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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 5: Getting Started with Your Baseline App

In the previous chapter, you were familiarized with Mendix and some of the related tools, such as Studio and Studio Pro. Now it is time to get down and get our hands dirty with apps in the cloud and in Studio Pro. In this chapter, we will explore how to manage apps in the Developer Portal and build and enhance our apps in Studio Pro using the App Store and custom content. In addition, we will take a look at the project settings, security, and a few of the most used preferences by pro Mendix developers.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Managing apps in the Developer Portal
  • Using Mendix Studio Pro and the Mendix App Store
  • Working with modules in your Mendix app
  • Finding project settings, security settings, and preferences