- Makes creation accessible to those that don't know how to program their own websites, web apps, mobile apps, and more
- Lowers the barrier to entry to anyone that has basic computer skills
- When you use no-code you avoid needing to know:
- Coding in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, etc.
- Hosting (setting up servers, load balancing)
- Backend Infrastructure (user authentication, data storage, etc.)
Why Use No-Code
- Programming takes time and skill to learn
- Engineering solutions properly (even if you have programming skills) can be challenging, especially when multiple technologies are being meshed together - no-code alleviates all this need
- Most no-code platforms are an all-in-one offering for your use case (ie blog + ecommerce) which is convenient and easy to budget for
The Problem with No-Code
- Limited to what the no-code platform offers or is compatible with (ie they may allow for connections with third-party services, but only some)
- "Walled garden" affect
- If you need to scale outside the platform's offering you're left with a potentially very difficult and expensive migration (ie you may need to hire a dev team)
- As you expand your no-code project you're learning programming while still being able to fall back on a tried and true platform
- When you become more familiar with coding the no-code platform becomes less of a necessity and more of a tool
- You'll be more prepared for scaling your project should you outgrow the no-code platform (even if you're not capable enough to make a custom app yourself you can still pitch in to keep dev costs down, or at least have a better understanding of what it is you need to have made)
- You can personally start making more money as you gain more skills
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