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Thu 15 Nov 2018, 04:04 PM
My Short agents post yesterday was so well recieved , I thought I'd better elaborate on how JSON looks and works inside Notes/Domino when working with the Midas LSX. I'll probably post about this more in weeks to come, as there are a number of ways to use the JSON capabilities, and new integrations possible in Domino 10.
 
Since 1997, the Midas LSX has empowered Notes/Domino developers to create powerful, flexible, appealing applications. As the world has evolved and applications have moved to the web, then to mobile, then everywhere. the Midas LSX has had to evolve as well. For many years, Midas has been widely recognized to have the best rendering engine available, and has been built into many third party solutions. But as 'modern' has come to mean full stack, and as IBM and HCL have moved toward JavaScript and Node-RED and JavaScript frameworks, Midas has evolved along with them. This demo shows a small subset of the JSON capabilities that are now in the Midas LSX,
 
 
Try out the Midas LSX for yourself, and if you see a need in your organization, we can help get you ready for the integrations that IBM/HCL keep adding the product. It just makes sense.
 
Since I talked about regular football in my post yesterday, I thought maybe this post could engage in what amounts to Fantasy Football. Go ahead, vote on ideas like the one below at https://domino.ideas.aha.io, and dream big. But when you are done dreaming, why not try out the Midas LSX which is available right now in real life today.
 
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Wed 14 Nov 2018, 09:41 PM
When I say I still write LotusScript, I should include a disclaimer that my scripts tend to be under 30 lines long. Here's one that generates JSON for the documents in a specific view using MongoDB format and spits it out to the browser. All of nineteen lines long if you count the Dims and such. Before somebody says it, I know you can generate JSON with a special Domino URL, but you'd have zero control over the output, whereas I can change that one parameter to 'Saleforce' and get  a different set of JSON or to 'Domino' and get yet another. Or I can pick just a few items to include. Or include formulas or db lookups. Or change that to a GenerateCSV call and get a CSV stream. On top of that, any rich text which gets converted is high fidelity and intact, unlike the stuff generated by the Domino server natively. But otherwise, I'll acknowledge that it's pretty much the same thing as Domino Access Services if you'll acknowledge that the New England Patriots are playing pretty much the same game as the Cleveland Browns.
 
Anyway, short agents don't have to be short on functionality if you have Tom Brady the Midas LSX on your team.
 
(My apologies if you are not a U.S. sports fan and don't understand the analogy. I'm sure some of the Boston-based IBMers and HCLers could interpret for you.)
 
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Tue 2 Oct 2018, 03:45 PM
On a lot of websites, I see some variation of the message, "This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to blah blah blah legalese blah blah blah."
 
We don't use cookies. Not even crumbs. Maybe we should, maybe you wouldn't mind, but we don't.
 
 
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Fri 28 Sep 2018, 11:12 AM
I'll be the first to admit that there are a few improvements in rendering for email sent by Notes 10 Beta 2. But the emphasis should be on "a few", and they are relative baby steps. In getting a demo of CoexLinks Fidelity ready, there is still significant room for improvement. In the three images below, the first is what was sent from the Notes client V10 Beta 2, using client mime rendering as that is better than server rendering and more widely used. Plus, that is where the enhancements have been. The second image is how Gmail receives the message, but it is obvious the problem is not Gmail. The third is how the message looks when CoexLinks Fidelity sends it (I adjusted the subject for clarity). 
 
Which message do you want your clients, customers, employees, management to see? Which gets the point across best?
 
Fortunately, I have faith that IBM/HCL are aware of all this, and I hope that Notes/Domino 11, or an intermediary release, has more improvements. But for now, there's CoexLinks Fidelity.
 
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Notes V10 Beta 2 rendering shown in Gmail
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Notes V10 Beta 2 with Coexlinks Fidelity rendering shown in Gmail
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Thu 27 Sep 2018, 02:14 PM
Since 2006, AppsFidelity has provided fairly seamless roundtrip editing between the Notes client and the web with a Domino server. But even if you don't need to edit the document from the web, the high fidelity rendering and features such as in-place attachment icons make it easier to see your years-long investment on Notes via a web browser or mobile client, all without any programming.
 
 
Try out AppsFidelity for yourself, and if you see a need in your organization, take advantage of our Buy One Get One offer and get a free server license for each server license you purchase. It's neveer been cheaper, and AppsFidelity will keep adding value as IBM/HCL keep advancing the product. It just makes sense.
 
Or, you could hope that IBM/HCL listen and make this work themselves. Go ahead, vote on ideas like the ones below at https://domino.ideas.aha.io. They were good ideas in 2006, too, and eventually they might get added to the core product. But if you need a solution in 2018 and don't want to wait and see, there's always AppsFidelity.
 
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Thu 20 Sep 2018, 02:57 PM
 
 
At Genii Software, we're very excited about Notes/Domino 10 and all the opportunities it presents. We have new features planned for all our server-based products, though some will roll out right away and others will take longer. We aim to take advantage of every new capability, including coordination and integration with Node JS when that is ready (and stable - let's be honest). Truth be told, Domino 10 offers all of us a lot, but doesn't remove the need for the high quality rendering Genii Software is famous for providing. Rendering to MIME, HTML, JSON, CSV, EPUB, and more. Mobile/web/Notes client integration. Much more.
 
To share our excitement, and to help you prepare to get the most out of Domino 10 when your company gets there, and to minimize the pain until you do, we are offering a Buy One/Get One deal on server licenses for all our major products. Migration-specific and client licenses not included. Buy an AppsFidelity server license, get another at no cost. But three CoexLinks Fidelity server licenses, get three more at no cost. You get the idea.
 
We are extending this offer through the release of Domino 10 (or really to October 20th, because nobody moves quite that quickly). If you place an order or get an official quote by October 20th, you will get the additional licenses. If you already bought a server license (or three) in September, we will extend the offer to you as well.
 
Let's celebrate. Let's be ready. Let's hop off the fence and start investing in Domino and its related products again.
 
 
 
 
 
Existing customers with negotiated contracts are not eligible for this offer.

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