Expeditor and more

I know, I know, still slacking on the weblog front… Anyway, a post to say that things are finally happening that may be of interest to you, dear patient reader. A brief summary:

  • DominoWiki is actually under active development. I hope to have the new version out imminently. The wiki mark-up processor has been split so that mark-up is parsed when saving, leaving just the “live” wiki links to be parsed at run-time (hat-tip to John Smart for getting me to actually commit to doing this!)—needless to say, this change should help performance. I have also been working on various CSS, Javascript and mark-up tweaks so that DominoWiki starts to become a better web citizen. Like I say, a release soon.
  • Expeditor. You may have heard of this… Chortle. Anyway, the ’blog silence this week is attributable to Lotus Expeditor. I have just returned from a four-day Innovation Centre workshop covering the fundamentals of Expeditor. Given that said tool is the basis for Sametime 7.5x and Lotus Notes 8 (standard), it makes sense to get to know the beast (think Eclipse RCP on steroids).
  • General web development and tinkering. Various random projects, bits of code, investigating new Javascript libraries like moo… It all adds up.

I have a load of stuff to write up and make sense of. I hope to publish said witterings on this very site shortly, so if there’s something you particularly want to know about, do shout!


  1. Love to see what you think of developing for Expeditor. I'm reading everything IBM publishes about it, but I seem to have a steep learning curve. Presumably it all makes perfect sense if you already know how to develop in eclipse?Rob McDonagh#
  2. I too am waiting with bated breath on what you have to say about Expeditor. I have a huge project facing me and think that it might be well served by the new platform. Of particular interest will be the mixed data access model and object persistence.Andy Broyles#
  3. The MooTools library is quite nice to work with, I implemented the webpolls and calendar functions of BlogSphere V3 with MooTools and I'm using a third party script called SlimBox for the photo part of BlogSphere.Declan Lynch#
  4. @1 / 2: yup. Creating applications in Expeditor, at the basic level, is akin to creating Eclipse plug-ins. Expeditor then offers a whole lot more in terms of provisioning the client and applications, the property broker, personalisation / branding, data stores, synchronisation options, and so on and so forth.

    I will write some thoughts once I’ve digested the material we ran through. It was a good course, and really showed how far IBM has come with rich clients (a far cry from the early betas of the managed client in Workplace 2.x).

    @3: so far I’m pretty impressed. I especially like the way the moo site lets you build a Javascript library on the fly, depending on which bits you need: useful stuff.Ben Poole#
  5. Add me to the list of those interested in what you have to say about Expeditor. My interest stems from how to describe/educate on this technology within the Notes customer base, since, as you say, it's part of Notes 8 (and Sametime 7.5). Ed Brill#
  6. Now that’s definitely going to be an interesting challenge :-) Ben Poole#

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