Thanks Jeremy. Great point so let me clear this up: As a lifelong coder, I’m not against coding. In fact, when the publication picked this story up they changed the title from “Instead of learn to code” to “Instead of learning to code” and I had them change it back because it’s an important distinction. Everyone should learn how to code, not everyone needs to learn to code in order to build their MVP.
I totally expect that when folks get into AWS and APIs and SQL that they’ll undoubtedly have to pick up a good deal of coding knowledge to move forward. What I am trying to hammer home is how far we’ve come in terms of being able to stand up something useful without coding a ton of it from scratch.
I’m looking at those same folks you are, the ones who give up because they’re trying to learn a bunch of coding techniques that they’ll never use for the reason they’re trying to learn them, like the example in my post. Of course, all that knowledge is good to have, but they also have the option to bring their idea to life, then build their knowledge base off what they’re trying to do, rather than from zero. You and I are aware we can do this, a lot of people aren’t.