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For as long as I can remember people surrounding me told me about the importance of learning how to code, why programming was key to get a well-paid job, and more opportunities in life.

As I grew older, I needed to choose which career path to follow at university, I’m not gonna lie, it looked quite charming to go there and study programming and learn more about the tech industry.
My older brothers actually studied Computer Science, both of them, and became software engineers but for me, this didn’t look like something I wanted to do full time.

I decided to study business but still dedicated some time to learn about new platforms that helped build the ideas I had in mind.

When technology started to become more mainstream, there was a huge difference between people who knew how to use a computer and some who didn’t but as society became more ‘digital native’, it became easier to use and create more programs to automate daily life and simplify work.

Until now, I didn’t realize I was getting into a “revolution” of how we do things, making it simple for someone like me without experience, create a product that can help others.

This change was done thanks to a group of platforms focused on non-coders to give them the ability to create something, going from 0 to launch in less time than before.

These are now called No-code tools, which is a name that started a movement of people willing to give it a chance to their ideas.

Of course, no-code tools require code, or at least, the sort of deductive logic that is related to coding. You have to know how to design a pivot table or understand what machine learning capability is and what it might be useful for but it’s easier now to start than in the past.

No-code tools aren’t successful just because they are easier to use; they are successful because they are connecting and helping a new generation that understands precisely the sort of logic required by these platforms to function.

Someone who has been leading the No-code movement is KP, why? because he has launched a couple of products and services using platforms who supports working without using a line of code and in the meantime talking in real-time about the process behind it all.

He now is the director Program Director of @beondeck No-Code Fellowship which is

a ten-week program for builders who want to turn their ideas into reality using no-code tools

This is a sign of what’s coming, more support to builders who even without knowing how to code can change the world one product at a time.

Even while I was doing research for this post, Tech Crunch released an article about the same topic this week, which shows the growing trend of platforms available to use.

Don’t get me wrong, learning how to code can open you up thousands of doors and change your thinking but now, as generations grow with more digital knowledge, there are different ways to build a project.

Entrepreneurs, creators, developers, and anyone else, now more than ever have the chance to do what they love without any problem.

It’s not necessary to know how to code to create, you only need to be willing to give it a try to any of these platforms and launch.

So, why wait? If you're reading this, go test your ideas, there never been a better time than today to start.

Until next week,

Jose

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A few other things

  • If you want to start your no-code journey, here is a Cheatsheet to what platforms you can use, done by KP, go watch it here

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  • Go check out a really good newsletter about mindful productivity on Ness Labs. I promise it will help you adapt and be sharp no matter your circumstances. You will learn a lot. See it here: Maker Mind

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