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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

Chapter 11: Storing Data

Data data data! What is an application without data? It would be like a pizza without cheese and sauce, a movie without actors and a plot, or a book without words! Every application needs some amount of data in order to be useful and needed. In this chapter, we will discuss how to make the best use of the Mendix domain model for data storage and retrieval. We will build off the information presented in Chapter 6, Understanding Domain Model Basics, of this book and continue to build out the project you have been creating throughout the book. Specifically, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Creating associations for your data – Associating your data with various entities is a core concept of any Mendix project. In this section, we will cover the different types of associations you can choose from.
  • Building functional modules – Modules are the cornerstone of every Mendix project. In this section, you will learn what a module is and...