Satisfying Meal or Junk Food?

Until recently, programmers alone possessed the power to write the code that directed various aspects of our professional and personal lives. What they created, the rest of us learned how to use so we can function in an increasingly digitalized world. But soon, software ate the world and the programming hierarchy had to come up with a new plan to keep it fed. Low-code platforms were quickly plated and served. The question now is whether low code is a satisfying course or a serving of junk food.

“Low code can be like fast food: delivered quickly and in bright packaging, but bad for you, your community, and your ecosystem,” warns Sean O’Brien lecturer at Yale Law School, Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, founder of the Privacy Lab at Yale ISP, and Head Tutor at Oxford Cyber Security Programme.

But low code can be tasty though,

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Ditching junk food ban is threat to levelling up, warns Tory MP

A Tory MP has criticised the government’s about-turn on banning promotional deals on unhealthy food, warning Boris Johnson that he will never level up Britain when so many are overweight.

Jo Gideon, who represents Stoke-on-Trent Central, told MPs that they were “wrong” to think dropping the ban would help with the cost of living. She added that “the cost to our health, the NHS and the economy is too great” to delay the plans.

In a speech to the House of Commons on Monday, she criticised fellow Tories for dismissing the measures as “nanny statism” and said that Britain was “trapped in a junk food cycle”.

A ban on “buy one, get one free” deals on unhealthy food due to come into effect in October was delayed for at least a year by Boris Johnson due to the rising cost of living. This was despite a government impact assessment in Read More