May 17 2006
Now I know why Maurren Leland was so focused
on heading in from dinner early on Monday night....
Unfortunately, I missed Maureen's session here at DNUG/ILTF yesterday. Here's a bit about something she covered:
Seeing what the Eclipse editors could do for the same experience in Workplace Designer out of the gate, it was clear to me what needed doing. I've been championing a cause inside IBM for a while, gaining support for it, and yesterday, I was thrilled to show a prototype of Domino Designer embedded in Eclipse.My colleague Mark Jourdain, realizing that there would be some interest in this topic, sent around a few additional tidbits about this. One in specific that I knew would be asked is this:
Q Does this proposed addition of the Eclipse framework imply that Notes/Domino developers will need Java skills?
A No. This addition supports options for improvements in the application development tool. While IBM/Lotus encourages Notes/Domino developers to refine and expand their skill set, the addition of the Eclipse framework does not mandate Java skills for the Notes/Domino application developer.
I know there's been some discussion of this on Bruce's site already, and probably elsewhere. I know there are a zillion questions. I've already asked Maureen for her slides, and to do a podcast for TakingNotes. Watch this space...