The best thing about a low code platform is the rate at which applications can be developed increases exponentially. That can also wind up being the worst thing as the volume and complexity of the applications being developed exceed the capacity of the development team tasked with managing those projects to keep pace.
Experience shows that smaller, stand-alone applications can be built using low code at an accelerated rate. But as applications increase in size and complexity, the rate of development can slow considerably under the weight of the processes that need to be tracked and managed. It becomes more difficult to determine which new functionalities impact what service within the application and to identify the potential risks those new functions might represent to the overall quality of the application. Over time, test processes need to become more elaborate, which then conspires to slow down the pace of application delivery.
To address these issues organizations should invest in a continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) platform through which they can adopt modern best DevOps practices.
A CI/CD platform provides the means through which manual development, testing, and application delivery tasks are managed as a single highly automated continuous process. This approach enables organizations to reduce the amount of time required to build and deploy applications while simultaneously enhancing overall quality by making sure fewer errors ever make it into the finished application.
This latter goal is achieved by making sure all the tests conducted are run and checked within a series of gates the application needs to pass before being promoted into a production environment. Mansystems has already built a variety of tools to test functionality, performance, security, quality, and load. Best DevOps practices recommend that each of these tests should automatically run any time new code is added to the application.
Mansystems has developed a powerful CI/CD platform that accelerates the development of high-quality applications using the Mendix platform. To make the capabilities of this platform accessible to low-code development teams, our CI/CD platform is configured using a set of rules. Each rule addresses a specific task such as making and deploying a backup, making or loading a deployment, starting and stopping an environment, importing data, running test and rolling back an application if it doesn’t meet requirements. These rules can be dynamically mixed and matched to enable organizations to implement a set of DevOps processes that is customized to their specific needs.
If your organization needs to develop and deploy complex, high-quality low-code applications at scale without slowing down the development process, we’re sure you’ll find the CI/CD platform from Mansystems is nothing less than indispensable.
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