EDSIGCON Proceedings 2020

Virtual Conference, November 2020

Conference Highlights


2020 EDSIG Proceedings: Workshop Presentation


Low Code App Development Workshop


Meg Fryling
Siena College

Objectives
Organizations are struggling to find faster and cheaper ways to meet their software needs, in an environment where there is a shortage of software engineers (Torres, 2018). In response, no-code and low-code development platforms (LCDPs) have emerged with the promise that organizations can hire business professionals with no coding experience to build applications (Rayome, 2018). This workshop will provide an introduction to the Mendix Low Code App Platform, which uses a visual Model-Driven Development (MDD) approach to rapidly develop applications with little-to-no programming experience. Participants will learn how to build responsive browser, tablet, and mobile applications starting with back-end domain modeling. They will also learn about front-end development, automating business processes with microflows, and ensuring data is valid and consistent. The instructor will provide a brief overview of the platform followed by hands-on activities and lessons learned from the classroom.

Targeted Attendees
The target audience for this workshop is anyone interested in teaching or learning more about low code app development.