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Can No-Code Actually Benefit Coders?

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No-code is known for helping Creators of all skill levels—even the most seasoned programmers—optimize application development.

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know we love to talk about how no-code democratizes enterprise application development. With our platform, anyone can build a sophisticated application that brings their business ideas to life—even if they don’t have a technical background

But what about those who do have a technical background? The fear that no-code makes traditional programmers obsolete keeps many enterprises away from building on no-code platforms. We want to fight against this notion! Even the most experienced engineers can use no-code to maximize their time and effort. We’d even argue that trained engineers get the most value from no-code.

3 key ways no-code can make your job easier

1. You’ll spend less time fixing bugs

Coders know all too well just how mind-numbing and time-consuming debugging can be. The average coded application comes with 13 errors per 1,000 lines of code (LOCs), a number that can soar into the millions for an enterprise-grade application. With these massive numbers, it’s no surprise the average developer spends three-fourths of their time finding and squashing bug after bug.

Naturally, no-code means no code lines for you to manage—with no code-based bugs or security vulnerabilities, you won’t have to spend hours fixing them. All applications built with Unqork in 2020 averaged only 0.2 bugs per line of code. That includes all kinds of bugs, ranging from mathematical errors to misconfigurations to log errors. When you crunch the numbers, that’s an improvement of over 600x! 

Overall, enterprise applications built on no-code platforms are far less buggy and more reliable than code-based applications. Not only does Unqork prevent bugs from the start but we’ll also take care of emerging bugs on the backend of your application if anything shifts. Think about how much time and stress you’ll save by building high-quality, reliable applications using no-code.

2. You can get more building done in a fraction of the time

Do you feel like your development times have gotten slower lately? You’re not imagining things. Studies have shown that now, in 2021, it takes traditional developers 20% longer to complete an enterprise application than it did ten years ago. This is primarily due to increases in application complexity, which are necessary to attract and retain users. 

More complex applications require more integrations and third-party solutions, and managing these in a code-based application can slow your development times to a crawl. Alongside complexity, issues such as “Big Code,” continuous legacy maintenance, and a staggering amount of technical debt can slow you down even further. When building with code, you’ll find yourself stuck in a month-long or even year-long development cycle before you know it. 

With no-code, you can build sophisticated applications faster than you ever thought possible. No-code’s visual programming tools and drag-and-drop components dramatically shorten the application building process by making it more intuitive. By streamlining application development, a project that would have taken months to code can be built in a week using no-code. This enables you to outpace and outbuild the competition—you could be on your third mission-critical application for the month while your competitors are still struggling to complete their first! 

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3. You can focus on building applications that really show your Skills

Remind yourself why you learned to write code—we’re willing to bet it was to create dynamic new solutions, not perform repetitive and monotonous tasks all day. Unfortunately, code-dependent enterprises often rely on coders to automate simple processes or keep legacy applications alive. That is not an effective use of your expertise, nor is it fun for anyone involved.

No-code frees you up to do the exciting, value-adding work that drew you to tech in the first place. When you don’t have to focus on programming languages, or whether or not one code line change here will break an entire element elsewhere, you can really innovate and focus on your business logic. Plus, since no-code is built to be accessible to anyone on any team, it’s easy to delegate parts of the application development lifecycle to different people. This helps divvy up your workload, avoid burnout, and find more time to work on truly inspiring projects.

Make the switch to no-code

At Unqork, we may not be too keen on code, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support coders! In fact, some of our favorite Unqorkers like Evan Candler, Lisa Shepherd, and Henry Ivry got their start by learning how to code. We believe in giving everyone the tools necessary to build enterprise applications, from the novice Creator to the most seasoned programmer.

“No-code doesn’t mean no development or engineering; it means accelerating delivery and unleashing creativity and innovation.”

Ken Gavranovic, our head of Platform, Engineering, and DevOps, put it best: “No-code doesn’t mean no development or engineering; it means accelerating delivery and unleashing creativity and innovation.” Once you see how fast, easy, and fun it is to build with no-code, you’ll never want to go back.

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