Jun 18, 2021Liked by Julian

Bottlenecks never disappear - They just get moved to where they have less impact.

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Respectfully disagree with 2.5/3 of your points.

1. Tools like Bubble or Bildr (no-code web app builders) now have very few limitations on software that can be built. Apps using those tools have raised millions, processed millions of dollars, use APIs of all kinds including GPT-3, and more. These tools have matured to the point where the actual product is built with itself (Bildr) and if there are any current limitations or lack of features, they allow the ability to add custom code or add an API to solve those limitations. Plus Bubble has just raised just under $110 million in total these last couple of years to continue its development to make no-code as powerful, and scalable as coding.

2. Pricing from Bubble is based on a monthly or annual fee starting from a free tier, to a full production tier of $529/month, which is more than 10x less expensive than even one full stack developer. The cost associated is more than an AWS plan so understandably it's a bit of a price tag at first glance until comparing to traditional options. To your point about Zapier, they are expensive but alternatives like Integromat are far better priced for large amounts of workflows which solves the problem you mentioned.

3. This point is a bit more true where there are still some speed/scalability issues more commonly seen in no-code tools vs traditionally coded products. This isn't limited 100% to no-code tools as plenty of other products (like notion) have had scaling and speed problems themselves which have caused a lot of backlash. This issue will also start to be less and less of a factor as these no-code tools continue to grow and mature. Bubble recently raised a $100 million round, Adalo has raised an $8 million Series A round, Softr just raised a $2.2 million seed round, Webflow $140 million, Airtable $270 million etc etc

Thanks :)








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