Fredrik Malmborg October 24 2011 09:36:30Finally I am going to get up and running with XPages.
To get the boost start I need, I have sign up for the Advanced XPages conference by The View.
Before that event I should take the TLCC free Introduction to XPages Development (8.5). I have in fact not created any XPages design element at all, so I only have a weak idea about what it will give me.
Mostly I have been busy with administration tasks within Lotus Domino this year. But before that I was doing a lot of "classic" Lotus development, creating both native Notes applications and AJAX enabled websites.
My expectations for XPages is that is has now grown mature and will give me some WOW moments. I also understand that it is not the best toolset for every project. I have had some bad experiences from frameworks that looks good on first view but is too heavy to use live. I really do hope that XPages is not another one. With the evolving open source solutions like Alfresco, Wordpress and Drupal there is not much room for solutions that is overgrown and costs way too much.
I will tell you what I think about XPages after the conference. With the new IBM XWork Server licensing it could get very interesting. The user would never understand that they are loving an application that are running on a platform they were supposed to hate ;-)
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