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What does no-code mean?

Published on
March 1, 2023
What does no-code mean?

What is No-Code Development? A Beginner's Guide from Nymbl

The evolution of technology has led to the development of new ways of building websites, applications and automation processes. One such evolution is the emergence of no-code development. In this guide, we will explain what no-code development is, how it works and the benefits it offers.

What is No-Code Development?

No-code development is an approach to building software applications that does not require the user to have programming knowledge or skills. The emphasis is on providing an experience that requires as little coding and development knowledge as possible. No-code development is an evolution of low-code development, but with a more simplified approach.

How Does No-Code Development Work?

No-code development is based on visual drag-and-drop interfaces that resemble other platforms that non-technical audiences may be more familiar with. Most no-code platforms allow users to build websites, applications and automation with pre-built components or templates, which can then be customized depending on the requirements of the project.

The platforms are designed to abstract most of the knowledge of core development principles required in code-first or low-code projects, and happen in the background of the project instead of being front and center. The goal is to provide users with an experience that is as close to a WYSIWYG editor (what you see is what you get) as possible.

Benefits of No-Code Development

No-code development offers several benefits to businesses and individuals. The most obvious benefit is the speed with which applications can be built. Since no-code platforms rely on pre-built components or templates, users can create applications much faster than if they had to build them from scratch.

Another benefit is the low cost of development. No-code development eliminates the need for a dedicated development team, which can significantly reduce development costs. It also allows smaller businesses, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, hobbyists, startups, and specific teams at small to medium-sized businesses to build software without requiring dedicated programming or development resources.

Top No-Code Development Platforms

Some well-known no-code platforms include:


Each platform has its unique features, strengths and weaknesses, so it's important to choose a platform that suits your specific needs.


No-code development is an innovative approach to building websites, applications and automation that is accessible to non-technical audiences. It offers several benefits, including faster development times, lower costs, and easier accessibility for small to medium-sized businesses. If you're looking to build software but don't have the programming or development resources, no-code development could be the solution you need.

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