I'm a growth marketer and I already know Bubble and Webflow, but I want to upgrade myself to low-code. What lenguage should I learn? What should be my next step?
Also, how crowded is the low-code space compared to no-code?
Thanks Collin, I'm relatively new to this so your experience is helping me understanding the context.
There is no such thing as low-code. You either know how to code, or you don't. Sorry, it's just my opinion.
If you don't want to do that, hire a developer.
Of course, one can't avoid JS if they are doing web dev.
There are lots of folks coding in html/css using alpine.
Need to break out of the bubble.
I love React though. But it is overkill for most projects.
Even better, learn TypeScript and save yourself the trouble of migrating your codebase over haha!
Thank you so much for this guys! A lot of info to process. @mattpitts_atech @nicholaschiang @anabayan
It sounds good, is it already running? Can you share a link?
Yeah is it already running. Here is the link www.oneweb.tech
You can request for free trial.
Thanks, I'll check it out
I use to recommend Python no matter what.
What problem are you trying to solve?
Main reason: It's the only language that works in the browser.
Secondary: Since it works on the backend as well, you get the first benefit, but can still apply that knowledge to backend if you need to later.
Your next steps? I'd say:
There's no way to get around learning the basics. It's boring, tedious, and confusing, but you've gotta power through it if you want to get anywhere in programming. This is stuff like variables, functions, if statements, and loops.
While you're learning that, have a specific project/goal in mind. Make sure it's something useful to you, and make sure it's something you can build on. Eg: I want to make this button on my site do something simple for the user. I want to eventually plug it into a database backend to automatically X. It'll help keep you motivated if you can get small wins, even if you haven't rebuilt an entire app with code :)
I don't think I'd pay for something unless you get to interact with a teacher that's actively helping you. There are free resources in text (FreeCodeCamp), YouTube teachers, and lots more. Find someone who can mentor you, or find a friendly community that's responsive.
Ruby is my language of choice for building backends. I love its syntax and everything about it. Plenty of people say it's a dying language, but it's still really popular, and works well for me even if it isn't a hip language.
Thanks for your comments @AndrewV, I also think the best way to learn something is to have a project in mind.
I'll keep doing some research about it
Some friends told me that I should start with Python, I think I'll give it a try and se how can I improve my no-code products. Thanks for sharing
I would say it really depends on the platform you use and the language the platform supports.
Many of the low-code platforms allow you to do visual programming without even writing a single line of code & some require to do scripting. No-code is good for quick automation. Whereas, low-code to me tends to have bigger scope & requirements which complexity is also higher.
Learn Python first, Python is considered a beginners' programming language and it's quite versatile. All the programming languages are similar, as long as you got comfortable with one, it's pretty easy to pick up other programming languages.
Yep, I've been told that too, I should start with Python specially because I have no coding experience.
Thanks for sharing @bktan
What do you mean by low-code? Are you trying to learn how to code or know how to code? Do you want a no-code solution that lets you dive further into the code than Webflow or Bubble allows?
Hi @zolland, I don't know how to code, I've been learning Bubble for a while now, but I want to improve my products and I know I need to learn at least the basics of code.