If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Mendix, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
This solution has good coverage, but I think that their roadmap still needs more features and functions. It also needs better integration with the current stack. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
The learning curve for an experienced software engineer or information analyst, it is quite steep. If you do not have any of these backgrounds, it will take you somewhere between five to eight months to master the platform. It depends on your experience in Java programming or database programming, if you will go fast. If you do have experience in making functional technical designs of software languages, like UML and BPMN, you will learn it quickly. Therefore, it depends on your track record. If you want to see what it is capable of doing, you have to do a project with it, end-to-end and not just looking at the technology. * Do a project with the focus of learning, not the end result in mind, and learn from what you encounter. * Do a project, not a proof of concept, which does not help. It does not give you the insights you need. * Do a project, and it once you do the project, you have to do the second step, do multiple projects. If you have success with that, then go for platform. * Do a project, but start it with one end-to-end project, which should be small. It should not be too big, maybe between 20 to 50 business days of work. So, it is sort of manageable. If it fails, it does not cost you too much to do a project, that's what it magnifies. * If you have the resources to do a project with the two platforms, try them next to each other and see what the differences are.
Contact a Mendix partner or Mendix for an initial POC this can usually be done within a couple of days to see the power of the rapid development with the Mendix platform. If you are still not convinced or are a developer yourself check out the developer.mendix.com community and training options that are freely available to anyone that registers for free.