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.

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.