I came back from the 2015 MWLUG last week, and I was very impressed. This was my first Lotus/Domino meeting and was very surprised how many people attended the conference. It was really nice to see the people who are “responsible” for my XPage education (David Leedy, Brad Balassaitis, Howard Greenberg …). A very special thanks to Marky Roden. Thanks for the great presentation, and just being a really nice bloke.
It would have been really nice to meet Mark Ambler, but he could not come. I met lots of interesting and really nice fellow developers.
Meeting these people encouraged me to start my own blog about Xpages. I hope I can give the community a unique perspective on XPage development, since the first time I heard about XPages was May 2014. I had no idea that IBM had database called Domino and that it was a “special” document-oriented db, which I still have a hard time to wrap my brain around. I thought that the Lotus software company went bankrupt years ago. This is what I remembered of them:
I am not a software developer by training. I used to be a fairly successful molecular biologist for over 20 years. Until last year, I only coded as a hobby. Although, I began learning code on these magnificent machines in middle school: