In the previous post Create MVPs - 3x faster, 50% cheaper, we discussed what an MVP is and why you should create it with No-Code. Now, we will discuss what exactly this whole no-code is, how it can help us, how it works and why it is worth taking an interest in it.
As the name suggests, no-code application development is a method of building an application without writing code. This is made possible by no-code platforms that allow developers to drag and drop preconfigured blocks to build mobile and web applications. MVP products and enterprise-class applications.
No-code platforms work a bit like LEGO bricks. Thanks to their use, we can create the application interface (frontend) and what is to happen on the server side (backend). Depending on which part we are currently creating - the process looks a bit different.
When we create a backend, which is what should happen when: the user clicks on something, when an action is to be performed on the server side, a record is to be created in the database, etc. then we just drag the appropriate action / function blocks so that they create workflows.
(Note: actions performed after user interaction can also be performed on the frontend side, e.g. displaying an alert, switching to another page, etc.)
Workflow is what you want to happen step by step when, for example, I click the X. Thanks to that underneath, we are actually structuring the code (the code is "inside" these action / function blocks).
We created the application without using a line of code, but underneath us, the platform created all the code, which, when properly processed, creates our application.
Creating applications using no-code is attractive because it does not require programming knowledge (it is useful, but it is not necessary) and allows you to quickly create and test applications for much less money.
The main advantages of no-code:
Of course, the fact that no-code platforms are the future of programming and democratize access to its creation does not mean that they have no disadvantages. We have listed the most important below:
The second facebook will be hard, and it's not about how it looks and works, but about its very extensive and advanced tracking algorithms. It is impossible to create them in no-code. The rest shouldn't be a problem, as the American no-code leader, AirDev agency, proved by building NotRealTwitter - you can check it HERE. It is quite impressive. :)
Moving on to the examples of applications you will build with no-code:
As you can see, the possibilities are practically unlimited. What's more, no-code applications, thanks to the access to API, can easily integrate with your current solutions, or AI, ML solutions or something else. Thanks to this, your new application will be able to chat and exchange information with others.
Of course, we will write that everyone and it will not be a lie. ;) However, below is a list with examples of situations:
No-code applications have revolutionized the business and IT industry. Thanks to them, launching and using even enterprise-class applications is easier, cheaper and faster than ever. While there will always be a need for developers to develop software, no-code platforms fill an important gap for companies of all sizes and industries.
Thanks to them, now every company can afford to create a mobile or web application without worrying about spending cosmic amounts.
No-code will drive the future of application development. The demand for applications is so great that there are as many as 600,000 (!!!) programmers missing on the market. This is a problem because it is blocking a gigantic wave of development. Companies cannot develop faster, enter new markets because they cannot digitize or implement new ideas. Fortunately, thanks to no-code, this may change in the coming months.