The “no-code movement”: will programmers be put out of business?

The benefits of no-code tools…

No-code tools are like LEGO bricks: they’re a fun way to learn how to build something complex from small pieces!

… and the drawbacks?

Can you really learn programming that easily?

Is programming only about coding?

Programming is not only about coding up language-specific syntax sentences: it’s truly about building a sound architecture to solve the problem in an optimal way!

How opinionated languages can be linked to the no-code philosophy

What are opinionated languages?

How does this connect to the no-code movement?

  • in a no-code solution, one button will have one specific function
  • in a strongly opinionated toolbox, a single command can be in charge of a complex yet single step of the process (e.g. Django’s startproject command line)

So can the no-code movement bring everyone to the party: are developers over?

  1. WordPress’s website: https://wordpress.org/
  2. IFTTT’s website: https://ifttt.com/
  3. App Maker’s website: https://developers.google.com/appmaker
  4. Honeycode’s website: https://www.honeycode.aws/
  5. Flow’s website: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/
  6. K. Kendall, “The Rise of the No-Code Movement” (https://www.sitepoint.com/the-rise-of-the-no-code-movement/), March 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  7. B. Clark, “How the “No Code” Movement Allows for Software Development by Non-Technical Entrepreneurs” (https://unemployable.com/podcast/no-code/), May 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  8. O. Ghiam, “How Makerpad guides businesses through the no code movement” (https://webflow.com/blog/no-code-movement), May 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  9. C. Winhall, “No-code movement: building startups without code” (https://makermag.com/no-code-movement/), December 2019. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  10. Forbes, “Could the No Code Movement Put Programmers Out of a Job?” (https://medium.com/forbes/could-the-no-code-movement-put-programmers-out-of-a-job-cc0c7068b398), August 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  11. W. Larson, “Opinionated Programming Languages, The Huddled Masses, and Elitism” (https://lethain.com/opinionated-programming-languages-huddled-masses-a/), January 2008. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  12. Woodward Academy, “Learning to Code in Primary School” (https://www.woodward.edu/blog/p/~board/beyondthegate/post/learning-to-code-in-primary-school) [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]

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