On the latest episode of Salted Bytes, James and I tore into a veritable buffet of no-code web development platforms.
From Wix and Squarespace to Zapier via Google Sheets (did we just invent a new startup?), we talk about how no-code platforms provide much-needed glue between the myriad SaaS behemoths slugging it out for your time, attention and subscription dollars. But not everything is as rosy as some no-code proponents would say - we discuss some of the pitfalls of going all-in on no-code: anyone for some of that sweet vendor lock-in?
No-code is a polarising topic and super popular here on dev.to (check out https://dev.to/search?q=no-code), but contrary to some of the views we've seen James & I think no-code has it's place in a thriving digital marketplace and actually empowers business / product owners to either raise their game or push for that little bit of extra innovation (as a treat).
In researching this episode we found a whole bunch of super-salty takes on no-code from devs across the Twitterverse, from the thoughtful and considered to the downright savage - and we include them here for your pleasure. Enjoy.
Low-effort Twitter screencaps aside, we're really interested to see what the NextBigThingTM in no-code is, and even more interested to see if no-code continues to be such a polarising topic... or whether one day it'll sink into the doldrums of every day office life, like Clippy and and that guy who writes Excel macros.
James & I think no-code is a valuable part of the web dev ecosystem, and here to stay - what do you think? Why not check out our latest episode at the links below and let us know in the comments!
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