Build a Simple HRM App Step 1: Create, Manage, and Deploy the App

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1 Introduction

This how-to takes you through the basics of development in Mendix and teaches you how to build a simple human resources management (HRM) app.

This how-to will teach you how to do the following:

  • Create an app
  • Manage an app
  • Deploy an app

2 Prerequisites

Before starting with this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Create a Mendix account
  • Download the latest Desktop Modeler from the Mendix App Store and install it (note that this tutorial was created with Mendix Desktop Modeler 7.2.0)

3 Creating Your App

To create your app, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Mendix Developer Portal and log in.
  2. Click Create App in the top right of the screen:

  3. On the Tutorial Apps tab, select Build an HR Management app.

  4. Click Use this app, enter a name for your application, and click Create App.

  5. On the Buzz page for the app, click Edit App, which will open your app in the Desktop Modeler.

When your app is loaded into the Desktop Modeler, you will find the Project Explorer pane on the left side. This pane lists all of the developer content of your app. You can add pages, logic, and other content here.

4 Deploying Your App

To deploy your app to the Mendix Cloud so that others can view and test it, follow these steps:

  1. Click Run to deploy your app to a Free App deployment environment:

  2. Click View to open the app in your browser:

Excellent! Check out the app you just deployed.

Great work. Now you can move on to the second how-to for creating a simple HRM app: Build a Simple HRM Step App 2: Perform the First Steps in Building a Rich GUI.