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There are a number of enterprise software packages on the market that purport to offer flexible functionality with zero coding. This is certainly an appealing notion – that a non-technical business user could configure software to the unique requirements of any business without learning a programming language or hiring a professional software developer. However, it should be kept in mind that any change that affects the behavior of software in production, whether it is code, configuration, data or environments, could cause defects or failures in the business system. Writing code is only one step in a professional software production lifecycle. The need for repeatable analysis, testing, build, and deployment does not go away because the system is modified via a dragand- drop interface instead of a high-level programming language. When evaluating a zero-code package, ensure that the the product supports these processes and that you have the necessary IT support structures in place to implement them.
Thoughtworks acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, and their continued connection to Country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were the world's first scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
As a company, we invite Thoughtworkers to be actively engaged in advancing reconciliation and strengthen their solidarity with the First Peoples of Australia. Since 2019, we have been working with Reconciliation Australia to formalize our commitment and take meaningful action to advance reconciliation. We invite you to review our Reconciliation Action Plan.