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The Power of Real Code: Why Startups Should Consider Using Real Code to Build Their MVPs

In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of building a viable and scalable Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for startups. In this post, we’ll dive deeper into the topic of building your MVP with real code and why it should be a consideration for every startup.

But first, let’s have a quick review of what an MVP is. It’s a simplified version of the product that includes only the core features and functionalities, and it should deliver the startup’s value proposition. Building an MVP is a crucial step for startups to validate their ideas and test market demand. However, startups often face the decision of whether to use real code or no-code/low-code platforms for MVP development. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of using real code with pre-built commodities like our Rhino MVP services over low-code and no-code solutions for MVP. 

1. Intellectual property and vendor lock-in

When using real code, you own the codebase and have full control over the technology stack. In contrast, low-code and no-code platforms may impose restrictions on how you can modify, export, or migrate your application, leading to vendor lock-in and potential issues with intellectual property ownership.

2. Cost-effectiveness

Leveraging existing code and frameworks can significantly reduce development time which can reduce costs. Developers can focus on the unique aspects of the product rather than reinventing the wheel for common features. By utilizing existing code, developers can avoid spending time on creating common features from scratch. This allows them to allocate more time to focus on the distinctive aspects of the product, ensuring that it stands out in the market.

3. Scalability

Real code also offers better scalability and performance compared to no-code/low-code platforms. As your startup evolves, real code provides more granular control over the design and functionality of the MVP, allowing for greater customization and the ability to create unique features that may not be possible or practical with low-code or no-code solutions. Startups that use real code can optimize their product’s performance and scalability according to their specific needs. This can be crucial as the startup grows and starts to attract more users, who will require better performance and reliability.

4. Best software development skills

While low-code and no-code solutions are designed to be accessible to non-technical users, developing a successful MVP often requires specialized knowledge and expertise. Real code development can leverage experienced developers who understand best practices, performance optimization, and security.


To end this blog, it is important to note that while no-code/low-code platforms can be useful for some startups, using real code to build an MVP offers several advantages. Real code offers a more sustainable foundation for long-term product development. As a product evolves from MVP to a full-fledged offering, it may outgrow the capabilities of low-code or no-code platforms, necessitating a transition to real code. By leveraging real code with built-in commodities and functionalities, startups can create a more robust and scalable MVP while minimizing development time and costs.

Experience rapid and robust MVP development with NuBinary’s Rhino MVP services, designed specifically to empower startups with a high-quality, real-code platform. In just a matter of weeks, our seasoned CTOs will bring your functional MVP to life while prioritizing scalability and long-term success, setting your business apart in the competitive marketplace.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your startup – book a complimentary consultation with one of our expert CTOs to discuss your unique MVP requirements. Simply click this link to schedule your meeting, or reach out to us directly at We eagerly await the chance to connect and help your vision come to fruition.