How to develop an app without knowing how to code

I'm a freshman student pursuing a degree in economics. I have almost no knowledge when it comes to computers especially programming. I feel like I've a great idea for an app however idk anyone personally who knows how to code. Any suggestion as to how I can move forward and actually be able to develop my idea into something. I have the entire blue print for it ready but absolutely no one to execute the code. I have heard of numerous stories of ppl being duped by independent coders and how IT companies are almost never able to execute the idea how the promoter wants it to be (proprietary idea). Also looking for book suggestions on entrepreneurship. Cheers!

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May 22, 2020

upwork or make friends with compsci kids at your school

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May 22, 2020
urmaaam:

upwork or make friends with compsci kids at your school

Brutal but learn to code. The Winklevoss twins brought their Harvard Social Network to Computer Science guy Mark Zuckerberg and guess what, he stole their idea and the Winklevoss twins had to sue to get their money from their idea back.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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May 22, 2020

There's probably no complex skill that's easier to learn on your own than computer programming. All you need is the computer you already have and free online resources. When you get stumped by something, google it, and you'll find a Stack Overflow comment that answers your question.

May 23, 2020

Unfortunately, none of these finance bros know what they're talking about so I'll tell you something as someone in Tech.

First of all, you sure you want it to be an app? How about an website?

Second, as for books, look up "The Lean Startup".

Third, it sounds like you want some product management skills. Then, I'd recommend "Cracking the PM Interview". It's designed for interviews, but it does cover the basics of what it means to be a PM and what skills are involved.

Now for some action items.

1) Find kids at your school who does App Dev. Surprisingly, lots of Comp Sci kids don't know how to fucking make an app because there are lots of branches of software engineers. If you want to build a website, find Full-Stack, Backend, or Frontend Developers.

2) No engineer respects "some guy with an idea who doesn't know how to code". At least pick up some coding skills. Learn Java if you want to do App Dev. Learn JavaScript and and famous frameworks like React. If that's too difficult, learn Python.

3) At least understand the basics of App Development. Learn the important frameworks. Learn typical architectures. Learn the typical technology stacks (type of tools used and their combinations).

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May 23, 2020

Hey man, I really appreciate your response. Can you suggest any online sources that you believe are best for beginners. I am interested in learning Python and basics architecture of an app.
Cheers!

May 23, 2020
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