Overcoming the Developer Shortage
Today’s demand for developers increases 22% a year (Bureau of Labor Statistics). And that continues through 2029. From entry-level to full-stack those that cannot hire enough will no longer be able to compete. New markets, higher margins, and better customer service belong to the innovators. However, today, software innovation is no longer dependent on having enough skilled developers.
New markets, higher margins and better customer service belong to the innovators.
This article won’t help you with the rising costs of attracting those in short supply. Nor will it guide you to find new ways to accelerate the learning curve. There are boot camps for that, followed by years of experience. But just as the automobile replaced the horse and buggy, what is today’s advance in application innovation?
Low/no-code platforms offer a way forward. But the devil is in the details. Are platforms all alike? Are code-generators bloatware, security risks, or fast-paths to technical debt? Most are. But waiting to take a closer look only gives your competitors a head-start at pursuing competitive opportunities. Enterprises and emerging startups alike have standards, embrace lessons learned, and must adhere to governance. The solution of choice needs to set a high bar for enterprise standards to get you there now, not next year.
It doesn’t hurt to take a look at low/no-code platforms, and if you do, take a very good look. Enterprise-class type low/no-code platforms solve the developer shortage, yet without the consequences of a quick selection. If you are like most, it’s a safe bet you’ll bring on several of these platforms in the next few years. You can get it right from the get-go if you look closely enough.