While there are visual development tools like Xcode for apps, there has not been anything similar available for web. At a time when the tech industry is experiencing financial constraints, boosting developer productivity and enabling them to build web applications quickly and efficiently is key. MightyMeld’s visual development tool for React aims to fill in that gap.
In this episode of TFiR: Let’s Talk, Steven Schkolne, CEO and Co-Founder at MightyMeld, introduces us to the company and the importance of low-code in today’s economy. He also takes us through a demo of the MightyMeld platform.
Key highlights from this video interview:
- Schkolne gives us an overview of his background as a developer in game development and tells us that although there are visual development tools like Xcode for apps, there has not been anything similar available for web. He talks about how the evolution of React led to the creation of MightyMeld as a way to fill in the gap in available tools.
- Even when the tech sector was booming, it took time to move the roadmap quickly enough: however, the economic downturn is exacerbating things. Schkolne discusses MightyMeld is helping maximize developer productivity to counteract this, enabling them to build web apps quicker and more efficiently.
- Schkolne talks about the progression of low-code, no-code platforms but he feels that they remain limited in terms of architectural flexibility and customization. He discusses how this formed the inspiration for creating MightyMeld, looking at workflows where you can have no code without having to make compromises.
- Schkolne goes into depth about the development tools, saying what sets it apart is that you can apply it to any React app rather than starting a new project within their ecosystem. He talks about how it enables you to visually explore the web app while it is running and talks about the visual editing environment that updates the code as you edit.
- MightyMeld is primarily being used by startups and small teams, but Schkolne tells us that they would like to grow into the enterprise as the company grows. He talks about the different types of apps that are being built using the platform and how there are no limitations to what can be built.
- Schkolne discusses SaaS product dashboards, one of the most common use cases they are seeing. MightyMeld is more focused on its customers, front-end developers, who work in a variety of industries rather than targeting a specific industry.
- MightyMeld has an integration of generative AI built into the visual app whereby you can ask it to update part of your UI and it will generate the code and you will instantly experience the updated version of the app. Schkolne talks about what they are trying to achieve with the AI integration and the benefits.
- Schkolne discusses how easy it is for developers with greenfield and brownfield deployment to use MightyMeld. He explains that they do not need to change code or migrate, but rather MightyMeld plugs in easily.
- Schkolne takes us through a demo of the MightyMeld. He talks about how developers can get started and the different tiers that are available including a free tier for web developers.
This summary was written by Emily Nicholls.