Becoming an Indie Dev has been a very popular trend since the Pandemic started, everyone’s looking to live the Entrepreneurial dream. With the advancement of modern day technology becoming an Indie Dev is so much easier.
Thanks to things like No Code, now non technical people can now build their own products without writing a single line of code. If you go back in time 5-8 years this wasn’t the case, you had to be technical or find someone that was, which cost capital… something not everyone had access to.
I can tell you from personal experience. I became a full-time Entrepreneur in 2017, without knowing how to design or code. So, I started teaching myself. I started with Design, since I was more passionate about it. At the same time, I slowly started teaching myself React Native & SwiftUI. Unfortunately I only learn how to “half” code, give me a design and I can code it… but adding functionality to that design, that’s where you lost me.
That’s when I discovered No Code tools like Webflow, Adalo, Bravo Studio, Bubble & more. I found myself learning these tools so much faster than learning how to code.
Learning how to build things with No Code made me realize something. A Designer that knows how to Code / No Code is rare. There aren’t many designers out there that can design a product & then build it.
But then I started thinking, the same can be applied on the other side of the spectrum as a Developer. If you’re a dev that understands & knows how to design then you too are also rare.
What am I getting at?
If you’re a designer that can code / no code or a dev that can design you’re what I call a UniDev (Unicorn Indie Develop).
A UniDev is someone that can do design and build a product from start to finish all on their own. I want to encourage more people to strive to become a UniDev because of all the benefits that come with it.
If you’re looking to break into Tech I would suggest learning one side of the spectrum first and then learn the other. Learning how to design & code at the same time will be extremely difficult, but not impossible. It’s a long journey, so remain patient… but once you get there, Sky's the limit.
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