Best Practices for Building Optimized Wireless Solutions for Web Services

Today I have found a very interesting link: JavaOne Online Technical Sessions. After to do an overview on it I have found a technical session very interesting for me:

Best Practices for Building Optimized Wireless Solutions for Web Services (TS-1293)

This technical session is a complete road map throw the different consideration you have to take into account when you develop a Mobile Application.

Another interesting aspect is how the analysis of each component is based in design pattern and combinations of it.

It also mention some issues related to the status of the mobile development, growth of the mobile tool kits.

Domino.doc API

Today I had the opportunity to work with Domino.doc API due to an enhancement in a migration tool.

The understanding of the API relationship is easy. The main amount of objects are implemented as collections so you only have to use the basic methods available for collections. After that, when you reach the ddoc object you work with an extension of a NotesDocument class, so it’s so easy.

The only problem I see is that it’s a little pain in the ass to work with it because you cannot control with the debugger the different values stored for each object. But anyway, if all objects are controlled, there’s no problem.

On the other hand, I have accessed to the Library using an http URL and a Notes URL. The Notes URL is slower than http.
Set Library = API.GetLibrary( libraryUrl$ )

Intalio BPMS Designer, not enough

Finally I don’t find a real reason to use Intalio BPMS Designer instead Microsoft Visio. I suppose that if you buy the whole license you have a good list of features that justify the use of this tool but now I just can draw!

Now I’m asking about Enterprise Architect. It’s supposed this tool provide the functionality I need.

Lotus Quickr

Now it’s available Lotus Quickr in Lotus Greenhouse.

It’s defined like the fastest way to share everyday content across connected teams.

  1. Shared content libraries: You can share content in Lotus Quickr libraries, and access that content from desktop applications.
  2. Team places: Create online places with provided templates.
  3. Connectors to popular applications: Use connectors to interact with content in your Lotus Quickr libraries.

I have created a place based in a ‘Project Library’ template (there are around 8 templates).

After that you can visit your Welcome page, create announcements and Add Components!!.

In the body field of the announcement you can create tables, insert columns… The problem is that I cannot save it. I have post the problem in the forum.

As the template is a project library, I can create tasks, assign to a member, start date, end date… Then, from a view you can click directly on a progress bar to indicate the percentage you have covered (that’s cute). It’s really quick. Lotus Connections is slower that Quickr.

The basic template only contains these document types. After that, you can add components to your place: wiki, RSS, blog, libraries and contacts, so you can customize it. That’s very powerful.

You can add documents with the same features that you currently use in Domino.doc: check in, check out, edit profile…

To enhance your document management you can download a Plug-in for the Browser.

These 2 last facts are a good news for us. I have to pay more attention in these features in order to give to Domino.Doc a proper evolution, great!