The emergence of Model-driven Application development is changing the multi-billion US software market and the way businesses around the globe will develop and use enterprise applications. At the annual Tech Ed in Orlando Bill Gates put the biggest trend in application development in the limelight, when he recognized modeling as the latest introduction.
Model-driven Development allows Business Analysts, IT Developers, IT Architects and end-users to express themselves in domain specific languages. Using visual models instead of code, application requirements are captured at a high abstraction level. This allows Business Analysts with industry specific knowledge to play a leading role in the development of new business applications.
Model-driven platforms translate the various domain specific models into working business applications, dramatically reducing or eliminating the need for computer code. Model-driven development shifts the focus in IT development from technical details to business requirements and creates agile applications that can easily adapt to changing market dynamics.
“We are very pleased with Bill Gates’ acknowledgement of Model-driven Development as the most important trend in application delivery. His keynote speech firmly establishes the market for Model-driven Development,” said Derek Roos, CEO of software company Mendix. “Our customers already experience the advantages of Model-driven Development and benefit greatly from this innovation. Model-driven applications meet their unique business needs and have proven to dramatically reduce development time and efforts.”
Built on pioneering academic work on Model-driven Development, Mendix offers an integrated development platform 100% based on Model-driven Engineering principles. Mendix delivers the tools and architecture to rapidly model, test, deploy and manage Model-driven Business Applications in any existing business and IT environment. Domain specific models (e.g. data design, work-flow, security, processes, integration) are all integrated into a single application model, which can be executed in real time. Unlike other modeling tools or DSL workbenches, Mendix provides a standards-based runtime environment that is easily integrated with any existing platform or modeling environment.
Model-driven Software reduces time to market, cost and risk and delivers applications that meet every requirement of the end-user. Mendix technology has successfully implemented with enterprise class customers building service-oriented business applications and automating highly complex processes. The Model-driven approach allows customers to experiment and innovate during the development process and change applications as business needs evolve.
Leading companies across several industries and territories (www.mendix.com/customers) use the Model-driven Application Platform to deliver dynamic business applications. Mendix reduces development time, costs and provides the flexibility required to address continuous business change.