International Standard School always go along with the technology to support their students to be successful. “Coding” seems to be the buzzword these days, especially in the education circles. From teachers to students to corporate boardrooms, this has to count among the most trending topics, at least over the past couple of years. This is not surprising given the kind of growth that the Indian software has witnessed. The robust growth of the start-up ecosystem and the typical success stories, where young techies develop apps and becoming millionaires overnight has brought this term into sharp focus. However, is coding for everyone? There are experts who believe that a no coding or a low coding future holds several possibilities.
For those who started learning computers in the 1980s, the memories of having to “code/program’, i.e., key in commands in simple terms, would be fresh in memory. Who can forget those wonderful cute desktops and the equally cute commands such as GOTO, CLS, END, etc.? A spate of computer languages followed with their own coding features. Then came the windows revolution, and subsequently the internet. It brought information at the click of a mouse. It is vital for an international standard school to upgrade the new technology in its teaching methods as well as in computer labs for student welfare.
Welcome to the world of no coding
The problem with coding is that it is not everybody’s cup of tea. So, does it mean that those who do not have the natural aptitude for coding can never do anything significant in developing software? This is where “no coding” comes into picture. There are newer low code platforms that are being developed, along with plugins that will allow almost anybody to develop software. In fact, the trends have been visible for quite some time one, thanks to the several “readymade” software products that we have been using in recent times. You just need to click, “drag” and “drop”, to make a function work.
The thing is that the software products that most of us use in day to day life have been constantly updating features to make them as user-friendly as possible. Graphic user interface (GUI) has revolutionized the way computers are used.
Using user-friendly features there are certain platforms where even someone with average computer skills can create his or her own website. This is nothing but the advent of the world of no-coding. A lot of the software development trends point to a future that will be increasingly be about no coding products.
Innovations are usually a result of some problems that require solutions. Then there are business requirements that often drive online solutions. Software developers also focus on ensuring that the solutions that they offer are as user-friendly as possible and can be used by a lay person without any difficulty.
The social media boom is an example of such products. These social media platforms can be used by anyone. If they are used creatively, they offer immense business enhancement opportunities too. For example, if you are a business owner, say for example, a footwear shop owner, with products targeted at the teen crowd, who wants to clear off the existing inventory and decides to announce a discount sale for just a week, as early as possible. Where does he advertise? Yes, you are right. There is nothing like using the social media platforms for targeting specific audience such as teens, middle aged, professionals, etc. Advertising can be targeted according to the audience. Moreover, it will be also a more economical alternative to other media.
Will a no coding future impact only the prospects of those who do not have an inherent aptitude for coding? No, it will also be beneficial to those who are good at coding too. In fact, with the low coding platforms, they can develop apps faster.
The very fact that even non-technical staff can develop or modify software products opens up mind-boggling opportunities. The advent of these platforms could be a game changer for the entire software ecosystem.
India has already carved a niche for itself in the software industry and a low coding future offers the country a tremendous opportunity to further strengthen its position. An exciting period of growth awaits the industry, thanks to the rapid developments in the no coding front.
Complement Each Other
With the rapid developments in the field of no or low coding, will it signal the end for coding? No, would be the answer. Instead, we can say it will be the start of an era where both the entities, coding, as well as low-coding platforms, will complement each other. For more complex applications, there would be always requirement for coding platforms. They are not going to disappear anytime soon.
The Camford is an international standard school have always taken pride on our computer infrastructure. It has always been our endeavor to provide the best possible environment to the students to learn the latest from the world of software. An ideal student-faculty ratio ensures that every child gets individual attention in the computer lab. The students have also got access to a wealth of literature at our library, both in the digital and print mode, to constantly update their knowledge on the world of computers.