Great! Love to see what your conclusions will be.
First of all: LOC, lines of code, is not a very comparable unit of measurement. You might want to, maybe already have, consider the alternative functionpoint and create a functionpoint analyses. Either way, in LOC or functionpoints, this is the quantity of the resulting application.
Second: you need to define the cost of the application. Just building, or also maintenance? Quantify in hours or in euro’s? And does it count if you just invoke an industry solution? Several are available on new.mendix.com, among which: Requests&Approvals.
But since you are looking for answers rather than questions,. here are some Mendix pro’s:
- The fact that Mendix IDE integrates a lot that an application needs:
- Change management, though hugely under appreciated by many (even by Mendix), you can use sprintr to fully administrate sprints, stories and tasks, gather feedback from the users, add pokered points and link every commit to a story of the current sprint.
- System management. Totally hassle free, fully done by Mendix in their V4 cloud. Backups, monitoring, support.
- Team management. You can add developers, PO’s, Stakeholders, Citizen developers and have the communication done in sprintr.mendix.com
Please place you conclusions somewhere public once that is possible. Love to see your view.