The technology research firm Gartner coined a new phenomenon called the “citizen developer”. Gartner defines it as “an end user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT”.
As our dependence on mobile technology is growing, our need for developers is also growing. In 2010, there were 913.000 US jobs for software developers, and that number is expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the predicted rise for all occupational growth over that same period is just 14%. Imagine if you could learn a skill that would practically guarantee you a high-paying job within months.
Self-Taught Coding Movement
Nowadays there are a lot of boot camps and other forms of non-traditional programming education. The opportunities for teaching yourself to code are more numerous, convenient and accessible than ever. Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse (online teaching style company), thinks that the coding education companies have the data to prove whether students are ready for the workforce, something colleges can’t do. He also states, “We’ve placed thousands of students in programming jobs and the companies who hire them report back to us. So we can say with authority that if you get 1500 points on Treehouse, we can place you in a job where you’ll have an 80% chance of success. And you just can’t do that now in universities.”
No Coding at All
If you do not want to deal with programming but wish to be involved in the modern mobile technology, the unique codeless development platforms is what you need. Snappii, a rapid mobile app development company, offers a codeless drag and drop app development platform, through which anyone without any programming skills can create powerful mobile business apps. It’s incredibly easy, fast and convenient. Try it today and become a full-fledged citizen developer.