I was recently having a chat in a startup community forum regarding the best way to build an MVP, i was, of course, advocating for team nocode but there was a large number of folks arguing for the full dev way so I thought id write a little something something about it. If i miss anything please let me know but these were/are my arguments:
No clearly not, code does have some huge advantages over nocode tools which will never be taken away. The sheer scope of what you can do with a good coder will far outweigh what you can do with a nocode expert but I don’t think that’s what nocode tools are here for. Nocode tools are here to make your MVP, not your final product. If your product becomes hugely successful, you may want functionality that is not supported by nocode tools but by that stage, you can afford them and you have proven that your business is a success. So no, code isn’t dead but like the rest of society, the jobs devs will become more specialized because the rest can be done cheaper and quicker with a nocode expert.
When I was introduced to CrowdTek by its creator and founder Art West from Nocodedevs, and he stated that the tool was a one-platform system to manage all your business’s online presence, I was skeptical, to say the least. These were bold claims, very bold claims but I have to say, after a brief walkthrough (filmed here) I was sold.
Automation is becoming a huge business. Zapier recently announced that they have gone from a weekend side project to $50 million ARR with over 3 million customers. But Zapier has been one of the first to capitalize on this market but they are certainly not the last and others like parabola and integromat offer a slightly different take in a clearly very profitable market.