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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Thu 15 Nov 2018, 04:04 PM
My Short agents post yesterday was so well recieved , I thought I'd better elaborate on how JSON looks and works inside Notes/Domino when working with the Midas LSX. I'll probably post about this more in weeks to come, as there are a number of ways to use the JSON capabilities, and new integrations possible in Domino 10.

Since 1997, the Midas LSX has empowered Notes/Domino developers to create powerful, flexible, appealing applications. As the world has evolved and applications have moved to the web, then to mobile, then everywhere. the Midas LSX has had to evolve as well. For many years, Midas has been widely recognized to have the best rendering engine available, and has been built into many third party solutions. But as 'modern' has come to mean full stack, and as IBM and HCL have moved toward JavaScript and Node-RED and JavaScript frameworks, Midas has evolved along with them. This demo shows a small subset of the JSON capabilities that are now in the Midas LSX,

Try out the Midas LSX for yourself, and if you see a need in your organization, we can help get you ready for the integrations that IBM/HCL keep adding the product. It just makes sense.

Since I talked about regular football in my post yesterday, I thought maybe this post could engage in what amounts to Fantasy Football. Go ahead, vote on ideas like the one below at, and dream big. But when you are done dreaming, why not try out the Midas LSX which is available right now in real life today.

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Wed 14 Nov 2018, 09:41 PM
When I say I still write LotusScript, I should include a disclaimer that my scripts tend to be under 30 lines long. Here's one that generates JSON for the documents in a specific view using MongoDB format and spits it out to the browser. All of nineteen lines long if you count the Dims and such. Before somebody says it, I know you can generate JSON with a special Domino URL, but you'd have zero control over the output, whereas I can change that one parameter to 'Saleforce' and get  a different set of JSON or to 'Domino' and get yet another. Or I can pick just a few items to include. Or include formulas or db lookups. Or change that to a GenerateCSV call and get a CSV stream. On top of that, any rich text which gets converted is high fidelity and intact, unlike the stuff generated by the Domino server natively. But otherwise, I'll acknowledge that it's pretty much the same thing as Domino Access Services if you'll acknowledge that the New England Patriots are playing pretty much the same game as the Cleveland Browns.

Anyway, short agents don't have to be short on functionality if you have Tom Brady the Midas LSX on your team.

(My apologies if you are not a U.S. sports fan and don't understand the analogy. I'm sure some of the Boston-based IBMers and HCLers could interpret for you.)

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