What is NoCode?
Learn what no-code is, here is a quick explanation.
So if you are wondering what is nocode. It is a new software development approach that requires few, if any, programming skills to quickly build an application. It essentially means that now Non-Technical people can create Apps, Websites, Marketplaces, and pretty much any kind of digital software, online, without having technical skills and without writing lines of code.
This allows line of business (LOB) employees who have the necessary institutional knowledge and understand the business requirements for an app, but lack knowledge of programming languages, to create software applications such as a form or website, or add functionality to an existing site or app. With no-code tools pretty much anyone can create software and develop digital solutions without spending years learning how to become a programmer and knowing how to code. You can use no-code tools and create anything you want, using with drag and drop visual builders.
Nocode decouples programming languages and syntax from logic, and instead take a visual approach to software development to enable rapid delivery. In this sense, nocode is similar to lowcode development. The key difference is that lowcode platforms use less abstraction that is, they incorporate some coding and require some knowledge of programming languages and are often used by professional developers within an enterprise IT department.
“The future of coding is no coding at all.” — Chris Wanstrath, CEO at GitHub.
How does nocode work?
If you’re new to nocode software development, you might be wondering how it’s possible to build advanced applications without writing a single line of code. Essentially, when you build with a nocode platform, you are building with code, but instead of writing it yourself it is just already been written for you as you drag and drop visual elements onto the screen of the nocode tool you are using.
Most nocode tools work the same, but there are of course differences between vendors. Some tools will offer more resources than others and allow you to expand the horizons of what you can build with them, others will be simpler and more focused on accomplishing specific tasks.
Nocode, in some sense, is a misnomer: There is plenty of coding involved, but it is behind the scenes, invisible to business users. The heavy lifting is done by the nocode tool providers that use data abstraction and encapsulation to essentially hide the complexity of what users accomplish through simple maneuvers, such as dragging and dropping application components, to build an application.
So if you are considering building an online business and don't know how to code or don't want to hire expensive developers and waste a lot of time, money and effort to make your idea became a reality, building with nocode can be a powerful method to start building your business.