March 28, 2023

Low Code IDE - 3X Productivity And Innovation

A low-code IDE is an application that helps you quickly build other apps by providing a graphical interface with reusable drag-and-drop components.

Unlike no-code platforms, low code is completely customizable. This means you get all the benefits of an intuitive graphical interface, like 3X faster development without any of the drawbacks.

And the best part is, due to the way low code works, the learning curve is almost nonexistent. The average software developer can get 3X productivity after only 1-2 days of learning.


Low-code technology will define this decade by completely changing the way applications are built.

Due to incredible productivity increases, no one will be able to ignore it. And any project that doesn't use it now is going to face serious trouble from the competition that does.

What Is a Low-Code IDE?

IDE (integrated development environment) is an app that helps developers do multiple code-related operations, like code editing, code running, syntax highlighting, etc.

Its main purpose is to make software developers more productive by helping them find and edit the code they want easily.

Low-code IDE goes one step further in productivity, making developers 3X more efficient compared to traditional code programmers.

This IDE can be easily accessed from the browser and features drag-and-drop reusable components on the frontend. While the backend is easily set up (and production ready) just by creating database tables and their relations.

This is the greatest productivity increase in software development since we stopped using punched cards and mainframe computers for programming.

Why Is Low-Code IDE So Easy To Learn?

Low-code technology is easy to learn because it's built upon existing technologies like JavaScript, MySQL, GraphQL, and AWS. This means there is actually very little to learn for existing JS developers.

It's almost like switching to a new IDE - there is a slight adjustment period, but it's nothing like learning a new programming language or framework.

Once you understand that, it's quite easy to see how 3X productivity is (quite literally) at your fingertips. The only thing that separates you from reaching that goal is 1-2 days of practice.

Low-Code Future

Productivity gains make this technology simply impossible to ignore. Because even if there are companies who wish to continue using the traditional programming route, their competitors will certainly be happy to seize the opportunity.

Low code can reduce development time for any project by 3X. This means a project can reach the market much faster and be more innovative due to shorter release cycles.

Even if another project is 6 months ahead (but uses traditional programming methods), low-code IDE can catch up within 2-3 months.

In short, no traditional project is safe from low-code technology competitors.

But the benefits don't stop there. Low code can also reduce infrastructure costs. It does this by eliminating the need for DevOps and architecture management.

Low-Code Frontend IDE

Low-code IDE is visually divided into two parts - one is specialized for frontend development and the other for backend.

App Builder allows you to quickly build user interfaces. With a plethora of most commonly used components, dragging and dropping them makes building screens very easy.

Every component has many configurable options within the IDE. You can set dimensions, positions, borders, colors, etc. And in case you want even more fine-tuned control, you can add custom CSS to each component.

Handlebar notation makes it simple to dynamically set any component attribute/content using JavaScript. And this is something JS developers already know, which is why learning to use low-code IDE is so straightforward.

There are many more options, but the important part to remember is that every app built with low code can be completely customized.

Low-Code Backend IDE

8base Backend is the second part of the low-code IDE. To have a working production-ready backend, all you need to do is to define your data model. You can simply do it by creating database tables, and you're done.

GraphQL API is automatically generated, and you immediately have access to basic functions like get, create, update, and delete (as well as filtering, pagination, and so on).

You can quite literally have a functioning backend within minutes (depending on the number of tables you have).

Another benefit of having a low-code backend is that it's automatically scalable. After you build it, the backend app can handle everything from one to a million users (and beyond).

Architecture scaling is handled by low-code technology. Plus, there is no need to hire a team to manage this architecture (no DevOps).

To Sum It Up

Low-code technology is currently the best way to build frontend and backend apps. The productivity that's unleashed with this technology is simply impossible to ignore.

This will cause an innovation explosion because many projects can now be built faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.

The best part is - there are no obstacles to mass adoption. With an extremely short learning curve, developers can experience a 3X productivity boost within 1-2 days of first trying out the low-code IDE.

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