendrick reports on how low-code is dramatically different than a decade ago and is trending at a feverish pitch. In the feature 'As low-code and no-code approaches rise, developers brace for new challenges' he writes that "people rapidly create things, rapidly deploy things and rapidly regret things. Each subsequent generation of technology makes it easier to build bad solutions fast,"

To read all these articles, plus details on original research from ZDNet sister site TechRepublic Premium, download the ebook:Business leaders as developer: The rise of no-code and low-code software (free PDF)

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