The low-code and no-code web design movements are going through a renaissance. Every day, low-code and no-code website building platforms are releasing new features, innovations and solutions to continuously bridge the gap between what someone with nearly zero coding skills can accomplish and a full-fledged developer. After all, why would any web professional waste time and resources on new code when a low-code or no-code platform can do the same thing in half the time? Web professionals and agencies everywhere are starting to reap the benefits granted by using these website-building platforms, which range from faster scaling to automated structuring for high-ranking SEO. It's important to identify the key factors behind the upward trend of low-code and no-code and fully grasp the benefits it passes on to businesses.
In this article, I identify 9 megatrends -- exponential shifts that are already underway on a global scale -- and how they will shape the future of the metaverse. Most of the megatrends are a blend of both technology and social change. Here are the megatrends I'll discuss: By looking at the 9 megatrends here, we are given a chance to "pull back the camera lens" and see a picture of the wider landscape upon which we're constructing the metaverse. People increasingly regard the virtual world to be as real as the physical world. In the physical world, trust is how relationships and institutions function.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning today allow us to reduce the time demanded for solving a certain problem from months and years to minutes. For example, it took your grandma years of practice to learn the right temperature for growing her zucchinis. If she had AI, she would do it much faster. But the problem is that even today not so many people can program ― only 0,5%! This is where no-code platforms step into the game.
Will 2022 be the year the year citizen developers finally take the reigns leading application development across their respective lines of business? It looks likely, thanks to emerging low-code, no-code and serverless solutions. And, importantly, there will also be another "citizen" in the mix -- professional developers themselves, rapidly accelerating their abilities to plan, assemble and maintain increasingly complex enterprise systems. Non-developers and developers alike are increasingly seeing greater sophistication in the applications they can build with low or no-code approaches. For example, one of the announcements coming out of AWS' recent re:Invent conference was an enhanced platform offering, Amazon SageMaker Canvas, designed to make AI development accessible to the masses through a visual, no code capability that enables business analysts to build machine learning models and generate accurate predictions without writing code or requiring machine learning expertise. Many other vendors are tacking toward offerings requiring little or no coding knowledge, with much of the backend integration and logic hidden in the background, powered by automation and AI.
New Roles "Brands that are leveraging data science today are largely forced to do the heavy lifting themselves. That will change in 2018 - we'll have tools that won't just manage analysis; they'll also prescriptively recommend and execute the best course of action based on a marketer's desired outcome. Not only will the technology actually deliver on those promises, it will also be broadly accessible to all growth-oriented ecommerce brands. Roles that are nearly entirely dedicated to operating software, for example, will start to be phased out - both in house and across the broader services industry. Marketers will be forced into - or more accurately, will finally be able to experience - roles that are increasingly strategic, creative, and above everything else: customer experience oriented."