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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

Knowledge check

Test your understanding of the concepts that were discussed in this chapter. Answers will be provided at the beginning of the Knowledge check section in the next chapter:

  1. What would the following function return as a value: replaceAll('Hello World','World', '')

a. 'Hello'

b. 'Hello '

c. 'World'

d. Error

  1. What should we expect the following to return?
    length(trim(replaceAll('This is my random string','random string','')))

a. 10

b. 'This is my'

c. 11

d. 'This is my '

  1. What is a sub-microflow?

a. It is a small microflow.

b. It is a microflow called from another microflow that is made to be reusable.

c. It is a type of sandwich ordered in the Netherlands.

d. It is a type of microflow that performs a specific type of operation and returns a Boolean value.

  1. What are two reasons (there are...