Challenge Accepted and, well, crushed! Surround's Modernization Superheroes took on the Common UI Modernization Challenge in winning fashion, crushing what the other vendors had to offer.
If you weren't able to attend Common or catch our session, we provided a Webinar the following week with what we presented. Register below to watch the recording.
Surround also provided our brochure and some other handouts during the presentation and we wouldn't want you to miss out on them.
Surround stayed well within the challenge rules. We did not need to change any of the underlying programs at all. We did not even have to create any underlying program structure, services programs, or business logic before the session. In fact, besides review and understand the system, the only development prep we did prior to the session was the following:
Derek discussed more about the OGT in the presentation. Have a look at the presentation recording.
While the requirements stated, "You may create your underlying program structure, service programs, and business logic prior to the session" and it appeared that a number of the vendors did have some pre-cooked stuff ready to go, Surround did ALL the development in about 15 minutes during the session right in front of the attendees. No smoke and mirrors here. Have a look at the presentation recording to see for yourself.
Watch the videos and run the demos below to see for yourself. Every one of the requirements were met and a whole lot more.
Original Green Screen App
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Responsive Web App
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Native Windows App
We deployed the system for you to try yourself. Keep in mind we did NOT do any additional development. The 15 minutes of development you see in the presentation is all we did for both these apps.
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By the way, if you want to check out the end results of other systems generated in similar fashion, have a look at our Accelerator Demonstrations page
The challenge was to just create a modern UI with a few basic features. We went way beyond just that and created fully-functioning, robust applications for Windows, Web and Mobile complete with the supporting Web Services and a service-oriented, modular, n-tier architecture
Below are some of the key differences with our solution when compared to others:
So please think about how much was delivered. Perhaps go back and review the results section again. Then take in the level of effort involved:
Besides the fact that we crushed it with a clear stand-out winning solution, the Common UI Challenge was an excellent opportunity for attendees to see a comparison of the tools in a more apples-to-apples environment. All of the attendees we spoke to said it was invaluable. Some attended Common just for it. Many of them wished they could see some of them again or that others from their company were there to see them. And, many others were disappointed they had to miss some of them for other sessions.
We heard that and it's why we created this site. Have a look at the Common UI Modernization Challenge Accepted! Second Chance Session Webinar Recording
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This website was part of Surround's Winning Solution and was built in a few hours using the Accelerator CMS. CloudServices 24x7 is a fictional company. You can read more about it at http://www.cloudservices24x7.com/. We have also included content from that site under Original Site Pages as well. Special thanks to Jim Buck and WMCPA for first doing this challenge and providing it to Common to replicate.