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re: Why it’s perfectly OK to use no-code tools as a developer VIEW POST

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I'm with you. As programmers we want to program, it's what interests us, it's fun, it's challenging, etc. But we have to remember, clients pay us for a product not necessarily the code itself. If that product could be built faster, function the same, and look just as great if not better - no-code tools are a no-brainer. I've used Webflow professionally and found it a great experience. Does that mean every site my company creates is going to use Webflow? Absolutely not, but it makes me more available to tackle the more interesting and challenging projects!

I think the other part of this may be fear of obsolescence. Maybe some devs feel like by using no-code tools they are encouraging their own perceived demise? Maybe they are afraid to use them and discover how easy they make things that used to take a lot of time? I don't know.

 

I definitely agree with you on the fear of obsolescence. Developers who generally code need to realize that no-code software is still dependent on developers to maintain and deploy the code that allows other users to be able to utilize the no-code functions (i.e. the drag and drop feature).

I think the best analogy I can give to others who are fearing the worst would be this - a person can build a car from the ground up to sell to other users who want to drive from point A to point B. Maybe the user wants to use the car for business purposes (ex. food delivery). In doing so, the user feels invested in the car and admires the output of the car and the functions it uses to make the driving experience worthwhile.

However, you can have another user who not only appreciates cars but actually wants to learn how to build one someday. Because the user may feel that the car might lack certain functions and wish to contribute in making the particular model of the car a lot better.

I'm pretty sure there's a better analogy other than what I've mentioned above, but this is as close to an understanding as I can get with the initial fear.

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