This post on Jake Howletts blog points to a document describing how to change the DOCTYPE generated by Domino 6.5.3+ servers. This comes as a God sent since I am about to start a new web project where this will be very welcome.
I'm downloading an ISO of Ubunto as I write this...
Of cause there is still the wording which is very IBM. Some distributions are "validated" and some are "recommended and validated"...
Further reading: Recommended and Validated Distributions for V8.2.
Every serious über-geek must show up sporting the Jedi Negotiation Tool from ThinkGeek. Via Slashdot.
One mote of those technotes that you really should bookmark: "Which Database properties are effected by a Design Replace or Refresh in Notes 6.x"
Technote 1176010: Which Database properties are effected by a Design Replace or Refresh in Notes 6.x via the Lotus Domino Support RSS feed...
Technote 1222807: Known limitations of Notes and Domino 7.x via the Lotus Domino Support RSS feed.
Rumours of the demise of Notes keeps circulating - now customers are calling us asking whether it is true!!
At the office we have received two calls from different customers asking to the rumours that are circulating about the future demise of Lotus Notes. Apparently the customers have been contacted by Microsoft shops asking them whether they really want to bet on a loosing platform that IBM plans to stop investing in after 2007!!
Who starts these rumours? Well I guess we know but how can they get away with it?
I really hope IBM will rise to the challenge and with BIG WORDS in the printed press clearly make the point that Lotus Notes is here to stay!
Cool! I just saw that I have received an e-mail from Torben Bang with some C API code to get at the LotusScript for the web services in a Domino 7 database. I haven't had a chance to look at the code yet but it sure sounds promising. Thanks!!
As you might know LotusScript.doc has been released and I'm very pleased that I'm seeing a fair number of downloads without any promotion. Very encouraging.
Once the article in The VIEW is out I expect it to pick up further.
My personal experience after using LotusScript.doc in production for internal code and for customer development for a couple of months is very good. Once all projects is automatically being documented developers start adding more and more code comments which further enhances the benefit. I have even had developers come up to me and say how they started using code from other projects. Sweet.
In the Lotus Support RSS feed I saw a technote about what to do if the you need an array with an index larger than an Integer (32767). Their suggestion is to use a List with string keys!! A List!!
Why not promote the OO features of LotusScript and provide an ArrayWrapper class that simply handles multiple arrays internally and a Long for the counter? I know it would have limitations such as the fact that you cannot use it in Forall statements but still... An object would be so much more elegant. I know OOP is more advanced but if you need such large arrays you really should know what you are doing.
I'm baffled - why not use the opportunity?
My abstract submission for a Lotusphere 2006 session about LotusScript.doc was not accepted. I just received an e-mail from the track owner. Major bummer since I think it would have been a great session and a good venue to promote code documentation and object oriented design and development...
I will have to cry myself to sleep... :-(