NO CODE GLOSSARY

No code glossary is a book you can use to help with your work. It can be used as a reference or how-to manual for beginners as well as experts. All glossary definitions are written with no code in mind.

Last updated: September 2022

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No Code App/No Code Application
Software created using no-code platforms (without coding). Learn about it in 5 minutes

No Code App Builder
Software that helps you build applications. These applications are usually created using a drag-and-drop visual editor.

No Code App Development
Software development action using no code applications or no code platforms.

No Code A.I.
The no-code platform has the capability of creating, training and serving artificial intelligence (A.I) without coding.

No Code API
The no-code platform has the capability of creating application programming interfaces (APIs) without coding.

No Code Automation
The no-code platform has the capability of creating automation a.k.a workflows without coding.

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No Code Backend
The term refers to the traditional software languages that are used to build the no-code platforms, such as PHP, JAVA, Pyton and others.

No Code Builder
Software that helps you build applications. These applications are usually created using a drag-and-drop visual editor.

No Code Business
A term used for describing a business that uses no-code platforms for running its activity.

No Code Business Application
The term describes a business application (e.g. CRMs) created with no code platforms.
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No Code Blog
The term describes a blog/news website created with no code platforms.
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No Code Conference
Software conferences (online or in-person) dedicated to the no-code movement.

No Code Coding
The term refers to the software development process on which the no-code platforms are built.

No Code Community
Communities (usually focused on online activities) around no-code movement.
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No Code Content Management Systems/ No Code CMS
The term refers to content management systems (CMSs) that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your content management system from scratch. We are building one. Would you like to join us?

No Code Customer Relationship Management/ No Code CRM
The term refers to customer relationship management systems (CRMs) that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your customer relationship management system from scratch.
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Citizen Developer
The term refers to people building things independently with no-code tools and is sometimes referred to as self-taught developers. They have the power to turn ideas into products without writing any lines of traditional coding. These people can build anything they want without prior experience in programming or development fields. Read more about citizen developers here

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No Code Database/No Code Database Software
Functionality that allows you to build a database using no-code platforms. Usually, this functionality is available by building your own data (using import functions) or leveraging an existing database.
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No Code Data Science
No-code platforms that will allow you to build Machine Learning algorithms, interpret results and predict results.

No Code Data Visualization
No-code platforms that will allow you to build data visualization graphs (some in 3D) for patterns, trends, and anomaly detection.

No Code Data Warehouse
No-code platforms that allow you to store and integrate data from multiple sources. Data warehouse as a term is often confused with “database,” “data lake,” or “data mart.”

No Code Development
Software development action using no-code applications or no code platforms

No Code Definition
No code is a software development method that requires no technical abilities to build an application quickly. This allows users (both employees and entrepreneurs, a.k.a makers) who understand the business requirements and own the vision but lack the knowledge of programming languages to create software applications such as a form or a site or add functionality to an existing app. Read more about what is no code here

No Code Development Platform
No Code development platforms are software applications that allows the creation of other apps without writing code.

No-Code Developer
The term describes a new job title that falls under the development category. No-Code web developers are people that poses knowledge about one or more no-code platforms for the creation of websites, web applications, databases, forms, and others

No Code Deep Learning
The no-code platform has the capability of creating, training and serving deep learning capabilities without coding.

No Code Development Platform/NCDPs
Software development industry acronym for No Code Development Platform (NCDP)

No Code Drag and Drop
Functionality that allows you to build software (website, form, database) using visual action of selecting a no-code element or part of the text, moving it (dragging), and then placing it (dropping) in an alternate area

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No Code Environment
Often confused, the term refers to a dedicated software development life cycle environment used for releasing applications build with low-code platforms.

No Code Enterprise Software
The term describes a complex business application (for e.g. CRMs, ERPs) created with no code platforms.
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No Code Engineer
The term refers to people building things independently with no-code tools and is sometimes referred to as self-taught developers. They have the power to turn ideas into products without writing any lines of traditional coding. These people can build anything they want without prior experience in programming or development fields. Read more about it here

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No Code Framework
Term describes a development framework that can be used to build no-code platforms.

No Code Form
Functionality that allows you to build, integrate and visualize a form using no-code platforms.

No Code Frontend
The term refers to the traditional software languages that are used to build the no-code platforms, such as Java, Angular, Typescript and others.

No Code Future
The future of no code is often seen as a natural evolution of traditional software development, concerning three main areas: flexibility of no-code platforms, people's knowledge and focus over business goals. Read more about the future of no-code here

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No Code Human Capital Management (HCM)
The term refers to human capital management systems (HCMs) that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your HCM system from scratch.
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No Code Low Code
Terms that are often searched together, however with a different meaning. The promise of no code platforms is to not use any coding for their deliverable. By comparison, the "low-code" term definition should be: using pre-existing blocks AND unique instructions to build a piece of software. Read more about no code low code differences here

Low-Code/No Code Platforms / LCNC
Software development industry acronym for Low-Code/No Code Platforms (NCDP)

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No Code Movement
A term used to describe the evolution of the no-code software development approach that started in the 1970s. In late 2019 the term has been highly associated with solo entrepreneurs worldwide due to the rise of no-code platforms.

No Code Marketplace
Term used to describe an online page for multiple no-code software and no-code services.

No Code Machine Learning
The no-code platform has the capability of creating, training and serving machine learning algorithms without coding.

No Code Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
A product built for idea and market validation using no-code platforms.

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No Code Platform/ No Code Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
No Code PaaS is a cloud-computing platform that allows the creation of other apps without writing code. As with any cloud computing model, the underlying hardware and software are transparent to the user.

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No Code Revolution
A term used to describe the disruption of the no-code software development approach that started in the 1970s. In late 2019 the term has been highly associated with solo entrepreneurs worldwide due to the rise of no-code platforms.

No Code Robotic Process Automation / No Code RPA
The term refers to robotic process automation (RPAs) that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your RPAs from scratch.
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No Code Software
Software created using no-code platforms (without coding).

No Code Sales Performance Management / No Code SPM
The term refers to sales performance management (SPMs) that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your SPMs from scratch.

No Code Sales Enablement Platforms
The term refers to sales enablement platforms that are using the no-code approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your sales enablement platforms from scratch.

No Code Subscription Management Platform
The term refers to subscription management platforms that are using the no-code development and customization approach. The term can also refer to no-code platforms that you can use to create your subscription management platforms from scratch. We are building one. Would you like to join us?

No Code Studio
The term refers to a separate piece of software that allows you to use predefined no-code blocks and actions to design a different application inside a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor. The no-code studio is often rebranded using different names like the app designer, app canvas, page builder, etc. Usually offered blocks are around Business Process Management (BPM) and can include predefined blocks of forms, proprietary databases, and automation.

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No Code Workflows
The no-code platform that has the capability of creating automation based on certain triggers. The most common workflow will contain an event/ condition (a trigger), an action, and in the case of enterprise applications even notifications, and logs. No-code workflows enable citizen developers, solo entrepreneurs, and small teams to automate various steps and interconnect different web platforms.

No Code Website/No-Code Website Builder
The term has seen a major increase in usage since 2019 and defines the capability of building a website using predefined no-code website blocks, a WYSIWYG studio, and website configuration settings. The no-code website builder has enabled solo entrepreneurs to validate their idea, start a small business or promote their existing talent without web development skills.

No Code Website/No-Code Web Developer
The term describes a new job title that falls under the development category. No-Code web developers are people that poses knowledge about one or more no-code platforms for the creation of websites, web applications, databases, forms, and others.

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