Mendix adds extra artificial intelligence (AI) functionalities to its lowcode platform to make things easier for developers. Machine learning algorithms are added to Mendix Assist to create coding suggestions.

The algorithms have been trained by using data from 5 million application models, according to DevOps.com. These come from the last ten years, from 15 industries. Mendix claims that the accuracy of suggestions increases by about 95 percent through the use of AI.

For new developers, coding should go faster and better through the update. For experienced developers, the use of AI should help to identify common problems or routine errors. In addition to suggesting the next step, Mendix Assist also indicates which steps logically precede a particular action, in order to improve the whole process for developers.

AI as an accelerator for developers

To make the new functionality more accessible, Mendix Studio and Mendix Studio Pro are added to the platform. These are development environments that should enable both inexperienced and professional developers to work with low code. In addition, support for React is added, a number of JavaScript libraries for building mobile apps. A native JavaScript editor is also added. Moreover, the programming environments of Mendix integrate low code application development over multiple programming platforms such as iOS, Android, Java and Objective-C. This makes it easier for developers to write reusable code.

Sheryl Koenigsberg, director of product and solutions marketing at Mendix, further reports that in the long run AI could even be implemented in CI/CD platforms. This means that suggestions for changes to applications can be made even before a single line of code has been written. The AI suggestions used by developers can already lead to applications that can be run faster through CI/CD platforms. In the future, the development of applications will have to be faster and more efficient as a result.

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