Announcing Mendix 7 Release

The Innovation Platform for the Digital Enterprise

Digital innovation is on every agenda. Trends like cloud, IoT, big data and machine learning are reshaping entire industries. The future of business applications, Smart Apps enable you to put connected things, devices and algorithms to work and deliver new experiences for your customers, partners and employees.

Mendix 7 brings groundbreaking innovations for rapid development of Smart Apps. Leveraging Mendix’s open platform ecosystem, we offer you the fastest and easiest way to build innovative applications using best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services.

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Smart Apps

Make your apps intelligent, proactive and contextual.

Over the past decade, business applications have evolved significantly, from web to mobile to multi-channel apps. Despite these advancements, applications remained passive, awaiting input from users.

IoT, big data and machine learning technologies are shaping the next generation of business applications. These Smart Apps power innovative digital enterprises by being:

  • Intelligent – They make recommendations and guide users to take the next best action
  • Proactive – They predict what’s likely to happen and trigger workflows telling users what to do when
  • Contextual – They’re personalized, aware of users’ location and embedded in their processes

Build Smart Apps at Speed

Digital initiatives typically leverage multiple technologies. This may seem complex but Mendix makes it easy, allowing you to build Smart Apps at speed.

IoT

Merge the physical and digital world.

Gartner forecasts that 20.8 billion connected things will be in use by 2020. Organizations are looking to harness sensor data to improve operations and deliver differentiating services.

Mendix powers rapid delivery of IoT apps with drag-and-drop IoT services from platforms like AWS.

Algorithms

Turn data into action with insight.

Data volumes are exploding, driven by sensors monitoring the physical world and digital streams such as social media, text, images and e-commerce transactions.

Mendix allows you to turn big data into action using drag-and-drop algorithmic services from AWS and IBM Watson.

Mendix 7 comes with out-of-the box connectivity for:

  • AWS:
    • IoT
    • Machine Learning
  • MQTT
  • LoRaWAN
  • IBM Watson:
    • Alchemy Vision
    • Concept Insight
    • Text to Speech
    • Visual Recognition
    • Dialog

The list of connectors will expand rapidly as we’re planning to add Azure and other providers. Add connectors yourself leveraging the new Mendix Connector Kit.

Smart Apps Guide: What Every IT Leader Needs to Know
Smart Apps Guide: What Every IT Leader Needs to Know
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Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise aPaaS
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The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016
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Mendix Connector Kit

Defining integrations is now a breeze.

Mendix 7 takes integration to the next level. Whether you want to connect third-party databases or applications, handle complex XML messages or leverage IoT and algorithmic services, the new Connector Kit makes defining integrations a breeze.

Here are the tools that help you make it happen:

  • Data Mapper – From simple to the most complex inheritance structures, the visual Data Mapper connects incoming XML and JSON messages to your domain model in Mendix. And vice versa.
  • Native REST – Natively call any REST API straight from Mendix Microflows. The Data Mapper handles the result of the call (XML or JSON) and maps it on your domain model.
  • Java Extensions – Integration between Mendix Models and Java code is even more powerful. Java actions now appear as native actions in Mendix Microflows and you can pass other model elements to these Java actions. Leverage SDKs from service providers like IBM Watson to quickly define Mendix connectors for drag-and-drop use in the Mendix Modeler.
  • Database Connector – Need to leverage data from external sources? You can now model connectivity using the Database Connector without a single line of code.

Mendix Web Modeler

Experience the value of collaborative development.

Developing Smart Apps requires rapid experimentation, frequent iteration and close collaboration between business and IT. The Mendix Web Modeler ignites the creativity required to bring new innovations to market by opening up the platform to a much wider audience.

Whether it’s a business user quickly building a prototype or a developer sharing an application design with business stakeholders, the online modeler makes it easier than ever to share and collaborate on application models.

All design artifacts defined in the new Web Modeler or the existing desktop modeler share the same repository and leverage Mendix’s metadata-based Model API.

The Web Modeler takes Business & IT collaboration to new heights, driving project success.

Native Mobile Experience.

Anywhere. Always On.

Mendix 7 continues to build on Mendix’s rich experience for Mobile App Development. Our industry-first, fully model-driven offline mobile capability has great new features you’ll love:

  • Smart Sync – Automatically sync role-based data and images to and from your device for optimal performance.
  • Beacon Support – Deliver location-based experiences using beacons communicating with your apps.
  • Push Notifications – Easily model native push notifications in your application design.
  • Native Widgets – Leverage new widgets for a perfect native experience like Share, Add to Calendar, Navigate to and many more.

Push notifications and Native Widgets work for online mobile apps as well.

We master complexity, so you can focus on functionality.

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Mendix Application Test Suite

Embed testing in your application lifecycle.

Testing & Quality Assurance is an essential discipline in software development projects and that’s no different for rapid application delivery. However, functional testing and addressing regression can be a challenge for applications that go through iterative cycles of development and go-live.

Developed in partnership with Mansystems, the Mendix Application Test Suite is a full-blown test suite that allows you to embed functional testing in your application lifecycle. It’s built in Mendix on top of Selenium.

Automate cross-browser functional testing based on keywords linked to user stories. Record test scenarios and execute those efficiently through scheduling and parallel execution.

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Mendix Application Performance Monitor

Get a grip on performance from early on.

Performance issues erode the user experience like nothing else. The challenge is that finding the root cause can be a daunting exercise.

Developed in partnership with Mansystems, the Mendix Application Performance Monitor offers a rich set of tools to prevent performance issues early in development cycles, and quickly address them if they manifest in production.

  • Trap Tool – Continuously records all levels of logging and stores it when an error occurs.
  • Statistics Tool – Identifies trends by gathering statistics of application performance.
  • Performance Tool – Analyzes individual functions and visualizes where improvement is possible.
  • Measurements Tool – Monitors the CPU and memory, performs measuring queries and alerts if a limit is exceeded.

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Learn how to drive digital innovation

Introducing the Mendix Connector Kit
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The Essentials of Digital Innovation: Three solution sets critical to your success
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Mendix CTO Maps Fast Path to Building Smart Apps
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How Solomon Group Quickly Delivered a High-Value IoT Solution
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Gartner 2016 MQ for Mobile Application Development Platforms
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QSM Industry Benchmark Report: Mendix Delivers 6x Higher Productivity
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