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:
  2. IFTTT’s website:
  3. App Maker’s website:
  4. Honeycode’s website:
  5. Flow’s website:
  6. K. Kendall, “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” (, May 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  8. O. Ghiam, “How Makerpad guides businesses through the no code movement” (, May 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  9. C. Winhall, “No-code movement: building startups without code” (, December 2019. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  10. Forbes, “Could the No Code Movement Put Programmers Out of a Job?” (, August 2020. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  11. W. Larson, “Opinionated Programming Languages, The Huddled Masses, and Elitism” (, January 2008. [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]
  12. Woodward Academy, “Learning to Code in Primary School” ( [Online; last-access 06–09–2020]



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