Over a decade ago, Mendix’s founders began building a model-driven development platform capable of bridging the divide between what businesses needed and what software was delivering. From the beginning, they established and have followed a set of principles designed to make software development more relevant to business needs while at the same time easier and faster to build and maintain.
The Low-Code Manifesto follows in the tradition of other technology treatises that have formally set out the defining principles of a philosophy or movement, most notably the similarly eponymous Agile Manifesto, which developers have long-embraced. The Low-Code Manifesto sets out these five core application development pillars, which in turn support the Nine Foundational Principles of Low-Code Application Development:
“Our guiding principles, when combined, define a new way of creating software — one that leverages all the talent available on both the business and IT sides,” said Johan den Haan, chief technology officer at Mendix. “These principles foster collaboration from beginning-to-end and harness the ambitions of agile workflows and DevOps to deliver all the power and functionality that software is capable of with unprecedented speed, quality, and efficiency.”