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  20. <title>Domino 10: Collabsphere Just Got Very Interesting</title>
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  23. <pubDate>Thu, 12 Jul 2018 05:46:25 +0000</pubDate>
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  30. <description><![CDATA[The are now (at least) two compelling reasons to attend this year&#8217;s CollabSphere conference in Ann Arbor, MI running from July 22-24. If you are like<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  31. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>The are now (at least) two compelling reasons to attend this year&#8217;s <a href="http://collabsphere.org/ug/collabsphere2018.nsf/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CollabSphere</a> conference in Ann Arbor, MI running from July 22-24.</p>
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  33. <li>If you are like me and did not get a golden ticket for this week&#8217;s HCL CWP Factory Tour, Collabsphere is going to be your first chance to hear directly from HCL all the new features that have now been announced for Domino 10.</li>
  34. <li>HCL have made major announcements at a number of events in 2018, and they have hinted there will be some more announcements for Domino 10 made at Collabsphere.</li>
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  36. <p>Red Pill Now was fortunate to have two representatives (Nathan T Freeman and Devin S Olson) at today&#8217;s HCL CWP Factory Tour (CWP) &#8212; so let&#8217;s take a look at what we now know about Domino 10 application development that we can expect will be covered in-depth at Collabsphere.</p>
  37. <p><strong>Nomad</strong></p>
  38. <p>Nomad was <a href="https://www.redpillnow.com/time-to-rethink/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced at IBM Think</a> and is one of the first BIG things announced for Domino 10, providing the ability to run Notes client applications on an iPad without the need to make any changes to the underlying code. This is achieved by downloading the Nomad client onto your iPad and then opening your favorite Notes application. The application will look largely the same as the original Notes client application except that some subtle changes will be introduced to make the application more touch friendly. Support for replication will allow data to be accessed offline.</p>
  39. <p>Nomad is an important part of the strategy for Domino moving forward as it provides the cornerstone for ultimately providing a rapid application development platform in which an application is written once that can then be made available on all devices such as a thick client, thin client (web browser), and mobile devices. HCL also indicated at Think that it has  plans for Android and iPhone versions at a later time. While registrations for the beta opened at IBM Think, the beta for Nomad was made available today for those people attending CWP, and I assume others who have registered will get access soon.</p>
  40. <p>More details were provided at CWP about Nomad. This includes the ability to hide design components such as actions from mobile devices. There will also be support within LotusScript to access some of the native device capabilities such as camera, GPS, and compass. Coming in Domino 11 will be the ability define a separate forms and views just for mobile devices.</p>
  41. <p><strong>Domino Rocks JavaScript</strong></p>
  42. <p>Part of the goals of Domino 10 will be to expand its reach into the broader development community with support for Node.js as a programming language. This forms part of HCL&#8217;s plans to establish Domino as a goto platform for JavaScript developers. Java and LotusScript are not going away but I would expect new capabilities may become available to Node.js that will not always be added to the other two languages.</p>
  43. <p><strong>Domino General Query Facility (DGQF)</strong></p>
  44. <p>There were two major announcements at CWP. The first is still under NDA and will only be made public in 2-3 weeks time, perhaps at Collabsphere! The second was a new query language that has been built into the core of the product known as DGQF. This will provide a super fast query language for extracting data from Domino databases, not unlike that provided by <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.soql_sosl.meta/soql_sosl/sforce_api_calls_soql.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Salesforce Object Query Language</a> (SOQL).</p>
  45. <p>The version being released in Domino 10 will be constrained to searching the contents of a single database. But as Jason alludes to in Red Pill Now&#8217;s podcast (see below), it sounds like the engineers are already exploring the possibility of extending this to query all databases on a server or even the entire Domino domain. Note: It does not (currently) search the contents of rich text fields or attachments.</p>
  46. <p><strong>LotusScript</strong></p>
  47. <p>For the first time in a long while we are going to see some useful extensions to the LotusScript language. A new HTTPRequest class will simplify the process for accessing/providing REST Services and a JSONParse class will make the process of manipulating JSON much easier. A DEVICECapabilities class will provide access to native applications on mobile devices such as gps, compass, camera.</p>
  48. <p><strong>What&#8217;s Next?</strong></p>
  49. <p>Traditionally new features for Domino would be announced at an annual event called Lotusphere (there was never a major release announced at Connect). HCL&#8217;s approach is quite different. We have now had a series of announcements at events such as Think, Engage, DNUG, and now CWP. I had the chance to ask Richard Jefts today if there were any more announcements coming for Domino 10. He indicated that some more announcements around TCO would be made at Collabsphere and after that we would start to hear more about Domino 11 at other events. If you live in North America and want the opportunity to hear first hand about the exciting new features that are being added to Domino, Collabsphere provides the perfect opportunity, so <a href="http://collabsphere.org/ug/collabsphere2018.nsf/register.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">register</a> now.</p>
  50. <p><strong>Update:</strong> Richard Moy has announced there are now plans to add a session on DGQF at Collabsphere.</p>
  51. <p>Red Pill Now recorded its latest podcast at CWP earlier today, with special guests Richard Jefts and Jason Gary from HCL.</p>
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  53. <p>Note: Red Pill Now will soon announce plans to conduct weekly podcasts for Domino enthusiast and those interested in the broader topic of application modernization. So stay tuned.</p>
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  59. <title>How Domino Became Engaged</title>
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  69. <description><![CDATA[Engage 2018 was an awesome event for a great many reasons. Seeing this event grow from humble beginning to an event that is now attracting 400<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  70. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Engage 2018 was an awesome event for a great many reasons. Seeing this event grow from humble beginning to an event that is now attracting 400 attendees from a wide range of countries is a huge testimony to the dedication of lifetime IBM Champion Theo Heselmans. The most telling statistic for me was that 40% of attendees were attending Engage for the very first time.</p>
  71. <p><strong>Sessions, Workshops, and Fun!</strong></p>
  72. <p><img data-attachment-id="13517" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/engage-workshop/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?fit=1500%2C938&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,938" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Engage Workshop" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?fit=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?fit=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13517" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=1200%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="750" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=768%2C480&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=233%2C146&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=50%2C31&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Workshop.png?resize=120%2C75&amp;ssl=1 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  73. <p>From a personal perspective I was very proud that seven members of the Red Pill Now team had been invited to Engage to be part of ten separate sessions and one workshop. The highlight for me was our Take-5 Modernization workshop in which Jason Roy Gary (the man in the Pink suit) from HCL was joined by Viktor Krantz (The man in the Red suit), and Devin S. Olson (the Riddler) from Red Pill Now. The fourth facilitator for the design-thinking session was Nathan T. Freeman (the man in the white suit) who was assisted (somewhat) by a pumped up Mat Newman (the man in the Yellow suit) siting quietly in the corner of the room.</p>
  74. <p>The fun didn&#8217;t end there. The OGS featured Doc Brown (Andrew Manby) and Marty McFly (Richard Jefts) from Back to the Future. HCL gave us Willy Wonka (Richard Jefts) and an oompa loompa (Jason Roy Gary), and Red Pill Now delivered its corporate session &#8220;M&#8221; is for Modernization dressed from Dr Seuss&#8217;s Cat in the Hat. It was great to not only see the level of enthusiasm returning to the community but also putting back more of the fun at events like Engage.</p>
