A lot has changed since I last wrote a blog post. One of the biggest changes career-wise has been a decision by the company I work for to move away from IBM Domino and switch to a different platform for all future and new development. We had already started the process of switching all our users to Office365 for email so keeping Domino around just didn’t make a lot of sense.
Thankfully I was given the reigns in deciding what direction we should move to in a post Domino world and given our skills in using Java because of XPages the decision was easy, or was it?
You really don’t know what you have got till it is gone, as the song lyrics go, because Domino provides so many capabilities out of the box, you have directory and security, you have application deployment via templates, automatic code building in the designer, a backend data store, a server to run it all on, containerized applications, pretty much everything you needed to build applications is available in Domino and replacing it is not an easy task.
I’ve decided to try and start blogging against so that I can share some of the journey and hopefully make it easier for anybody else facing the same road.