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CoexEdit 3.0 Step 1 - add magic
Ben Langhinrichs    

CoexEdit has been a slow but steady product for Genii Software. It hasn't had the great success of the Midas Rich Text product line or of CoexLinks, but people have used it for many different projects in many different companies.

Slow and steady isn't good enough, so I asked lots of questions of customers and developers and partners: What does CoexEdit need?

The answer was fairly simple, given how many people know what I do. CoexEdit needed more magic. Developers didn't want to mess with the changes to design elements, no matter how simple. Administrators didn't want to involve developers at all. All of this got worse when the economy collapsed, and many developers were let go.

So, I took a page from the CoexLinks playbook and added a dash of magic. Auto-magic, really. Not easy, but now you can enable CoexEdit in most XPage-enabled databases, and many non-XPage-enabled databases, without a single design change. It just happens. When CoexEdit 3.0 is released, you can use it too, even if you are an Administrator. Even in databases with locked designs.

extmgr_addins=CoexEd
CoexEditRecognizeXPages=1

That's enough to turn on XPage recognition for all 8.5.2/8.5.3 Discussion databases.

CoexEditXPageTemplate1=My New Template
CoexEditXPageTemplate2=Your XPage Template

That's enough to enable two additional templates, assuming they use the Body field. But what if Your XPage Template uses different fields?

CoexEditXPageTemplateFields2=Description,LongDescription,Justification

You have a custom database without a template?

CoexEditXPageReplica1=852566F10064AC18
CoexEditXPageReplicaFields1=Inventory

I would have added more magic, but I didn't make it into Hogwarts. Tomorrow, I'll show you some of the functionality that is added auto-magically.


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http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20120221-1159
Feb 21, 2012
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The very opposite of YAGNI - more like IYBITWCE
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 10:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
There is a philosophy called YAGNI that many software developers and programmers will recognize. The acronym stands for You Aren't Gonna Need It, and it has been popularized along with the ideas of extreme programming and continuous refactoring. It probably even helps a lot of developers and teams, but at Genii Software, we go the opposite direction. A good part of what we build is not currently necessary, is purely speculative or is sufficiently far ahead of what customers want that it could b [read] Keywords: domino lsx notes application archive development email iphone mobile outlook xml
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Demo: Preventing data loss in IBM Notes-Domino email
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Another story video available - Circle Back
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Would you like that windmill rare or well done?
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My fairytale story video is up on Youtube
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Status of video fairytale production
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