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From Paul King <pa...@asert.com.au>
Subject Re: Groovy for Domino ?
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2019 04:40:13 GMT
Looking forward to seeing where it goes and hopefully with plenty of Groovy
:-)

It was a little disappointing when IBM pulled the plug on Project Zero:
https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/tip/Project-Zero-a-RESTful-new-beginning-for-IBM
That could have been a Domino replacement if steered in the right direction.

Cheers, Paul.



On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 5:14 AM MG <mgbiz@arscreat.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> as some of you night know, IBM has sold IBM/Lotus Domino to HCL
> (
> https://www.zdnet.com/article/ibm-sells-software-portfolio-including-notes-and-domino-to-hcl-for-1-8b/,
>
>
> https://www.teamstudio.com/blog/why-ibms-sale-of-lotus-notes-to-hcl-is-a-good-thing
> ).
> 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
> (
> https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/modules-scripting-painless.html)).
>
>
>
> 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.
> https://opencollective.com/hyper-star-samsung-next-decentralization-grant
> ).
>
> Cheers,
> mg
>
> 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
> (https://oda.openntf.org; 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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