  75. <p><img data-attachment-id="13516" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/engage-sessions/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?fit=1500%2C938&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,938" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Engage Sessions" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?fit=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?fit=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13516" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=1200%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="750" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=768%2C480&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=233%2C146&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=50%2C31&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Engage-Sessions.png?resize=120%2C75&amp;ssl=1 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  76. <p>Another highlight for Red Pill Now was the chance for Nathan T. Freeman to interview Jason Roy Gary and artfully extract some key insights from Jason about his plans and visions for the ICS products acquired by HCL, including Domino. Amongst the little snippets of information revealed by Jason during the sessions was the likelihood of their finally being an application catalog for Domino/Places applications, and the possibility that a new NSF for Domino known as &#8220;NSF2&#8221; would include support for Graph databases and its own query language &#8211;perhaps based on Lucene&#8217;s <a href="https://www.elastic.co/products/elasticsearch" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ElasticSearch</a>. Jason also hinted at a major announcement soon (possibly at DNUG) of major contributions to OpenNTF of components of the Domino code stream, and he issued a challenge to the community to get involved and contribute code. We also heard that while there are going to be a bunch of new capabilities added to LotusScript in the next few releases, the long term plan was to focus on JavaScript (and no mention of XPages)</p>
  77. <p>Note: A recording of the session is available as a Red Pill Now podcast via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-red-pill-now-podcast/id1213448741?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iTunes</a>,</p>
  78. <p><strong>Domino 10</strong></p>
  79. <p><img data-attachment-id="13514" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/domino-10/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?fit=1500%2C938&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,938" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Domino 10" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?fit=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?fit=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13514" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=1200%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="750" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=768%2C480&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=233%2C146&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=50%2C31&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i2.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-10.png?resize=120%2C75&amp;ssl=1 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  80. <p>IBM and HCL used Engage as the venue for some very important updates on the Domino Roadmap (yes we definitely have one again!)&#8230; Some of these were formally announced, while others were mentioned (or hinted at) in sessions from IBM, HCL, and Red Pill Now. Plus there was also the chance to to glean information at the bar and other social events over the three days. In fact my team kindly offered to pull double duty at the bar for four night running to try and learn as much as they could about what may be coming!</p>
  81. <p>The journey for Domino (and Notes) took a dramatic turn in October last year when IBM announced a partnership with HCL in which HCL has acquired the code and rights to develop the Domino family of products moving forward. Summaries of key outcomes from the Domino 2025 jams were announced around the time of IBM Think in which a range of features for a new release of Domino (Domino 10) were announced, including a new client for the iPad. At Engage the timetable for Domino 10 became a lot clearer. This includes an initial (closed) beta in June, followed by a two-day factory tour for 100 lucky winners of golden tickets, and a second (open) beta in July and a fourth quarter release.</p>
  82. <p><strong>Domino 11</strong></p>
  83. <p><img data-attachment-id="13515" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/domino-11/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?fit=1500%2C938&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,938" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Domino 11" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?fit=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?fit=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13515" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=1200%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="750" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=768%2C480&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=233%2C146&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=50%2C31&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Domino-11.png?resize=120%2C75&amp;ssl=1 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  84. <p>At the OGS Jason indicated that work on Domino 11 has already been started at HCL.  Domino 10 will focus on making the platform more powerful (and relevant) for today&#8217;s professional developers with the addition of Node.js. Domino 11 will focus on returning the platform to its origins as a powerful tool for low-code (citizen) developers. There were not a lot of specifics given as to how that might look but we do know the goal is to have Domino emerge in the top-right corner of <a href="https://www.outsystems.com/1/low-code-development-platforms-wave/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Forrester Wave Low Code Development Platform&#8217;s</a>, a segment that Notes/Domino created back in 1989. This is something I really, really, really hope IBM/HCL are successful in achieving as it would be nice to put products like SalesForce, K2, Flow etc on the back-foot. A hole was left in the agenda after IBM&#8217;s session about its other low-code platform (under development)  LiveGrid was cancelled at the last minute. I&#8217;m not sure what to think of that!</p>
  85. <p><strong>Domino Cloud Hosting</strong></p>
  86. <p><img data-attachment-id="13523" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/hcl-cloud-apps/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?fit=1441%2C773&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1441,773" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="HCL Cloud Apps" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?fit=300%2C161&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?fit=1024%2C549&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13523" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=1200%2C644&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="644" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?w=1441&amp;ssl=1 1441w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=300%2C161&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=768%2C412&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=1024%2C549&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=260%2C139&amp;ssl=1 260w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=50%2C27&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Cloud-Apps.png?resize=140%2C75&amp;ssl=1 140w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  87. <p>After the community had waited many years for a cloud offering for Domino applications not one, but two separate offerings from IBM and HCL were announced at Engage. IBM&#8217;s <a href="https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=LOD14161USEN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Domino Applications on Cloud</a> provides a fixed cost (per NSF) service based upon a Bring Your Own license for Domino. IBM also announced they were looking to offer a pricing model that included a free tier to entice developers and small organizations to the service.</p>
  88. <p>HCL&#8217;s new service, known as HCL Cloud Apps is part of a new partnership between HCL and Red Pill Now that will see Red Pill Now and HCL collaborating on the development of a new product to be known as Advisor to assist Domino customers to understand their existing portfolio of Domino applications and provide advice for options to address important needs such as migration to the cloud or modernization.</p>
  89. <p><strong>HCL Places</strong></p>
  90. <p><img data-attachment-id="13519" data-permalink="https://www.redpillnow.com/how-domino-became-engaged/hcl-places/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?fit=1500%2C938&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,938" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="HCL Places" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?fit=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?fit=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13519" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=1200%2C750&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="1200" height="750" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=300%2C188&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=768%2C480&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=1024%2C640&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=233%2C146&amp;ssl=1 233w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=50%2C31&amp;ssl=1 50w, https://i1.wp.com/www.redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HCL-Places.png?resize=120%2C75&amp;ssl=1 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /> Without doubt the most intriguing session (for me) given at Engage was one by Richard Jefts and Jason Roy Gary of HCL in which they shared with the public (and even some member of the HCL team) for the first time a new prototype known as HCL Places. Based upon Domino, Places brings together a social platform with an integrated chat client, video chat, and Domino applications. And the good news is that there is no requirement to run this from the cloud. HCL&#8217;s strategy with Places is a little different to IBM&#8217;s in that they want to walk you to the cloud in your own time.</p>
