Years Later: The Migration to No-Code
In 2017, a young bay-area tech CEO gave a commencement speech about computer-programming in which he boldly stated, “We believe the future of coding is no-coding at all.” Heads were scratched. What sort of backwards, upside-down world was he promoting?
Almost five years later, we see his premonition fulfilled. Turns out the barely 30 year-old CEO of GitHub had a front row seat for witnessing the writing on the wall: he had started a company that hosted code, watched his company grow, saw the utility in sharing and borrowing code. It was easy for him to see what this did for expediting software development. The man, Chris Wanswrath, left his post as CEO of GitHub the following year. The once-fledgling tech start-up had made him a billionaire.
No-code and low-code solutions rapidly became mainstream and accepted pieces of the norm. How deep has no code already penetrated the world we live in? It’s silent invasiveness is maybe the best selling point for how solid the technology has performed. We haven’t noticed. No-code and low-code technologies have rapidly taken up the space around us without creating turbulence, static, or headlines that boast of catastrophic failures. Some experts gauge that 70% or more of businesses are already using no-code and low-code solutions in their day-to-day activities. Once you think of WordPress and other popular website CMS platforms as no-code, it seems likely that the figure is even higher. Maybe a more interesting question is, “How many businesses have adopted no-code solutions and don’t even know it?”
This time of year, computing magazines and tech blogs make lists of the biggest trends we’ll see in the year that follows. Increased no-code use has been on these lists for a few years now. Instead of making another list that predicts we’ll see continued market penetration and enterprise acceptance of no-code solutions, perhaps we can accept that as a given and look towards what long-term effects of the no-code era mean.
The following are benefits and consequences of long-term no-code use for businesses and industry.
True custom-coding flexibility
Technology becomes more sophisticated with time. Once criticized as an out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all fad that allowed businesses to cut corners when the task was simple, today’s late generation no-code solutions benefit from years of natural progression. Showing utility in complex fields littered with layers of government regulation (like finance and insurance) have proven that sophisticated no-code solutions operate much like custom-designed, manually coded solutions would. For a fraction of the cost.
Money that was once earmarked for mainstream development can be shifted to monitoring return-on-investment. Keeping code-writers on staff or outsourcing software development tasks turns into a minor need, in some cases no longer a need at all. The no-code revolution has disrupted budgets, and more resources are available for other parts of the organization.
Re-structured tech-departments & shifts in roles
If storage is in the cloud, and software development comes from no-code, what does our IT department do? Most tech departments have already shifted from being conventional programmers to more supervisory roles that function as their tech watchdog. They become decision-makers and gate-keepers, and spend less time debugging or doing old-fashioned programming.
Other new industry norms
No-code relies on automation, and jobs that were once done by humans will continue to be redefined. There will continue to be less need for tasks that automation can do for us: data entry, manual math, and managing an office workflow. Personnel needs are always shifting, and more widespread adoption of automation continues to feed the migration.
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No-code solutions have proven to be more than a passing trend or flash in the pan. Do not miss out on the benefits that other businesses are experiencing by embracing no code technology.
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