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Discussion on: The Case for Low Code

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Simon Shine

I like to think of this as a spectrum between Configuration and Code.

I'd like to phrase this in a more agnostic way, because I think of "code" and "hand-waving" as being the two ends of the configuration spectrum.

Another angle to this discussion is Infrastructure as Code where you seek to codify all software configuration. We would like to run software with as few hand gestures as possible. Drag 'n drop achieves the ease and high short-term value-to-customer ratio, and IAC achieves revision control, reproducibility and high long-term value, but at a steep learning curve.

There is a point in the distance where these two meet for smaller scale projects, so that the configuration and customization of e.g. a WordPress installation is separated from content and versioned appropriately.