Flowing communication, higher productivity, and faster development. Agile’s business value is undeniable.But getting there requires a cultural shift that organizations may hesitate to embrace.
Low-code is a visual development approach that makes the transition frictionless by prioritizing key Agile principles including:
HIGH LEVELS OF COLLABORATION
QUICK RESPONSES TO CHANGE
MODEL-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT (MDD) , WHAT IS IT?
Model-Driven Development (MDD) or model-based development, is a software development methodology that allows users to build complex applications through simplified abstractions of pre-built components. Instead of telling, these visual building blocks show the business need and ways to solve technical problems. MDD is the most important principle of low-code development: it is the bridge that allows IT and business domain experts to collaborate, transforming ideas into applications that deliver value.
MDD simplifies complexity through abstraction and reduces human-process intervention through automation. The model in model-driven development projects is executable in runtime, instead of being interpreted into code. This allows MDD to sidestep common operations and quality issues with code-centric projects. Mendix’s MDD approach is also open and extensible, which means your enterprise is prepared to adapt and integrate new technology rapidly.
Using visual modeling capabilities, it is possible to increase development productivity. The right visual modeling platform uses pre-built components and business logic workflows to graphically represent applications in a human readable form. Interest in visual modeling continues to increase as users experience the ease and speed with which they’re able to build web and mobile applications.
Visual modeling works on a higher level of abstraction, so that users with minimal technical understanding can visually build sophisticated web and mobile applications. Mendix allows to easily orchestrate complex systems through drag and drop components.
Mendix is integrated with its own public Marketplace, which has reusable solutions built by Mendix, Mendix partners, and its thriving developer community. Mendix also offers the possibility of having a Private Marketplace, where you are able to store style templates, connectors built for specific integrations, or components that have been created for specific projects.
The Marketplace is fully integrated with Mendix’s development environment. Developers can find and download reusable solutions directly from their working area. This helps teams to significantly accelerate development.
Mendix is the only low-code platform that runs directly on SAP Cloud Platform with 1-click deployment, offering your enterprise scalability and security out-of-the-box.
Mendix is an SAP Solution Extension partner, which means SAP has fully adopted the Mendix Platform as their platform to extend SAP solutions like SAP Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA, SuccessFactors, and more.
Seamlessly integrate with your existing SAP systems, like Ariba, Concur, HANA and SuccessFactors. Use visual models to quickly connect with and consume your data from within Mendix.
THE WORLD’S FIRST LOW-CODE DATA INTEGRATION PLATFORM
Empowers anyone to discover, understand and instantly connect data securely, with simple drag-and-drop.
Mendix connectors enable enterprises to connect data sources to Mendix Data Hub, populating the catalog and making the data available to developers.
Developers see data from remote sources as local through external entities, which enable them to drag-and-drop that data quickly and seamlessly into the applications they are creating.
The Mendix Data Hub Catalog is an open, standards-based metadata repository that enables all users (developers and business domain experts alike) to discover and explore data resources throughout their connected ecosystem.
Easily connect to Mendix application data, Siemens Teamcenter, SAP, and numerous other common enterprise data sources.
CHOICE, CONTROL AND FLEXIBILITY FOR ANY CLOUD
Simplify operations and maintain complete control with Mendix’s public, private and dedicated cloud deployment options. Besides, the possibility to deploy locally.
Mendix’s cloud options give you the freedom to deploy fast, frequently, and on your own terms. Mendix’s flexible multi-cloud capabilities include high availability, robust security, and maximum reliability with single-click deployment to the public Mendix Cloud, Mendix Cloud Dedicated, or Mendix for Private Cloud.
As your strategy evolves, your Mendix solutions will run in any environment, whether in the cloud or on-premises.
OPEN AND EXTENDABLE LOW-CODE DEVELOPMENT
Seamlessly integrate the Platform with your tech stack, extend apps with custom code, leverage open APIs to programmatically adjust models, and build beyond the standard expectations of low-code. Mendix is open and extensible at every level.
Mendix is built on open standards and open-source technologies, giving developers unlimited opportunities to extend Platform and app capabilities. All apps developed with Mendix are cloud-native, containerized, and portable by default. Developers have the freedom and flexibility to deploy and scale anywhere: public, private, or hybrid clouds or on-premises.
SHORT LEARNING CURVE WITH MENDIX ACADEMY
Mendix has an online academy; Mendix Academy, which offers virtual and in-person training courses and workshops that cover everything from Platform fundamentals to advanced development topics.
The Mendix Developer Certification Program gives developers the opportunity to boost their expertise by becoming certified as a Rapid Developer, Intermediate Developer, Advanced Developer, or Expert Developer.
Teams can also watch live or on-demand webinars that dive deep into topics like UX, REST integrations, mobile development, and more.
APPLICATION MONITORING FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Build quality solutions that adhere to the highest enterprise security standards by using built-in automated testing, proactive quality monitoring, and real-time performance management.
According to Gartner, one of the top four mistakes organizations make when implementing bimodal IT is failing to maintain a disciplined focus on refactoring and managing technical debt. With Mendix, you can avoid the maintenance nightmare and still move with agility.
Mendix has a monitoring application (Application Quality Monitor) that provides instant insight on the quality of the application models you are building.