How Mendix Takes Cloud Foundry From An Apps Platform To ‘Business Engineering’

Episode 162 · July 7th, 2017 · 22 mins 58 secs

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As the idea of deploying and managing applications at scale matures, it comes time for organizations to reconsider their business rationales.  Staging their business operations on platforms means, at some level, moving their business models to those platforms as well — which could be more like a heart and lung transplant, rather than just the latter.

Mendix CTO Johan den Haan told Alex Williams, during the last Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, that his company’s mobile apps development platform — built around a Cloud Foundry nucleus — is being engineered with this emerging fact in mind.  At the same time, it’s important that professional programmers be replaced with business managers in the development process.

“So I see it as a spectrum, where you have applications that can be built by citizen developers,” den Haan continued, “[and] that can be built by more tech-savvy business engineers, domain experts.”  This comment prompted Chip Childers, co-founder and vice president of technology for the Cloud Foundry Foundation, who also joined us for this interview, to underscore the relevance of business engineering with the Mendix platform.

Hear more from Childers and den Haan as they reassemble the landscape of digital business, in this latest edition of The New Stack Makers.

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