People discussing Domino application development have been using a new term since early this year - “mid code”. This has become necessary because of the evolution of Domino development since Domino V10.
- “low code” is a drag-and-drop web IDE being provided by HCL Leap support for HCL Domino V11, aimed at business users. The output will be a web application.
Although some individuals may have the ability to progress from one level to another, some will not. So it’s important to differentiate the different levels and ensure no assumptions or expectations for people to cover multiple levels. The key to moving from one level up to another is understanding what complexity is being abstracted for you by the frameworks.
When you forget what a framework does for you and move to a different level, it’s easy to think something should work when it clearly won’t when you step back and realise what is required. And that’s something I’ve just found myself guilty of, losing some hours in development as a result.