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No Code movement
Sometimes when you explain how No Code could be an alternative, people perceive it as if you totally disregard writing actual code. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not how I and many others would or even should describe it. As a Growth PO this is actually my day-to-day to validate features or business models before they’re being build. Currently we still stick to code, but we have ideas to do experiments in person and/or with less code.
Now No Code is something that always intrigued me, allowing me to validate certain assumptions without turning to code. Is it scalable? Probably not (but to a certain extend it is
). Will it help to validate my assumptions? Hell yeah!
The best MVP is the one you don’t actually build, not with code nor with no code (that was a tough sentence, not-nor-no.. 😂). There are many ways to validate your initial ideas. Throw a value propositions and a few HQ designs on a landing page with signup + payment flow and run your ads towards it. Et voila, validated without any working product.
So, now that you validated your idea, you could consider making a step into a first working product. And some of these MVPs you can perfectly build with No Code tools. Yes, yes, if you can code there might be no point. But it’s not really about being able to code or not, it’s more about validating your assumptions beyond an initial landing page.
You can go all-in and start developing or you use your knowledge of code, systems, processes and technology to quickly build something that could validate and maybe even help your launching customers. Several No Code tools have low code functionalities, that allow you to expand upon their existing functionality.
So why this rant on No Code? Nothing in particular, apart from that Bubble send out a newsletter on No Code how to guides (link below). If you think No Code is something you want to learn more about, you can consider the following sources of information:
Makerpad - A website full of tutorials, recipes on how to use combinations of tools and a super nice newsletter.
Bram Kanstein - A buddy of mine and founder of No Code MVP, but also avid Twitter user on No Code related news.
IndieHackers - This is more a community for makers, both code and No Code. People here have open forums where they give each other open feedback and early access to what they’ve built.
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