The no code movement views technological advances in software and artificial intelligence (AI) as opportunities for promoting user-friendly interfaces as alternatives for hand-coded programming.
That sounds great! Well designed tools allow people to focus on getting things done with software rather than being concerned with the details of coding.
But what if the tool is not well designed? What does well designed even mean? What if the very user-friendly tool restricts your creativity and constrains you to work within the limitation of the tool? How would you even know what limitations even exist?
Understanding the no code movement requires recognizing what is software?
What is the purpose of software? (I’ll refer to software and programs interchangeably.) How does software relate to coding?
Is a world of no code realistic?
Actually, we all use no code tools everyday, all the time. Yet, does that mean the end of coding?
Of course not.
There always will be new tools that improve on previous software. There always will be tools that not only improve on software that we use today, but tools that transforms how we work and live.
Developing those transformative tools require understanding the possibilities of code.
We need people to develop the code for those new tools. We need entrepreneurs to bring exciting ideas to market. And we need marketing professionals who understand how the possibilities translate to how we work and live. And we need leaders to carry forward the team efforts in creating new tools. So much of our lives and work are based in technology.
The challenge is to know when to use no code tools and when to dive into the code.