Low-code or no-code, do you know the difference?

Low-code or no-code, do you know the difference?

24Flow explains

Low-code or no-code?

A brief introduction to low-code

We like to explain things so everyone can understand. The name “low-code” means you need less code when developing an application than with traditional application development. So, instead of real programming, you are modeling in a more graphical user environment.


However, despite requiring less code you still need professional developers to create applications. This gives you the possibility to customize the app to your personal needs and keep total control.

No-code what does it mean

If “low-code” means you need less code, you can already guess what “no-code” software means. Exactly: you don’t have to write a single line of code when developing your application. This also takes away the idea that software development is only for professional developers.

To explain how this is possible, think of Lego bricks. If you click all the right blocks together in the right way, you end up with a (wonderful) structure. This is also how no-code platforms work. You simply select and drag pre-designed elements from a library into your application.

Low-code vs. no-code who wins the battle?

Both low-code and no-code software have the advantage that you can develop applications faster because you have to write less or no code. This makes the whole process less complex and gives you a much lower chance of bugs, which are usually caused by an error in the code. In addition, both software solutions work via a platform using drag & drop tools. So, even though low-code and no-code have some similarities, there are also plenty of differences to mention.


The focus of low-code software is on facilitating the work of developers, while no-code software has innovation as its focus. With no-code software, citizen developers can quickly convert their ideas into reality and therefore are no longer completely dependent on IT. The era of waiting is over time to take action. The final difference between low- and no-code software is the cost: low-code software costs more in the long run because of all the management costs, costs for additional software developers, etc. In other words, no-code software is not only efficient because it is faster but is also cheaper.

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