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Oct 13, 2010

Oracle and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Java Innovation Through OpenJDK

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Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment.

IBM press release

Jun 17, 2010

New 'Email Triage' Technology by IBM

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Jan 20, 2010

Lotus Notes Traveler, news and photos

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Again, during the opening general session IBM talks about Lotus Notes Traveler. First of all they announce the support for Android platform, then a big news for people who wanted encrypted mail on iPhone: Lotus Notes Traveler Companion is available today on App Store!

Lotus Notes Traveler Companion allow to read encrypted mail on the iPhone directly using the Notes ID security!

Last is the extension of the support for other operating system. I mean, now Travel can be installed only on Windows OS, with Traveler 8.5.2 you can also install on Linux SUSE!!!

Cool! Isn't it? It's so cool that we can't wait. 8.5.2 is supposed to be released in Q3-Q4 2010. This mean that we can have Android support on Linux based Traveler at the end of this year!

IBM Project Vulcan, photos and news

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On the OGS we learn about IBM Project Vulcan, as report on Ed Brill's Blog “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going”. During the Opening general session we have some screen shots of the evolution of the Notes client:

and some concept on mobile devices like BlackBerry or iPhone:

Other news comes from the keynote during the first two day of Lotusphere, one is particularly important: after 8.5.2 Notes will be “vulcanized”.

Other pictures on Project Vulcan can be found in my Flickr photostream.

My 2 cents on this project are:
  1. Notes 9 will be the Project Vulcan implementation like Notes 8 has been the Hannover's one.
  2. Project Vulcan will be hugely developed in xPages and other web technology.
  3. Notes 3 to 8 apps still work fine in the Vulcan. This doesn't came from me but from history. :-)

Jan 19, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 2 - general and Lotus application development strategy

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  1. My daily agenda: BP210, KEY101, BP108, BP111, BP204, ID615.
  2. “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going” [Ed Brill Blog]

Lotus Application Development Strategy:

  1. Lotus Notes/Domino developer skills are important and remain important.
  2. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to OpenID.
  3. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to Oauth.
  4. Again, next releases? Will be much more based on web technology (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, Dojo).
  5. Samples of integration with cloud software already exist: Tungle, Gist, Openspan.