Lotusphere 2011 – Wednesday 2 Feb.

After breakfast I went back straight to bed due to some fever. I managed to recover for some sessions after lunch :-/

 

Show 107 The datasource session

During this session was demonstrated how new binding can be made to other datasources except Notes documents and views. Very interesting and potential allthough you might wonder if it wouldn’t make more sense when IBM provides a couple of out of the box connections for example RDBMS.

Rated 8

 

 

AD306 IBM Lotus SameTime Proxy – A collaborative recipe for success

This was more a developer session for the SameTime proxy and some use cases where highlighted.

Rated 7

 

 

BP106 Where is the love? How to get your users fall in love with Lotus Notes.

Because the ST Proxy session next door finished early I took a glimpse at this session (we heard already lots of applause in the other room from this session).

My tip: try to get additional time for improving the user experience when developing new application. Users could be working with them the next 10 years. Also dare to invest in the lifecycle of elder applications by reviving their look  & feel.

Rated 7

 

 

Lotusphere 2011 Party

Due to a sickness I did not need to take any roller-coaster after having drinking one beer. What else can I see? For some decent food you do not need to be at an amusement park?

Rated 6

Lotusphere – Day 1

Here is a summary of my experiences on day 1:

OGS

This or this as opener?

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.

Rated: 6

 

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).

Rated: 6

 

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!

Rated: 7

 

 

AD307 Application Development with the IBM Lotus Sametime SDK

The SameTime Proxy Toolkit on JavaScript and Dojo looks cool!

Rated: 7

 

 

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.

Rated: 9

 

 

AD107 Microsoft Sharepoint Meets IBM Lotus Domino Development Deep Dive

When east meets west – There’s gonna be one hell of a mess – Or Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts.

Rated: 9

 

 

Product Showcase Reception

A cold beer was exactly what I needed to flush away the hangover of the welcome reception yesterday.

Rated: 10