Airtable, known for its low/no-code marketing posture is experiencing rapid growth and adoption by users who need to create code and by many who want to learn how to code to take full advantage of the platform.
The irony does not escape me.
A few weeks after Script Blocks was released, I made a similar prediction concerning code generators. I guessed aloud how long it would be before we might see some smart systems able to create complex scripts that perform some pretty useful automation and tasks.
Imagine a tool where you point and click, make a few selections, and it displays the script action code needed to meet your objective. One might ask -
Why even generate and show the code - just plug it in behind the scenes and leave it at that, right?
Three really good reasons -
- Airtable doesn’t make this possible for after-market developers at the moment.
- There are huge advantages to having the code and using it as is or with subtle modifications.
- You can learn from code generators.
I predict code generators will be big for the no/low-code segment and especially Airtable because we have now started to see a big influx of power-users and hyper-users who are likely to be comfortable with some degree of code.