Mendix Review

Makes It Possible ​To Realize A Secure, Remote, Two-Way Interface With A LoRa Device


What is most valuable?

Built-in security, easy of use, support and available examples of how to use it.

The built-in security makes security-by-design from the start possible. The local modeler is easy to use. For the few occasions that I need support, after a beginner's fault, it's available, as is the cloud solution. The many available Mendix software examples make it possible to develop using of existing solutions.

How has it helped my organization?

I use it to learn how to program Mendix.

What needs improvement?

Indeed nothing is 100% perfect. But who am I to say what should be better? Nevertheless, I think Mendix is very strong if you want to store and retrieve something in a database. My personal experience with connecting the LoRa device (which itself is not fully developed yet, so the interface requirements are not fully known) is that it has been a hard job to get done. Be aware that I’m a Java developer so loading the encryption, hashing and decryption libraries was hard for me to find. On the other hand, interfacing with new Internet of Things (IoT) devices creates endless possibilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

A half year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable and there is 24/7 support.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Very good support if you have a problem.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Simple, and there is a free course which shows all the in and outs of how to use the modeler to design and develop a solution. It helps, but it's not necessary if you have Java experience, for those cases where you want to go further than the standard.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Developing standardized programs even with a custom design interface is possible. Such easy Java interface possibilities make it possible for me to realize a secure, remote, two-way interface with a LoRa device, even with very little Java knowledge.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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