The popular narrative is that no-code software is just a fad, probably because the last wave of low-code tools failed to deliver on their promise. But today’s low-code tools are much more powerful and easier to use than their predecessors. We’re also in the midst of a global developer shortage that will only worsen over the next ten years. The question isn’t if no-code tools will be common—it’s how quickly they’ll gain adoption.
In this article, we’ll talk about why no-code development will be leading the software industry in the next 10 years.
The global shortage of software developers limits the global tech industry
Software development is a highly in-demand skill. Businesses that want to succeed in the digital world need software developers, and they need them badly. The problem is that there aren’t enough developers to meet the demand for software development talent.
In fact, according to one source, “by 2025 there will be 2 million jobs open in tech but only 500k new computer science graduates” (TechRepublic). This means we have a global shortage of software developers!
The solution? Let’s train non-programmers how to create their own apps using no-code platforms like AppyPie or RapidAPI so they can generate value for themselves and their businesses without having any experience with code.
With the ever-increasing demand for software development talent, there simply aren’t enough developers to meet this demand. The result is that companies are unable to develop new products and innovate as quickly as they would like to, which in turn limits your ability to grow your business.
The programming talent is concentrated in a few geographies
The programming talent is concentrated in a few geographies, which limits the ability of companies and organizations to have access to developers. For example, if you are looking for an expert Python developer but your company is located in a city where there aren’t any Python programmers, then you will have difficulty hiring one.
As a result, most companies hire developers who know popular programming languages such as Java or C++ (also known as C#). These languages are not always the best choice for certain projects because they aren’t popular outside of Silicon Valley: some applications require more modern features than are available in these languages.
There is a talent mismatch between employers and workers
The more immediate reason why no-code solutions will dominate the future of software development is the talent mismatch between employers and workers.
As we touched on earlier, developers are in high demand right now. There are not enough of them to meet all of the demands placed on them by employers, which means their salaries have risen dramatically over the past few years. As a result, this has led to an increase in wages for other technology jobs as well. If you’re an employer looking for a developer or other technology worker—or if you’re thinking about becoming one yourself—you know how hard it can be to find someone with just the right skill set for your company’s needs! But what if we told you that there’s another way? What if there was an easy way to get started building software today?
The number of no-code companies is growing exponentially.
The number of no-code companies is growing exponentially. Why? Because they can’t find developers.
This rapid growth can also be attributed to their cost-effectiveness and accessibility for businesses who do not have enough money or time for traditional development processes – something that most small businesses face when trying to create an app from scratch by hiring an agency or freelancer (which is expensive). Also, unlike traditional development processes which take months before releasing anything publically available whereas with no-code tools like App Maker (for Android/iOS) which allow anyone regardless of their technical skillset build apps within minutes!
No-code tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use.
No-code tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use. This is happening because of the cloud, which makes it possible for no-code tools to run on a server in the internet cloud.
Using the cloud means that when you’re working on your computer at home or in an office building (or anywhere else), your data is stored somewhere else, instead of being stored locally on your computer itself. That’s why when you connect with Internet Explorer or Firefox, you see that “www” at the beginning of websites’ web addresses: It stands for “world wide web.” With a world wide web connection, any information saved onto your computer’s hard drive has been transferred over into cyberspace through some awesome technology called “cloud storage.” The other thing about using this kind of storage system is that all kinds of different people can access all kinds of different files from anywhere around Earth by logging into their own personal accounts — like Gmail accounts or DropBox accounts — which means they don’t have to worry about losing those files if something happens while they’re working on them! One big benefit here is cost efficiency: Since companies don’t have to buy expensive hardware anymore thanks to advances made by IBM during their research into quantum computing back in 1986; development costs have gone down significantly since then as well!
Developers use no-code tools as much as non-developers do.
As developers begin to use no-code tools more than non-developers, the gap between their level of expertise will narrow. The reason for this is that developers are using these tools more than non-developers do.
No matter what industry you work in or what kind of organization you’re part of, being able to customize software without writing code is a game-changer. For example: If your company has employees who need to build websites on the fly, they can use a drag-and-drop interface like the one offered by Google’s Blockly or Microsoft’s Azure Stack Editor—no coding required! These systems allow nontechnical workers access to powerful options without needing any technical knowledge at all.
No-code tools can accelerate large enterprise software projects.
You might be thinking, “how can this be? How can no-code tools help accelerate enterprise software projects?” The answer is simple: by allowing anyone to build software.
No-code tools allow non-developers and business analysts the ability to create fully-functional applications without writing code. Because of this, they are able to solve problems that have historically been challenging for companies and organizations to solve in a timely fashion.
Low-code platforms are starting to limit your ability to customize your app.
Low-code platforms are a separate category from no-code platforms. The biggest difference between them is that low-code platforms restrict your ability to customize your app, whereas no-code does not.
Low-code platforms are focused on speed and efficiency, which means they only allow you to do what is absolutely necessary for your business. No matter how much you want to add extra features, they won’t let you because it requires too much time and money.
No-code platforms also want to save businesses time and money, but they don’t restrict the apps that can be built with them like low-code does. In fact, if there’s something specific your business needs in their app that isn’t available out of the box or via code generation or custom development tools offered by the platform itself (e.g., user management) then these services will usually offer an API so you can integrate them yourself using whatever technology best fits into your workflow: Python/Rails/Java/.NET, etc., which means there’s no limit on what kind of features can be added onto it either!
The future of software development is no-code/low-code, mostly because there aren’t enough developers to build all the software that companies need and want.
Why no-code is the future of software development: Why no-code will be leading the software industry in the next 10 years.
The reason behind this is simple—there are not enough developers to build all the software that companies need and want. It’s a simple supply and demand thing, really. Demand for application and service development has been steadily increasing over recent years, but the supply of qualified people to deliver it has not kept pace with this growth, resulting in an overall shortage of talent across industries that rely on integrated systems or on mobile applications (which includes pretty much every industry these days).
This mismatch between demand and supply means that many companies are struggling to find developers who can meet their needs—and those who can aren’t too keen on taking jobs at small firms where they won’t get enough exposure or experience working on projects with real potential.
The future of software development will be based on no-code tools. The demand for more and better applications is growing faster than we can supply them with developers, so there’s a need to find an alternative way to build software. No-code tools are easy to use and increasingly powerful, making them the perfect solution for companies that need software but don’t have access to developers or can’t afford them. They also allow enterprises with large, complex projects in progress to complete them much faster than they could before. This is why I believe that no-code tools are not just a future trend but also one we should embrace as our reality today.