On Mendix and the Abstraction Distraction
December 20, 2016

On Mendix and the Abstraction Distraction

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mendix

  • We are using Mendix to build our Research Animal Health Survey and Reporting application.
  • The application will enable use of Android tablets in the field and include barcode data capture capabilities.
  • A browser based GUI will be used for processing and reporting health case follow-up after submission.
  • Application has data integration points with existing facility management software.
  • Modeler and Hosting environment are well built and intuitive to use
  • Agile and Scum project management
  • Extensive widget library
  • Improve Professional Services delivery
  • Improve Project Management collaboration with clients
  • Medical Research Support application
  • Regulatory Compliance support app
  • Internal business process application
Allowed business users to participate in the project definition at inception and also aides with subsequent UAT efforts.
Mendix was sold on:

  • Increased speed of development by following Agile/Scrum development practices.
  • Low code paradigm and a low-cost dev environment.
Compared to the Microsoft products we also use, development seems much simpler...

However, the abstraction layer that the Mendix development platform provides can also be a distraction from fully documenting a given project.

Well suited for explicitly defined applications with limited variation in purpose and use case.
Not well suited for enterprise level applications that have multi-faceted interfaces.