No-Code Platforms and the Future of Traditional Software Programming

Hello there, Wale here!

Back in the late 90s and the 2000s, certifications like the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) was one of the most sought after certifications. Fast forward to 15 years later, these certifications no longer exist. Microsoft retired the MCSE certification sometime in 2018 or thereabout.

Unfortunately, that’s the world of technology for you; here today, gone tomorrow.

Lately there’s been so much talk about “no code” platforms. Basically, the “no code” platform allows even non-programmers to develop software applications using graphical interfaces and configurations instead of the traditional text based GUI method.

This very much has reduced the barrier to entry to software development as you no longer need to write a single line of code to build fairly complex bespoke software for businesses or for personal use.

Popular “no code” platforms include; Bubble, Airtable, Softr, Elementor, Apgyver and Adalo.

Quite a number of these “no code” platforms are making a name or making a waves at the moment, so the question now is what becomes of the traditional software programmers now that every Tom, Dick and Harry can now develop software applications?

Well, in the short run, nothing! It will probably be business as usual. But in the next 10 years? Business might not be as good. The funny thing is, these so-called “no code” platforms are being built by software programmers. So it’s like a case of software programmers shooting themselves in the foot. Some might see it as a case of the software programmers actually running themselves out of business.

But the thing is, and these are purely my thoughts, in the next 10 years software programming as we know it will no longer be an all comers affair, only the very good ones will remain and the good ones will continue to build even more fantastic platforms for the non-programmers to use.

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