To the inexperienced eye, every app seems as if it is a unique creation. In truth, behind the scenes of millions of apps sits an untold number of developers, who are busy spending much of their time re-creating rather than creating. For many developers, their initial motivation for entering the world of software development was to build new, exciting, never before seen software features in order to wow users with a blazingly fast, intuitive, and useful experience. In reality, their dreams of creating such products have fallen far short, with most of them spending more than a fair amount of their time recreating the same types of UI/UX features for each application, albeit with a minor tweak here and there.
Is There a Better Path?
The questions companies may want to consider are, “Is continually asking their developers to recreate the wheel the best use of their talents and passion?” and “Does the assignment of mundane tasks reap the most value out of what is often one of the bigger price tags associated with running a business (i.e., developer salaries)?”
The Value of Automation
If not for automation, countless industries would probably not be active and thriving today. Needless to say, the process of automation has more than proven itself over the past century. Automating processes increases efficiency and productivity, reduces error, and makes it possible for employees to work at higher levels — levels that make better use of their time and talents.
Why the concept of automation has been somewhat slow to infiltrate the ranks of front-end software development remains unknown, however, just as with many other routine tasks, there is great value in automating a variety of the front-end development processes that seem to steal so much developer time. We have seen this almost across the entire software development stack; from DevOps, hosting, testing, databases, APIs, just to name a few.
So what would it mean if a front-end development team stopped spending much of their time re-creating and began to work at a higher level? Streamlining routine and mundane development tasks would allow developers to expand their creative side, by igniting all the passion they initially had when they entered the field. Even more importantly, it would provide them with the opportunity to focus their effort on supporting their employer’s ability to deliver exceptional, perhaps even paradigm-shifting, software to their users.
Who We Are and What We Do
Here at Kleeen Software, we strongly believe in the value of automation, so much so that we developed our own no-code solution that automates the more routine aspects of front-end development. Being software developers ourselves, who founded and ran a B2B front-end design and engineering studio, we addressed front-end pain points while at the same time, solved some of the main issues associated with no-code development.
First, we deliver fully exportable, commented, human-readable code, by exporting through a PR into your GitHub repo. For each API needed in the UI (CRUD operations, tables, visualizations, etc), Kleeen stubs out a hook file in Typescript, describes the data needing to be returned (from your backend or 3rd party service), and passes all state information and context. Kleeen can integrate from multiple data sources or 3rd party services by simply matching the JSON specifications with any API technologies you want to leverage. You can also maintain your current development processes. Code review, testing, deployment, DevOps remains the same, both before and while using Kleeen, and there are no changes in your product unless you approve and review the Pull Request.
We work with all different sizes and types of companies, from startups to large enterprises operating within a wide variety of industries, who are busy developing their own custom applications for their partners, customers, or internal teams. Kleeen looks and acts like just another member of your development team.
Want to get out of the rut of front-end development and avoid the issues with no-code tools? Then check out Kleeen Software. Try it out for 30-days, and you’ll discover, “We are No Code, for People Who Know Code.”