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Tags: Christian Güdemann
A short message to the german developer camp (in german).
When you start to code, what music is in your ears? My current favorit is a german song called Augenblick from Söhne Mannheims.
What’s your favorit?
Yes, it was a huge success. The Event-Room of WebGate was full of XPages Developers from Switzerland. One of the reason was, that we had the pleasure to meet Martin Donnelly and Eamon Muldon from the IBM XPages Team. The other reason is the DNA of Domino / XPages Developers. It seems that collaboration and sharing of knowledge is a key factor in this community. So we could have an open discussion across the border and boundaries of company and personal interest. During this special moment we were all only XPages Developers with a passion for good Applications.
Is it the right time to establish an event similar to XPages and Beer, which is a success around the world? Yes we think so. I’m working with several people from the Swiss XPages Developer Community to make this happen. The open discussion and the sharing of knowledge and experience was in the past a success factor and will be in the future a success factor.
Stay tuned for a next update.
And I’m still living without my E-Mail Folders! My life is much easier.
I’m since the movie “Remember the Titans” a fan of football. A game which can only be won when the teamwork is really great. Because of lack opportunities in Switzerland, I enjoy the fact that each time when IBM Connect is, it is also Superbowl time. This time a great defence won over a good offense.
Inspired by an article of Paul Withers http://www.intec.co.uk/back-end-developers-are-from-mars-front-end-developer-are-from-venus/ I try to explain a good XPages Development Team with some Football words. And football fans forgive me, I’m a swiss guy and I will never have any chance to fit the knowledge of any football fan but….
Front-End Developers / UI Developers are the Offense!
They do the brilliant stuff which makes an application shiny and intuitive. They care about the first impression. They are interested in fast response from the backend, and love to do the most of the application logic (not the business logic) in the client. They measure loading time and render time. They are great in visualisation of data and love a clear interface.
Like in football, these guys makes the points!
Back-End Developers are the Defence!
They do the hard work 🙂 because they build the API for the Front-End Developers to process the data. They care about a robust domain-object-model and a stable API. They care about the transactions to the storage and the processing of the processes. They are more interested in brilliant algorithms than any kind of UI representations.
Like in football, they are responsible that you do not lose the ground.
Interfaces, Integration and Connections – The Special-Teams
Most applications are not islands. They are integrated in business processes and depends on other system. Here comes your Special-Teams to the game. You need these guys who have a deeper understanding of the interfaces and can talk with the “guys on the other side”.
Like in football, the Special-Teams can make the difference! The last point you need to win!
In what kind of developing are you good?
PS: Next Time I write maybe about RAD and Fast-Prototyping 😉
IBM Connections is a great Plattform to bring people centrict data to a single point of storage and processing. Processing this datas with analytics and bring data, people and the work of them into relation is key to have 360 view of your employee, data and processes. But to get this view, you have to attract developers around the globe to develop applications, which use the power of IBM Connections.
But todays developers are not the same, then 5 years before. They have the power and freedom to choose that framework, which matters for them best. Thats one of the reason why we have such a large and brilliant XPages community. They love the things they can do with one of the most advanced java appdev server!
The IBM SocialBusiness Toolkit Team was wise enougth, to know these fact. And they have made the Toolkit available for a lot of different plattforms. I’m very proud that OpenNTF is the Home of the Social Business Toolkit. And the Toolkit is your key to the IBM Connections Plattform.
So join us (OpenNTF) on wednesday 10 am and learn what the Open Source Comminity for Collaboration Solutions can offer you, for your success. We also have a booth on the Solutions Showcase.
Yesterday evening I did my planing for the IBM Connect 2014. Not the travel, this has our travel already done, also the time before and after IBM Connect 2014 is organized. It will be a great time. Roman (CEO), Andre (COO) and Alain (Account Manager) are a good team and Roman, Andre and I will use the time after Connect to reflect what we have heard and which spirit we have felt. This will have an impact on our strategic planing.
During the planing Yesterday, I did recognize, how different this IBM Connect will be for me. My first LotusSphere in 2012 was under the sign of getting knowledge and get in touch with people from the community. In 2013 was expanding and developing of these relationships. I learned that knowing who knows it, is much more important than getting technical knowledge.
And now 2014 is under a new sign. I’m now IBM Champion and OpenNTF Chairman. I will have a Session (BP207) and a Birds of Feather Session (BOF405). And OpenNTF has a booth (308)!
Let’s see what happens.