As I’ve often written, low-code/no-code development platforms are the future. There’s good reason for that.
Tremendous Investment in No-Code and Low-Code Software
A study by 451 Research found low-code/no-code platforms can increase developers’ efficiency by between 50% and 90%. John Rymer, VP and Principal Analyst of Forrester says low-code development can speed up software development by a factor of ten.
As a result, Gartner forecasts that the market for low-code platforms will grow by 21 percent this year. It also says low-code development platforms will be responsible for more than 65 percent of all application development by 2023.
App Builders Will Code Less
If that’s not enough, consider this: Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and former CEO of the world’s most influential code repository, GitHub, says “The future of coding is no coding at all." This, from a man who oversaw a business that as far back as 2017 had 67 million repositories, 53 million monthly visitors, 1.5 million teams, 100 million pull requests, 1.5 billion commits a year, and approximately half a Petabyte of code.
At GitHub’s annual Universe conference several years ago, Wanstrath outlined why he thinks low-code/no-code is the future. He noted, “Software is a means to an end, and the more people we can invite into that, the easier we can make it to get to that end, the better the world will be for all of us, the more powerful software will be and the brighter the future will be.”
He added, “The real meat of software development isn't the coding, it isn't the typing, it isn't the compilers. At the end of the day it's what you're building and the effect it has on the person you're building it for. Writing code is an amazing act, it's challenging, but in some ways, it can be a barrier. And what we're interested in is the future of coding being less about coding.
“Coding is not the main event anymore. Building software is the main event. Coding is just one small part of it. We think the future of coding is no coding at all...Eventually there's going to be zero code. Not for everything, but for some projects you're not going to have to code at all.”
The Best No-Code/Low-Code Platform for You
Alpha Software understands that the industry is moving away from time-consuming native coding. We've built two powerful app makers built for two different types of users: developers and non-developers.
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