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Building Low-Code Applications with Mendix

By : Bryan Kenneweg, Imran Kasam, Micah McMullen
Book Image

Building Low-Code Applications with Mendix

By: Bryan Kenneweg, Imran Kasam, Micah McMullen

Overview of this book

Low-code is a visual approach to application development. It enables developers of varying experience levels to create web and mobile apps using drag-and-drop components and model-driven logic through a graphic user interface. Mendix is among the fastest-growing platforms that enable low-code enthusiasts to put their software ideas into practice without having to write much code, and Building Low-Code Applications with Mendix will help you get up and running with the process using examples and practice projects. The book starts with an introduction to Mendix, along with the reasons for using this platform and its tools for creating your first app. As you progress, you’ll explore Mendix Studio Pro, the visual environment that will help you learn Mendix app creation. Once you have your working app ready, you’ll understand how to enhance it with custom business logic and rules. Next, you’ll find out how to defend your app against bad data, troubleshoot and debug it, and finally, connect it with real-world business platforms. You’ll build practical skills as the book is filled with examples, real-world scenarios, and explanations of the tools needed to help you build low-code apps successfully. By the end of this book, you’ll have understood the concept of low-code development, learned how to use Mendix effectively, and developed a working app.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Building Your First App
Section 3: Leveling Up Your App


In this chapter, you learned how to create custom logic with microflows in your Mendix app. You explored some common microflow activities and created a custom microflow with decision logic to validate your object on save. You also learned about annotations and how to add clarity to your microflows. Mendix Assist is a great tool to learn how to build microflows and ensure you are choosing the right actions in the right order.

After completing the exercises in this chapter, you now know how to create custom logic for your app to validate data and save objects. You also know how to extract a sub-microflow from your parent microflow, which lets Studio Pro do the heavy lifting on setting input and output parameters.

In the following chapters, you will learn how to customize your app and extend it with advanced concepts such as error handling and REST integrations.