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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

Calling a page in your Mendix app

When you want to direct users around your app, you will guide them through pages. Your app's logic will determine which page to show and when to show it. If you are working with a UX designer, you may receive some mock-ups or a storyboard of the user flow through your app. Even if you aren't working with a designer, you still have to think about how your user will get from point A to point B, why they would even want to go there, and what they will see when they get there.

There are a few ways you may need to get a user to a page in your app. The user could be coming from the main menu, they could be clicking a button somewhere in your app, or they could have executed some function that resulted in the display of a certain page. The user will also have a home page to land on every time they log in or refresh the app. In this section, you will learn how to use the main navigation to build the app menu. You may have other ways to get to...