So, you’ve just landed on the OutSystems Community Site and you want to find your way around it to quickly clear any doubts or problems you’re facing while starting to use the OutSystems technology. Here’s some of the stuff you probably want to do!
» Getting your questions answered
» Finding answers
» Asking your own questions
» Getting Components for your project
» Finding Components
» Downloading Components
» Getting your ideas (suggestions) heard
» Finding existing ideas
» Posting your idea
» Broader learning
» Reading an article
When developing your Agile Platform project, if you have any questions or require any clarifications, the OutSystems Community forums are the best place to find all your answers!
You will probably find that many of your questions have already been answered before. To speed up your problem resolution
By default the search returns results from all across the Community Site but you can limit the results to just one specific site area (e.g. Forums) by choosing an appropriate filter at the top of the results screen.
Simply click the appropriate result link to read more about your chosen topic!
So, you looked for answers from what's available and none quite address your problem?
Not to worry, it is time to ask a question to our friendly Community crowd!
Let me spell this out: it's normal to need help and it is ok to ask questions! What is not ok is to suffer in silence and let your project get delayed, especially when there's so many great people who can and will help you!
Follow these simple steps and you will be well on your way to removing your project barriers:
That's basically it. Assuming you did not untick the "Notify me by email when someone answers to my post" checkbox, you will be warned of any replies to your post in your Inbox!
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We firmly believe in not reinventing the wheel, and we're quite lucky to have some really active Community members that are incredibly generous!
If you need to integrate with system, or you require some advanced UI interaction widget it is likely that someone has done it and made it available. To locate it
The search box will try to match what you are typing with existing components and tags.
If you click one of the suggested components you will be sent directly to the component page. If you select one of the suggested tags the component listing will update to only show components associated with that tag.
You can also perform a text search by just ignoring the suggestions, typing what you are looking for an clicking the blue "Filter" button.
From the components list, clicking the appropriate result link to be taken to your desired Component!
When you locate a component that you want to try out and reuse in your projects:
The OutSystems Community Forge is an open collaborative development environment. This means you have access to all the versions the Component team has made public.
To grab any version of the Component:
The Component version list is in chronological order of publishing, from latest to oldest. The default download version is the one marked by the developers as "Latest Stable", but all versions listed were published as release-quality by the developers at the time of publishing (though they may no longer be current);
So you've been using the platform for a while and have a good idea on how some feature or other could be improved or even added. At OutSystems we are always on the lookout for good, actionable input.
While we make no guarantees that ideas will be implemented rapidly (they may be completely misaligned with current strategic decisions or upcoming version focus) and sometimes at all (some suggestions may be prohibitively complex, or just not feasible) we do read and take onboard every single one of them.
It’s possible that you’ll find that your idea has been formulated before by another like-minded Community member. Before you post it
This will filter the all the current ideas submitted and show all that are relevant to your keywords.
From the idea previews shown, click the appropriate result link to read more about that idea. If you agree, disagree or can add to the existing suggestions, simply click “New Comment” and help improve this idea’s discussion!
If your cool idea or suggestion doesn't exist yet, follow these simple steps to share it with the Community:
While quick questions and answers are very important and brilliantly addressed by the OutSystems Forums, a senior developer needs to constantly be challenged by wider discussions related to the industry.
We are very interested in bringing these broader “meaty” subjects to the Community too, and we do so via the OutSystems Articles, where volunteer Community members write about their experiences, related technologies and the challenges they have faced in their projects, all in a personal and informal tone. We aim to keep growing the number of subjects tackled so keep an eye on the Articles section!
Getting to the articles section is simple
Simply click the chosen article link to read it in its entirety!
Last updated: 18 September 2012