Out with the old, Systems with the New! (a year's review)

Out with the old, Systems with the New! (a year's review)

  
Ho ho ho!

Only a few days to go until Christmas when most of us gather around with loved ones and, by and large, eat way too much for our own good. It’s a time when we try to focus on enjoying our family’s companies while dodging that embarrassing story from our childhood that one of our aunties insist on telling… every year. Several times on the night, in fact.

Christmas also kicks off the closing week for the year, when we tend to look back on what has gone by and end up mostly focusing on how we or the year fell short of our expectations. That’s why New Year resolutions never include trying to be less productive or worsen our cholesterol level: we always strive to go up, not down.

While it’s cool that we focus on bettering ourselves, we should not do so at the cost of downplaying the great achievements of every closing year. We are entitled to bask in our own glory a bit, so we face new challenges with the smile old victories leave on our face! :-)

So I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of the cool things we have achieved in 2011:
  • We delivered the awesome Agile Platform 6.0 and you made it the most rapidly adopted version yet;
  • We implemented 12 sample apps over 2 and a half days of CodeJam and you seem to like them as they have already been tried in the cloud nearly 15k times!
  • Community visits are up 60% compared to last year and the number of new community member more than doubled in comparison to 2010 – glad to have you onboard!
  • We have over 80 people already OutShare’ing their passion for the Platform using their personal URL’s. Why not join them?
  • The post you’re reading is contributing to the over 500 posts we get monthly (on average) in these very forums;

So you see, all the OutSystems accomplishments ultimately depend on you as weavers of magic on top of our offer! On behalf of everyone at OutSystems, I would like to thank you for being such great and active members of this Community!

So, do you have a particular achievement this year, personal or professional, that you would like to share with the rest of the crowd here? If so, please reply to this thread - It’s great to celebrate with our Agile brethren!

Have an Agile Christmas and an OutSystemssy New Year of 2012,
 

Miguel
"Community visits are up 60% compared to last year and the number of new community member more than doubled in comparison to 2010 – glad to have you onboard!"

We have seen both text and banner ads, show up in google, this might have contributed to the growth rate? :)

We implemented 12 sample apps over 2 and a half days of CodeJam and you seem to like them as they have already been tried in the cloud nearly 15k times!

Would there be another CodeJam? maybe build more general purpose apps? an invoicing application maybe? compariable and useful for most businesses like paypal built in invoicing app or freshbooks (www.freshbooks.com) invoicing app :)

More general purpose apps would be great!  

It would also be good to see agile platform 7.0 focus on
-Businesses building cloud apps/SaaS for 2012. "Cloud for the enterprise!" (currently "users" portal is missing Cloud/SaaS features)
-Businesses building mobile/mobile table apps (Export option: where user can output generated code for PhoneGap and Corona )
-More themes! and make it easier to create themes! (talk to web developers/designers, they will tell how to build a good solution)


"On behalf of everyone at OutSystems, I would like to thank you for being such great and active members of this Community!"

You're welcome :)


And you could improve the reuse with a single mouse click followed by a single keystroke...