It's not often I get excited about something as much as I am about SVG at the moment. To quote the O'Reilly book I "bought" - SVG is an "infinite canvas". You could well argue that Flash was just as powerful. As I see it, Flash falls down in that it's a closed binary format that requires expensive programs for developers, whereas SVG is nothing more than XML that you could write in Notepad. Not only that but you can easily incorporate it within your Domino design/data as you would any other SGML markup. Hence my excitement. Time to put all those "incorporating Flash with Domino" horror-ideas to bed!
I have to say a big thank you to Mr Braly at Adobe for mailing me a link to their SVG Knowledge Base (he's a Domino developer!) and the list of supported features in the v3 plugin.
There's a myriad of stuff out there on the subject. Have fun, I know I will. Already got the boss excited enough to splash out on a copy of Adobe Web Collection ;o)
Surely you didn't expect me not to mention the Notes.net "re-design". What can I say apart from what have they actually done? Not much! The way they spoke about the Sandbox being unable to accept new submissions until its re-design was finished made me think there was something drastic afoot. I was even anticipating something special at one point. Turns out all they've done is add the IBM livery to each database. There is still an ugly reminder of how it used to look - the GIFs they left behind clash horribly with the new look. A step in the right direction though.
Servlets. Should we bother using them or not? That's the question I've been asking myself recently. After all, what can we do with servlets that we can't do with agents? That's a rhetorical question ...
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Hello, CodeStore here. Jake's too busy to blog today. He foolishly got his boss over-excited about the potential of SVG and is now beavering away on a similar scale project with yesterday timescales.
While he's not looking I thought I'd tell you about my plans to not be out-done by the whole Notes.net -> LDD conversion. I think it's about time I had a fresh look too. Don't you!? Why don't you all tell Jake what you'd like to see. Many thanks to all of you who already have - I know that Jake listens.
Notes.net (spit!) are making their change this weekend. I will wait and see what tricks they have up their sleeve before I get Jake to perform the face-lift...
This reporting/charting database is suddenly becoming truly potential. Stu Lancaster mailed me today with more input - a much more slick way of doing this being to use XML and SVG. Which is precisely what a colleagure of his did after reading this article. His boss must be a happy man ;o)
If you haven't got the plugin already you can get it from Adobe's SVG site. Notice that you can view the source. Wow. Expect to see me talk more about this soon...