  91. <p>In many ways Places reminds me of how Domino itself might have evolved if IBM had not made decisions to develop products such as QuickPlace, Connections, and Watson Workspace outside of the Domino platform. For IBM it made sense to them to drive revenue by focusing its energies on new products leaving Domino to languish. For example Domino had to fit within a larger product portfolio in which the addition of new features to Verse On-Premise (alone) would be in conflict with an announced strategy of Cloud First. The development of a mobile client for Domino applications would confuse the market about IBM&#8217;s newer offerings for Mobile. In fact, at IBM Think 2018 one couldn&#8217;t help but notice that IBM&#8217;s strategy of Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, and Social had been reduced down to Cloud and Analytics.</p>
  92. <p>Jason also made mention of a capability to invoke AI/Watson services from within Places. I think he might have even mentioned this would be possible using LotusScript. This could potentially be a big win for Watson as there is a large pool of Domino developers whose ability to tap into AI services using the Rapid Application Development capabilities of Domino.</p>
  93. <p><strong>Conclusions</strong></p>
  94. <p>I believe what we saw emerge at Engage was the start of a new beginning for Domino. This is the direct result of the foresight shown by IBM building a new partnership with HCL. For HCL Domino is important. If you look closely at HCL&#8217;s <a href="https://www.hcltech.com/our-mode-1-2-3-strategy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mode 1-2-3 strategy</a> you get a sense of how HCL are essentially looking to recycle a tired and aging product and turn it into something new and useful again. One wonders what might have happened if the ideas that went into Project Vulcan had been handed to HCL!</p>
  95. <p>The amazing part about Places was that it was developed by Jason Roy Gary in the space of six weeks, at the same time as he was being asked to hold down a pretty demanding day-job. That&#8217;s just scary. If HCL are successful in building a team around that type of creativity, I anticipate some very interesting years lie ahead for the Domino platform. That of course is easier said than done. Being a very similar company ourselves, I know first hand how challenging it can be to take a an initial concept and build it out it fully functioning products that can scale and meet the quality and support demands of a modern world. HCL are biting off a lot but I admire them for (stealing a line from Nath&#8217;s interview with Jason), &#8220;having the stones to do it&#8221;. The sense I got from the customers and business partner who attended Engage this year was mixed between those who were really excited about the positive energy HCL (in particular) brought to the event &#8212; and those that seemed to be wanting to be excited, but were a little skeptical this is maybe a little too late to be effective. We certainly seem to have a lot of focus on Domino at both IBM and HCL, and those business partners that have remained focused on the Domino space and the customers who have remained loyal to the platform can only benefit from that. There is one thing we know HCL has in its favor, an awesome community built over many years! A community that was seen in force at Engage 2018. Domino was definitely being Engaged last week.</p>
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  101. <title>Making Modernization Simple</title>
  102. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/making-modernization-simple/</link>
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  104. <pubDate>Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:57:49 +0000</pubDate>
  105. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Peter Presnell]]></dc:creator>
  106. <category><![CDATA[Modernization]]></category>
  107.  
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  109. <description><![CDATA[Domino is back, and yellow has become the new yellow within the yellowverse. We now know that IBM/HCL have a long-term plan for Notes/Domino that extends<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  110. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Domino is back, and yellow has become the new yellow within the yellowverse. We now know that IBM/HCL have a long-term plan for Notes/Domino that extends to 2025, 2030, and beyond. There is a still a lot of gaps in the public information that has made available about what Domino will look like in 2025. But there are definitely a few strong hints such as a renewed focus on Domino as an application development platform, extended reach into the thin clients, mobile clients, and web clients. Application developers are going to see a renewed focus on LotusScript and an extension of the product into the world of JavaScript (both ECMAScript and Node.js).</p>
  111. <p>What is clear is that there has never been a better time to attend to a long overdue need to update and modernize the many Domino applications that have served your company so well over the years. We know many have delayed modernization projects as CIOs have struggled to come to grips with the cost of modernizing so many applications and the inherent risks that can come with projects like this. At Red Pill Now we recognize the challenges that IT departments can face in deciding how best to address the issue of aging Notes client applications. That is why we have been working to develop a new service called Take-5 that is designed to develop a customized solution that aligns with your company&#8217;s specific needs and also matches the resources and skillsets at your disposal. Having worked on so many modernization projects over the years we have some very specific goals to achieve with Take-5.</p>
  112. <ol>
  113. <li>Minimize the risks associated with modernization projects;</li>
  114. <li>Find the optimal path for reducing costs; and</li>
  115. <li>Maximize the benefits (ROI) achieved.</li>
  116. </ol>
  117. <p>We have done this by employing design thinking to focus on the needs of each project and the people it serves, building a team with superior skills and experience in modernization, knowing and understanding the wide range of modernization tools and solutions in the marketplace, and developing a single integrated process that is focused on solving the important issues that often arise in projects like this from beginning to end. And while we are not allowed to disclose much of what we know about the many feature planned for future versions of Domino, you can be assured we will work closely with you to position your applications to take full advantage of the mew features that are coming.</p>
  118. <p>Over the coming weeks there will be a lot of opportunities for customers and business partners to learn more about Take-5 and how it can help you implement a successful application modernization project.</p>
  119. <p>Next week (Wednesday May 2) Viktor Krantz and I will be conducting two webinars (in different timezones) to outline the Take-5 approach to application modernization.</p>
  120. <p><a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5340508686291408642" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session 1: 13:00 CEST (Europe)</a></p>
  121. <p><a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7621866671112633346" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session 2: 13:00 EST (The Americas)</a></p>
  122. <p>For those attending Engage 2018 (Rotterdam) we will be conducting a 3.5 hour workshop on Monday May 21 in which we will share some of the key thinking behind the Take-5 approach to application modernization as well as challenging you to think about key aspects of successful application modernization projects. We will also be hosting a series one-hour introductions during the event.</p>
  123. <p><a href="https://engage.ug/engage.nsf/eventreg?Openform" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register for Engage</a></p>
  124. <p>And if you can&#8217;t make it to any of these events please feel free to <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener">contact Red Pill Now</a> to arrange your own personal one-hour introduction. There has never been a better time to act.</p>
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  130. <title>Taking the Guesswork Out of Selecting a Solution for Modernizing Your Domino Data</title>
  131. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/taking-the-guesswork-out-of-selecting-a-solution-for-modernizing-your-domino-data/</link>
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  133. <pubDate>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:41:41 +0000</pubDate>
  134. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Kadrie]]></dc:creator>
  135. <category><![CDATA[Events]]></category>
  136. <category><![CDATA[Modern Notes]]></category>
  137. <category><![CDATA[Modernization]]></category>
  138. <category><![CDATA[Notes]]></category>
  139. <category><![CDATA[Webinars]]></category>
  140.  
