As many of you may have heard, Bob Wong, Director of Lotus Channel Sales, has come out publicly saying there will be a Notes/Domino 9, and it has been confirmed by others inside IBM. He also said, and it has also been confirmed, that this extends the projected life span of Notes/Domino through 2012/2013. What some of you may not have heard is that Jeff Eisen, Lotus Notes Technical Lead, has stated quite clearly that LotusScript and formula language will be supported all the way through Notes/Domino 9.
We realize, of course, that there are hundreds of thousands of Notes/Domino applications out there using LotusScript, Formula language, @Commands, agents, etc. These applications help run your businesses and we take that very seriously. We have no intention of orphaning these applications in ND7, 8, 9, or ever.
So, those who worry that their LotusScript skills maye be becoming obsolete, fear not! While there are never any real guarantees in the computer world, and while you would be wise to work on other skills as well, there is every reason to think that you can write, and your company or customers use, LotusScript agents for years to come. Amended to correct Bob Wong's title. Also, see Ed Brill's comment that Ambuj Goyal first mentioned ND9 publicly.
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