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Brick by brick - a metaphor for low-code development

The low-code principle refers to a type of programming that uses graphical “coding bricks” to create processes or automate processes, for example. In this case, the required code is already written and contained in each “brick”. The focus is on saving time – but without losing flexibility allowing you to go deeper and supplement each “brick” with your own code.

An overview of the market


will be created worldwide by 2023 on a cloud basis - more than in the last 40 years together (IDC)

annual growth

is predicted for the low-code market in coming years (Forbes)

of applications

will be developed using low-code development solutions by 2024 (Gartner)
The future is digital. Whoever does not put their processes to the test will not be able to stay competitive long term. Effective business applications are the key to advancing digital transformation in companies. But classic development approaches are expensive and complex. This is where low-code comes into play: A clever approach that harmonizes speed and quality.

Classic code, low-code or no-code?
It depends on the use case.

Manual programming (classic code) provides you with the greatest level of individuality but it costs a lot of time and resources. Out-of-the-box no-code solutions are ready to use at the drop of a hat but are very inflexible. Low-code creates a bridge between the two worlds.

Classic code



Type of applications
Custom and complex applications
Custom and complex applications
Simple applications
Graphical user interface – application development via drag & drop
Possible to create applications without code
External logics and workflows can easily be integrated into the platform
Applications are compatible with each other and slot into an efficient platform logic
Extensions / adjustments can be supplemented flexibly
Technical level
Very high
Development time and time to market
Rather longer

Find out more:

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Everything you need to know:
  • Classic code, low-code, no-code
  • Why low-code is the clever tool for digital processes
  • How low-code builds a bridge between the developers and users
  • Use cases: Three low-code success stories
  • Five recommendations for a successful digital future

And now?

Low-code + manual coding = maximum potential!

Low-code development solutions provide a simple and straightforward starting point into even complex projects. Because you have the option of supplementing all of the software’s elements with manual coding, you can work quickly and efficiently while still having a final product that is tailored to your needs.
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Low-code development with Intrexx

Intrexx is the low-code development platform that enables you to develop applications cleverly and efficiently with code blocks. Furthermore, it allows you to automate processes and consolidate data from the widest range of sources on one platform as needed.

Different data points can be integrated using ready-made connectors or using custom-built connectors – our connector API opens up a wealth of options to you. Click here for more information about our connectors and interfaces.

Intrexx behind the scenes - the Portal Manager

A few impressions from the Intrexx back end:

Something missing? Full Intrexx power with scripts!

Intrexx can do so much more than just drag & drop. The applications themselves are quickly created with a few mouse clicks, but you can fine-tune the result and add new functions with different programming languages. In this way, the low-code platform allows you to make browser-side adjustments with JavaScript and server-side adjustments with Velocity and Groovy. If you want to go a step further, you can write custom Java classes and integrate them into your portal. Here is a brief overview:
Java Script Icon

JavaScript is particularly suitable for programming for the browser. Improving usability is the goal here. If, for example, you only want to show certain areas of a form depending on the user's selection, JavaScript is exactly the right choice. You can also adjust the behavior of a page or the user interface in Intrexx with JavaScript.
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Velocity is a template language that is designed to generate content. That means HTML, XML, JSON – or whichever format is required – is supplemented with data from the database, calculations and other data sources. This can either be used to exchange data in a certain format or simply to display this content in the browser. Java objects, which Intrexx provides, are used to determine the data. However, it is also possible to integrate objects from customer Java classes.
Groovy Icon

Groovy is a scripting language that is very similar to Java. The syntax is almost identical to Java but with a few expansions. For instance, Groovy allows you to make a typeless declaration of variables if you want to. Intrexx primarily uses Groovy to control processes and perform complex calculations and equally complex queries. Because of its similarity to Java, you can copy scripts from the diverse Java world and reuse them in Groovy in most cases. You can also integrate your own Java classes.
Intrexx & scripts - a strong team!

Together, these three languages form an exciting package to put the final icing on the cake when developing applications and workflows.

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After your trial, your test instances and data are deleted automatically.
However, everything that you have designed in your personal development environment can be transferred after the trial period upon request.
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