To Code or Not to Code

To Code or Not to Code

Embracing the 'No Code' code era


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Imagine dedicating two years of your life perfecting your front-end coding skills, only to find that you are paid the same amount as someone who spent just two months mastering a no-code platform like Webflow.

I got into a recent debate (argument, really) about whether people using website builders like Webflow should be called developers. My stance: Absolutely! Whether you're building a website through drag-and-drop interfaces or coding from scratch, you deserve the title of a developer!

I know 'old school๐Ÿ˜ธ' coders may have reservations about this.

I am always up for old school; whether music, movies, or even food. But I draw the line when it comes to technology.

Technology is an ever-evolving entity and I believe everyone should embrace it as such.

In the 90s, building websites meant starting from the ground up. Developers had to create the foundational structure before they could even begin coding.

As technology and coding advanced, various frameworks emerged, enabling developers to start building from higher levels and bypassing the need to recreate the basics. Today, countless frameworks allow developers to begin their projects from the 70th floor, without worrying about the foundation.

No-code website builders take this concept even further, allowing users to start building from the 90th floor! Which makes website building more efficient and easier!

Someone I know was once questioned why they would want to learn Webflow, and their response: 'I want to make a lot of /tech/ money with the least effort possible!' ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I know! I know! You need effort and dedication to learn Webflow and 'friends' but do you get my point?

'No-code coding' is the future of web development.

I believe that embracing no-code tools does not diminish the skills of traditional coders; it merely signifies the ever-evolving nature of technology. Therefore, we should celebrate the diverse approaches to web development and acknowledge that no-code developers are an integral part of this dynamic landscape.

Before you crucify me, this is just my 2 cents!