This is no emerging trend and had already came in much stronger way due to shorter time to market increasing customer expectations and the rapid digital transformation these days , software development teams are also really under pressure. Expectation is more sophisticated applications in increasingly shorter timelines while maintaining, managing, and evolving the existing app portfolio at the same time.

I was just reading through a Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms last week, it says

“By 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will use low-code or no-code technologies, up from less than 25% in 2020.” – Gartner

Today there are many Low-code technology examples: Microsoft Power App , Betty Blocks, Google AppSheet, Quickbase, OutSystems, Mendix, Appian. In common, most of these low-code platform includes:

  1. A visual IDE (Drag and drop UIs), workflows, and data models for an application onto a graphical canvas and, where necessary, add hand-written code.
  2. Connectors (to various back-ends or services ) to easily add connections to data structures, storage, and retrieval.
  3. Application lifecycle Building (debugging, deploying, and maintaining) the application in test, staging, and production are automated.

Will these software put Software Developers out of job ?
The Simple answer is NO ! Instead they will evolve to be Low-Code for Business Developers/Professional Developers mostly engage in selecting template for use-cases, including enterprise and business-critical apps, provide advanced capabilities, such as AI automation and automated testing, to make the development process more efficient, and Integrate with existing technology stacks.