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  142. <description><![CDATA[Join Red Pill Now&#8217;s Peter Presnell and Viktor Krantz as they discuss Take 5, our newest offering designed to take the guesswork out of selecting a<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  143. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Join Red Pill Now&#8217;s Peter Presnell and Viktor Krantz as they discuss Take 5, our newest offering designed to take the guesswork out of selecting a solution for modernizing your Domino data.</p>
  144. <p>Take 5 provides a one stop test drive for the leading industry solutions for modernizing your Notes applications and critical Domino data. After discussing your business objectives and analyzing your Notes domain, we’ll provide you with a hands-on, side-by-side demonstration of up to five solutions, each developed by leading IBM Business Partners.</p>
  145. <p>Can modernizing your Domino applications save you time and money? Join our next webinar and we will help you answer that question – once and for all.</p>
  146. <p><strong>Peter Presnell, Red Pill Now Partner and CEO</strong><br />
  147. IBM Champion, former director of the Atlanta User Group for IBM Collaboration, and architect of the .Domino framework on OpenNTF, Peter is a globally recognized lecturer, trainer and thought-leader within the IBM Notes community. As Red Pill Now’s CEO, Peter leads our market strategy and program management practice.</p>
  148. <p><strong>Viktor Krantz, Director – Modernization Solutions</strong><br />
  149. Former Global Technical Sales Leader for IBM, Viktor joins the Red Pill Now team, leading our Take 5 program, as well as other new modernization solutions being developed by the team. Viktor&#8217;s experience coordinating over 400 people in pre-sales for IBM&#8217;s collaboration suite of products makes him an ideal fit for Red Pill Now&#8217;s rapidly growing modernization practice.</p>
  150. <p><a href="https://bit.ly/2HU07sx">Register Now for Our Free Webinar</a></p>
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  156. <title>Podcast: Influencing Behavior Through Page Design &#038; Color</title>
  157. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/podcast-influencing-behavior-through-page-design-color/</link>
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  159. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:45:18 +0000</pubDate>
  160. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Kadrie]]></dc:creator>
  161. <category><![CDATA[Business]]></category>
  162. <category><![CDATA[Creative]]></category>
  163. <category><![CDATA[Design]]></category>
  164. <category><![CDATA[Modernization]]></category>
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  168. <description><![CDATA[Many of us don’t have the luxury of working with a designer while developing our apps. Just because we don’t have a designer at our disposal,<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  169. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Many of us don’t have the luxury of working with a designer while developing our apps. Just because we don’t have a designer at our disposal, doesn’t mean we can’t learn the fundamental best practices of page design and color theory to influence the behavior of those using our apps.</p>
  170. <p>In this episode, Bob Kadrie, Red Pill Now’s Creative and UX Director provides a crash course in the use of page design and color theory – designed specifically for programmers and project managers with little or no design experience.</p>
  171. <p><iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6499781/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/" height="180" width="320" scrolling="no"  allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  172. <p><strong>Red Pill Now&#8217;s Website</strong><br />
  173. <a href="http://redpillnow.com/">http://redpillnow.com</a></p>
  174. <p><strong>Red Pill Now on Youtube</strong><br />
  175. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wefEhZS_UnOMZqOX23OXA">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wefEhZS_UnOMZqOX23OXA</a></p>
  176. <p><strong>Red Pill Now on Facebook</strong><br />
  177. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/redpillnow">https://www.facebook.com/redpillnow</a></p>
  178. <p><strong>Red Pill Now on LinkedIn</strong><br />
  179. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/redpillnow/">https://www.linkedin.com/company/redpillnow/</a></p>
  180. <p><strong>Red Pill Now on Slide Share</strong><br />
  181. <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/redpillnow?utm_campaign=profiletracking&amp;utm_medium=sssite&amp;utm_source=ssslideview"> https://www.slideshare.net/redpillnow?utm_campaign=profiletracking&amp;utm_medium=sssite&amp;utm_source=ssslideview</a></p>
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  187. <title>Red Pill Now Is Fully Engaged</title>
  188. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/red-pill-now-is-fully-engaged/</link>
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  190. <pubDate>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:32:25 +0000</pubDate>
  191. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Peter Presnell]]></dc:creator>
  192. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  193.  
