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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

Let's go make it!

In this section, we are going to put into practice a few of the topics we discussed in this chapter. We will add a few more entities to the project with various association types, add a new module or two, and create some cross-module associations. Let's get started:

  1. Create a new module and name it Inventory. To do so, take the following steps:

a) Right-click in the white space of Project Explorer and select Add Module, as seen in Figure 11.13:

Figure 11.13 – Adding a new module

b) Type Inventory and click OK.

  1. Open the domain model of your new module by double-clicking on it in Project Explorer:

Figure 11.14 – New domain model

  1. Click the Entity button and drag the new entity anywhere on the white space in the domain model, as you can see in the following figure:

Figure 11.15 – Adding a new entity

  1. Change the name of the entity...