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From MG <>
Subject Groovy for Domino ?
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:14:29 GMT
Hi guys,

as some of you night know, IBM has sold IBM/Lotus Domino to HCL 
While it is unclear what that means for the platform, it has always 
seemed to me that Domino and Groovy would be a match made in heaven: 
Groovy could (due to its static & dynamic nature, performance and 
functional-orientation) replace all existing Domino languages: Java 
(obviously; replace or extend), LotusScript (yup - replace ;-) ), and 
Formula Language (Groovy itself, or the syntax compatible, high 
performance Groovy variety coming with Elasticsearch 

My question would be, if anyone has ever talked to the HCL people and 
floated the idea, not solely, but also with regards to the fact that 
some Open Collectives being funded by a single company (e.g.


PS: I am a database/web developer who is formally part of a Domino Notes 
team (I used to do Domino development at the time of R5/6), and nowadays 
I only access Domino through the (excellent) OpenNTF Java API if needed 
(; using Groovy, of course G-) ), and I hear 
about these developments from consultants/colleagues (who suffer through 
using LotusScript now that I have introduced them to Groovy G-) ), so it 
might very well be that information about the plans of HCL have 
surfaced, which I am not aware of, which would make this idea mute...

PPS: For those who hate Domino/Notes, consider that it is one of the 
only surviving RAD tools, while being based on one of the oldest, 
proven, powerful & document-centric NoSQL databases. Imho, all it would 
need is a little Groovy push, to make this a truly impressive 
platform... :-)

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