The no-code movement has gained significant momentum in recent years, and it looks like this trend will continue in 2023 and beyond.
No-code platforms allow individuals and organizations to build and deploy applications, websites, and other digital products without the need for traditional coding skills. These platforms are often drag-and-drop, visually oriented, and require minimal technical knowledge.
The no-code movement continues to grow. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 70% of applications will be built using low-code and no-code tools. More and more people from diverse backgrounds will be able to learn how to build their own digital products without the need for a computer science degree or years of coding experience.
This trend has the potential to level the playing field and allow anyone to bring their ideas to life, regardless of their technical background.
So what can we expect from the industry in 2023?
One trend that is expected to dominate the no-code space in 2023 is the intersection of no-code and AI. We have heard a lot of buzz around GPT-3 and DALL-E lately.
From creating realistic avatars to writing content and generating code (and many other applications), openAI and StabilityAI technologies created a new paradigm shift, and no-code, as many other industries is impacted.
Advances in AI itself are making no-code platforms more powerful. Notion announced Notion AI - a writing assistant that can help you write, brainstorm, edit, summarize, and more.
In 2023, expect to see a surge in the use of Citizen Automation Development Platforms (CADPs). Gartner predicts that this market will grow at an impressive rate of 30.2% in 2023, faster than Low-Code Application Platform.
With CADPs, anyone can create internal tools, automate repetitive tasks, and streamline workflows by building web-based forms, integrating multiple software systems, and generating reports and data visualizations.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve efficiency and productivity in your organization.
Another trend to keep an eye on is the growing use of no-code platforms for enterprise applications.
In the past, no-code platforms were primarily used for building small-scale or personal projects, but as the technology has evolved, more and more enterprises are starting to adopt no-code platforms for their internal processes and operations.
This trend is expected to continue in 2023, as more and more enterprises realize the benefits of no-code platforms, including faster development times, lower costs, and increased agility.
As no-code / low-code tools are used for more critical application development, data security will become a priority—especially within the Enterprise environment.
Companies will need to build governance to manage data security and quality assurance of applications developed by citizen developers.
As such, 2023 will see the rapid growth in the offering for adding versioning, permissions and security capabilities to the existing no-code stack used by enterprises.
In order to meet the needs of enterprises, no-code tools will focus on scalability.
Currently, most no-code applications are designed for internal use or as minimum viable products. In order to move towards more advanced, enterprise-level applications, it will be important to have the ability to scale horizontally and automate deployment and scaling processes.
Additionally, as these tools become more widely used, pricing models will need to adapt to accommodate growth in the number of users, the amount of data being handled, and changes in the available features.
In 2023, we can also expect to see the rise of hybrid no-code/code platforms - with a boom in the open source offering. These platforms will allow developers to use their traditional coding skills to build custom components and integrations, while still being able to leverage the simplicity and ease of use of no-code platforms for the majority of their project.
This trend will likely appeal to developers who are looking for a way to build digital products more efficiently, without sacrificing control or flexibility.
Overall, the no-code movement is expected to continue its rapid growth in 2023, with a focus on generative AI and citizen automation development platforms, expanding into the enterprise space, prioritizing security and scalability, and offering more hybrid no-code/code options.
No-code and low-code platforms can greatly improve business efficiency and performance at a time when economic uncertainty demands prudence and innovative thinking.
These platforms are meant to be used as strategic tools to help businesses be more agile and ready for what the future may hold in 2023.