Yas, Code!

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Glitch Blog: “Yes Code” Is How Coding Evolves With AI

we also think that the widespread accessibility of these tools will make more people into coders. Or put another way, it will make more people who are coders realize that they are coders. We’ve long said that anyone who ever made a really complex spreadsheet formula, or who hacked on a Neopets or MySpace website back in the day, or who installed an advanced Minecraft mod — they’re all coders!

I think this article is too harsh on “no code” solutions, but I do agree with the overall point that these tools that let you turn plain language into code are hugely useful and empowering. I even wrote about how GitHub’s Copilot feature is helping me develop features for my side project that I was not able to figure out previously.

Just like how Shortcuts enabled more people to get into automation, I think these new tools are going to allow more people to do more with their computers than before, and it’s hard to see that as a bad thing.