Any day now, I expect Airtable will announce a bold new feature that will serve to reinvent itself in the no-code sector. In so doing, it will expand the #no/low-code mantra to include - wait for it…
Gartner will herald this as the most remarkable big-tech move yet. Databases not just for all, but for people who are not only ignorant about information systems, but also who generally have no interest in learning anything or exerting any effort to understand how data should be collected, organized, or utilized.
Sorry to come off as sarcastic so early in the day, but there will be some truth to this looming announcement. There might also be some benefits as well.
- It will allow you to describe a computation and it will design the formula.
- It will allow you to describe an automation process, and it will build it.
- It will allow you to describe a table, and it will do its best to build what you envision from your words.
- It will allow you to describe a solution, and it will build the base, the tables, and the automations that are most likely to achieve your objectives.
Is this good? Where might it go rogue?