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Why the No-Code/Low-Code revolution is significant

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Greetings all,

In this week’s episode of The Ventures Podcast, Josh Haas (co-CEO and founder of Bubble.io) and I discuss the implications of no-code/low-code in general - and Bubble.io in particular - for founders building new web apps this decade and beyond. After raising a recent $100m round, Josh and the Bubble team have a vision to replace traditional custom web development with their no-code/low-code solution, essentially as a new “language” that promises (and has proven) to save orders of magnitude of time and money for founders building web apps.

Check it out: The Bubble.io story, No-Code/Low-Code for founders, and changing the web app development paradigm :: with Josh Haas

Preparing for the No-Code/Low-Code revolution

In many ways it’s been coming for a long time, but Bubble’s $100m round is a strong signal that investors (at least) are bullish on the future of No-Code/Low-Code. And when that kind of money is dumped into an industry, it’s important to take note.

I’m planning to add a post in my learn to code series comparing Rails/Hotwire (and Rails/Redux/React) to No-Code on Bubble. As I work on that, I’m curious if anyone reading here has built a custom web app on Bubble (or any other no-code/low-code solution)?

From my insightful conversation with Josh in this week’s podcast episode, I’m compelled by his vision that web app founders will soon be asked “why do you need web developers?” If a custom web app can be built and scaled successfully on No-Code/Low-Code solutions like Bubble, then it is going to save founders orders of magnitude more time/money than going down the route of hiring web developers/engineers.

Now, obviously, the proof is in the pudding. I’m excited to dive in myself. And, the next obvious question (which we discuss on the podcast), is how far you can scale on Bubble, and how investors feel about startups built on Bubble.

Josh’s answers were certainly promising. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.

Have a great rest of your week!