Cracking the code: With the right tools, anyone can become a developer

In this episode of “Digital Now,” Charles Lamanna, Microsoft corporate vice president of Business Applications & Platform, explains how Microsoft and its customers are democratizing code by empowering everyone to become a developer.

Low-code tools like the Microsoft Power Platform enable every person in every role – from business users, IT professionals, citizen developers and professional developers – to collaborate on solutions and accelerate innovation across the organization.

The evolution of low-code development, he says, is enabling Microsoft customers to create a “culture and community of self-service, self-identifying, self-starting citizen developers.” He compares this rise in accessibility to parallel trends that have made data, hardware, analytics and automation available to all, not just to experts.

“Digital Now” is a video series hosted by Andrew Wilson, chief digital officer at Microsoft, who invites friends and industry leaders inside and outside of Microsoft to share how they are tackling digital and business transformation, and explores themes like the future of work, security, artificial intelligence, and the democratization of code and data.

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