The idea of the no-code developer has been on my mind lately, especially as I continue my – sometimes failing – efforts to learn Python for use on a RaspberryPi device. Rapid application development tools are nothing new, of course, but what is a newer concept is pushing more application development responsibilities out of the IT department to the business users.
The trend toward putting more development responsibility on the shoulders of business users looks to be more than vendor hype. The results of a survey conducted by Intuit show that 68 percent of IT professionals have developed applications with somebody outside of their functional area.
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