What makes 4GL different from 3GL? While 3GL has mainly been characterized by the introduction of standardized control structures, fourth generation programming environments have the goal of providing functions or complete applications as quickly as possible and with as few lines of code as possible for a specific application.
Low code today
The term “low code” for this special kind of application development was only introduced by industry analyst Forrester Research in June 2014. Since then, the low-code approach has experienced a real renaissance in recent years, especially in the USA. Due to the emergence of so-called “low-code development platforms”, more and more companies are dealing with this topic.
The low-code development platforms are technologies that offer the creation of software or applications through as little programming as possible and thus enable users without extensive programming knowledge to create applications.