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without developers.”8 Low-code platforms can be highly sophisticated, but will
have their limitations in certain areas. Rather than making developers obsolete,
low-code is a tool that can save them time.
Myth: Low-code is not suitable for enterprise-wide applications
Reality: Developers have created a wide variety of applications using low-code
tools, often involving complex user interfaces and business logic. Industry leaders,
and even governments, have relied on low-code to deliver multifaceted solutions
that can meet high-user demand. For more complex use cases, a high level of
architectural planning may be required, but creating large scale applications with
low-code is certainly possible.
Myth: Low-code equals shadow IT
Reality: A reoccurring criticism of low-code is that it could give rise to shadow IT,
a concept that refers to systems being deployed within an organisation without
IT’s knowledge. One of the main reasons that shadow IT exists is due to a
disconnect between IT teams and business users. While low-code gives business
users more creative freedom – something that may trouble certain IT
departments – it also creates a joint sense of development ownership. Low-code
can facilitate a collaborative environment where business and IT can work
together to create new solutions, and uphold governance policies. This is
especially true when organisations implement proper communication, training,
and appropriate user roles.
Robert Krajewski, The Rise Of No-Code And Low-Code Solutions: Will Your CTO Become Obsolete?, Forbes,