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1:30 - What is “codeless”?
- The codeless movement is coming in with a force. Are they just selling something? Or is it a real concern?
- All types of jobs are being replaced by computers
- Why not web developers?
7:22 - First experience building sites with a GUI?
10:18 - Entire website builders:
13:17 - When are GUIs useful?
- Brochure site
- Basic e-commerce
20:26 - Is a GUI/Codeless always better?
- It depends what you’re capable of doing
25:21 - Levels of hell GUI assistance in builders
- CMS - Just modifying content and basic markup
- Access to code, drag blocks into place
- No or minimal access to code
- No modification outside of options
31:36 - Are there GUIs for making applications?
- Native Mobile
36:54 - Are jobs at risk?
- I think a lot of WordPress tinkering has already been replaced
- The guy who knows what buttons to push is at risk?
- Webmaster jobs where the roll was just occasionally updating HTML and text
- Educational institutions
- Major corporations that can’t have their content stored via a service
39:55 - Our favorite GUIs to help development
- Roomba’s first autonomous lawnmower
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