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Technical debt accumulation leads to legacy code that exists with all enterprises today. According to Wikipedia, technical debt refers to the implied cost of additional work caused by choosing an easy (limited) solution instead of using a better but longer approach.
Like monetary debt, unpaid technical can accumulate interest, making it harder to implement changes to keep up with the growing business expectations.
One way to avoid technical debt in application development is by abstracting application layers, like separating front-end development from back-end development.
Here, low-code app development platforms like Neutrinos come to play, where abstracting each layer is done faster and efficiently.
The platform decomposes the complete application architecture into business-meaningful and easily maintainable abstract layers.
These abstraction layers allow organizations to manage dependencies, configure access management, perform integrations, and adopt new technologies discretely and reduce the technical debt pile-up, making it easier for organizations to adapt applications to their business needs.
When you build an application using Neutrinos low-code platform, you get to design your application to make the changes flow or not allow the client logic to affect the server flows or the server logic. Also, the changes made to the client logic and the server logic does not affect the user interface. All of this put together does not affect the authorization and authentication of the app.
Only those layers that need redesigning are taken out and replaced with the newly designed layers. This task reduces the accumulation of technical debt significantly.
If you have created two versions of APIs as server flows, you can create the client logic to call a specific version of the API, and the server team can make changes to the other version of the API without disruption.
Once the latest API is ready to be deployed, the client logic can readjust itself to call the latest one.
Similarly, you can abstract and redesign a part of the layer without affecting the rest of it. For example, you can design server flows to replace specific flows or nodes without affecting the overall integrations to various environments.
In the server flow displayed above, you can delete the “find” operation on MongoDB without affecting the database configuration connection or the “insert” operation.
Also, you can abstract database flows completely from other operational flows. For example, you can create a server service called MongoDB User Management Service with server flows to perform CRUD operations on the MongoDB Database.
Similarly, you can create another server service called the MSSQL User Management Service with server flows to perform CRUD operations on the MSSQL Database. You can then design other APIs such as “createUser” and connect to any database service of your choice on which you want to create the new user.
Neutrinos’ Low-Code Platform
Neutrinos Low-Code Platform does not only provide abstraction while designing your app, but it also extends the functionality even to the deployment phase.
When you deploy your app, Neutrinos handles the deployment of the server services independently from the deployment of the UI or the client app. The dependencies and deployment stages for both these services are maintained and managed separately, making them work independently.
By enabling abstraction and reducing technical debt, Neutrinos’ Low-Code Application Development Platform enables your organization to increase the speed of development and continually adapt existing applications to meet business needs.
Though low-code platforms do not eliminate technical debt, they still are an astute method to depreciate technical debt over the long run. Read more about the benefits of low-code platforms here.