Less code (low-code / no code), more AI

If all business is the result of an idea, a starting point, an answer to a given problem, they are based, above all, on projects and therefore on their potential.

Why simplify it when you can complicate it?

The most important thing is not only to have ideas, but also to be able to implement them within the (1) realistic time of the market in order to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction. If we take the example of any IT project, all sectors and industries come together, from the concept to its realization this passage necessarily involves endless lines of code, which can bring new problems.

Added to this is the real shortage of developers which will undoubtedly increase in the coming years. It does nothing to help the situation when we know that the volume of code is already 100 times higher (2) than 10 years ago, with more languages ​​and different platforms. In fact, creating a project line of code by code line can take months, sometimes years, and is therefore extremely costly in terms of skills and development time. And in addition to this time and development costs, there is design and infrastructure, not to mention maintenance that follows. Maintenance that is expensive and sometimes complicated by legacy code (3), lines of code that are often not very reusable because they are not covered by automatic testing. This is also one of the biggest problems for developers who spend most of their time modifying pre-existing code that was not created by them. The latter are therefore often reluctant to modify, optimize, or repair the original code for fear of breaking dependencies and for technical or operational regression.

This approach has changed and often does not correspond to the relevant needs of many entrepreneurs who need more agility, flexibility and speed. It is a waste of time and money to adopt the code or to have a very precise idea of ​​what you want even before addressing your market.

No code, no problem

If the code is the basis of a digital service, then Pandora’s box has the option of not opening the big code. The advent of no-code, for example, allows the creation of an application, a platform, or a site in a matter of days, with much lower failure rates than coded projects. The icing on the cake remains as an unprecedented rate of customer satisfaction, in addition to significantly reducing round trips for product launch agility and simplicity. No-code does not require any specific training or skills, so it is infinitely easier to stick to the specification and manage to respect an initial budget when a few clicks are enough to change a design or feature. Also, no code allows to solve inheritance problems in essence and by definition, because if there is no line of base code then there is no inherited code. After all, teams will no longer walk on egg shells just to update a site, an application or change its design.

After years of doubt and failure, companies seem to finally believe in an era of limited development. According to a survey conducted by TechRepublic (4), almost half of the companies surveyed (47%) say that they use low-code and no-code in their organization. And for the other half of those who have not yet accepted it, one in five companies wants to sink by the end of the year.

But let the developers be assured, the world will always need them. In fact, low-code and no-code currently do not allow tracing by NASA-type software, high-frequency trading, or supply chain blockchain. The interoperability of low-code and no-code platforms enables 40% of professional developers (5) to save valuable time in creating and implementing them.

No Code does not come to relieve a technical debt (6) that continues to grow from one project to another and also works for the emergence of a new type of company, which is a merging company. It is an organization that assembles and reassembles efficient building blocks for their processes easily and quickly. This frees up resources with CIOs who can then focus their efforts on heavier and, above all, more strategic projects, such as IT security or user experience. So the No Code opens up possibilities for many entrepreneurs who have only ideas, without the technical skills to implement them.

And if there is a limit, No-Code will be able to rely on its best ally in the future, artificial intelligence, which allows unprecedented savings of time and money, especially in extraction, drafting, analysis and so on data automation.

(1) Design of a product and its sale

(2) Dimensional research report

(3)]​​Each line of code sooner or later becomes an inheritance code, i.e. a code inherited from another developer

(4) Tech Republic studies use less code and no code technology

(5) IDC study in 2021

(6) The concept developed by Ward Cunningham that summarizes everything that was not done or was not done badly during production.

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