I received an e-mail from Dan Sickles with a comment on my post on Eclipse Monkey. It appears that integration of Eclipse Monkey into Notes 8 is being worked on by Matthew Hatem – it might just be a “pocket-project” but still – it’s exciting!
Matt did the demos for Mary Beth Raven at Lotusphere and did the “CSS Inspector plug-in” to style Notes 8 Standard (using notes.css) on the fly. They’re still working on getting the plug-in out there.
Here’s the comment from Dan:
With a few lines of code, you can add a sidebar or any other Expeditor/SWT component. All the details including UI/Notes threading are handled for you. This was the basis of a blog comment (I forget where) that in two years, most (okay many) new Notes apps will be not be written in Lotusscript or java. For apps of any complexity, the domain classes would certainly be written in java but the overall application logic and UI “controller” code would be a good candidate for a scripting language.
Ask for a demo. I would like to see this in the product.
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