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  195. <description><![CDATA[Red Pill Now is delighted to be part of this year&#8217;s Engage 2018 event being held in Rotterdam from Monday May 21 to Wednesday May 23.<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  196. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Red Pill Now is delighted to be part of this year&#8217;s <span style="color: #ff6600;"><a style="color: #ff6600;" href="https://engage.ug/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engage 2018</a> </span>event being held in Rotterdam from Monday May 21 to Wednesday May 23. Engage is always one of the premium events on the Notes/Domino calendar and this year&#8217;s event promises to be the best yet. The event is being held on a boat, the SS Rotterdam, a first for me, and I&#8217;m sure many others. I believe attendance has been capped at around 400 due to the finite space that is available on the boat of this size and the event is widely expected to sell out. So don&#8217;t miss out on the fun and excitement and <span style="color: #ff6600;"><a style="color: #ff6600;" href="https://engage.ug/engage.nsf/eventreg?Openform" target="_blank" rel="noopener">register</a></span> early. With over 80 sessions there will be more technical content than IBM Think but nowhere near as hard to locate all your friends and colleagues&#8230;. I did mention we were all on a boat, right?</p>
  197. <p>The following is a run-down of Red Pill Now&#8217;s engagement for this year&#8217;s event.</p>
  198. <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Monday, May 21</strong></span></p>
  199. <p><strong>13:30 Take-5 Modernization Workshop (Trinadad)</strong></p>
  200. <p>Peter Presnell, Bob Kadrie, Jason Gary (HCL) Mat Newman (IBM), Viktor Krantz, Devin (Spanky) Olson</p>
  201. <p>As a platinum sponsor Red Pill we have the chance to conduct a 3.5 hour workshop on Monday, the day before Tuesday&#8217;s official opening. The workshops are a new addition to the program. Red Pill Now had a very successful workshop at MWLUG last year and Theo was very supportive of our suggestion of bringing this to Engage in 2018. We want to start rocking the boat early so we have decided to bring in an all-star cast for this workshop. This is a Design Thinking session in which you the attendees will have the chance to share your views and opinions about application modernization. The workshop will be hosted by Bob Kadrie and myself as we share some of the latest thinking in application modernization before attendees break up into four colorful teams. Team Pink will be lead buy Jason Gary from HCL. Those in Team Yellow will be lead by none other than Mat Newman from IBM. And because we know these two gentleman are famous for their brightly colored suits Red Pill Now will be joining the party with Viktor Krantz leading Team Red in his own red suit. Not to be outdone, Devin (Spanky) Olson will be dressed in his own bright green suit to lead Team Green. This promises to be one of the most entertaining sessions at Engage so don&#8217;t miss outs. Spots for the workshop are limited and you can get your name on the list to be on one of these teams as part of your conference registration.</p>
  202. <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Tuesday, May 22</strong></span></p>
  203. <p><strong>9:00 Keynote and Opening General Session &amp; Warp Speed Sponsoring (Theatre)</strong></p>
  204. <p>Engage officially kicks off on Tuesday with Huguette Ranc, Bob Schultz, Richard Jefts, Andre Manby and others delivering the latest news about ICS and Domino 2025. This promises to be one of the most exciting Opening General Sessions for Notes/Domino die-hards for many years as IBM and HCL share the latest news. Domino 10 is expected to ship before the end of the year so there are bounds to be lots of news and updates. Red Pill Now will be represented as part of the Warp-Speed Sponsoring that takes place at the end of the session.</p>
  205. <p><strong>11:45 Become a User Experience (UX) Expert in 5 Easy Steps (Honolulu)</strong></p>
  206. <p>Bob Kadrie (Red Pill Now)</p>
  207. <p>Round tables are  a relatively new format at Engage and Red Pill Now have been pleased to support their development since their inception two years ago. Bob Kadrie will be leading this round table discussion centered around User Experience and how important this is to ensure that your applications resonate with your organization&#8217;s brand and ensure your users value the work that you do.</p>
  208. <p><strong>13:30 Engage Idol (Theatre)</strong></p>
  209. <p>Peter Presnell (Red Pill Now), Jason Gary (HCL), Mat Newman (IBM), Francie Tanner (Panagenda), Simon Vaughan (AppFusions)</p>
  210. <p>I can trace my role as a speaker speak back to my participation in LotusSphere Idol many years ago. Given the renewed interest and energy in the Domino platform it felt like we needed to do something similar to develop a new generation of speakers for future events. Theo has taken my suggestion and put together the inaugural edition of Engage Idol in which SIX speakers who have never spoken at Engage before have been given the chance to present before a panel of guest judges for the chance to secure one of two 20-minute speaking slots on the final day. Please join us for fun, entertainment and the chance to encourage a new generation of ICS speakers.</p>
  211. <p><strong>14:45 &#8220;M&#8221; is for Modernization (Sun Room)</strong></p>
  212. <p>Turk Ergun, Nathan T Freeman, Bob Kadrie, Viktor Krantz, Devin (Spanky) Olson, Peter Presnell, Keith Strickland (Red Pill Now)</p>
  213. <p>The application modernization world is constantly changing and along with it comes a sea of technologies and buzz words. In this light-hearted session we will explain many of these terms in the style of Dr Seuss. We gave this session at MWLUG last year and everyone had a lot of fun so we have decided to bring it to engage with an expanded cast and an updated set of technologies as we make our way from Applications to Zapier.</p>
  214. <p><strong>16:25 Countdown to Domino 2025 (Trinidad)</strong></p>
  215. <p>Devin (Spanky) Olson (Red Pill Now)</p>
  216. <p>In the second of two mini-sessions, Devin Olson will be providing a series of tips and technique for preparing your existing Domino applications for a new and exciting future with Domino 10 and beyond. We are working on adding a couple of special guests (TBA) that will add additional depth to this presentation, so stay tuned and be prepared for a 20-minute drink from the Domino fire hose.</p>
  217. <p><strong>17:00 Take-5 Introduction (Meeting Room)</strong></p>
  218. <p>Peter Presnell, Turk Ergun, Bob Kadrie, Viktor Krantz (Red Pill Now)</p>
  219. <p>The first of three meetings Red Pill Now is hosting for customers and business partners interested in learning more about our new modernization service Take-5. If you are a customer or business partner and you have not yet had a chance to learn about this new approach to application modernization please contact us to secure a spot at one of these three meetings. One lucky attendee will win an Amazon Echo Show.</p>
  220. <p><strong>17:50 Speed Sponsoring (Sponsor Area)</strong></p>
  221. <p>Viktor Krantz, Turk Ergun (Red Pill Now)</p>
  222. <p>Viktor and Turk will have just three minutes to brief you on Take-5, our latest solution for Domino application modernization. Red Pill Now always strive to make our Speed Sponsoring just a little different to the others, so be prepared for almost anything as you make your way around the sponsor area to hear a short presentation from each and every one of the sponsors who help to make this a free conference to attend. And because we are design thinkers we have ensured that our session is close to the bar to cater for all your mid-session drinking needs.</p>
  223. <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Wednesday, May 23</strong></span></p>
  224. <p><strong>8:00 First Sessions</strong></p>
  225. <p>Red Pill Now is not presenting in this time slot but we do want to remind attendees that the technical sessions start nice and early on Wednesday with some excellant presentations that can only be caught if you make the effort to rise and shine nice and early.</p>
  226. <p><strong>9:00 The Internet of (Notes) Things (Sun Room)</strong></p>
  227. <p>Peter Presnell, Keith Strickland (Red Pill Now)</p>
  228. <p>In this session we will be showcasing the latest work being done in the R&amp;D labs at Red Pill Now on building a voice interface for Domino databases using Amazon Echo. We are super excited about the potential of smart digital assistances to dramatically change the way we will interact with applications in the not too distant future. So please join us in the Sun Room as we shine a little light on where we believe the Domino platform is headed in 2025 and beyond.</p>
