Code versus No-code
Code versus No-code
Make the right choice: Code versus No-code
Code versus No-code: two terms with which you may be increasingly familiar. What do they mean and, more importantly, what are the differences between them? We sat down with Colin Hamer, Software Engineer at CaseNine. "With No-code, although you can drag and drop elements into each other, it is still important that you know the underlying workings. Only then are you able to develop a good, scalable solution."
First of all, what does your daily work entail?
"As a Software Engineer, I am involved in both the design and construction of applications. This does not limit you to just the programming itself, but also to other things: getting information from the customer, finding creative solutions to complex issues ánd you are always working with the latest technology."
Code versus No-code: what are the differences?
"As the name suggests, with No-code you write no code or extremely little code. Instead, you drag and drop elements within a user environment. With Code, you do have to be able to write code. The latter is often provided by Software Engineers. Some qualification is in order here: both activities do require programming knowledge. With no-code, you can drag and drop elements into each other, but it is still important that you know how it works. Only then are you able to develop a good, scalable solution. Nowadays, we also see Salesforce referring to "No-code" as "Low-code. The two worlds are growing closer and closer together."
When do you choose which approach?
"In the case of a complex application, the 'Code route' is often chosen. After all, code gives you the most freedom and flexibility. At the same time, that is also a disadvantage. You have to be careful not to make a project unnecessarily complex. With Low-code, you are more limited: which elements are available for drag-and-drop. That also offers advantages. It makes it easier to maintain and transfer the project. If a project becomes too complex, it makes sense to look at Code."
How does it work in practice?
"As indicated, with No-code you work primarily with building blocks in a visual environment. In Salesforce's Flow Builder, you can set up No-code projects. Through the user environment, you can remove, move and put back blocks. That's how you connect the different elements."
As an organization, how can you get off to a smooth start with No-code or Code?
"At CaseNine, we can advise you on the right approach. We have extensive experience in both directions. How you notice this? The Software Engineers at CaseNine actually think and act from an engineering perspective. The experience allows us to see which solution fits best with each project."
Want to know more? Watch the video with Colin Hamer, in which he gives examples.
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