No Code: You’ve certainly heard that the future of technology is programming. You may have even felt threatened when you heard that artificial intelligence will replace most jobs and that you need to learn to program – urgently to have any chance as a professional.
But what if I told you that the future of code is without code? Would you believe me? At least that’s what a survey by Gartner, a leading consulting firm, indicates. According to the report, by 2024, about 65% of the software in the world will be developed from low-code and no-code.
More than half of the software will be built on platforms with drag-and-drop interfaces that require little or no code. This also means that people who do not master programming languages can act as citizen developers and non-specialized developers.
The growth of no-code represents a true revolution since its inception. Until the mid-2000s, the internet was restricted and not very visual. To develop anything, it was necessary to master super-complex programming languages (more than the ones we have today).
This put a strain on developers because they were stuck with repetitive and relatively simple work like creating websites. This service can be easily done today through WordPress and Wix, for example.
The common and no-code platforms facilitated the work of programmers, who can now complete tasks in less time and focus on more complex and creative activities. These technologies also allowed more people with little or no knowledge of code to assume functions, alleviating demand and democratizing creation on the internet.
Thanks to low-code and no-code, today, it is possible to create websites, e-commerce, applications and entire platforms without typing a line of code. This is the internet for everyone, as its founder Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.
So if you felt threatened by the imminence of code, now is the time to jump into the no-code world and specialize. After all, even without code, the market is competitive and dynamic and always demands the best professionals.
The Impact Of Low Code On Digital Transformation
Low code is a reality, and several companies are evaluating the adoption of the technology and its benefits to address the challenges in the IT and business areas. This tool can be applied in all verticals, from industry, financial services, and health, to retail. The reflection of this growth is an upward curve of market acceptance, accelerated by the digital transformation that has been taking place.
Companies have experienced changing needs in recent years, in which technology has assumed a strategic role in all company sectors (financial, HR, marketing, production, etc.). In this way, the processes inherent to these areas, which impact the final business of the companies, were digitized, bringing more performance, security and agility.
People today have access to information and decide their actions with a click through a device in the palm of their hand. Therefore, companies had to adapt this new format to reach their consumers. Some factors that accelerated this need for transformation are: improved infrastructure and connection, access to information regardless of location, the consumer at the center of decision-making and the health crisis brought about by covid-19 as a driver for changing the model of work and product consumption and services.
Development Of Digital Solutions
The challenge of this increased demand for “digitization” in all areas of companies and the shortage of IT professionals meant that companies needed tools to speed up the development of digital solutions. As a result, the adoption of low-code platforms has accelerated in recent years, as this technology has as its main benefit the agility in the development of online services compared to the traditional model.
Low code accelerates the delivery of solutions in companies, which is now a challenge for the CIO, as there is a demand in the market that values speed. Companies are looking for more customer satisfaction, lower costs, increased productivity and better deliveries.
Giving autonomy so that the business areas can develop solutions aimed at their day-to-day, with a platform that allows the IT area more governance and standard over everything that is developed, makes low-code build an important role at this moment of changes. Which doesn’t mean the tool also has its challenges.
After all, low code still needs to gain more knowledge from professionals who are used to developing digital solutions traditionally. But it is also possible to notice a paradigm shift in this sense since the technology in question has been demonstrating its value more and more.