Laid off or dissatisfied workers were told for years to "learn to code" to either transition to an evolving workforce or to become an entrepreneur, but a piece in Wired today argues that's just not necessary. No-code companies are solving problems and making money, and best of all, they don't require their founders to devote years to become proficient programmers.
“Coding sucks,” laughs Emmanuel Straschnov, co-founder of Bubble, a service that offers a suite of tools for nontechies to build apps. “I mean, I code. But it's tedious. I feel like it's not reasonable to expect, you know, the vast majority of the population to be careful with their commas.”
- Nate Washington is an entrepreneur who used Bubble to create an app that helps people pay off debt. Qoins automatically rounds up your purchases and sends the "leftover" money to a user's creditors. In four years, Qoins has paid $11 million in users' debt.
- The low barrier to entry could mean lots of weak startups with no hope of traction but even established companies are seeing the value in no code.
- Even hand-coded apps aren't much more than putting things in a database and pulling them out. That's made even simpler with no code.