Today was a lot like when the Apple Online Store is down and the famous yellow “We’ll be Back Soon” sticky gets some web-time. It was a morning of click refresh until at last the site was back up.
After snapping out of the hypnotic effect that the new Mendix website had on us, we managed to log in and notice a huge overhaul of pretty much everything. The Public Facing website’s change is welcome. It looks inspiring and takes the game up a notch. Its not just a pretty face though; there are a lot of substantial changes inside too.
It boasts a unified platform, integrating Sprintr™ and the cloud portal into 1 unified experience. The forum still seems to be a separate entity though, but all the other portal bits and pieces are being fused together. The first thing that caught my eye after I logged in was an IM chat widget in the right bottom corner of the portal and an improvement to the layout. It feels more like an app now and looking for “the old stuff” is feels a bit like finding easter eggs.
Most importantly is the new platform. Mendix 4 has a lot of new offerings which we’ll introduce a bit later today.
Here are some of the highlights in the new release:
- Mobile for the Enterprise
- One Platform for All
- Social Productivity
- Enterprise Integration
- App Mash-up
- Improved Performance
- Non-persisting entities
- Overall enhancements, tweaks and improvements
Click here to view the official release notes.