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5 Ways Developers Can Increase Productivity with No-code Tools

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The popular myth is that developers hate no-code; they see it as a threat to their jobs and worry it will stifle creative development in the long term. However, the evidence paints the better developers are embracing a very different picture no-code because they can see the freedom it gives them to focus on what matters, experiment more with ideas, and generally waste less time.

It has also brought them closer with other teams, like designers and project managers, along with the end-users, making development projects more inclusive and with a higher chance of success, which genuinely matters to the best developers.

No-code tools help developers focus on the important aspects of the project

Not everything about being a developer is sexy and exciting. Development projects are full of repetitive tasks like creating logins, error messages, etc. But so much of this can be automated within the no-code platform, taking these tasks away from the developer. They can stop ‘reinventing the wheel’ for every project because that impedes progress.

Instead, they are left working on the more complex to solve problems. These projects are a lot more fun and challenging for the developer, which is why so many of the better developers are open to the idea of using no-code.

In response to a question on Twitter about why developers would be turned on to no-code, one person summed it up perfectly.

No-Code only makes it more exciting and some things faster. Developers still will be coding.

It is also worth adding that most businesses going the no-code route will seek input from their developers about which platforms to use, meaning developers get to work with the platforms they want to learn more about.

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No-code tools save developers time

Few things annoy a developer more than spending a long time on a project that doesn’t finish. Months of work that never see the light of day because it was poorly thought through, it’s impossible to complete, or the idea is dead by the time the project can be complete!

This is avoided with no-code due to the speed at which development happens, and developers are working with known parameters in the no-code platform, so the features are already proven to work.

This approach has the added benefit of helping development agencies save time and allowing developers to move on to new projects quickly, which appeals to the modern developer who likes to expand their horizons, try out new projects, and develop new skills frequently. All developers love moving on to that next shiny new toy!

If you want to cut the cost of software development and save time, no code developers from WeLoveNoCode working with over 241 no code tools are available to bring your ideas to life. Book a free consultation call to get started.

No-code development improves collaboration

Despite the stereotyped image of a developer as a loner, they prefer working well with the users and others vital to delivering the end project. The frustration for a developer is when that interaction is poorly timed, full of ideas that have no basis in reality or set ridiculous expectations. 

This is why developers love no-code because it strips away these issues and makes genuine collaboration happen, where input can be timed correctly and is based on common sense.

Just think of the situations where a user chats with a designer and comes up with a great new idea for a product feature. Then, they go away, spend ages producing mock-ups, getting users excited, and then hand it over to a developer, telling them they need it quickly because the users are excited about it!

Of course, the developer becomes the bad guy because they have to tell them that what they have specified is not possible, and by the time they have shown what is possible, everyone is dissatisfied. Not with no-code. 

Our users and designers can prototype the idea themselves and see what is possible, meaning the idea they put in front of others is based on fact. The project they hand to the developer is not only possible, but something they can deliver quickly, creating a satisfying experience for everyone involved, including the developer.

No-code tools promote experimentation

When you can get results so quickly as you can with no-code, the chance to experiment and try different ideas opens up for developers, something they enjoy and that delivers the best results. 

When you can develop and roll out a new feature in a matter of days or weeks, not months, it is possible to build in more testing time. You can create a feature, show users, and get actual data back swiftly, then pivot development based on the feedback.

For example, a developer is building a new product and wants to try out a new purchasing process on a web application different from how people buy other products. 

Developers can have this new funnel live in a week, run it for five days to get a significant set of data, and then using the results, finalize the funnel. Within two weeks, the developer can assess the potential of something completely new and make a definitive decision. If you you were going to pick a tool, here are 15 of our favourites to build an MVP in a week

No-code platforms can help developers deploy faster

It can take you as little as two weeks to get familiar with tools like Bubble or Webflow. With these tools, a developer can quickly design an MVP and get it off the ground. Developers can use no-code tools like these to build functional mockups of their projects for implementation. These tools today offer you the ability to increase server capacity and scale as users grow without challenges.

Ultimately, by speeding up development and moving on from boring or repetitive tasks quickly, development should be more ‘fun’ for all developers and give them more time for hardcore innovation and new projects. no-code empowers developers to focus on the important stuff and not the things that are not worth their time.