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Jeremy
Always loved tech and wanted to learn to code. So I started learning last year during lockdown. I'm excited to make new tech friends and learn from amazing people. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
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I'm learning HTML CSS and javascript, and after seeing a video on figma I became a bit confused. Am I do the right thing continuing to learn these languages or am my time learning these when you have Apps like figma.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Tools like Figma and Webflow are "No Code" (sometimes referred to as "Low Code") platforms that help empower superusers to create their own apps by generating code from a WYSIWYG editor (What you see is what you get editor).

These tools are going to continue to get better, but the rise of No Code solutions doesn't remove the need for developers that also understand the languages being output by these tools. At bare minimum, someone needs to be able to continue working on these tools to update them with new functionality!

I don't expect these tools to directly take from the number of jobs available to developers, but rather create a new "No Code Developer" silo of career opportunities. The main reason I expect this is because the No Code tools are often limited in some ways while writing the code from scratch you're able to have more freedom.

That's a long-winded way to say that these tools are great, but there's still reason to learn the languages instead of the specific tools ๐Ÿ˜…

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Jeremy Author

Thank you for answering my question the water is a bit clearer now.