A Rising Generation of No-Coders

Rising no-code generation

The next generation of creators isn’t necessarily primed for code—they’re primed for technology. Unqork's Amar Vedula explores why no-code is the perfect fit.

If you’ve ever tried to build an enterprise application using code, you know how frustrating it can be. With traditional application development, processes are coded using specific and sometimes-outdated programming languages, meaning only formally trained developers can participate. As systems and languages develop over time, teams get locked into an endless cycle of time-consuming legacy maintenance. Between the costs associated with hiring specialized engineers, purchasing disparate tools, and financing large-scale IT projects, most enterprises are too bogged down in technical debt to innovate.

If code is the problem, no-code offers a direct solution. No-code’s visual components, unmatched application development speeds, and easy integrations eliminate these pain points and can make a difference in your business right away. Even better, we have reason to believe that no-code will only become more valuable and easier to work with over time—unlike code. Why? No-code can help future-proof your enterprise because it uniquely appeals to a rising generation of creators.

The Next Generation of Creators

If you asked engineers a decade or two ago what they thought the software development workforce of the future would look like, they might have envisioned an army of computer science majors who were trained at universities on the latest coding languages and principals, as this had always been the case. 

Fast forward to today, and access to technology and technological concepts is no longer reserved for the privileged few. For today’s younger generations, technology has been woven into the fabric of everyday life from an early age. Even if today’s students—and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs—don’t have experience with modern (or not-so-modern) programming languages, they almost certainly have had experience harnessing the power of computing to achieve goals. 

Watch this demonstration and see how easy it is to design a robust application in under a minute. 

For example, take Roblox, an online platform that allows players to build their own games for the public to access. Older demographics might see platforms like Roblox as simply fun and games—but these experiences are shaping a generation. With over 150 million users spread out across 40 million user-created experiences, tools like Roblox are empowering younger generations to harness tech tools and find new ways to create synergies between programs. In doing so, they’re also becoming self-starters, diving into online communities and search engines to problem-solve faster and answer their own questions.

As discussed in a recent TechCrunch article, millennials and Gen-Zers have naturally learned to use technology as a tool for analysis, research, and self-expression. When they inevitably apply these skills to the workplace, it will become clear that the next generation’s relationship with technology has primed them for no-code platforms. Tomorrow’s employees are innovative critical thinkers born of the digital age who are already familiar with visual tools—and no-code is a perfect fit. 

Investing in Future Success with Unqork

At Unqork, we’ve been lucky enough to observe how eager young people are to apply business logic to data inputs and outputs. Our enablement team teaches a “Citizen Developers'' course at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and our summer CareerWise Apprentices took to no-code like fish to water. This trend shouldn’t go unnoticed. 

No-code tools aren’t gaining traction solely because they’re easier and faster to use—they’re also attracting a younger generation that grew up thinking about the logic intrinsic to these platforms. In other words, adopting a no-code platform like Unqork isn’t just a smart move for your current development goals—it’ll also help you get ahead of competitors and invest in your future success. 

To remain relevant in a rapidly changing field and appeal to younger prospective hires, modern organizations need to consider how a rising generation has been trained to think about technology and data. No-code tools aren’t gaining traction solely because they’re easier and faster to use—they’re also attracting a younger generation that grew up thinking about the logic intrinsic to these platforms. In other words, adopting a no-code platform like Unqork isn’t just a smart move for your current development goals—it’ll also help you get ahead of competitors and invest in your future success. 

Interested in learning more about how no-code can be used to meet your business goals? Schedule a personalized demonstration with one of our in-house experts, and sign up for the Unqork newsletter to keep up-to-date on the latest in the world of no-code.

About the Author

Amar Vedula

Amar Vedula is an Account Development Representative with Unqork who helps agencies discover ways to use no-code to benefit residents and taxpayers. Want to learn more? Follow him on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/amarvedula/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> or <a href="mailto:amar.vedula@unqork.com">shoot him an email</a>.

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