The Future is low-code: adapting to the Inevitable

The Future is low-code

The term low-code was introduced in 2016 [ref]. But technology has been around with us for quite some time. In fact, the first technology that evolved into what low-code is today appeared back in the 1970s as part of what we know as Generation Programming Language and Rapid Application Development.

Let’s talk about how the landscape of software development has evolved over the past few years. It’s been nothing short of a remarkable transformation, with the emergence of rapid development tools, robust frameworks offering ready-made features, and the agile methodology becoming the norm. Now, imagine having a tool like FilamentPHP in your toolkit. It’s a game-changer in these dynamic times, enabling teams to prototype swiftly, launch, validate, and iterate.

So, when is low-code a no-brainer?

Low-code development platforms have gained immense popularity in recent years owing to their ability to speed up the app development process while reducing costs. However, despite the hype surrounding low-code, many businesses still wonder when it makes sense to use it. The answer is quite simple – low-code is a no-brainer when the application involves handling large amounts of data, has multiple screens with dashboards and filters, and aims to simplify business operations.

Low-code allows developers to create complex applications quickly without having to write extensive code. This means that they can build data-intensive applications easily, without spending too much time on coding. Additionally, with low-code, creating dashboards, charts, and filters becomes easier as the platform offers pre-built components that can be customised according to the needs of the application.

Simply put, if your application requires handling data, has multiple screens, aims to simplify business operations, and doesn’t involve a lot of very complex or non-standard screens, then low-code is a no-brainer choice for you. With low-code, you can accelerate your app development process while ensuring that your app meets the required standards of quality and functionality.

Why Laravel FilamentPHP is a great low-code solution

Laravel Filament PHP shines as an exceptional low-code solution, offering developers an efficient, user-friendly and highly customisable platform for rapid application development. It empowers both seasoned developers and novices to create complex web applications effortlessly. It’s perfect for startups, enterprises, and anyone in between who wants to reduce costs, accelerate development, and streamline project delivery. 

It has an active community (which means it’s always evolving and improving) and a popular choice of stack which makes it a standout choice. Whether you’re a startup or an enterprise, Filament PHP accelerates development, reduces costs, and streamlines project delivery, making it the ideal low-code solution for modern, agile businesses. Oh, and don’t worry, even though it’s a low-code solution, you can still do some serious engineering work with it to ensure your application can scale when needed.

Here are few points why FilmamentPHP is a great choice:

Ease of use

You can create applications tailored for handling tasks like data management (CRUD) effortlessly. This means businesses can quickly deploy apps that streamline their operations. 

Easy to extend

As confidence grows, FilamentPHP allows you to take that next step, extending and customising applications to meet specific, unique needs.

Well tested code

FilamentPHP excels at simplifying your development journey. It revolves around configuring and leveraging existing APIs to create your application. This approach significantly reduces the risk of errors. We’re all aware of how expensive fixing a bug in a production environment can be.

A great plugin ecosystem and community

Filament comes with a bokeh of plugins which allows developers to deliver results even faster. Laravel already has a big ecosystem of open source and paid solutions addressing different requirements right from development, debugging to deployment. Similarly, Filament offers a diverse range of plugins, including a Media Library Manager and a Kanban Board. Currently, there are over 100 active plugins created by more than 40 contributors, reflecting a thriving community actively engaged in development and contributions.


For any organisation, security is of paramount importance. And, FilamentPHP has our back. Whether it’s SSO, password policy or Two Factor Authentication – these stuff are already covered and can be implemented in no time.

User experience

Furthermore, Filament’s user interface (UI) plays a pivotal role in accelerating development. With its rich component library, including aesthetically pleasing forms, versatile popup modals, and dynamic panels, Filament provides developers with a treasure trove of tools to streamline their workflow. The simplicity and ease of use of Filament’s APIs make the development experience exceptionally smooth, ensuring that both the user experience (CX) and developer experience (DX) are harmoniously optimised. This perfect synergy between CX and DX is what makes Filament PHP a standout choice for rapid application development.

We at Focalworks have vast experience doing development with Laravel whether it is a simple 10 page website or long running enterprise projects. We use FilamentPHP as a launchpad and use our experience to ensure that your development initiatives can land safely or shoot for the stars!

If you have any requirement, let’s speak and I would like to understand how we can help you build the solution that can improve your productivity.

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