What is nocode?

Nocode is a term that describes a method used by both computer programmers and non-computer programmers to build web and mobile applications (apps) using a graphical user interface instead of code.

Nocode is also known as, No Code, No-Code, visual programming. The idea itself is not a new one. There have been attempts, or rather what some refer to as early versions, at nocode tools that reduce the amount of programming required to build software applications in the past.

A few of them are Adobe’s Dreamweaver, Macromedia’s Flash (now Adobe Animate), and Microsofts Visual Basic.

Remote Life in the Covid-19 era

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I am sure that you have been reading and hearing a lot about remote work and remote education since the COVID – 19 pandemic began. I certainly have. In fact, I’ve been hearing about and talking about the pros and cons of remote work and education for most of my IT career.

I’ve been in IT for three decades so doing things – work, education, socializing, etc – in a remote manner has been a part of my life for some time, so there is some bias just so you know. This article contains both my opinion and some facts.

Arguments that I typically read or hear for why remote work and education do not work:

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marathoner

It was September 2016 when I realized that I wanted to run in a marathon. It was something that I had thought about over the past year or so. On or about this day I decided that I would commit to doing it. The race I decide to run was the annual Marine Corp Marathon.

So I started looking into what I needed to do in order to make it happen. One of the first things that I learned was that September is too late in the year to enter the Marathon for the most part. In fact, I learned that it’s something that you need to sign up for in March. And even then, there were no guarantees because it is a lottery system. Continue reading “marathoner”

Getting back to writing with an update

I’ve mentioned before that I was going to return to consistent writing on this site and I meant it. That was three months ago. Life has been busy but good and full of education over the last few months.

I want to share what I’ve been doing, what I am working on today and plan to do going forward.

Done
Continued building up a productized services business for tech companies wpSaaS.net while doing some consulting. Pivoted out of consulting and into full-time operations of wpSaaS.net.

Working On Now
Full Time managing and leading my productized services business wpSaaS.net. Working on rebranding and launch a non-WordPress specific version of this model called reSolve.

Planning
Pivoting out of operations into Marketing and Strategy to grow and scale reSolve.

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Revisiting Consistent Writing

I wrote a post almost one year ago about how I stopped writing consistently. Here I am almost one year later with a similar post for the same reason. I stopped writing consistently. I think consistent writing is very important, therapeutic and increases productivity.

Again as before, I didn’t stop because I was not dedicated. In that year I have had success building a productized services company while consulting – albeit at a reduced capacity. I also trained for and completed the 2017 United States Marine Corp Marathon. This did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.

There have been some new challenges. For example, because the productized business has scaled, I am now hiring and delegating management task which is something new for me and a bit different than delegating non-management repetitive tasks. Once again, this did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.

I think a part of the challenge that I find now is pivoting and reorganizing my day so that I have time to write. I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something. This time I expect to do more consistent writing.