Low-code with Linx
Low-code means many things to many people. Various tool types exist under this umbrella term: website generators, form builders, API connectors, database builders, workflow automation, and more, each targeting different domains and requiring varying levels of technical proficiency. The only common theme is that they have a graphical user interface that enables a user to build and/or configure something.
What is Linx
Linx is a general-purpose low-code platform for building backends like APIs, automations and integrations. It is an abstraction of programming itself and not domain, process or tooling specific. This means it can be used for any backend application in any domain with no limitations on connections to other tools and services.
What makes Linx different
The use of a programming abstraction makes Linx extremely powerful. It is not constrained by a domain or use-case driven paradigm and is often used in conjunction with other low-code tools to provide the API or integration services that those tools are not designed for.
How does Linx compare with other low-code tools
Low-code tools that can be used to build APIs, automations and integrations fall into several broad categories. Most low-code tools make working in a specific domain very easy but have difficulties working with systems and concepts that do not form part of the main use-case the tool was designed for. Linx can fill the gaps when domain-specific low-code tools hit their limits.
Best Use Case
Not Suitable For
Combine with Linx to do
General-purpose low-code platform
Building APIs, any backend automation or integration
Building user interfaces
Consumer Application Integration
Simple automations by non-technical users
Anything slightly complex or building APIs
Low-code vs pro-code
The development of backend applications – such as APIs, microservices, automations and integrations – is time-consuming, complex and requires highly skilled developers. Linx was designed to enable more developers to build backend applications and to shorten development time.
Time spent: Minutes.
Time spent: Minutes to hours, depending on the technology selected, dependency compatibility and team conventions.
Ease of use: Easy for anybody with programming experience. It is challenging for non-programmers.
Ease of use: Easy for programmers that’s used the selected tech before. Challenging for programmers that haven’t. Impossible for non-programmers.
Time spent: Hours to days, needs to deal with much more finely grained code, language, framework and dependency concerns.
Time spent: Hours.
Time spent: Hours to days.