I would say rule #1 is the strongest argument where I work… :-/
Niklas Heidloff emailed me before LS2011 that he would demonstrate Bildr during the session BP207 Apps, Apps, and More Apps: Meet the Very Best Open Source Apps from OpenNTF.
Unfortunately I had a conflict in my agenda so I did not attend the session and missed the reactions from the crowd. I received some reactions from people who did attend the session and I believe people were happy with the contribution to OpenNTF (which makes me happy).
So I would like to thank Niklas for the exposure and I noticed that the number of downloads has increased rapidly after the session.
Anyway, during some XPages sessions the feeling rose that I have to rewrite the application and build in some better design principles in the app. The project started as a learning project for me so now after a couple of XPages apps, XPages sessions and having the Mastering XPages book waiting for me at home I guess the time is here to make the app rock-solid plus add some new features in it.
I just wonder if anyone would find it a problem using the extension libary?
Here is a summary of my experiences on day 1:
I guess I share similar feelings with others on this one. Although Notes Next looked pretty awesome in the demos! I just wonder if ‘older’ users can choose a ‘simple’ version in their preferences?
I kinda liked the theme choice even when it is not techie.
AD101 IBM Lotus Domino Designer – Today and tomorrow
Most of the new features were already known and no big announcement for tomorrow so a bit ‘modest’ (the work done is nevertheless highly appreciated).
AD110 Building XPages by the book
I visited this session in the hope to be able to go through the 800+ pages a bit more effective.
The book looks promising and I guess I have to read it from the beginning till the end.
Actually kinda cool to applause to Philippe Riand, chief architect of XPages!
AD307 Application Development with the IBM Lotus Sametime SDK
AD111 Developing Mobile Apps for Webkit Browsers Using XPages
A quick go-through + demo of 2 excellent OpenNTF projects. I hope to be working on mobilizing apps in the near future.
AD107 Microsoft Sharepoint Meets IBM Lotus Domino Development Deep Dive
Product Showcase Reception
A cold beer was exactly what I needed to flush away the hangover of the welcome reception yesterday.
In the LS goodies bags you can find an order form for LS sessions on DVD. While other events are available online for free (MIX, WWDC, I/O) Lotusphere is still available with restrictions for a considerable price.
Maybe a vote on Tommy’s idea is a clear signal at the right moment. Even when we enjoy the weather in Florida, the sessions and the social contacts, we want information about our technology to be available to everyone. And with saving our planet a bit by not having to buy plastics…
Today I arrived after a long trip at the Swan hotel and discovered after 10 minutes a cockroach in my room (#951 East if you happen to get that room assigned). I explicitly asked after a single key to my room…
Anyone guessing Julian Assange?
…but my registration for Lotusphere 2011 ain’t one!
At least I hope so. CU there!