Mendix announces Mendix 7

During Mendix World 2016  Mendix announced the seventh version of their platform, Mendix 7. Derek Roos, CEO of Mendix introduced Mendix 7 as  “The Innovation Platform for the Digital Enterprise” – – Mendix 7 will bring  several great improvements such as out-of-the box connectivity to Amazon Web Services, LoRaWAN(IoT network of KPN) and IBM Watson, the Mendix Connector Kit, a web-based modeller, native mobile experience, a monitor and test suite. In this way Mendix 7 unleashes emerging trends like the ‘Internet of things’, big data and machine learning.

 

Smart apps

These emerging trends promise to reshape entire industries and business as we know it. However, due to the complexity and technical expertise currently required to leverage these technologies, most organizations haven’t even scratched the surface in terms of unlocking their full potential.

 

Mendix 7 provides the fastest and easiest way to build Smart Apps that improve operations, deliver differentiated services and create new business models. Leveraging Mendix’s open platform ecosystem, the release provides drag-and-drop connectors to best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services. Without writing any code, developers can seamlessly leverage these component services to make connected things and insights actionable, delivering new experiences for customers, partners and employees.

 

Mendix Web Modeller

Digital innovation requires rapid experimentation, frequent iteration and close collaboration between business and IT. The Mendix Web Modeller ignites creativity 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 modeller makes it easier than ever to share and collaborate on application models.

 

Mendix Connector Kit

The new Mendix Connector Kit provides a set of tools that make defining integrations a breeze, including:

 

  • Data Mapper – Visually connect incoming XML and JSON messages to your domain models in Mendix, and vice versa
  • Native REST – Natively call any REST API straight from Mendix Microflows, and map the result of the call (XML or JSON) on your domain model
  • Java Extensions – Major enhancements to Mendix’s Java action approach enable developers to build connectors to external services that integrate natively in visual microflows.
  • Database Connector – Model connectivity to external data sources without writing a single line of code

 

Native Mobile Experience

Mendix 7 continues to build on Mendix’s industry-first, fully model-driven offline mobile support. New features include Smart Sync enabling users to select when offline data is synced, enhanced push notification services and an expanded selection of Native Widgets, including Add to Contacts, Add to Calendar, Native Share, Estimote Beacons, Navigate To, Splash Screens, DeviceId and Vote.

 

Mendix Application Test Suite

While testing & QA is an essential discipline in all software development projects, functional and regression testing can be challenging for apps that go through iterative cycles of development and go-live. The Mendix Application Test Suite is a full-blown test suite for embedding functional testing in your application lifecycle. Users can easily automate cross-browser functional testing based on keywords linked to user stories.

 

Mendix Application Performance Monitor

Nothing erodes the user experience like bad performance. The challenge is that finding the root cause can be a daunting exercise. The Mendix Application Performance Monitor offers a rich set of capabilities to prevent performance issues early in development cycles and quickly address them if they manifest in production.

 

“Digital innovation happens when you bring people with ideas together with the technologies needed to bring them to life,” said Derek Roos, Mendix’s CEO and co-founder. “Mendix 7 is the most open and complete platform to drive digital innovation, enabling business and IT to turn ideas into applications faster and easier than any other approach. We can’t wait to see the new and unexpected ways our customers, partners and developers use Mendix to digitize their operations, customer experience and business models.”

 

Finaps is looking forward to work with the new features of Mendix 7 to develop the most innovative applications possible for our clients. For more information about Mendix development contact us via

info@finaps.nl or +31 (0)30 699 70 40.