Wix Code empowers beginners and developers to build web apps
Database programming isn’t typically associated with consumer technology, although many of these consumers may not realize how much database functionality lurks beneath the apps and websites they they use daily. But with its announcement of Wix Code today, Wix is trying to break the coder-consumer gap for its more than 110 million users.
For Wix users who think this sounds too intimidating, the new tools are completely optional and will only appear if enabled. “We added the Wix touch to make things accessible and democratize technology,” Blumenfeld told PCMag.
Pre-made database types are no more demanding than filling out a spreadsheet. Custom forms and user input controls are useful for collecting information from site visitors; a food site might ask users to submit recipes, for example. Data-driven dynamic pages seem to be geared towards developers, but that just means that your site’s pages are built on the fly based on table entries. You might have a college course page that you designed in Wix, but you might get different pages for each course based on database entries.
Wix is always pushing the boundaries when it comes to DIY site building services. Previously, it came out with the awesome ADI – Artificial Design Intelligence – which powers a site builder option that creates a stunningly beautiful web presence for you by extracting existing online information based on the contact information you enter. This new code initiative goes the other way, giving site builders more detailed control and professional capabilities.
The service is still in beta, but anyone can now sign up and learn more at www.wix.com/code(Opens in a new window). Watch the video below for a demo.
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