How do you do version control for Nocode software?

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Whats your opinion on Airtable?

I love to build collaboratively with the Nocode tools out there. However, I am missing a version control as known from a git based development flow. I’d like to review and accept changes made to the product before they are taking effect.

What’s your take on ingesting a more rigid version control into a Nocode tool?
 
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is that the only limitation with no code?

As far as I understand most of these solutions are vendor locking galore.
 
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Whats your opinion on Airtable?

I love to build collaboratively with the Nocode tools out there. However, I am missing a version control as known from a git based development flow. I’d like to review and accept changes made to the product before they are taking effect.

What’s your take on ingesting a more rigid version control into a Nocode tool?
If your nocode tool doesn't have version control then the only option you might have is to export everything and do your own version control. Airtable mentions something like a Snapshot you can take and restore to: https://support.airtable.com/hc/en-us/articles/202584799-Taking-and-restoring-base-snapshots

is that the only limitation with no code?

As far as I understand most of these solutions are vendor locking galore.
You have a great point here. Once you build up your data, workflows, etc. you'll be stuck with the vendor and the cost of switching to a different Nocode tool can end up being significant. It most likely won't be as simple as opening an Excel file with Google Sheets...
 

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No code just seems like a bad meme that will inundate the world with trash products.
 

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No code just seems like a bad meme that will inundate the world with trash products.
I bet they said the same about WordPress flooding the world with trash websites...which it does...which never get found.
 

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I bet they said the same about WordPress flooding the world with trash websites...which it does...which never get found.
Word press is a bad meme that has already succeeded at flooding he world with trash websites.
 
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Whats your opinion on Airtable?

I love to build collaboratively with the Nocode tools out there. However, I am missing a version control as known from a git based development flow. I’d like to review and accept changes made to the product before they are taking effect.

What’s your take on ingesting a more rigid version control into a Nocode tool?
I haven’t tried this specifically for AirTable, but I’d like to think you could get some basic version control by exporting the configs to a git repo where you save the changes between “versions” to make rollbacks easier. Clearly not perfect, but potentially simpler than doing so manually.
 

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Well, Airtable would be your database. So you can download snapshots, like you would backup any other database.

The actual code you use with Airtable, i.e. a node app, you can version control. If your "code" is Zapier or similar, I think you can't do much version control. :/

I've never really been able to fully no-code. I use some solution, i.e. Airtable, netlify, Firebase, but still need to write code.

I know some people that version control Shopify, as all the configs you do in the theme are stored in a JSON file, but it's not really made to be version controlled.