In an era when the demand for software far outnumbers the supply of coders, no code development tools are assisting an increasing number of organisations in avoiding a software developer skills shortage.

According to Forrester, the market for no code development platforms will grow from $3.8 billion in 2017 to $21.2 billion by 2023. Google recently acquired AppSheet, bringing no-code development to the Google cloud in a movement that continues to demonstrate potential of no code’s as a mainstream software development solution. This article will examine the risks and benefits of no code development platforms in order to help you decide whether or not this development method is right for you.

What is a No Code?

A No-code development platform is a tool for creating software applications without the need for coding. It is a popular and promising alternative to traditional software development for non-technical business users who want to create their own full-fledged applications. If you are a small business that does not have the budget to hire a software developer as well as outsource to a software development house, no code platforms give your entire organisation the power of innovation.

You can provide more of your workforce with the tools they need to become citizen developers by using a no code platform. To meet the demands of faster application delivery, business developers and other non-programmer roles can step in and build business, web, and mobile applications on their own.

As an example, consider the digital transformation of your data entry processes. Data entry can be a headache for any business. Humans make mistakes – we’re only human, after all – and programmes like Excel can be fiddly and overly complicated, leading to additional errors. You can quickly create a new cloud-based application to store and use your data using a no-code platform.

No Code Vs Low Code

It is a common misconception that the terms low code and no code are interchangeable, but they are not. Platforms with no code are designed for business people who lack coding knowledge. No code employs declarative programming and is concerned with what rather than how – you tell the system what you want and it builds it. Code represents instructions which tell platforms how to implement desired functionality in traditional software application platforms. The app creator defines what the app does rather than how it does it when there is no code.

Non-technical people can also use low code platforms, but at some point, a developer will be needed to finish things off. Low code platforms or rapid application tools have pre-built functionality that allows users to build their application up to a certain point before bringing in a developer to code or customise the rest. Developers instruct the platform on how to use the components.

How do you create an app without knowing how to code?

If you’re new to no code platforms, you might be wondering why there isn’t any code or how it’s possible to build applications without writing any code. So, why do we need software developers in the first place? You are building with code when you build on a no code platform; you just don’t have to do any coding. There are no code platforms that have pre-coded drag-and-drop elements.

A No-code development platform is essentially a user interface builder, allowing you to quickly drag and drop every web page together and instantly see how it will look on mobile, tablet, and desktop. The use of visual models replaces the complexity of coding, allowing you to easily manage your data. No code platforms use declarative UI, which describes what the user should see rather than how it should be laid out. Platform users can now render the same app across multiple devices. However, no-code applications are more than just drag-and-drop user interfaces.

Pros of No Code Development:

 No-code development is appealing because it is simple to use and allows non-programmers to quickly create apps or workflows. No-code can be beneficial to both developers and business users, and it is ideal for companies with a backlog of development projects and who need to use business users as developers.

Improved agility

The majority of development is done visually with pre-built modules using a drag-and-drop interface. This means that developing apps is much faster. Testing is generally automated, which reduces development time even further.

Reduces Cost

Developers are not cheap. No-code solutions allow you to avoid this, removing much of the overhead associated with keeping a skilled team of developers on staff at all times. In the long run, you can build apps faster and cheaper.

About Mongoosh 

Mongoosh is a branding and design agency that can assist your company with both small and large design needs. They will be able to develop faster because they will not have to write any code from scratch. You don’t have to think about underlying systems like cases, databases, or security when developing on a network.