Inevitably, low-code developers will have to drop down into the underlying code to make changes. But who wants to navigate through thousands of lines of generated code – spread across many different technology layers – just to make an enhancement?
The answer is nobody.
What Makes LANSA So Special?
Our roots are in Rapid Application Development, so we have a long history of shielding developers from underlying technologies - not generating heaps of code for them to maintain. Our “generated code” is never seen by developers because all development, testing, and debugging is done within the IDE. The platform handles scaling, integration, security, device specific features, and much more. As technology evolves, LANSA simply updates the platform to enable your existing applications to incorporate the new capabilities with little or no disruption.
So you don’t have to ever see the generated code. But what about application development situations that require some amount of additional coding to reach beyond the limitations of low code drag-and-drop designing?
With LANSA, developers who need to reach application complexity beyond the limits of low code can use the one powerful LANSA programming language for the client-side, server-side, and everything in between. When compared to traditional development methods, LANSA replaces 5-10 different programming skillsets. Using the single LANSA skillset not only simplifies the training of new IT talent, but streamlines resource management for assigning tasks and accommodating for IT days off, sick time, vacation and more. And with the knowledge of any other programming language, a developer can very quickly learn Visual LANSA.
When LANSA developers maintain applications they only use LANSA’s low-code WYSIWYG designer and powerful high-level programming language to change and extend any mobile, web, server or desktop applications running in the cloud or on-premises on a variety of different database and server combinations. With LANSA, you build once and deploy anywhere.
Best of all, LANSA’s language is completely open and compatible with other technologies. Besides being able to publish and consume RESTful services, LANSA also allows you to directly leverage any of your existing DLLs, .NET components, ActiveX controls, JAR files, etc. So integration between your new Visual LANSA applications and your existing application and data infrastructure is easy.
LANSA is the best of low-code because you have all of the speed of producing high-quality, high-scale applications for any device or form-factor with the ease of visual drag-and-drop design. When you combine that with the power of one programming language, you get Low-Code without constraints.