Room: BBL 023
Speaker: Arjan van IJzendoorn (Mendix)
Title: No code, just glory
Mendix is a Dutch startup company that delivers tools to design,
implement and deploy web-based business applications. Our core
technology consists of three parts: a modeling environment, an
execution platform and a web client. Using these tools our partners
and ourselves can develop solutions up to five times faster than with
traditional tools like Java and .NET.
I was a Software Technology student and employee myself in the past.
Programming - functional in particular - has always been a passion of
mine. I would like to share what it is like to work for a young
company like Mendix and how my background is of use there. Also I will
give a demo of our technology and talk about the modeling environment
that I am developing with others. We are using C#, a programming
language that is borrowing a lot from functional programming. I will
show you how much fun can be had in this language and why I hardly
miss Haskell these days (gasp!).
On a completely unrelated note, Mendix
is always looking for smart
people for internships and jobs.