Hi, I'm Notes... - Building Applications
Title: Building Applications (parody of I'm a Mac and I'm a PC advertisement)
Scene: Notes character is on right with a Notes/Domino Development Redbook and a boxed set of Notes/Domino 6.5. Exchange character is on left with a large number of software packages (SQL Server, IIS, Visual Basic, .Net, etc., and piles of books for each).
Notes: Hi, I'm IBM Lotus Notes/Domino.
Exchange: And I'm Microsoft Exchange.
Notes: Ready to start building some applications?
Exchange: You bet... Give me a little time here to get all this software installed, make sure all the servers are talking to each other, configure each package, and then read up on how everything works. It shouldn't take me more than a few weeks...
Exchange: And where's all your tools?
Notes: Oh, this is all I need. Notes/Domino has Designer built in, the web server's already there, all the HTML, LotusScript, Java technologies are already supported out of the box. I'll just install the software and be ready to go in a couple of hours.
Exchange: That's it?
Notes: Yeah, that's it... It all just works. In fact, I'll be demoing an application this afternoon for my customer. So, um... I'm just going to get started, OK?
Exchange: Sure... go ahead... <mumbling – I should have all the packages opened by then...>
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