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5 Best Takeaways from Mendix World 2019

5 Best Takeaways from Mendix World 2019

Last week, I along with other leaders in our Rapid App Dev practice joined Mendix in Rotterdam for their #MxWorld2019 event. If you’ve read my other posts, you’ll get a more play by play take on the event and the activities my teammates and I participated in leading up to, during, and after the event. I’ve had a few days to step back and reflect on the event and wanted to share my Top 5 takeaways with you. Let me know if you agree or had a different key takeaway (not surprising if you did as there were many announcements!)

Mendix Best Practices - Microflows

Mendix Best Practices - Microflows

When I reach out and ask the community what they would like me to share, I primarily get asked for Best Practices. For a time I have rejected the idea of sharing those in too much detail as I consider Best Practices to be part of the value proposition of a consultant practice. It's taken years to forge and sharpen those practices and they therefore have value. We continue to challenge those and update as new scenarios, tools, and skills evolve over time. But I continued to think about this and have had a change of opinion.

Mendix Best Practice - Performance Tuning Calculated Fields

Mendix Best Practice - Performance Tuning Calculated Fields

When used correctly, Calculated Attributes enhance the apps by handling basic calculations at run time; Used poorly and they will damage your app performance. In this use case I walk through a sample app based on a real-world problem to explore the performance issues and a couple of strategies to improve performance to the correct standard. I appreciate any feedback and hope this helps some Mendix devs!

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.