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Amazon No Code Solution? honeycode.aws

Hey Bubbler’s

I just noticed Amazon released a new no-code platform. I am still in the process of exploring it so I thought to my self if others would like to join me in completing a list of this that amazon does better or has when compared to bubble. The purpose here is to make bubble better

Check it out here https://honeycode.aws

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I briefly played around with it. It’s cool and similar, biggest difference for me was the limits on DB.

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Looks appropriate for building internal team productivity tools, to replace something like sheets. Not for unique customer facing apps. I personally don’t think large companies will go the Bubble route. Far too complex and niche. Large companies are trying to simplify their apps and UX - Think excel to sheets or Adobes current crop of simplified apps for images and video. They are building for the masses.

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good for Nocode community

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It looks pretty limited.
https://retool.com/ & https://internal.io/ are more flexible.

These are for internal projects purpose. So, you can create specific apps only.
With Bubble, you can create much more.

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I agree. I played around with it last night and its really geared towards to internal tools and not customer facing apps.

That’s interesting that amazon will develop a tool only for internal use vs something like bubble. I am still going to build something with it today to kind of understand some benefits/limitations. Will probably do a simple task manager. Maybe i can share it here later with some details

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Yeah, all these sorts of “enterprise no code tools” things are for building what you might call “teamware”. They’re not general solutions for building public-facing, multi-user web apps.

They leverage web technologies of course, but they’re not for building “web apps” as we know them here.

Bubble’s a whole full stack web development environment. (It’s got its issues and limitations, but there’s very little you could build with a stack like headless CMS, Gatsby, pick-your-favorite-JavaScript-framework that you couldn’t also build in Bubble. [Of course whether one should do that’s always a question.])

That being said, enterprise no-code stuff is certainly useful for certain narrowly defined applications. (Like the approval workflow thing described in the Honeycode promo video. But does anyone really do that sort of thing with Bubble?)

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Microsoft did the same thing with their low-code app builder.

Big enough user-base to ensure integration with the rest of the AWS / Microsoft platform. Lets them test the platform out with existing users, build features etc.

After a while they do a broader release (Microsoft is still rolling out their broader release in stages).

I checked it out too. This makes sense for AWS since it targets existing clients who are familiar with their product. Focus seems to be on enterprises who are looking for ways to reduce pressure on their in-house dev teams, and will likely train non technical users to build on Honeycode.

I am a big fan of bubble. However for a while now bubble has not implemented any major features (except server side actions for plugins). it’s been a while and bubble has not had any exciting update. Not sure why the roadmap is super secretive now. other no-code tools are catching up. Mobile support is lacking. I hope this changes soon.

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Wappler.io just launched its version 3.0 with support for building apps in node.js code and with complete database integration.

Bubble needs to stay focused on performance (it is still second grade) and providing greater flexibility in hosting locations.

But yep, they are going to be playing catch-up if they don’t improve.

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Yeah, I think Bubble’s missing a lot on the scheduling features (time datatype and filtering for the date/time pickers)

I had a look at honeycode, but I think it is more targeting projects like “Tableaut” or other very limited “noCode” “Tools” - nothing like the power of bubble.io, building unlimited full scale apps.