No Software, No Code

Salesforce started using the “No Software” motto and logo going back to the early 2000’s. Since then, over the last twenty years, we’ve seen technology adoption across every sector and industry but software development for the most part is still very time consuming. Fortunately there are a great number of new platforms that took the “No Software” mindset and turned it into the “No Code” movement, in the process enabling thousands of entrepreneurs that have turned their ideas into applications and startups. Just about every cloud platform has product aimed at the “No Code” space. Amazon Web Services launched AWS Honeycode in 2020, Google Cloud has had multiple products in this space, and Microsoft Office is pushing Power Apps. In addition to the large cloud providers there are a large number of internet startups that have fueled the “No Code” movement, most notably Airtable and Zapier.

The “No Code” movement is not necessarily new, as already mentioned Salesforce had the idea of “No Software” back in the early 2000’s and going back further into the 1990’s there have been platforms and products that provided GUI builders or form designers. The reason that the “No Code” has become a movement now is that internet access is available in most parts of the world, there is a whole generation that grew up as internet natives, software as a service with trial or no cost tiers, and the explosion of data.

So what are you waiting for? I’m sure you have a great idea, or maybe just a specific need for an application that doesn’t yet exist. You can get started with any of the new breed of “No Code” platforms to making that idea into a reality.


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