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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)
1
Section 1: The Basics
6
Section 2: Building Your First App
11
Section 3: Leveling Up Your App

Understanding REST

As mentioned in the introduction, REST is a type of web service that leverages HTTP(S) protocols. It is a great integration method because it is easy to implement and has a lot of flexibility. While working with REST, clients can make various types of calls, including the following:

  • Get: This is the equivalent of a read request or a query request with the intention of returning one or more records.
  • Post: A client would submit a post request to create a record or records.
  • Put: This call is used to update or replace a record or records in the target application.
  • Delete: This call would be used by a client to, you guessed it, delete a record or records. (Use caution when allowing this method.)

Clients can also request the response to their call to be in a variety of formats, such as these:

  • XML: eXtensible Markup Language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML
  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON
  • ...