Looking at 2004, part 2

Continuing the usual end of year review theme, I’d like to pick out some of my favourite techie posts for 2004 (how narcisstic is that? Heh). So, without further ado, some post links, and some narrative:

  • Domino talking Java There was quite a lively discussion when I posted this one, which was the idea: I wanted to get down to the nitty gritty of accessing Domino (specifically R5) with DIIOP. Some great input from lots of people including Neill Laney and IBM’s own Steve Nikopoulos — thanks again chaps!
  • Domino anti-patterns. Ah yes, a post in the finest tradition of webloggers: snide comments and general sneering at others’s coding attempts. Because of course we high-falutin’s types (hah!) never make mistakes… ;-) Oh it was just a bit of fun. And again, elicited some splendid comments. Continuing the theme: Bad variable names.
  • Portals getting Eclipsed. A brief post about something that has become pretty hot: the rich client platform capabilities of Eclipse. Yum. This one is just going to get more and more interesting.
  • We had some amazing new versions of stuff in 2004: numerous Eclipse builds, Firefox 1.0, new versions of iTunes, and of course, OpenWiki. LOL.
  • Subversion really came of age in 2004, and I used it a fair bit. There are some excellent resources out there, some of which I collected in a big post on the topic for Windoze and Mac users. (More Mac details can also be found in this brief post, together with a wiki page I created about Subclipse).
  • Lots of people got the DXL buzz during the year, including Messrs. Guidera and Sherwood with the amazing OpenNTF project, DXLPeek.
  • So, things looked brighter for Domino aficionados in 2004, and also look good for a while longer too. But how can I post about the world of Notes and Domino in 2004 without mentioning that distasteful episode in the late summer eh?

Next up: books and choons!

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