Bruce has been teasing us all for the past
few days with blog posts and tweets about the upcoming new product from
Elguji and sitting in my inbox this morning was the first announcement
email revealing the name of the product as IQJam.
This looks like it’s going to be an
excellent product offering from Elguji that will fit in well with their
successful IdeaJam product but there were two things that I really liked
about the announcement, the first is that the product was written in XPages
and the second was that it would not be supporting IE6. Some people may
think that the lack of IE6 support could hinder it’s acceptance but I personally
think that this is a great idea. It’s about time that more and more applications
stopped supporting this browser. It is time for IE6 to die and force people
to upgrade to better browsers like Firefox, Safari, and even IE8 ( although
I’d love to see some CSS3 support in IE8 ).
While I can’t get into any specifics
on 8.5.1 I think the decision to write the application for this release
as opposed to 8.5.0 is also a great idea. There have been some significant
improvements under the hood in 8.5.1 that will ensure the product runs
better and I know Matt has done extensive scalability testing at the IBM
I won’t rehash what everybody else is
saying about IQJam but I will tell you to check out the product info
on the Elguji website. This is going to be a great product.