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Applying your mind to uncoded solutions, some food for thought from Dotcom

1st Feb, 2022

Uncoded software solutions is a unique approach to software development that’s changing the way businesses engage with their staff, processes, and systems.

The low-code/no-code movement may be disrupting future technology innovation and the way we do business in general. What do you think?

In this article, Dotcom gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about uncoded solutions, and more!


Is hard coding here to stay?

Hard coding refers to placing something into the source code. Over the past few years, it has become apparent that hard coding is being used extensively throughout the world.

Since its popularity and use shows no signs of slowing down, it’s safe to say that hard coding is here to stay.


How dangerous is hardcoding?

Many coders try to avoid hard coding for various reasons. Although hardcoding can save you time in the short term, it can have negative implications in the long term.

When you hardcode anything in your code, it destroys your code’s portability greatly. This can pose problems if you are developing a theme, you are designing a hand-crafted function for retrieving and displaying a user’s information, or you want to change a website’s theme by using various templates.

Hard coding can also be problematic when someone else needs to work with your code.


Does your cyber security plan cover this kind of risk factor?

Hard coding is a significant risk factor for any business.

While cyber security plans vary from company to company and depend on the terms of your policy, generally speaking, they don’t cover this kind of risk factor.


What is the difference between hard code, low code, and no code software?

Low code and no-code platforms have many similarities:

  • They allow users to build software without having to actually write their own code
  • They are a visual approach to app development, making it more accessible to people
  • They help users work faster, more efficiently and become more productive


Generally speaking, you need to be trained in coding to perform low coding correctly.

There are many excellent and flexible low coding products out there but they are not widely used due to the lack of skilled users.

No-code is incredibly simple with a drag and drop platform. It’s similar to low-code in its ease of use but it is more flexible and allows for scalable architectures.

You do not need to be a professional coder to use no-coding products, making it a wonderful option for those who are not trained in this area.

Hard coding doesn’t involve human intervention and helps you to write a fixed solution.

Disruption seems to be the name of the game in the world of technology today with a push back from techno-savvy customers demanding solutions for instant gratification. Businesses are under increasing pressure to keep up and meet the demands through digital transformation of communication, systems and processes.

At Dotcom, we embrace technology innovation and are acutely aware of the threats of the world being ruled by technology and our future in the hands of digital transformers. We strive to adapt and adopt the best possible solutions for each of our customer’s needs while respecting the human contribution.


Do we have the skills in South Africa required to take information technology innovations into the future?

Technology is continuously innovating, changing, and evolving, and it is now more important than ever before for South Africa to train up and retain skilled individuals in IT.

At the moment, South Africa has many skilled IT professionals but we need even more of these individuals if we want to compete at a global scale and take our home-grown technology innovations into the future.


If there is a skills shortage in the industry, what are our options?

With the rate at which technology is evolving, it is challenging to keep up and it seems as if there is a constant skills shortage in the industry.

With emigration and opportunities elsewhere, we need to do all we can to ensure that the South African doesn’t lack the skills in our field.

There are many options available if you want to play a part in filling the skills shortage gap. By offering training courses, paying for IT qualifications for employees, and training school leavers, you make a huge difference.

As a technology company, you could also offer IT degree bursaries to promising students or develop your own, in-house program.


Are the degrees offered at South African Universities up to date with the latest technology advancements and are they recognised internationally?

South African universities are world-class and continue to offer highly-recognised qualifications in the field of technology.

South African-trained IT professionals are highly sought-after and often see that they can easily find work both within South Africa, around Africa and throughout the world. This should speak for itself and instil confidence in students or young people who are keen to enter this field.

South African universities also have some of the world’s best IT lecturers and teachers.

Of course, training, degrees and diplomas offered at universities differ from institution to institution, and if you want to check if a certain qualification is internationally-recognised, it’s always best to check the specifics of the course involved.

Dotcom is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled information technology specialists who specialise in different fields and support the key areas of the business namely:


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