Mendix Room for Improvement

Markus Travaille
Business Development Manager & Project manager at EGALiT
Mendix is right now focusing on developer features while we would like to have more features for the information analyst. Mendix is not going this route because they clearly see the developer as their target group, while we like to see it as more of a tool for information analysts. What is lacking is the support of higher level modeling features, like the modeling you do is relatively low level, yet it is still close to programming. We would like to see a more business-oriented modeling environment, like BPMN. However, that is not the direction Mendix is going. We are developing our own intellectual property in this direction. Thus, we are building it ourselves. View full review »
Mitchel Mol
CEO / Owner at Aelion - Netherlands
The document templates definitely need some love, they have been around for a while but no actual improvement have been done since they were released. At least not in terms of additional options like the web counterparts of the elements you have available have. Also, Mendix is even easy for non-developers to start developing apps with, however when the applications grows and gets more complex these type of users are not fully guided in making it as secure and performance as it should. It would be great if the modeler could also start pointing in the right direction when it comes to that. Although Mendix did introduce the Mendix Application Quality Monitor which could help with this issue. View full review »
Industry Expert and Advisor at a financial services firm
Overall, integration with the enterprise ecosystem needs improvement. I would like to see the inclusion of APIs that can help with the interoperability. View full review »
Richard Edens
Senior Software Architect at a tech services company
I see little to no improvements to its core functionality since Mendix 7 was rolled out, creating web apps for businesses. From Mendix 6 until 7, options on creating mobile apps have improved, but offline capabilities are not mature enough. Still, this gets a good focus within the company, so I believe this will be something of the past soon enough. View full review »
Ruud Van Driel
CISSP at a retailer
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. View full review »
Jack Mojapelo
Software Developer at a non-tech company
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. View full review »
Software Developer at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Mendix is great for internal applications but not so great for a public-facing interface. It lacks a proper directory structure for public use. The URL will not change from page to page unless a deep link is created for each page. That makes it difficult to bookmark pages in the browser to view later on. A feed can be created for other public UI solutions. View full review »
Petar Vukmanovic
Software Business Engineer at Intonovi
* Overview of model versioning control for the sake of the review process * Better SCRUM board * Provide an overview of model changes from the repository through Sprintr (SCRUM board) * A choice between versioning control system would be nice View full review »
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
I would like it to help us be more productive. Also, while the documentation is good, the development box could be better. View full review »
Ramli Somers
Chief Innovation Officer & Board member at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It could use a more comprehensive widget creation studio in the IDE. View full review »
Software Developer at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
They are already improving on this, but I would like to see more documentation as well as how-to documents. This will improve adaptation for future developers/companies. View full review »

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