• Subject: Re: App. development in Lotus Notes / Domino
  • From: "Vijosh.A" <vijosh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:25:03 +0530

Thank you very much Tom. Your mail was of great help.


>From the Desk of :

Vijosh A.
Systems & Software
SEEPZ, Mumbai, India.

Tel  : (91-22) 829 0803 / 0075
Fax : (91-22) 829 2578 / 1389
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Hightower/Solutions_Inc <tomh@simas.com>
To: domino400@midrange.com <domino400@midrange.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: App. development in Lotus Notes / Domino


>Ask a dozen people, and you'll a dozen different opinions.  Here's my
>experience:
>
>Notes is good, and can be very good provided the application developer is
>very well trained, and has plenty of practice.  Someone coming from a
>VisualBasic background definitely has a head start.  If you install it on a
>400 the back-end access (thru LotusScript) is good; otherwise you've got
>ODBC issues to deal with.
>Domino is basically the web server portion of Notes; we've had good success
>with it (at version 4.6.3).  Release 5.0.2 is supposed to be better, I
>can't say because I've not used it.  The Notes forum (http://notes.net) is
>filled with questions from very frustrated programmers, and administrators.
> We have a site that is hosted by a Notes/Domino server:
>http://www.simas.com
>
>I went to a class for Net.Commerce (another IBM offering).  It's basically
>a high-end cataloging application and server.  How high-end? LL Bean, JC
>Penney, Sears, etc use it. You can categorize your products any way you
>like, and the customer has various ways to search your product database.
>After you import your data from your back-end database (!), I'm not sure
>what interaction there is with the back-end.  Setting it up isn't too bad,
>lots of wizards and all that.  A plus is that Net.Commerce will let you
>define a "staging" server, where you can make changes to your mall and/or
>store and play with it before ever replicating the changes to your live
>server. However, if you want to go customizing it a high degree of training
>and practice will definitely come in handy.  Current version (as of a
>couple of months ago) used Net.Data commands for data access.  The next
>version will not, and will instead use Java (according to our class
>instructor). A nice plus is that it uses 'wallet' concepts.
>
>Net.Data (another IBM offering) is a simple, but powerful, scripting
>language which runs natively on the 400 (and NT and others).  It has the
>EASIET access to 400 databases that we've used, and is the easiest for us
>because of our deep AS400 talent pool.  It will definitely require much
>more programming to set up a full e-commerce system.  We have a web server
>using a blend of CL, RPGIV, and Net.Data: http://idocket.com.
>
>Tom
>tomh@simas.com
>
>
>
>
>
>"Vijosh.A" <vijosh@systsoft.com> on 01/18/2000 04:37:45 AM
>To:     domino400@midrange.com
>cc:
>
>Subject:        App. development in Lotus Notes / Domino
>
>
>
>Hi all,
>
>We are at the initial stages of a project in e-commerce. The project
>involves developing an inventory application which also needs access from
>anywhere in the world. Security and speed  is a prime concern. Also later
>the client wants net based  ordering etc. etc.. Apart from this they also
>want an intranet and a messaging system to be set up.  The intranet will
>also have access to the main application.
>
>IBM is strongly recommending DOMINO + Lotus Notes for this purpose.
>
>Can anybody suggest as to what all things we should consider before
>deciding upon the tool and the web server for this project?  And is
>Domino/Notes a really good combination? Are there any known issues that
>have come up while using this combination ? What is the rating of  Domino /
>
>Notes with respect to other web server / tool combinations like ASP/Java
>.. ?
>
>Thanks in Advance
>
>Vijosh
>
>
>>From the Desk of :
>
>Vijosh A.
>Senior Consultant
>Systems & Software
>SEEPZ, Mumbai, India.
>
>Tel  : (91-22) 829 0803 / 0075
>Fax : (91-22) 829 2578 / 1389
>
> - att1.htm
>
>
>
>


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