Table of Contents
- What is zero-coding?
- Zero code challenges
- Is zero-coding the future?
On average, developing an app takes between 3 and 9 months. Apps with high security standards (like banking applications or applications that deal with personal data) or difficult requirements take even longer.
Developing a website might take anywhere up to 4 months. Maintaining and adding new features to it is a non-stop process.
Development of any kind often requires an entire team of skilled developers. Businesses looking to save resources and time may use one of the newest ways to code — zero-coding. By 2024, 65% of applications are expected to be created using low- or zero-coding techniques. 75% of enterprises are expected to use several low code development tools for creating software for different purposes.
What is zero-coding?
Zero-coding is a technique that lets applications, software, and websites be built without the knowledge of programming languages. With it, creating the needed software is as easy as dragging and dropping “building blocks” into the needed places.
Apart from simplicity, zero-coding has several other advantages:
Decreased development time
Zero-coding allows businesses and professionals to create software in a matter of hours or days, rather than spending months or years on developing.
It also allows companies to save time on looking for frontend- and backend developers, QA engineers, and designers. This plays a huge role in simplifying development.
In just two years, over 70% of businesses will be using zero-coding techniques to develop applications and software. This will save a tremendous amount of money and human resources.
Imagine Lego, but for building websites.
Wix, Squarespace, Webflow, Zyro, and other platforms let their users build websites with various blocks and templates. The sites can also be changed as seen fit by its owner. Once again, this saves time and effort on design and development, although it does limit users in the options they can use.
Lower project cost
An average salary of a skilled front-end developer in the USA is $105 thousand annually. In the UK it can go up to £65 thousand. In Germany, it reaches €38 thousand. These amounts are understandable — becoming a beginner front end developer takes up to 6 months, with non-stop education following.
Zero-coding does not require special skills and can be mastered much faster.
High team engagement
Zero-coding engages teams into creating software solutions themselves.
Take a zero-coding app. The team that knows how to zero-code can demonstrate what they want to change and what might improve its usability without having to go deep into coding.
Only 36% of teammates admit they are engaged in their workplace. 51% are saying they are disengaged completely. Zero-coding can help engage the team and increase project profitability by 21%.
Zero code challenges
Lock-in with a single vendor
Zero-code means tying the development process to a single vendor. The longer the project goes on, the harder this tie becomes to break. Business becomes dependent on one vendor, which limits the possibilities for development and changes.
Coding provides developers with a possibility to make changes whenever they want or need to. It also allows them to add any needed plugins and build any functionality.
Zero-coding does not provide this level of flexibility and even goes as far as limiting businesses and their potential.
Zero-code software depends on the security of the vendor almost entirely. Their solutions are only as protected as their vendor. This may create unwanted leaks, breaches, and other security hazards that can harm businesses and their reputation.
Is zero-coding the future?
Although zero-coding provides businesses with the possibility to easily develop the required software and provide quick and effective solutions, it will not substitute real coding any time soon.
It is perfect for businesses that want to save resources or need quick results.
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