  229. <p><strong>10:00 Take-5 Introduction (Meeting Room)</strong></p>
  230. <p>Peter Presnell, Turk Ergun, Bob Kadrie, Viktor Krantz (Red Pill Now)</p>
  231. <p>The second of three meetings Red Pill Now is hosting for customers and business partners interested in learning more about our new modernization service Take-5. If you are a customer or business partner and you have not yet had a chance to learn about this new approach to application modernization please contact us to secure a spot at one of these three meetings. One lucky attendee will win an Amazon Echo Show.</p>
  232. <p><strong>10:15 Webinizer (Sky Room)</strong></p>
  233. <p>Kris De Bisschop &amp; Peter Strackx (GroupWave)</p>
  234. <p>Red Pill Now partner Groupwave will be showing the latest version of their application modernization solution Webinizer. Webinizer is included as part of Red Pill Now&#8217;s Take-5 offering and we would encourage attendees to take a close look at what this product has to offer.</p>
  235. <p><strong>11:30 Reusability is the Goal (Sky Room)</strong></p>
  236. <p>Keith Strickland (Red Pill Now)</p>
  237. <p>IBM and HCL are now on record as having said their plans are to have Domino rock JavaScript.  In this session Red Pill Now&#8217;s own JavaScript guru Keith Strickland is going to share his experience with the language and demonstrate the results of five years work undertaken to significantly reduce the start-up time for creating new Domino applications using JavaScript. This is a technical deep dive for hard-core developers who are already, or soon to be, working with JavaScript as part of their Domino projects.</p>
  238. <p><strong>12:30 The History of Notes/Domino and the Events that Shaped Us (Theatre)</strong></p>
  239. <p>Viktor Krantz (Red Pill Now), Theo(Mr Engage) Hesselmans, Uffe Sorrenson (IBM), Rob Novak, Mat Newman (IBM)</p>
  240. <p>Engage turns 10 at this event, and with Domino 10 just round the corner we thought it was an appropriate time to bring a bit of nostalgia to this year&#8217;s event. We have invited a number of Lotus Legends to walk us through a brief history of the Notes/Domino platform in what should be a fun-filled session hosted by Viktor Krantz. And we want everyone to join in the fun by wearing a retro Lotus t-shirt and/or to bring along your favorite piece of Notes memorabilia from over the years. We will be awarding some cool prizes for the best items presented.</p>
  241. <p><strong>13:30 Take-5 Introduction (Meeting Room)</strong></p>
  242. <p>Peter Presnell, Turk Ergun, Bob Kadrie, Viktor Krantz (Red Pill Now)</p>
  243. <p>The final chance to learn about our new application modernization solution called Take-5. Please contact us to secure a spot at one of these three meetings. One lucky attendee will win an Amazon Echo Show.</p>
  244. <p><strong>15:10 Freeman/Gary (Guadaloupe)</strong></p>
  245. <p>Nathan T Freeman (Red Pill Now), Jason Gary (HCL)</p>
  246. <p>Tired of hearing all those questions being evaded at Ask The Developer and/or Ask the Product Manager? Well Red Pill Now has the answer. Join us as Nathan T Freeman attempts to nail Jason Gary to the wall with a series of hard-hitting questions for which Jason is barred from uttering the response &#8220;I&#8217;ll get back to you on that&#8221;. Have a hard-hitting question of your own? Find your way to the bar Tuesday night, and for the cost of a tequila Nathan will add your question to the list of  gotchas to be asked. After this session is finished you may feel the need to buy Jason a drink to help him recover from the grilling. What can possibly go wrong when the man who made yellow hair a powerful statement at LotusSphere only to later have somebody else decide to make his own fashion statement wearing a pink suit? Who will come out on top in this epic battle? It matters not, as long as we get straight answers about what Jason has in mind for the future of Domino.</p>
  247. <p><strong>16:00 Engage Idol: The Winners</strong></p>
  248. <p>We will all be winners having attended Engage 2018, but here is your chance to hear from the two winners of the Engage Ido auditions. These two 20-minute sessions will have undergone more scrutiny than any of the other sessions ti get here so there almost certainly going to be great sessions from two people who have never spoken at Engage before.</p>
  249. <p><strong>17:00 Closing Session</strong></p>
  250. <p>Before a final round of drinks get under way Theo will have a few closing words and sponsors such as Red Pill Now will be giving away some great prizes.</p>
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  256. <title>Destination Domino: Domino Application Modernization</title>
  257. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/destination-domino-domino-application-modernization/</link>
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  259. <pubDate>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 22:51:21 +0000</pubDate>
  260. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Peter Presnell]]></dc:creator>
  261. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  262.  
  263. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.redpillnow.com/?p=13452</guid>
  264. <description><![CDATA[Interest in Domino has been steadily growing over the past few months with the announcement by IBM of a strategic partnership with HCL. For a growing<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  265. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Interest in Domino has been steadily growing over the past few months with the <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/collaboration-solutions/2017/10/25/ibm-announces-investment-notes-domino-version-10-beyond/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announcement by IBM</a> of a strategic partnership with HCL. For a growing number of companies this means re-evaluating decisions to leave aging Domino applications in the dark gathering dust and co-webs and to start looking around for smart ways to re-position their investment in Notes/Domino to take advantage of the many new features that will be arriving soon.</p>
  266. <p>Red Pill Now has never lost faith in the potential of the Notes/Domino platform and has devoted itself to build solutions that can increase your investment in the platform. The latest of these offerings is <a href="https://www.redpillnow.com/take-five/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Take-5</a>, a one-stop, independent, and integrated service to assist companies find the right mix of tools and resources to get the most our of their portfolio of Domino applications. To do this we have searched high and low to find the best solutions out there. And we have found some pretty awesome tools!</p>
  267. <p>One of these solutions is <a href="http://www.teamworkr.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TeamWorkr</a>, from our German partner Team Technology. We are therefore excited that Team Technology have joint forces with IBM to conduct a webinar later this week &#8211; Destination Domino: Learn how to modernize your Domino apps in less than an hour. The webinar is to be co-presented by Andrew Manby (IBM) and Thilo Volprich (Team Technology). If your company is considering options for modernizing your Domino applications and your role is to make or influence these important decisions I would urge you to invest an hour of your time to attend this webinar and learn more about TeamWorkr.</p>
  268. <hr />
  269. <p><strong>Title:</strong> Domino App Modernization: How to modernize your apps in less than an hour.<br />
  270. <strong>Date:</strong> Thursday, April 19<br />
  271. <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 am ET, 16:00 CEDT<br />
  272. <strong>Speakers: </strong>Andrew Manby  (IBM), Thilo Volprich (Team Technology)</p>
  273. <a class="button  button_size_2 button_js" href="https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&amp;partnerref=email&amp;cm_mmc=Email_Outbound-_-Collaboration%2Band%2BTalent%2BSolutions_IBM%2BCollaboration%2BSolutions-_-WW_WW-_-ModernizeDominoAppsWebinar&amp;cm_mmca1=000000PY&amp;cm_mmca2=10000614&amp;cm_mmca3=M00000000&amp;cvosrc=email.Outbound.M00000000&amp;cvo_campaign=000000PY&amp;eventid=1459947&amp;sessionid=1&amp;key=7AF79F170D3A44348EC7078ED23DF9C4&amp;regTag=&amp;sourcepage=register" target="_blank"    ><span class="button_label">Register now</span></a>
  274.  
