This was supposed to be a post recommending great open source low-code tools. It ended up being a rant on why there are so few of them.
Please do not define any direction in your associations when creating your domain models. This is part of a further refinement during the design phase.
We keep using excel, word, powerpoint and other drawing tools to model our software systems. What is wrong with us? Or maybe current modeling tools are to blame for this?
Not all no-code tools are the same. We talk about two especially useful subcategories: no-learn and no-work. Another software revolution in the making?
I don’t see any significant technical novelty in the low-code movement. But I do not see this as being negative. More the opposite. Read why I think the low-code movement represents a great opportunity for the modeling community.
A few ideas on where modeling (and modeling tools) should go next, including alternative interfaces, benefitting from AI advances and evolving towards a more personalized notion of modeling