Is No-Code Any Good?

written on June 6, 2024

I first heard about no-code some years ago on a podcast. They were talking about some of the pioneering tools and platforms, and I was curious about what these founders had to say. As a developer, I was skeptical, always thinking about performance, clean code, maintainability, and other techy stuff. I didn’t get many clear answers back then. Later on, I used one of those tools for an internal project with my team, but my doubts lingered. Fast forward to less than a year ago, and I found myself joining a no-code company as a developer. My friends had a good laugh, joking that I was helping to put an end to our profession. But wow, how my perspective has changed over the past year.

Seeing non-tech folks using no-code tools has been a real eye-opener. These tools let people with zero development experience bring their ideas to life. This is huge because it gives opportunities to those who previously faced big hurdles, like the high cost of hiring developers or the risks of developing a new product.

No-code platforms are great for internal tools, which is a big market for these companies. But the real win is helping people realize their ideas, even if they’re not tech-savvy. Many of these ideas are solid and have great potential. Without no-code tools, these concepts might have stayed as just dreams because of the high costs and risks tied to traditional development.

Today, countless people are turning their concepts into reality, finding success, and even making lucrative exits from their startups. This democratization of technology is not just reshaping industries but also changing lives. I’ve seen people build simple things that could have been done in a basic spreadsheet but now look and function so much better. I’ve also seen folks create really complex tools for their own use and for others pretty successfully.

So, will developers lose their jobs because of no-code? Quite the opposite, I would say. As more ideas take off, they inevitably reach a complexity level that needs skilled developers. The rise of no-code actually boosts the demand for developers to refine, scale, and enhance these growing projects.

In conclusion, no-code tools are proving their worth. They’re expanding the market for internal tools and empowering a new wave of innovators. Instead of making developers obsolete, no-code is creating a collaborative environment where both non-technical users and developers can thrive together.


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