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  276. <p>Note: If you are interested in learning more about TeamWorkr, Red Pill Now is the official partner for Team Technology in North America and Latin America. If you remain unsure about your options for modernizing Domino applications please <a href="https://www.redpillnow.com/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">contact us</a>. It would be our pleasure to help ensure you make the right set of choices to get ready for Domino 10 and beyond.</p>
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  282. <title>Thoughts on Think 2018</title>
  283. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/thoughts-on-think-2018/</link>
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  285. <pubDate>Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:12:06 +0000</pubDate>
  286. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Kadrie]]></dc:creator>
  287. <category><![CDATA[Events]]></category>
  288. <category><![CDATA[Podcasts]]></category>
  289.  
  290. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.redpillnow.com/?p=13448</guid>
  291. <description><![CDATA[Red Pill Now’s Bob Kadrie discusses IBM Think 2018 with CEO, Peter Presnell, Viktor Krantz and Turk Ergun. Topics include the newly anticipated future of the<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  292. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Red Pill Now’s Bob Kadrie discusses IBM Think 2018 with CEO, Peter Presnell, Viktor Krantz and Turk Ergun. Topics include the newly anticipated future of the Notes and Domino platform, HCL&#8217;s acquisition of the platform, and how it all impacts Red Pill Now&#8217;s business moving forward.</p>
  293. <p><iframe style="border: none;" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6439523/height/90/theme/custom/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/f4c300/" width="100%" height="90" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p>
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  299. <title>Time to reTHINK</title>
  300. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/time-to-rethink/</link>
  301. <comments>https://www.redpillnow.com/time-to-rethink/#comments</comments>
  302. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:41:46 +0000</pubDate>
  303. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Peter Presnell]]></dc:creator>
  304. <category><![CDATA[Domino]]></category>
  305. <category><![CDATA[Events]]></category>
  306.  
  307. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.redpillnow.com/?p=13440</guid>
  308. <description><![CDATA[Last Week&#8217;s IBM Think conference was very different to recent Lotusphere and Connect conferences for a wide range of reasons. In fact for me, having attended<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  309. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Last Week&#8217;s IBM Think conference was very different to recent Lotusphere and Connect conferences for a wide range of reasons. In fact for me, having attended my first Lotusphere back in 2010 (Project Vulcan), this was my first major IBM event in which the star (within the ICS portfolio) was a product named Domino! The message would have been more impactful if the ICS presence had not been such a small part of the Think event itself. For me the major take-away from the event was that Domino was back and we need to start rethinking what that means!</p>
  310. <p><strong>Rethinking Domino</strong></p>
  311. <p>A lot of the product news about Domino had been made available several weeks before Think when Richard Jefts (HCL) and Andrew Manby (IBM) had <a href="https://www.ibm.com/collaboration/announcements/domino-jam2025" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported back</a> on their findings from the Domino 2025 Jam sessions. Included in this was announcements of an intention to focus on JavaScript (including Node.js) as well as plans for the development of NSF2. What has also become apparent is that Domino is being viewed as an application platform that does mail and not a mail platform that happens to do applications &#8212; a very important distinction.</p>
  312. <p>During the course of the event and the weeks leading up to it I have had the chance to talk directly with a number of members of the HCL team and IBM offering management. It is not for me to make the subject of those discussions public, but as a long-time advocate (and occasional critic) for the platform I am impressed with both the magnitude of the vision and the pure excitement of some of the plans HCL and IBM have in mind. So much so that I am sure we are going to see a very different product emerge from the current decade. So stay tuned. There are BIG plans afoot.</p>
  313. <p>The biggest Domino news announced at Think was an iPad client for Domino applications. This means Notes client applications will for the first time run on iOS devices out of the box. The initial release (likely to be part of Domino 10) will target iPads with later versions to support iPhones and Android devices. I must admit after seeing the demos that I was left hoping HCL will engage a few designers to improve the UI of the iPad applications. If we are to change people&#8217;s perspectives of the Domino platform we stand to benefit from delivering applications on a tablet that don&#8217;t look like they were designed in the 1990s. I heard a few people mention that people only care that the application works. I couldn&#8217;t disagree more!</p>
  314. <p><strong>Rethinking Priorities</strong></p>
  315. <p>After the HCL partnership with IBM was announced I took the time to read more about HCL and its <a href="https://www.hcltech.com/our-mode-1-2-3-strategy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mode 1-2-3 Strategy</a> It was clear that this was not a case of IBM finding somebody to offload a product in decline. This was a potential win-win scenario in which IBM and HCL could both stand to win. Even after the initial transfer of staff from IBM to HCL took place on December 1 we have seen some significant hires by HCL including Barry Rosen and Jason Gary.  It was already clear going into IBM Think that Domino was important to HCL.</p>
  316. <p>At Think I was surprised to learn just how important Domino now was to IBM. It appears that new ICS GM Bob Schultz has made it clear to his sales team that it was important they focus their attention on retaining and selling Domino. I spoke with a number of the the sales team and they all indicated to me their number one priority for this year was Domino. I can&#8217;t recall the last time I had heard that. In addition we have seen the appointment of Domino Defenders with global responsibilities. These include Mat Newman and Uffe Sorenson, two people with one thing in common &#8212; they take passion for the product to a whole new level.</p>
  317. <p><strong>Rethinking Events</strong></p>
  318. <p>I am not convinced that IBM Think was the right style of event for Domino and ICS. For a company that prides itself on Design Thinking I am not convinced they were empathizing with executives from important customers who attended the event and had to line up for hours to register to then eat a box-lunch on the floor and then have to gather outside a phone-booth to try and hear the news about Domino on an iPad. The two things that made the event a success for Red Pill Now was the availability of restaurants and bars under the same roof to meet with other members of the community as well as having a suite upstairs that allowed for great discussions a convenient distance away from hustle and bustle of the event. Neither of these things are likely to be available at San Francisco&#8217;s Mascone Center. There is perhaps a need for ICS to rethink how this will work for its customers and partners.</p>
  319. <p>Outside of Think it appears IBM are looking to restart a number of the regional events to re-engage the community. It appears Engage in Rotterdam will sell out with 400 attendees. I was told that Icon UK would be back later this year. Red Pill Now is also exploring the idea of a global virtual conference towards the end of the year. Now is the right time to start to think about ways to engage our community &#8212; not just by by bringing back the past but also by fnding new and different formats.</p>
  320. <p><strong>Rethinking Marketing</strong></p>
  321. <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UugjDhX81pM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p>
  322. <p>I was told that IBM have now assigned multiple resources to market the Domino product. If they want inspiration, they should look no further than the viral marketing program started by members of the community at IBM Think based on the R5 &#8220;I AM&#8221; commercials. This was a truly awesome effort thanks to David (Notes Guy in Seattle) Hablewitz, Graham Acres, and no doubt many others.</p>
  323. <hr />
  324. <p>I was already feeling good about Domino going in to the event, but the five days I spent in Las Vegas gave me even more reason to rethink what I can and should be doing to be part of the regrowth of the platform. There was more energy, more ideas, and more support for the Domino platform than I have experienced for a long time. There is a long road ahead but there were strong signs that something is starting to happen. Something that may cause a great many to rethink what it means to be using Domino as a platform for innovative application development and collaboration. So what are you rethinking?</p>
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  330. <title>The Three Sides of Domino Development</title>
  331. <link>https://www.redpillnow.com/the-three-sides-of-domino-development/</link>
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  333. <pubDate>Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:21:30 +0000</pubDate>
  334. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Peter Presnell]]></dc:creator>
  335. <category><![CDATA[Domino]]></category>
  336.  
