Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner Program

By Andrew Pollack on 05/17/2009 at 08:28 PM EDT

There are things I want to tell you about. I've decided it's time to make a statement about some of them.

Why haven't I been posting all kinds of neato Lotus Domino tricks? It's this weird side effect of having access to more information. The more you know, the less you can say. A few cynical bastards have suggested that the only reason I'm IN the design partner program is to shut me up. If that's true, it's working and I'm grateful for it.

There's no rule against me telling you that I'm in the DP program. There's also no secret that part of the DP program involves trying out the earliest software builds IBM makes available. We can't tell you what's in them. We can't tell you what's not in them. We can't really tell you any of the really cool things we'd like to. That's a shame, because I'm almost all smiles at this point.

Here's my statement:

I have personally been using, on both laptop and workstation, as well as on my development server and one of my production servers, the most recent code that IBM has made available to me. I've been doing this since before the beginning of this year. I've been using whatever software IBM allows me to use as the ONLY version of Notes that I use and write code in -- with the very unusual exception of editing existing web services build in version 7 (for those, I use a VM and launch a version 7 designer). I will say that I'm very happy with the code that IBM has been allowing me to use, and that I have no plans to drop back to any previous version if I can help it at all.

Based on that statement, here's some advice: Start using and learning the newest features in Domino 8.5. Start using DAOS. Start getting used to the designer in 8.5.0 -- I know, it's a bit clunky still. Just start getting to know these tools. When the next versions of them come around, jump on them fast.

There are  - loading -  comments....

re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Henning Heinz on 05/18/2009 at 07:30 AM EDT
Nice advertising. And it works, I now want this stuff too.
re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Julian Buss on 05/18/2009 at 08:25 AM EDT
yeah, I can second this: really good stuff is coming in 8.5.1.
Sometimes I believe 8.5.1 should be labelled as Notes 9 :-)
re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Palmi on 05/18/2009 at 08:26 AM EDT
cant wait - thanks
re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Chris Toohey on 05/18/2009 at 10:21 AM EDT
I feel the same exact way. And while I understand the need for the NDA, a lot
of the FUD that I hear could be extinguished through evangelizing some of the
latest features and administration and development capabilities of the latest
code drops.
re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Henning Heinz on 05/18/2009 at 01:18 PM EDT
I have heard mixed messages if a public beta is coming (next month) but if that
is true (and your impressions) then the end of the FUD is not that far away.
re: This blog interrupted by the Lotus Design Partner ProgramBy Jo Grant on 05/18/2009 at 01:37 PM EDT
You should still make blog postings, but put them on "time delay". Could make
for an interesting "time capsule" later. :-)

Other Recent Stories...

  1. 03/26/2019Undestanding how OAUTH scopes will bring the concept of APPS to your Domino serverWhile a full description of OATH is way beyond what I can do in this quick blog entry, I wanted to talk a bit about how "SCOPES" interact with the already rich authorization model used by Domino. Thanks to the fantastic work by John Curtis and his team, the node.js integration with Domino is going to be getting a rich security model. What we know is that a user's authorizations will be respected through the node.js application to the Domino server -- including reader names, ACLs, Roles, and so on. The way ...... 
  2. 02/05/2019Toro Yard Equipment - Not really a premium brand as far as I am concernedDear Toro Customer Service, I arm writing about the following machine: Toro Power Max 1120 OXEModel:38654S/N:31000#### Specifically, bearing part #:63-3450 This is the part ($15 online / $25 at the local dealer) that caused me to raise my objections on-line. This piece of garbage is supposed to be a bearing. It carries the shaft which drives both stages of the auger. The shaft passes through the bearing (which is what bearings do) after the auger drive pulley as the shaft goes through the back (engine ...... 
  3. 10/08/2018Will you be at the NYC Launch Event for HCL Domino v10 -- Find me!Come find me in NYC on Wednesday at the Launch Event if you're there. I really do want to talk to ...... 
  4. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects.  
  5. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino? 
  6. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back. 
  7. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
  8. 05/05/2016Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? 
  9. 04/20/2016Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising 
  10. 12/30/2015Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction 
Click here for more articles.....

pen icon Comment Entry
Your Name
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
Your thoughts....
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.