Mendix Review

Enables rapid development; Sprinter management tool provides project overview

What is our primary use case?

Mendix is used to develop an application that is used by the business to achieve business goals, such as easy data interaction, data storage, reporting and monitoring of business assets, and ticketing.

How has it helped my organization?

Easy document generation saves a lot of time. The integrated security also saves a lot of time, especially when it comes to setting up user-roles and security. Finally, database updates work automatically. There is no need to write queries to update the database, once you make an update.

What is most valuable?

  • The ability to rapidly build applications.
  • Built-in management tool called Sprinter gives everyone involved in the development of the application an overview of the current state and progress of the application being built.
  • Supports collaborative development which minimizes the risk of having multiple developers working on a single piece of code.
  • Easy to integrate with both RESTful and SOAP web services. This is helpful because a lot of applications are dependent on others for data. For example, if you were to develop an app that does a background check on employees, you would integrate to systems like TransUnion to feed data to your application.

What needs improvement?

They need to enable multiple database connections so an app can directly read/write data to/from multiple databases. This would enable easy splitting of big applications that have complex entity relationships.

I would also like to see automatic adjustment to the Java Heap, whenever an application load becomes too much for the application.

It could also use hot database replication.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What other advice do I have?

I would give it an eight out of 10 because of the ability to rapidly build apps with Mendix. You could actually build an application as someone from the business side is explaining what the solution requires.

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