D. Kolovos, J. de Lara, M. Tisi, M. Wimmer: 4th International Workshop on Modeling in Low-Code Development Platforms (LowCode 2023), 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C), Västerås, Sweden, October 1-6, 2023, pp. 851-853, 10.1109/MODELS-C59198.2023.00134.
The growing need for secure, trustworthy, and cost-efficient software, the recent developments in cloud computing technologies, and the shortage of highly skilled professional software developers, have given rise to a new generation of low-code software development platforms, such as Google AppSheet and Microsoft PowerApps. Low-code platforms enable the development and deployment of fully functional applications using mainly visual abstractions and interfaces and requiring little or no procedural code. This makes them accessible to an increasingly digital-native and tech-savvy workforce who can directly and effectively contribute to the software development process, even if they lack a programming background.