02 November 2022
As a software engineer, I used to be against people using No-Code platform like Bubble to build their applications. Sooner or later when they outgrow Bubble, they have to build an application all from scratch. That's why many people treat Bubble as a prototyping tool. However, with Bubble getting more and more advanced, it has become the platform where people can actually build a production application. But, you still need to completely rely on the Bubble platform. We still haven't covered the complexity, data ownership and security side of things.
But, hey, it is built for non coders. So, there are limitations.
More and more startups these days are software oriented now. There are more entrepreneurs and innovators building the next big app idea. But, software engineers are expensive and technical founders are hard to find. So, it is understandable that Low-Code No-Code software development is the only solution to bridge the gap.
That's why I become the believer of Low-Code No-Code. This is not entirely a new concept, but it is still developing area. So, there are so much to improve in this solution.
What a great time for software engineers!
But, everyone can have an innovative app or tech startup idea, but not being able to code. So, the next focus in software development is Low-Code No-Code solution. It helps general population to innovate and be able to build an application without knowing how to code at all. This allows software engineers to focus on something more challenging and higher value tasks.
When it comes to building a software, there is no way we can eliminate software engineers from the equation completely. That is why the current low-code no-code tools don't really quite work well. They are not built to be ready for engineers. At some point, they will require a custom implementation. Who will be the ones to handle those? A software engineer.
That's why I am building Licode, an Engineer-Ready Low-Code No-Code solution, for everyone to build a scalable application. The goal of Licode is to bridge the gap between the earliest software development and later scaled up engineering team. The core value of Licode is the solution to export code into a well maintained public frameworks such as Laravel, VueJS and TailwindCSS. So, it doesn't matter whether you are technical or non-technical, Licode will make sure the application is built in a software engineer way.