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What is Nocode / low code?



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Low Code / NoCode is a technological tidal wave that is turning the world of application development upside down. An earthquake that promises to make application creation accessible to everyone, not just seasoned coders. So what exactly is Low Code / NoCode, how does it work, and what are the benefits? In this article, we’ll explain everything.

Definition of Low Code / Nocode

Low Code / NoCode” refers to all application development techniques that use graphical tools to simplify the design and implementation of an application, thus reducing or even eliminating the need for manual coding.

While Low Code still requires some programming knowledge, No Code allows any user, even those with no coding experience, to create an application from A to Z, without writing a single line of code. Sounds practical, doesn’t it?

If you can’t see your way clear, here’s a use case from one of our customers where we used these techniques.

Low Code / Nocode operation

So how does Low Code / No Code work? Low Code / No Code platforms offer easy-to-use graphical user interfaces, enabling applications to be created from pre-programmed code blocks, templates and visual workflows. Simply drag and drop elements to design user interfaces, create functionalities, automate workflows… It’s child’s play! Code is generated automatically in the background, allowing you to concentrate on the design and logic of the application, rather than on technical programming. Isn’t that beautiful?

Think of Low Code / No Code as the cement in a building: it connects the “bricks” or software tools to form a solid structure. Without writing a single line of code, you can “glue” these bricks together to create applications perfectly adapted to your needs.

It’s this ability to “glue” bricks together that makes Low Code / No Code so valuable. It removes the technical barrier that prevents non-programmers from creating applications, and allows everyone in your organization to participate in the application creation process.

Advantages of Low Code / Nocode

What’s so special about Low Code / No Code? Why is everyone talking about it? Actually, it’s quite simple. Low Code / No Code offers many advantages:

  1. Greater accessibility: Low Code / No Code opens the door for everyone to participate in the creation of applications, including those without advanced technical skills. This means that you, with your in-depth knowledge of your business, can create an application that meets your exact needs. No more dissonance between technical and business experts.
  2. Development speed: Thanks to visual tools and existing templates, Low Code / No Code lets you create applications much faster than with traditional coding. This means you can create prototypes in no time at all, and make updates in real time.
  3. Lower costs: With Low Code / No Code, there’s no need to hire an army of specialized developers. You can create and maintain your applications in-house, avoiding the need for costly external development services.
  4. Enhanced collaboration: Low Code / No Code platforms foster collaboration between business and IT teams. You can work closely with developers to design and improve applications.
  5. Flexibility and scalability: Applications developed with Low Code / No Code are generally scalable and can be easily modified to meet changing business needs.
  6. Reducing shadow IT: By providing everyone with the tools to create their own applications, Low Code / No Code helps to reduce shadow IT.
  7. Continuous innovation: Low Code / No Code fosters innovation by enabling users to quickly test new ideas and put them into practice.


Low Code / No Code is a revolution in the world of application development. It enables a wider audience to create their own applications, while offering numerous advantages such as accessibility, rapid development, reduced costs and enhanced collaboration.

However, it’s important to note that Low Code / No Code is not a substitute for traditional coding, and you should carefully assess your project’s specific needs before deciding to adopt it.

Is Low Code / Nocode for you?

Wondering if Low Code / NoCode is right for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • You’re looking to develop quickly and reduce development times.
  • You have a team with limited technical skills.
  • You need prototypes or functional applications fast.
  • You plan to regularly update and iterate your applications based on user feedback or market developments.
  • You want to encourage collaboration between business and IT teams.
  • You have a limited budget for application development and want to avoid hiring specialized developers.
  • You’re looking for a development approach focused on ease of use and accessibility for non-technical users.
  • You’re ready to use predefined features and templates to speed up the development process.
  • You’re prepared to accept certain limitations in terms of advanced customization or complexity of features.

If you tick most of these boxes, then Low Code / NoCode could be a great option for you. But remember, just as with any other tool or technology, it’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons, and match the tool’s capabilities to your specific needs before diving in. If this isn’t easy for you, we can carry out free technical audits to assess the feasibility of your No/low code projects.

If all this sounds too complex, or if you simply don’t have the time to immerse yourself in the world of Low Code / No Code, fear not. Romain, our Low Code / No Code expert, is here to help. With years of experience creating custom applications for a multitude of businesses, Romain has the skills and knowledge to guide you through the process.

Contact us today to discuss your application needs and find out how Romain can help you realize your vision.

This was your Low Code / No Code guide. Now you know everything you need to know to embark on the adventure of developing applications with little or no code! So, are you ready to code… or rather, not to code?

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