Developing Fiori Apps using Mendix
Mendix is a rapid application development platform which can be used to quickly build apps without coding. This year at SAP TechED, I was excited to hear Björn Goerke announcing SAP’s partnership with Mendix. There is a lot of interest in the market around High-productivity application PaaS (hpaPaaS) and Mendix is one of the leaders in the hpaPaaS magic quadrant. This partnership addresses a gap in SAP Cloud Platform which will now enable customers to deploy applications in a much faster pace. If you are still thinking how this is relevant to you, check out this blog post “New Low Code Application Development Tool” by Michelle Huang
What I also like about this approach is that both SAP and Mendix share the same technology vision and leverage open standards like Cloud Foundry. So if a customer decides to use Mendix, they could rapidly build apps and deploy them to SAP or any other Cloud Foundry based PaaS.
I would like to highlight that you can only deploy Mendix applications to Cloud Foundry environment of SAP Cloud Platform and not the Neo environment.
Here is how the Mendix Desktop Modeler looks like.Yes, you need to install this small software on your laptop to develop your applications.
Mendix also has a WebUI modeler to do the same using a web browser. This is still in beta, but you can explore the capabilities by setting up a trial account.
I have compiled a video where I show how to use the Mendix toolsets to create a Fiori Application and deploy it to SAP Cloud Platform. Hope you find it interesting.