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The Low-Code Revolution Is Here. What Does It Mean for the Future of Software Engineering? [Video]

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For its 2021 Super Bowl ad, Squarespace commissioned Grammy-winning country singer Dolly Parton to remake her hit song “9 To 5” as “5 To 9,” an ode to the small business owners who abandon traditional desk jobs to launch their own ventures. 

Drag-and-drop website builders like Wix, Squarespace, and Webflow are just one example of a slew of “low-code” or “no-code” platforms designed to empower people who have an excellent idea for a software product, but no knowledge of programming or markup languages. Traditional software development, on the other hand, entails writing code line by line. Programmers need an in-depth understanding of computer environments, programming languages, testing protocols, and deployment processes. 

Squarespace isn’t the only company trying to position the “low-code revolution” as a catalyst for entrepreneurship. E-commerce platforms like Weebly, BigCommerce, and Shopify enable small businesses to set up an online store simply by uploading photos and descriptions of products, setting prices, and …

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In our February, 2019 webcast, OJM Group Director of Financial Planning Michael Lewellen, CFP®, explains the "sequence of returns" and its potential effect on an investment portfolio during retirement. He discusses how market volatility can threaten an investor's long-term retirement goals and outlines a strategy that can help to hedge this risk.