10/2015 - 04/2019: Business Information Systems, B. Sc., University of Duisburg-Essen
- Bachelor Thesis: "Design Thinking: Theoretical Background, Key Concepts, and Application Potentials in the Context of Software Development"
04/2019 - 05/2021: Business Information Systems, M. Sc., University of Duisburg-Essen
- Master Thesis: "Contingency Adaption Through Deep Learning: A Critical Reflection on the Applicability of Deep Learning for Organizational Problem-Solving"
since 08/2021: Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Research Group for Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling, University of Duisburg-Essen
10/2019 - 07/2021: Student Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) at the Research Group for Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling, University of Duisburg-Essen
03/2018 - 01/2020: Working Student in the area of Metadata Managament, Data Governance, and Data License Management at E.ON Digital Technology GmbH, Essen
07/2017 - 12/2017: Working Student in the area of Database Testing at Finanz-Informatik GmbH & Ko. KG, Münster
- Frank, Ulrich; Maier, Pierre; Bock, Alexander: Low Code Platforms: Promises, Concepts and Prospects: A Comparative Study of Ten Systems - ICB Research Report, 70. Essen 2021. doi:10.17185/duepublico/75244) Full textCitationAbstractDetails
In recent years, the catchword “low‐code” has evolved into what can be seen as a major trend
in software development platforms. A growing number of vendors respond to this trend by
offering software development platforms that promise limited need for coding only and a tremendous
boost in productivity. Both aspects have been the subject of intensive research over
many years in areas such as domain‐specific modeling languages, model‐driven software development,
or generative programming. Therefore, the obvious question is how ʺlow codeʺ
platforms differ from such approaches and what specific performance features they offer.
Since there is no unified definition of “low‐code”, the only way to develop an elaborate understanding
of what it is – and might be – is to analyze the actual use of the term. For obvious
reasons, it is not promising in this respect to rely on marketing announcements made by vendors.
Instead, it seems more appropriate to examine “low‐code” platforms. This research report
presents a study of 10 relevant platforms, capturing and assessing common characteristics
as well as specific features of individual tools. The study is guided by a method that consists
of a conceptual framework, which provides a uniform structure to describe and compare “lowcode”
platforms, and a process model that describes the sequence of steps.
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