How many tech startups in 2019 could be built with Airtable and Zapier alone? Spoiler: a lot.
Sure, you may need one or two others. Or you may prefer any of the great alternatives. (Hi Quip, IFTTT, Transposit!) Regardless, these kinds of prosumer, automation-friendly tools are truly great now, especially for building service oriented products. You can ship MVPs on them that comfortably serve your first 10k+ users, and likely more, with little to no actual code. That’s stunning.
Early cloud computing was a big shift that dramatically reduced the cost of bootstrapping a tech application. App stores on phones were another. This may be the third. Add in the largest pool of available capital ever, and there’s never been a better time to start a tech company.
(Having said that, founding a startup is still brutal, unforgiving, and all-consuming. That way lie dragons, as always. Entrepreneur beware.)
22 thoughts on “No code”
It would be an interesting hackweek project to see how much we can rebuild Color without coding 🤔
Love this thread. And hopefully with this prosumer trend, we can expand the definition of what it means to be a developer.
evidently this is now called the no-code movement, and enterprise software people are On It: Inc, Forbes, etc.
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