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Discussion on: Why it’s perfectly OK to use no-code tools as a developer

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Diana Chin Author

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.