Why Appian call the stuffs within Appian as out-of-the-box?out-of-the-box always sound something out of the Appian, isn't it?
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OOTB means all the features and functions delivered in the base product. You can then add more by installing plugins.
Yeah I got that, I was just wondering something inside why Appian referring it as Out Of the Box..Generally Out of the box means something not inside
The "box" is a metaphorical reference to the retail "box" which software would normally be purchased in, at least in the past.
Think of a new copy of Windows XP. You buy it at the store, in a shiny shrink-wrapped box, then take it home and open it, to install it on a new (for instance) PC. Features which were available strictly from a clean install from the official installation CD, were features that are "available out of the box".
This is different than, say, "outside the box", which means something completely unrelated.
Agreed with Mike and Stefan - this isn't an Appian-specific term, it applies to software in general: en.wikipedia.org/.../Out_of_the_box_(feature)
It comes from the days when software came to you in a box. A literal cardboard box. You'd open the box and there would be a booklet, or possibly several. It could have one CD, or lots of CDs. You picked the one marked "1", put that in your CD-ROM, and it went through an install wizard to install the software. You could have some optional extras, and you got those by taking the other CD-ROMs "out of the box" and also running those as part of the setup wizard. Whatever software you got without downloading it from someone else from the internet or writing it yourself is what came out of that box you purchased.
Sometimes you could buy expansions or upgrades, but those came in a different box, and so weren't considered out of THE box, the first one you purchased.
Thanks @mike @Peter @Dave.I have 'got whole picture of it
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