What is no-code/low-code and why it will impact your kids

What is low-code/no code development?

These are developmental platforms that allow creation of apps using visual methods and models which are faster than developing using code. Powered with visual modeling capabilities, low-code platforms use built-in components to represent any information in a form that is readable to anyone – from regular business users with no tech skills to professional developers.


Low-code/no-code platforms tend to utilize 'drag and drop' coding interfaces to allow anyone to write and execute codes visually.


What are some of these no-code/low-code platforms?

  • Website: Wix.com, Squarespace

  • E-commerce: Shopify

  • Work management: Monday.com

  • ERP applications: Salesforce, Zoho

  • Artificial intelligence: C3 AI Ex Machina

Gartner: 41% of all employees are now interacting with data or technology solutions

Adoption of these no-code/low-code have accelerated recently and is forecasted to grow by 23% in 2021; primarily driven by digital transformations of companies globally.


According to Gartner, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have validated the low-code value proposition. Low-code capabilities that support remote work function, such as digital forms and workflow automation, will be offered with more elastic pricing since they will be required to keep the lights running.


Biggest misconception: There is no need to learn how to code to use these platforms

Low-code/no-code increases speed and productivity, but it is not easy. The tools and platforms are not trivial, and developing a level of expertise takes time. According to a recent VentureBeat article, this is one of the most misunderstood aspects of low-code/no-code. Complex programming constructs such as nested loops are not that easy on any platform.


What does all this mean for your kids?

  • Being able to understand and apply coding logic is crucial for kids

  • Important to learn coding logic rather than syntax

  • Jobs in the future will require a greater understanding of logic and algorithms

The implications of no-code/low-code trends are not well understood outside the application development circles yet, we recommend that you stay current with these shifts that are happening within the industry as they can have profound impact on job opportunities.

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