I know a few things, been around a while.
My first professional gig was Cobol for a bank on punch cards. 80 character lines, waiting 20 minutes for a 1600 card/line program to spit out a syntax error from the mainframe.
I paid my dues. Now, I’m looking for work as a Software Engineer and at my age, I realize, I don’t have the skills, stamina or desire to code for 14 hours straight and I don’t want to.
But, I see lots and lots of problems that need a software solution.
I need better tools.
So, I thought maybe No/Low Code could be the answer, because I am sick of chasing bugs through logic in compilers and interpreters conceived and realized in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
I want modern tools. I want to program like they do on Star Trek. A few buttons and Colored discs and POOF!!
I tried FlutterFlow which seems a great intro to mobile development and Firebase is a joy, but it’s not soup yet and you have to choose mobile or web.
And I want BOTH. I want to be a MONSTER at both. So, What’s this Glide thing?
With Glide, you can have a little of both and it’s getting better rapidly.
What is the Mantra? I want one code base for web and mobile or Death !!
I like the idea of not dying and saying … mobile or web … They are completely different … CHOOOSE … App or Page … CHOOOSE.
Without alternate widgets or a lot of parallel logic for mobile/web.
The weirdest thing, Glide, a No/Low Code company has made the best software engineering tradeoff in the space.
Make a Choice. Do or do not. There is no Try.