Monday, September 01, 2008

Domino Web Developers...Will Our Apps Be Better In New Google Browser?

Exciting times, eh? Tomorrow, Google is releasing "Google Chrome", a new, built-from-the-ground-up web browser that promises to be a modern platform for applications and web pages.

With announcements like this, plus all the new goodies like xPages coming from IBM, you really do need to start brushing up on your web skills. While I *love* rich client development, I believe it's equally important to be able to use your skills when developing for the browser. I've met far too many Domino developers who have said they don't do web. Believe want to start studying up on your html, css and javascript. You won't be disappointed and they are skills that will serve you well outside of Lotus land too.

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By Blogger Ben Poole, at 3:18 AM  

Indeed, interesting times. Point of fact, aside from some small project work I did a while back, I don't know any Notes / Domino developers who are actually doing rich client dev any more! Many of us are working in the browser nowadays it seems.

By OpenID Scott Cochrane, at 4:56 AM  

I know there are still plenty of developers who are doing Notes client work as part of internal teams in large organisations. You still can't beat the client for building rich functionality rapidly.

By Anonymous Henning Heinz, at 5:06 AM  

I agree but full JavaScript, better CSS and html support in the client would be of help too. There is a lot of competition in the web development market.

By Blogger Charles Robinson, at 8:58 AM  

It sounds a lot like Mozilla Prism. It'll be interesting to see how Google Chrome progresses.

By Anonymous Jim Knight, at 10:05 AM  

When I saw the announcement, I thought: we already have firefox, no other browser necessary but some of the threading and crash work they are doing makes the google browser look good.
Learn JQuery!

By Blogger mdm-adph, at 3:40 PM  

Blegh -- as long as Google doesn't muck around with the Webkit rendering engine too much, I don't see my apps being any better or worse. :P

By Blogger David Dickey, at 7:16 PM  

it did wonders for inotes. :-)

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