In the traditional code-first paradigm, the developer is responsible for the development of the functionality and all the edits. Developers begin to slow down the pace of work, lose interest in the project, and mentally burn out because, as the project grows, they are more and more involved in minor edits and less and less in reusable code.
For businesses, the traditional code-first approach is also not completely satisfying, because they may have to wait a long time for updates. In many mature projects, developers are engrossed in minor improvements while dozens of major improvements accumulate in the company's backlog for months.
Therefore, to accelerate the digital transformation process or establish integration between applications, it is considerably faster and easier to assemble or reconfigure components in the Lego-like software constructor. This can be done not only by developers, but also by business analysts or experienced end users with some development skills.
The low-code approach has its drawbacks as well. These include being bound to the vendor of the low-code constructor and the high cost of licenses, sometimes exceeding the annual fees of experienced programmers.
Therefore, it is of practical interest to work with a low-code constructor with a reasonably priced license, which is provided by a vendor of leading application development and deployment tools. Thus, in the team, professional developers will always be close to citizen developers, and will provide assistance in difficult situations with algorithms and cloud deployment.
One of the leading products for low-code development is Azure Logic Apps by Microsoft. Virto's team has been successfully working with Azure services for a long time and, at the same time, uses the asp net core ecommerce platform to develop ecommerce solutions. Therefore, it was organic for us to add a low-code track to our development processes, as well as help partners and customers work with Azure Logic Apps when customizing and integrating various applications within the ecommerce ecosystem.