ifttt isn't a programming language or app building tool, but rather a much simpler solution. Digital duct tape if you will, allowing you to connect any two services together. You can leave the hard work of creating the individual tools to the engineers and designers. Much like in the physical world when a 12 year old wants a lightsaber, cuts the handle off an old broom and shoves a bike grip on the other end, you can take two things in the digital world and combine them in ways the original creators never imagined.
This is one of those apps that make me wonder why there isn't a 6 star rating system. I spent hours playing with this tool and can't get enough of it. I couldn't stop thinking about it for 3 days straight, churning ideas in my head while I slept as to the potential this service has to completely revolutionise plugin development and API use, especially for non-programmers.
Highly, highly recommend. You'll never go back.