A quick look at Outsystems Studio (from a Mendix dev)

A quick look at Outsystems Studio (from a Mendix dev)

How easily could a Mendix Developer transfer the skills of Rapid App Development to another tool in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for hpaPaaS? I look at OutSystems to help answer that question.

Mendix Best Practice - Stories in the Sprintr

Mendix Best Practice - Stories in the Sprintr

I tried something new this time: Video! Rather than write this all out, I decided to record a video to talk about a best practice. I’m very interested in your feedback on whether you prefer written to video format and if you found my shared best practices to be useful or thought provoking. I’ll do more or less of the video style based on your inputs here or on the video itself. Thanks!

My thoughts on the Siemens acquisition of Mendix

My thoughts on the Siemens acquisition of Mendix

I've received a lot of questions about my thoughts on the recent acquisition. I've spoken to a number of individuals at Mendix to get their thoughts, read CEO Derek Roos and CTO Johan den Haan blog posts, and discussed internally with some of my colleagues at EPI-USE and other Mendix MVP's. My perspective seems to be a bit different than the majority. Now that the dust has settled a bit I thought I would share.

Extending SAP: Fiori or Mendix Revisited

Extending SAP: Fiori or Mendix Revisited

It’s been 1 year since I first wrote the post, “Extending SAP: Fiori or Mendix?” and a lot has changed. Because of the changes, this older post has gotten a lot of renewed interest so I thought I would take a look at my opinions from a year ago and see if they differ. If you haven’t already, please refer to the original article to have context for this one.

IT should be an expert “SWAT” team with precise skills to tackle the toughest app challenges, not a bottleneck to solving business problems.

Digital Transformation Roadshow

Digital Transformation Roadshow

I haven't used my blog to promote events in the past so this is a bit unique for me, but since I also have been struggling to find the time to write blogs lately I wanted to kill two birds with one stone. I've been working with SAP and Mendix for the past few months preparing a Digital Transformation Roadshow here in North America with other partners to showcase the tools and capabilities of the SAP Cloud Platform. We want to showcase real examples using the tools of how we can solve business problems together. We've been able to get some amazing speakers at our first stop in Chicago next week on April 18th:

  • Brenna Berman - Former CIO of the City of Chicago and current Executive Director of he City Tech Collaborative
  • Victoria Farnsworth - Executive Director, Enterprise Solutions at Purdue University
  • Mark Bonchek - Founder of Shift Thinking and frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review
  • Andrew Moore - Intel GM, Digital Transformation Office

I'll be one of four presenters on the show floor demonstrating as well as an additional demonstration that is part of a larger simulation taking place on the main stage during the lunch hour. If you or colleagues are going to be in the area, or potentially one of the other scheduled stops in the coming months which are currently Boston July 18th, Oklahoma July 24th, or Atlanta August 22nd, I'd love to see you there!

 

Here is the link to the event for registration.