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Dead-End Code

Low-code/no-code tools can quickly lead to dead ends if the people who use them know nothing about programming.

SAP has been riding the low-code/no-code wave hard in the past few months. Inventing simpler programming languages or facilitating their use is reasonable, but the tools belong in professional hands!

A practical example: I live in a new building with concrete walls and tried to drill a hole for a dowel with a Hilti. I failed the moment I tried to mount the drill head. I called my brother-in-law, a bricklayer by trade, for help. In three mere minutes, the job was done, and it was done well. My late wife always found it amusing that I had trouble getting the toolbox into the apartment while her brother easily hoisted the Hilti with one hand.

The same goes for low-code/no-code programming. Low-code/no-code solutions are powerful tools in the hands of someone with experience in the field. Everyone else might do a lot of damage with them. Furthermore, SAP now offers four low-code/no-code tools. An inexperienced user will hardly be able to determine the differences, resulting in dead-end code. The products in the SAP Price and Conditions List are good, but they also belong in the right hands.

SAP sales teams sometimes shy away from constructive and critical discussions with the IT department and prefer to tell the business departments “Run Simple” fairy tales – that always leads to a dead end sooner or later, though.

E-3 Magazine April 2021 (German)

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Peter M. Färbinger, Editor-in-Chief

Peter M. Färbinger is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher at E-3 Magazine, B4Bmedia.net AG, Munich, Germany. He can be reached at pmf@b4bmedia.net

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