We live in a day and age where speedy, iterative delivery of customer-facing software becomes more important than ever before. Low code development platforms offer a solution and speed up the development process. Low-code platforms are a rapidly growing software category, that enables rapid delivery of business applications with a minimum of hand-coding and minimal upfront investment in setup, training, and deployment.
But with a growing number of low code development platforms, what will be the leading platform? And what is the best future proof decision?
In a recent paper by Forrester where 26-criteria of low-code development platform providers have been evaluated, Forrester identified the 14 most significant vendors — AgilePoint, Appian, Bizagi, Caspio, K2, MatsSoft, Mendix, MicroPact, MIOsoft, Nintex, OutSystems, QuickBase, Salesforce, and ServiceNow — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right future proof decision.
In a project I also got involved and introduced with a low-coding development platform called Mendix you can check the Mendix developer profile of Amadeo Brands. Now working with Mendix for over 2 mounts and I directly fell in love with its simplicity and rapid development speed. And decided to get my Rapid Developer Certification in order and learn more about the platform.
I still have a lot to learn about Mendix and I just start my journey in this exciting new platform but with the knowledge I already have I came to the following conclusion. Comparing Mendix to the other available platforms I strongly think Mendix is the leading and future proof platform to go for. But it’s a close battle and Appian is closing in with market share but also with features. Only the future will tell what the best decision would be but I think Mendix will be the winner. If you want to get more in-depth information about the other low-code development platforms I strongly advise to read the full Forrester article.
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