In the past 18 months, everything from how we learn to which tools we use has changed dramatically. The evolution of no-code software is bringing us into the next big tech revolution due to a change in the technology landscape.
Compared with traditional software development, the speed and ease of development and maintenance that no-code provides are one of the key reasons why no-code users opt to use it. Their experiences with no-code tools have also given them more control over their projects and made automating workflows and building applications more cost-effective. The most recent Formstack report, 'The Rise of the No-Code Economy,' stated that 20% of workers use no-code tools, 66% within the past year, and 41% within the past six months.
Global disruptions, such as the pandemic, a growing developer shortage and the shift towards the Gen Z workforce, have shown that no-code has nearly limitless potential. There is no doubt that no-code (and low-code) solutions are here to stay, but the survey results indicate there is plenty of room for growth.
No-code Rising Above the Horizon: 🏔
Only rapid development, often enabled by no-code tools and methodologies, has been able to keep up with this pace.
The inbound Gen Z workforce is also reshaping how businesses and employees view technology. Digital natives and older employees can develop and maintain digital tools with no-code tools. First-generation digital natives are generally not patient with outdated technology and methodologies, which seem draconian compared to the tools they used throughout childhood and school.
The Landscape of the No-Code Economy: 🏜
With early adopters passionate about analyzing and solving problems, the no-code economy has already begun to take shape. A number of startups have jumped on board, such as Scribly.io and Qoins, which were built with no-code tools from Airtable and Zapier. Entrepreneurs need substantial technical resources to develop a minimally viable product from a great idea. Founders of startup companies can leverage their technical funding and talent much more effectively with no-code technology, allowing them to grow their companies more quickly.
How do I pick the right tools? 🛠
Due to the growing developer shortage and business dependence on IT teams, it is easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to handle advanced IT processes themselves without the need for expensive, complex, and sometimes proprietary code.
There are a wide variety of no-code tools available on the market today, and they are proliferating, so you have unlimited opportunities to use these tools to transform your business, whether you are creating websites or apps, surveys, workflow automation, or other applications.