  337. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.redpillnow.com/?p=13429</guid>
  338. <description><![CDATA[We often refer to Domino development as if it is a craft that is practiced by a single homogenous group of developers when in reality Domino<span class="excerpt-hellip"> […]</span>]]></description>
  339. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>We often refer to Domino development as if it is a craft that is practiced by a single homogenous group of developers when in reality Domino development tends to be undertaken by three distinct types of developer. This is part of the challenge that IBM and HCL faces in mapping out a future for the Domino platform. Trying to decide the extent to which they want to target each of these distinct styles of application development.</p>
  340. <p><strong>Enterprise Developers</strong></p>
  341. <p>Professional developers who are usually well skilled in software engineering and a wide range of development tools. There are a few who focus on the Domino platform, but for many Enterprise developers the Domino platform is something they are only called upon to work with from time to time. For them Domino, and especially DDE is too constraining for them to work with often making their experience a frustrating one. e.g. Eclipse may have a good editor for Java, but the JavaScript editor is crap. It is doubtful Domino (DDE) will ever provide a comprehensive platform for Enterprise developers as their demands are too great, and constantly evolving. At best we can make their experiences with Domino a pleasant one by opening up the platform to support many of the tools commonly used and expected by Enterprise developers.</p>
  342. <p>During yesterday&#8217;s Domino 2025 webinar we were given some indications of important changes to cater for these developers. This includes a move towards open IDEs that is likely to see support for native Eclipse as well as Visual Studio. Support for Node.js and the integration of LoopBack should all improve the platform&#8217;s relevance for Enterprise developers. Stronger support for Docker, OAuth, and other open standards will also be a big help with this crowd.</p>
  343. <p><strong>Notes (aka RAD) Developers</strong></p>
  344. <p>These are the group of developers, very common on the Domino platform, that don&#8217;t always have formal training in software development but became attracted to software development because they enjoyed working with the Domino platform. Often many Notes developers started out as Citizen developers. It is this group more than any other that account for the passion in the Domino community. I am sure other communities have this style of developer but they form a very distinct role in the world of Domino applications.</p>
  345. <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rRAhCCGb7BY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p>
  346. <p>I have seen many Notes developers (including myself) struggle with the growing complexities of the Domino platform since Notes 8 and the advent of Eclipse, XPages, JavaScript, Java, Source Code, REST APIs etc.</p>
  347. <p>The addition of Node.js may be a little daunting at first, but it has the potential of allowing Notes developers to start building skills that will make the relevant in the broader development world. Likewise the addition of LoopBack and Swagger/OpenAPI should help these developers to generate REST APIs for their applications with little or no extra effort. The separation of Domino from Eclipse into a leaner client should also help simplify the life of a Domino developer. Better support for building mobile applications is also going to be important as traditional mobile development platforms often fall outside the comfort zone of many Notes developers.</p>
  348. <p><strong>Citizen Developers</strong></p>
  349. <p>The final group of developers is now known as Citizen developers. These were once the backbone of Domino development at its peak. These were the initial target for the early versions of Notes, but as later versions of the product tried to expand the reach of the product upwards towards Enterprise developers the platform became less appealing to this group of developers. The slowdown in the growth of applications can be traced back to the gradual disappearance of Citizen developers as corporate IT departments sought to consolidate and control the Domino platform. Today there is nowhere near the same level of enthusiasm for this style of development and in many companies the IT department actively discourage it.</p>
  350. <p>I got the impression during the Domino 2025 Jam session that the importance of this group of Domino developers was acknowledged by IBM/HCL but I did not see a lot in yesterday&#8217;s announcements specifically targeted at this group. Perhaps because to appeal to this audience in 2018 and beyond it is going to require a lot more work than can be accomplished as part of Domino 10. This has certainly been an area of attention for Red Pill, Now with its Red Pill DIG product. IBM have already started to focus its attention on this group of developer with LiveGrid, a low-code development platform for Connections scheduled to be released later this year.</p>
  351. <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qSaEXgRFRcY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p>
  352. <p><strong>XPages</strong></p>
  353. <p>There are a lot of differing views about the future of XPages. As I see it, the biggest issue with XPages has been that it was too complicated for the majority of Notes Developers and didn&#8217;t go far enough for Enterprise developers. So it has been trapped in that middle ground between the two groups and well out of reach of the Citizen developer who were forced to seek greener pastures if they wanted to solve their business needs with simple, easy to use software AND make them accessible via a  Web browser.</p>
  354. <p><strong>Domino 10</strong></p>
  355. <p>It is my expectation that Domino 10 is going to start opening up the Domino platform for Enterprise Developers at the same time as make some important in-roads that will allow Notes developers to do what they enjoy, producing web and mobile applications without the complexities that come from XPages and Eclipse.</p>
  356. <p><strong>Domino 2025</strong></p>
  357. <p>If Domino is to make its mark and once again define Groupware I am sure it will do that by once again empowering citizen developers to build modern solutions for their business needs at the same time as supporting the distinctly different needs of Notes and Enterprise developers. All for one and one for all.</p>
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