Wednesday, May 17, 2006

my working heart's desire

Ever since I moved to Workplace Designer from Domino Designer a little over two years ago, I've had a dream.... I had unfinished business in Domino Designer - there were things I wanted to do that could not easily be done within the existing code base in the amount of time allocated to a release. Specifically, to improve the script editing experience within Domino Designer.

Seeing what the Eclipse editors could do for the same experience in Workplace Designer out of the gate, it was clear to me what needed doing. I've been championing a cause inside IBM for a while, gaining support for it, and yesterday, I was thrilled to show a prototype of Domino Designer embedded in Eclipse.

The prototype was fun to build, and my team pitched in to help with some last minute requests - and if I read the audience response correctly, this truly is the right thing to do. It's the beginning of the road, but I am so happy that we are doing the right thing for our Domino developers.

14 comments:

jonvon said...

wow! this is completely wonderful. :-)

Joe Litton said...

Maureen, Did you ever know that you're my hero?

Bill Buchan said...

I did offer to kiss your feet, as I recall...

Thanks...!

---* Bill

Alan Bell said...

wow, does this mean it could be cross platform?

Angel Figueroa said...

Maureen, this is excellent!

When can we get a beta? ;-)

Neil Wainwright said...

This is great news. I just found your blog today and I think Domino Designer inside Eclipse is a great idea. Extending Domino Designer is great too...and with your experience in both Workplace and Domino it can only be a win-win.

...Neil

Andrew Price said...

That is wonderful!! Thanks so much Maureen!

David said...

This is HUGE. For years I have asked for it. Now I can move to Linux...almost....waiting for that Linux/Lotus Notes Plug in they keep talking about and I am out of the Windows World. I can't wait to get my hands on it and use it up.

Rich Waters said...

Sounds awesome, I would also love to be able to make the jump off of windows. Any chance we could see some screenshots of what you showed off?

r.collete said...

Yeah. Finally one item may come off my feature request list from several years ago.

https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd6forum.nsf/ShowMyTopicsAllThreadedweb/cbb23f01eff55e9485256d6c007b38ad?OpenDocument

NotesSensei said...

We will carry you on our shoulder around Lotusphere 2007! Excellent news!!!
:-) stw

William Beh said...

Would love to test that out. Any chance you need some beta tester :)

Alex Hernandez said...

Awesome! Great!

Bert said...

any chance of a release to play with, or read only CVS/Subversion/Git.. access? What about open sourcing it?, if only to speed up development?