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Are No Code BI Software Tools A Threat To Developers?

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Some professionals see no-code BI software tools as a revolutionary step for the future of IT, but others see it as a threat to the developer community. While it is true that no-code Business Intelligence makes it easier to make an app, it would be too much to say that it would completely replace professional developers in the BI industry.

As digitalization has moved faster, it has led to new ideas that make work easier. Getting new and better solutions to customers has been challenging, especially in the IT industry, which has been under a lot of pressure because markets move so quickly.

To stay in the race, this has led to the creation of no-code BI software tools that save developers time and effort and speed up the process.

A Gartner report found that the pandemic caused the global market for no-code Business Intelligence to grow by 23%, which is a big jump for one year.

Let's talk about what ‘no-code’ is, why some people see it as a threat (and why this is a complete myth), and why it can't yet replace developers.

Why do developers think No-Code is a threat?

As is commonly thought, some developer communities see no-code Business Intelligence as a ‘job-snatcher.’ Even though this isn't true, there were good reasons for this misunderstanding. Among them are:

The Job Risk

No-code platforms let a ‘bad’ programmer compete with a ‘professional’ in making software and apps. The developers have nowhere to go when companies can get a job done for less money by hiring a mediocre programmer.

A ‘developer’ could be anyone.

No code makes it possible for functions to create full-fledged software from scratch using only visual elements and basic interface knowledge. Now that anyone can make apps, some people think that professional developers may not be needed anymore.

Can No-Code do the job of developers?

Here are a few reasons why no-code is still young and can't replace developers:

1. Creative Independence

At its core, the no-code Business Intelligence platform is meant to give people who don't know much about coding the freedom to be creative so they can build their apps and software.

Still, the creator is limited to the features built into the platform. This is where developers and code engineers come in. If a client needs something unique that a no-code platform can't do, a developer can code it for them.

Even though no-code platforms let anyone make apps, only a professional developer can change them to fit the needs of a business. So, platforms that don't require code can't replace developers.

2. Complexities

The second reason professional developers are better than no-code platforms is that they can handle complexity. Users can make apps with no-code software as long as the apps are simple and well-defined.

You would notice that no-code doesn't work well for projects that need branding and unique user journeys. For custom workflows, user interfaces (UIs), and user experiences (UXs), a professional developer needs to be involved to make sure branding is done the way it was planned.

3. Scope

For anything more complicated or with unique customizations, a skilled developer must change the code in just the right places and amounts. Also, combining the new software with the old one might be tricky in some cases with apps made with no code (which professional developers can easily take care of).

Even though they can only be used to make simple apps, the scope of no-code BI software tools is surprisingly broad.

No-code platforms help companies save time and money on creating landing pages, eCommerce websites, email marketing automation, and sign-up forms.

4. Realizing No-Full Code's Potential

No-code is, without a doubt, a revolutionary technology made mainly to help businesses save time and money. Most people don't realize, though, that when used by skilled developers, no-code tools can be used to create unique products in surprisingly short amounts of time.

No-code platforms give skilled developers a place to start working right away. The basic structure of an app is pre-coded, saving the developer a lot of time that would have been spent writing that code.

Developers can use this time to do creative or critical thinking activities to help them make a great product.

No-code platforms eliminate the boring parts of coding and let the creative juices of traditional developers flow.

‍ Wrapping Up

No-code Business Intelligence tools don't pose a threat to the developer community. They're just assistants that take care of the background work so developers can focus on the more complex, intelligence-based tasks.

Grow’s no-code Business Intelligence platform is also an excellent way for people who don't know how to code to make a helpful app quickly to make their workflows easier or more efficient. Read to learn more about Grow reviews 2022.


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