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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

Home page overview and breakdown

Mendix provides a lot of great resources and tools with your registration. In this section, we will take some time to explore what comes with your registration, and how it may benefit you in your future Mendix development. The following screenshot shows how the Mendix home page looks once we are registered:

Figure 2.4 – Mendix home page (after registration)

If we refer to the screenshot of the home page, we can see that we are met with a number of headings in the top section of the page. Let's quickly explore where each of these headings takes you:

  • People: This is where you can connect with other Mendix developers.
  • Community: This is where you can find blog posts, jobs, leaderboards, the Mendix shop, and more.
  • App Store: Exactly what you think it is, it's a store where Mendix and fellow developers share their widgets and apps. You are also able to connect this to your app!
  • Academy: This...