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No-code
December 03, 2021
Templates are practical solutions to common pain points. They are condensed forms of know-how accumulated in an industry. Startups can use them to accelerate their growth and make a head start.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
Book Review
November 29, 2021
Innovation is a muscle individuals and organizations can develop. The Innovator's DNA lays out five discovery skills you need to develop that muscle and make innovation a part of your organization’s culture.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
November 24, 2021
Templates epitomize the best practices in a given field, with a good deal of know-how embedded in them. Startups are slated to leap ahead of the competition if they can leverage no-code templates.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
November 19, 2021
Software developers are quitting their jobs in a curious trend despite the never-seen-before demand for their services. Kelly O’Connor thinks that there is more to the Great Resignation than meets the eye and draws attention to a bigger transformation.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
November 14, 2021
A deep dive into how no-code templates can extend your software, facilitate the building of an ecosystem around it and unlock indirect network effects, which will guarantee a lasting competitive advantage for your product.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
November 09, 2021
In no other industry than finance are the transformative powers of APIs more visible. This piece takes a look at how open banking and DeFi leverage APIs to change the landscape in finance, making it easier for masses to access products and services.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
November 04, 2021
Customizability is a source of strength for a platform. It can also be the basis upon which a whole ecosystem is built. This blog post focuses on how APIs and no-code technology can help extend a software product and unlock its full potential.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
Book Review
October 25, 2021
Hearing from entrepreneurs who made it, one gets the impression that being a founder is all about having a great idea. In his book Founder’s FAQ, İlker Köksal shows us that there is more to being a founder than just an idea, and gets into the nitty-gritty of the whole process, from the conception stage to team building to exit.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
October 20, 2021
No two companies have the exact same HR needs. However, this does not mean that there aren’t any guidelines you could follow while selecting an HR platform for your startup. This blog post suggests 7 rules of thumb you should keep in mind while shopping for HR software.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
October 15, 2021
HR is a critical area which startup founders can neither ignore nor have the time to deal with on their own. This piece explains why investing in a good HR software pays off for a startup and focuses on the top 5 HRM platforms startups should consider buying.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
October 10, 2021
A detailed piece on the main functions making up the field of Human Resource Management, how Human Resource Management software can facilitate these functions, and the benefits companies could expect to derive from this kind of software.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
October 05, 2021
Microservices and APIs help make your back end composable. But what about the front end? This blog post analyzes how no-code can facilitate composability in front end and wraps up with the news of a relevant partnership Code2 has recently built with Prime.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
Book Review
September 30, 2021
This the story of a man who was true to himself in everything he did and made sure that his business reflected his genuineness. In Delivering Happiness, the late entrepreneur Tony Hsieh offers us a glimpse into how culture can be the foundation upon which a billion-dollar business is built.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
September 25, 2021
It’s about time we reimagine legacy monolithic systems as packages of workflows and processes. This piece examines how microservices and APIs can facilitate this transformation and draws attention to its repercussions.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
September 20, 2021
It is not all doom and gloom on the digital transformation front. Eugene van Ost takes a deep dive into the playbooks of companies that successfully transformed themselves, and offers five key points that combine to improve the odds of digital transformation success.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
September 17, 2021
Digital transformation has been a rough ride for many an enterprise as per recent figures. In this piece, Kelly O’Connor dwells upon three main reasons why that has been the case, and basically lays the responsibility for this outcome at the door of top management.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
September 14, 2021
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.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
September 10, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
September 07, 2021
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 piece explains how no-code platforms solve this dilemma and help you satisfy customers’ whims without having to diverge much from your roadmap.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
September 03, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
Book Review
August 30, 2021
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.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
August 26, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
August 23, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
August 19, 2021
No-code technology looks well-positioned to transform the whole 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.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
Startups
August 16, 2021
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!
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
August 12, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
August 09, 2021
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.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
August 05, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
August 02, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
Book Review
July 29, 2021
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.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
July 26, 2021
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 can give you a sustainable advantage over traditional coding and bring about significant cost savings.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
July 22, 2021
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.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
July 19, 2021
Innovation by way 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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
July 15, 2021
What are the first few areas where no-code technology can make a considerable impact? This piece makes a shortlist of the low-hanging fruits no-code can grab right away.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
July 12, 2021
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.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
July 08, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
July 05, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
July 01, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
June 28, 2021
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.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
June 24, 2021
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.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
June 21, 2021
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 continue.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
June 17, 2021
Freelancer life is no walk in the park: It comes with its unique challenges and inherent lack of job security. But it doesn’t have to be a race to the bottom where you have to compete on price alone. No-code tools help sharpen your competitive edge, increase your work rate and improve the overall quality of your work.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
June 14, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
June 10, 2021
Japanese-inspired management principles came to dominate the manufacturing industry during the last quarter of the twentieth 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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
June 07, 2021
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 highest number of features.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
Startups
June 04, 2021
What better way to get inspired than to listen to some of the CEOs of the many no-code platforms that color the software landscape? Here are some notable episodes that you might find to be worthwhile.
Danielle Boyd
Danielle Boyd
Code2 / No-Code Dabbler
No-code
May 28, 2021
A list of four main personas among no-code users and their motivations, followed by recommendations as to possible platforms that would fit their needs.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
May 24, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
May 20, 2021
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.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-code
May 16, 2021
Our previous blog post was about how no-code movement had the potential to democratize software development and change the lives of underprivileged individuals. That’s not all there is to it, though.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
May 11, 2021
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.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
No-code
May 07, 2021
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 only alternative.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
No-code
May 04, 2021
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.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
No-code
May 01, 2021
The advances in technology and infrastructure, the ever-rising developer salaries, members of a tech-savvy generation rolling up their sleeves and joining the workforce, and the pandemic... Four reasons why the no-code movement deserves the hype around it and is here to stay.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
Startups
April 27, 2021
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?'
Niall Ingle
Niall Ingle
Code2 / Resident Gypsy