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.
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.
“With SAP tools like Fiori and UI5, why would I need Mendix?”
As a practitioner who directs our architecture and development of Mendix applications alongside SAP developers, I get asked this question a lot. Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools like Mendix are on the rise because as businesses begin their journey into digital transformation, they realize that the agility necessary to respond to rapidly changing competition and value perceptions require focused teams that combine business leadership and IT to design and deploy solutions just as rapidly. Waiting for a waterfall, stack-developed project to get scoped and developed will typically miss the mark, come out behind the curve of the transformation, and be dead in the water by the time it hits the market or the business.
Let’s face it: Application Security Modeling is a difficult topic. I’ve seen (and built) numerous attempts and security models using the Mendix framework, and they are rarely consistent and often misunderstood. I’m going to attempt to document my processes and procedures that I have determined to be best practices to hopefully help some developers out there struggling to find a “best practice security Mendix” search on Google. There are many ways to approach it so by no means is my approach the only way to do this, but I do know it works to ensure each element is considered in the modeling
I’d like to share some knowledge I picked up along the way when working to deploy a Mendix app with custom widgets that required a build in PhoneGap (not the standard “Publish” method in the Mendix Dev Portal) and the steps not articulated in the current guide as a supplement to help anyone else with some of the steps I initially struggled with. Hopefully it saves others the trials and time it took me to figure out.
I recently received a few requirements for a project related to security of passwords.
In this post I will detail how I solved it with one microflow and then how I optimized it. If you like to dive into the weeds, read along!