This is in response to Ben Langhinrichs' request for book proposals.
A introductory/primer for pre-8.5 Notes application developers and new Notes/Domino developers. Covers the following:
I would like to see the possibility of global variables. And with global I mean global to the application. I think that the declarations section of the database script is an excellent place to store them.
I would like to have an option where you can set an attribute on more than one design element (or sub-element) at a time. For instance: when you want to change the font of your columns, but leave the other settings like color or emphasis as they are, this idea ...
I would like to see a global boolean that shows whether or not DEBUG mode is on. This way you can add debugging code to your application that is only executed when you are actually running the debugger.
I am aware of the STOP statement, but this is different.
I would like to see that you can clear old hide-when formulae more easily. At this moment you can disable a hide-when formula in multiple fields on a form, but there is no easy way to blank out the old formula.
Currently when error occur during input translation and/or validation steps such as "Unable to interpret Date or Time", etc. it can be hard to determine the field which is giving rise to the error especially in large or complicated applications.
It would be really useful if we could have ...
Wouldn' t be nice when you could get hold to the uidoc pointer of another document? Suppose the following case: you have a parent document and a child document. In thsi child you change some attribute and you want to reflect this in the main document. when the main document ...
If you want to use a view as single category view, you always need to embed the view on a form or page. This results in some limitations for using the view ( like form formulas, document previews, actions for documents etc.).
There should be a "Show single category" ...
I would really like to see the combobox and listbox (and a @%$#-ton of other objects behave the same (or at all) in a browser or the client. If the whole concept of developing for Notes and Domino is to speed developement time, then I shouldn't have to build form ...
It should be interesting to adhere to this language for accessing Notes data : http://www.unqlspec.org/display/UnQL/Home
It may open new perspectives for the use of Domino (on the web).
Domino Designer's XPage interface has a masterful way of managing items so I'm not chasing around for the random file in the random directory. I'm heavily indebted to the designers of Designer for this.
The bean & controls file arrangement needs that kind of treatment. I wish all the java, ...
It is clear to me that one of the reasons that many of the good Ideas posted here will not be implemented due to the lack of resources at IBM.
So I would like to know your feeling about the following:
Could we setup a (small) group of ...
This forum holds a great many number of excellent Idea's, but I cannot imagine that they are exclusively wanted by us for the latest version of Notes.
I do understand that resources at IBM are limited, but there are so many developers out there that will not use the ...
1- Often applications couldn't care less about what's in the rich text. When they do, you can still get it for 'em.
2- Document preview in Notes can be abyssmally slow, when all you really need is a half-page image load independently. Advantage: Outlook.
3- Even omitting attachments can give ...
[have the option to] create a development environment that is identical to the production environment.
The development environment has the same databases (same name and replicaid) as the production environment.
When a developer logs in to the client or designer, he or she can choose which environment to log in ...