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The Rise of No-Code (dude, where's my code)

chrisquinnr profile image ⚡️Chris Quinn ・2 min read

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.

Holy Salt!

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How could you say something so brave and so true

How could you say something so brave and so true

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Dadjoke.gif

It is like cloud

It is like cloud

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!

https://dev.to/salted-bytes-podcast
https://saltedbytes.rocks

Till next time

Chris

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