Mendix Developer Profile: Javan Berry, Digital Risk

Mendix enables a new and innovative way of building applications. Just as our approach is different, so too are the people who use the platform. Mendix developers don’t fit the mold of a traditional developer. They have one leg in IT and the other in the business. They would rather solve problems than get bogged down with low-level details. Consequently, they’re able to build great apps at astonishing speeds.

javan-optimizedToday, we’re launching a new series profiling these app delivery ninjas: where they come from, what they’re working on and what they enjoy when they’re not delivering projects on time and under budget. Our first profile is Javan Berry, Business Engineer at Digital Risk. For a full look at how Digital Risk is using Mendix, watch this on-demand webinar. Continue reading

Low-Code Development Platforms: The Answer to Soaring Business Application Needs

Lately, the term ‘low-code development platform’ has started gaining traction in the market to categorize platforms for rapidly building and deploying custom apps—without the need for low-level coding. It’s great to see media, analysts and other thought leaders recognize the inherent business value and time to market advantages of these platforms. With demand for custom business apps soaring, it’s clear that traditional, code-based approaches simply can’t keep pace.

Like any new or emerging category, there may be some confusion about what a low-code development platform is (and isn’t). With that in mind, this post aims to provide additional context around the key capabilities of a low-code development platform, how the term compares to other industry acronyms and why the need for these platforms is greater than ever. Continue reading

The History of Visual Development Environments: Imagine There’s no IDEs. It’s Difficult if You Try.

There was a time when programs were written in text editors. And when competition between C++ vendors was actually fierce. Step into the time travel machine with us as we revisit the evolution and impact of the visual development metaphor. Continue reading