Lately I have been following the OpenDocument Format (ODF) craze. The more I read up and listen to podcasts on ODF, the more it makes sense to me. I blogged about ODF about a month ago when I was just familiar with the idea and googling ODF to learn about it. About a week ago, I read an article titled: Sun urges Massachusetts to reject Open XML. I was already following the MA government officials ever since Massachusetts put forth a goal to move all government document to OpenDocument format. Massachusetts has yet to decide on which vendor they will choose as their ODF software. Microsoft Open XML is based on the idea of an open standard. The major problem is that Microsoft has yet to release such a product and has a long history of proprietary software. Microsoft has no plans to support ODF in their next version of its Office software suite, code-named Office 12.
In the meantime, IBM announced that IBM Workplace Managed Client 2.6 will support OpenDocument. The Workplace Managed Client will support ODF version 1.0 and is slated to be released in early 2006. If you haven't previewed the Workplace Managed Client, I would advise everyone to try it out.
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InsideLotus - Lotus, Portal and Social Collaborative Software
From archive: December 2005 X
developerWorks is starting a series or articles to introduce readers to AJAX. You'll see that it's pretty straightforward to get the basics. There's also a bunch of resource links at the end of the article. (I read it last night sitting in traffic for 3 hours trying to get home after our "big" 6 inch snowstorm hit. Luckily, I was also able to pick up a wireless signal from MIT as I inched forward, so I could get on Sametime and replicate, but that's a different story.)
Mastering AJAX, Part 1
I'm sure a lot of people have stories that start like this, "I did this back in
form.bookAuthor.value = doc.getItemValueString("bookAuthor");
It's fast, too.
What's your "AJAX" story? I bet we'll be hearing more about it at Lotusphere 2006, too.
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We get these newsletters from IBM Research in Cambridge and one of the best features is their "Seen on the Web" section. Here is one that's fun - Wayback Machine. It has an archive of old web pages from "back in the day". I vaguely remember seeing reference to this on someone else's blog, but I can't find it now.
If you are nostalgic for "Groupware and E-mail for the net", "work the web", "work as one", or "super.human.software", check it out. See if your own company is there.
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There's a new sample component available for download on the samples page. This one was built to support the Lotus Education course material, but you can just download the sample and try it out.
Also, the Workplace Designer Redpaper is available in final form, along with the component built during the residency.
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Along with other Workplace app dev content. Thanks to our ISV Enablement team in Japan.
Workplace Designer Technology Overview (in Japanese). You'll need the right fonts to read it, of course, but I assume that if you want to read it, you have those fonts! There are screen shots of Designer in Japanese, too.
You will find a number of other articles on Workplace development,too.
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