No-Code January 11, 2021

The No-code term is a fad. Here are 3 reasons why.

Bryce Vernon @BryceV
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    Sneaky clickbait! Your entire blog is about no-code and you're selling me a Zapier course, fad you say? ;)

    Jokes aside, I agree that the no-code term will slowly dissipate as we quickly move up the abstraction chain. It's nothing new either, it's been a thing since at least the 90s with Macromedia Dreamweaver with its design view and the likes (MS Frontpage anyone ;)), and PG's own lucky break with his no-code baby Viaweb in '95.

    The way I see it is marketers just needed an umbrella catchword for the growing wave of startups that entered the space. Most no-code tools are your dime a dozen site builders and web spreadsheets to support simple workflows, others focus on specific pain points (think auth and payments), and a few trying to push the envelope.

    My personal is take is: less CRUD apps to code, great! Most business workflows will be covered by no-code, and developers can start working on interesting problems.

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      I love what you have to say. You nailed it.

      I never said fads can't be helpful and even something worth jumping in on ;) My passion is building and if people build with no-code, then I'm about it. Even if someday I probably won't need the term.

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        Regardless, I'm not trying to get into the business of being misleading. I updated my blog post title to: "The No-code term is a fad. Here are 3 reasons why."

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    Hey @BryceV.

    • The term "no-code" is a fad. Here are my 3 reasons why.

    Maybe 🤔?

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    Nonsense clickbait.

    Microsoft have built PowerApps.
    Google has AppSheets.
    Amazon launched HoneyCode.

    Some fad 🧐

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      My apologies.

      I updated my blog post title to: "The No-code term is a fad. Here are 3 reasons why."

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    Bryce, in your article it's clear that you mean the term is a fad. Your post and tagline made me think the article would be about the practice of no-code.

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      Thank you for being clear with me. I can totally understand this confusion.

      I updated my blog post to be more clear: "The No-code term is a fad. Here are 3 reasons why."

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    I don't understand your post. It's missing a lot. Was this intentional? I ask your site headline is "Learn how to use no-code to build anything"

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      Hey Chris - thanks for checking in. What do you mean by "it's missing a lot"? I'm a little confused! Perhaps there's a problem on the site so let me know.

      I go into detail about what I mean by no-code being a fad. Mainly, that the term no-code will dissipate over time.

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        Gotcha, I read it as "something taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze" and then it (creating software without code) will go away.

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          Apologies.

          I updated my blog post title to: "The No-code term is a fad. Here are 3 reasons why."

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          The title on IH is purposefully misleading.

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            My apologies for being misleading 🙏

            It's not helpful.

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