Scrap the old code and start all over again or make that old code work with smart touches? What should you do when your product development team reaches a fork in the road? This post suggests going with the latter option and underlines the potential that no-code offers in renovating old projects.
The one problem that is holding back the further diffusion of software also happens to spur the growth of no-code technology: Shortage of developers. This piece argues that conventional coding will retain its privileged position in the development of sophisticated projects, but it will be no-code that will take software to the masses.
When your customers ask for a feature that doesn’t fit in the long-term plans of the product team, what do you do? Turn them down and risk a PR backlash, or do their bidding at the expense of already scarce resources? This blog post explains how no-code platforms solve this dilemma and help you satisfy customers’ whims without having to diverge much from your roadmap.
Learning to code can be a life-changing experience for those who can afford to invest the time and effort. For people who cannot, no-code offers a viable alternative without the opportunity cost of learning a programming language. This blog post argues that no-code is just the right amount of code the majority of people need in their daily lives.
For a product manager, reading The Product-led Organization must feel like taking up running as a hobby and suddenly getting the chance to be coached by an Olympic gold medalist in marathon. Todd Olson, a successful entrepreneur with a product management background, has been there and done that, and offers invaluable advice to leaders of SaaS startups.
No-code is neither a meaningless fad nor a miracle that will replace developers. Increasingly, developers are discovering that things don't have to be black or white: They are finding ways to incorporate no-code tools into their daily work. This blog post focuses on three particular instances where developers leverage no-code technology to become more productive.
Working in silos during software development is counterproductive: It slows down the project, is removed from the market reality and the product quality suffers as a result. This piece takes a look at how no-code platforms promote collaboration across the board in software companies and help them develop better software products.
No-code technology looks well-positioned to transform the product development process for SaaS companies, from the stage of ideation to actually building the product. This blog post describes the composition of an ideal product development team in this new era and goes on to shed light on the kind of efficiencies no-code can unlock for SaaS startups.
Micro SaaS is the tech equivalent of the small business in your neighborhood that is growing slowly but surely. It is the way to go for people who lack access to huge funds or VC support: All one needs to do is to find an underserved niche of customers with a well-defined problem, heal their pain and voila!
Ensuring high code quality is a never-ending quest in conventional coding. There has to be an established system of testing, revision, integration and deployment in place to make sure that code quality does not suffer. No-code platforms, thanks to their high abstraction levels and industry-standard practices employed, achieve top scores in this department.
AI pair programming tools are getting mixed reviews from experts. While some laud their capabilities as the harbinger of something great, others think that they are quite far away from making a meaningful change in the coding world. This piece sheds light on the pros and cons of AI pair programming tools, and discusses the ethical concerns surrounding these products.
Any marketing effort that is not data-informed is akin to shooting in the dark. With validated learning becoming an integral part of marketing, no-code technology is poised to become the no.1 tool in a marketer’s toolbox. This piece gives a good summary of what marketing people stand to gain from the no-code revolution.
Hands-free coding has produced impressive results in certain use cases so far. Can no-code controlled by voice commands be the real breakthrough in coding? This blog post argues that, in order to turn hands-free coding into a truly revolutionary step forward, no-code needs help from another new technology.
Hooked gives the reader a recipe for the secret sauce that turns ideas into products we can’t seem to get enough of. The ‘Hook Model’ presents an actionable plan for startups and entrepreneurs to build products that people will not just use and put aside but live in.
Software maintenance is not something you do every 6 or 12 months: It is the software development itself that takes place after the product launch. This piece explains how no-code approach to maintenance gives you a sustainable advantage over traditional coding and brings about significant cost savings.
Using software was the purview of IT professionals until a few decades ago. Not anymore. By the look of things, software development, too, will become a common toil for masses, which will eventually turn software into a commodity. It will be none other than no-code that will be driving this change.
Innovation by some sort of divine inspiration always makes a good story. But you don’t want to entrust the future of your company in the hands of a muse. You want to innovate in a predictable, continuous and sustainable way. This blog post sheds light on how no-code technology can help you with that task.
The recent digital transformation made total elimination of shadow IT a distant dream — firms should get used to living with it. After a detailed discussion of the causes of shadow IT, this piece looks into how no-code can help check this phenomenon.
It looks like the Covid-19 pandemic has caused some permanent changes in the working arrangements, labor market and project management. This blog post explains why no-code technology is well-positioned to shine in the post-pandemic world.
You have to approach freelancing with a different mindset if you are to rely on it as your main source of income. This blog post highlights a few points that can give your “business” a leg up in the highly competitive freelancer market.
Choosing the right platform to showcase your skills on can give you a head start in freelancing. This piece offers a detailed discussion of top freelancing sites, their business models and what they have to offer to freelancers.
The ethos of the modern workforce is based on having a say and employee empowerment. This blog post argues that no-code tools marry these principles with the needs of the modern enterprises, i.e. achieving agility and a shortened time-to-market.
The introduction of industrial machinery during the First Industrial Revolution in England had torn the social fabric apart: It put thousands of people out of work, causing immense misery, on the one hand, and triggering an interesting form of resistance, on the other. This piece takes a look at history in an effort to better understand the future as the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds.
Dealing with tech debt is unpleasant business but has to be done anyway. Instead of letting it build up and take scarce resources away from productive processes, using IT-sanctioned no-code tools to pay down tech debt can keep system complexity at manageable levels and let innovation and growth going.
Freelancer life is no walk in the park: It comes with its unique challenges and inherent lack of job security. But it doesn’t not have to be a race to the bottom where you have to compete on price alone. No-code tools helps sharpen your competitive edge, increase your work rate and improve the overall quality of your work.
Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing or autonomous manufacturing — call it as you will. Established manufacturing companies are going through a transformation and increasingly turning to no-code tools to unlock new efficiencies.
Japanese-inspired management principles came to dominate the manufacturing industry during the last quarter of the 20th century. No-code tools of today facilitate the implementation of these principles and therefore realize the vision of innovators like Taiichi Ohno and Shiego Shingo.
A piece of advice for the uninitiated who are planning to choose a no code platform: Focus on a few relevant, high-impact features instead of picking the platform with the flashiest interface or most number of features.
As no-code gains more recognition from people outside the software industry, some myths and misconceptions have come to surround it, with potential to seriously influence the expectations regarding it. This piece sets the record straight on 5 of those and provides a summary of what could realistically expected from no-code platforms.
There is a certain correlation between the job market and the interest certain college programs
attract. Of course, these two are not totally in sync, with the 4-year delay stemming from the college education causing
shortages or oversupply of certain skills in the job market.
Attributing lofty missions to emerging technologies is nothing new. We have all come across novel
ideas that are supposed to transform this or revolutionize that. No-code platforms on their part have been associated
with democratizing the app development and the software industry in general.
This blog post illustrates how startups and SMBs can leverage no-code tools such as Code2 to design
expand their businesses, streamline processes and minimize room for human error. At a time when developer salaries are
pricing startups and SMBs out of the job market, no-code tools prove that they are a viable, accessible and probably the
This piece is a summary of what low-code and no-code are and how they are related. It lists main
similarities and differences between the two, making it easier for the reader to locate LCAPs and NCAPs, among them
Code2, on a spectrum.
Ever since startups replaced finance jobs as a top target for status seekers, volumes of anxiety-riddled text continue to spill out onto the internet in search of the elusive technical co-founder. Practical advice from Y Combinator since its inception hasn't bothered to shelter people from this notion either, 'If you can't convince at least one person to build this thing,' the thinking goes, 'then what does this say about your chances of success?'