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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 will take what we've already learned about the GET request API call from Postman and begin building the request in Studio Pro. We will need to set up a new module and a few artifacts in the project first before actually connecting to the API. Let's get started!

  1. Add a new module to your project and name it TheMovieDB:

Figure 12.21 – New module

  1. Add a new JSON structure by right-clicking on the new module and selecting Add other and then JSON structure:

Figure 12.22 – Adding a JSON structure

  1. Name it JSON_Movie.
  2. In Postman, make the same request to MovieDB that we made during the steps associated with Figure 12.10 in the Testing your integration section of this chapter.
  3. Once you have a made a successful request to MovieDB, copy the results:

Figure 12.23 – JSON results in Postman

  1. Paste the results...