Posts by Arjan van IJzendoorn

About Arjan van IJzendoorn

Arjan is a member of the Mendix R&D department. He started developing the Mendix Modeler a long time ago and is still working on that application most of the time. Currently, he focuses on the modeling side of pages and widgets, with the occasional excursion into the rest of the Modeler.

Posts by Arjan van IJzendoorn

  • Only tablet layouts are shown

    Layouts Have Types

    Layouts Have Types Mendix DX, also known as 5.18, included a whole new UI framework, which was highlighted in a post by Erik Heddema.  I would like talk about a change in the modeling experience: layout types. If you are using Mendix 5.
  • Batch Updating Page Layouts

    Mendix 6 will be released soon, and I would like to talk about a feature that eases a transition you have to make before making the jump to this new version. If you have moved from 4 to 5, and you haven’t made the switch to real layouts yet, this feature can save you a lot of work.
  • Introducing Support for Glyphicons in Mendix

    We just released Mendix 5.16 and this post highlights one of the new features: glyphicons. These icons are the modern take on images on buttons and offer several advantages.
  • Creating Maintainable Interfaces with Snippets

    Snippets are reusable interface parts that allow you to create a more maintainable interface. If you use a snippet in multiple pages, you only have to make a change once and the result will show up everywhere.
  • Designing Flexible User Interfaces with Layouts

    This port discusses a major new feature in Mendix 5: Layouts. Layouts specify what comes where on a page, and provide you with greater flexibility and reusability to more easily design great-looking apps.
  • Mendix Business Modeler 4.5.2 has been released

    Version 4.5.2 of the Mendix Business Modeler has been released. It fixes two bugs: There was a Firefox-specific issue that caused the Mendix web client to stop working in complicated pages. In version 4.5.0 and 4.5.1 having a specialization of System.
  • Development Or Production, That Was The Question

    Today we want to highlight a widget that has been submitted to the Mendix App Store: Environment Badges. The widget helps you figure out what environment you are looking at (development, test, acceptance or production) by showing a badge in the upper-right corner.
  • Mendix Business Modeler 4.4.3 and 3.3.6 have been released

    We have released patches for version 3 and 4 of the Mendix Business Modeler this week. These versions contain fixes for issues reported by our partners. You can find both installers and the release notes on the App Store: 4.4.3 and 3.3.6. Important Note: if you have upgraded to 4.4.0 or 3.3.
  • Mendix App Platform Update: Mendix 4.4.0 and 3.3.4 have been released

    We are happy to announce that version 4.4.0 of the Mendix Business Modeler has been released. This is a maintenance release containing several minor improvements and fixes.
  • Open Up Your Ports

    In version 4.3.0 we improved security by limiting access to the server to requests from the same machine. In other words, trying to connect to the Mendix runtime from another computer will fail by default.
  • Optimizing SVN for the Mendix Team Server

    Working with Mendix Team Server projects (showing the history and updating) has become significantly faster today. This tech tip describes how the search for a solution to a support ticket led to a speed up of all Team Server projects.
  • Mendix Business Modeler 4.3.2 has been released

    Yesterday, January 15th, we released version 4.3.2 of the Mendix Business Modeler. It is a patch release on 4.3.
  • Mendix Business Modeler 4.3.1 has been released

    Last Friday we made version 4.3.1 of the Mendix Business Modeler available. It is a patch release for version 4.3.0 which we released on December 12th, 2012. As you know, version 4.3.0 introduced great new features like the new debugger and the version selector.
  • New Goodies for Mendix App Platform Users: Mendix Business Modeler 4.3 Release…

    As mentioned last week, we added and updated a bunch of terrific features in Mendix Business Modeler 4.3. This release features great new goodies for all Mendix users just before the holidays.
  • SVN 1.7: the new working copy format

    Version 4.1.0 of the Mendix Business Modeler was introduced a little over a week ago. It contained a lot of improvements. One of the them is that the Modeler now uses the new Subversion 1.7 working copy format.
  • Mendix 4.1.0 has been released

    We are happy to announce that version 4.1.0 of the Mendix technology has been released. It improves upon version 4 that introduced major new features such as mobile forms and non-persistent entities.
  • Persistence is futile

    Persistence is futile. No, that is stretching it too far, but at least it is optional in the Spring 2012 release of Mendix (a.k.a. version 4). In earlier versions all data that you wanted to manipulate in your application was stored in the database.
  • Mendix Spring 2012 Release – It’s Here!

    Today is the big day! The Mendix Spring 2012 Release is now available for all, featuring an entirely new platform experience for project teams. The Mendix App Platform is more comprehensive than ever, offering everything you need to build, integrate and deploy enterprise web and mobile apps.
  • Mendix 3.3.0 has been released

    We are proud to announce that version 3.3.0 of the Mendix technology has been released. It contains about six new features, eleven improvements of existing features and twenty-six fixes.
  • To keep selected or not to keep selected: that is the preference

    Today we want to highlight a feature that has a bit of history: "Keep active document selected in project explorer.
  • Errors with multiple locations

    One of the advantages of having a visual model and no source code is that there is less room for errors. There is no need to match braces or add forgotten semi-colons while drawing your microflow.
  • Mendix 3.2.0 has been released

    We are proud to announce that version 3.2.0 of the Mendix technology has been released. It contains about seventy fixes and almost twenty improvements. There are small improvements like being able to sort the items shown in a reference selector and a drop-down search field.
  • Version Control Or Revision Control

    Version control is sometimes called revision control and in some ways that is a better name. Of course, version control helps you deal with managing versions of your applications but, more than that, it helps you deal with changes to the project.
  • Seek And You Will Find

    As your project gets bigger and bigger, it becomes more challenging to find your way around. Fortunately, the Modeler offers several ways of searching through your project. There is a simple find option (Ctrl+F) that searches for text.
  • Get visibility in the Mendix App Store!

    Since the Mendix App Store has been launched along with 2.5-beta, App Store content has been published at an amazing rate. The App Store already contains dozens of useful business components, technical components, widgets, and themes.
  • New in Mendix 2.4: Internationalization

    As of version 2.4, Mendix supports full internationalization of your applications. You can translate your application into the native languages of the end users. Each user can then view the application in their language of choice.