WTF?IBM Lotus and Domino Server?

Technical tags: IBM, Domino, AIX, LotusScript, ODBC/JDBC, ADO, OLE DB,

Assume we are now in Jurassic period, the technologies above are in Cambrian period, developers who has less than 4 years experience probably never heard about any of the above terminologies... No choice, I was dealing with them during the passes few weeks, I met ODBC as soon as I graduated while I was development ASP website using VBScript, but it was soon replaced by ADO, and after half a year I started studying .NET so I used ADO.NET, nowadays we usually talk to Entity Framework which abstracts ADO.NET interfaces... Now 8 years passes for me whereas I picked all of them back and started "exploring"...

  • IDE crash

    Yes, it crashes without symptom, especially when I enabled debug, when crash happens, or windows running on the same process - "notes2.exe" crashes, it SUCKS!

  • Unstable execution environment

    I write a subroutine to insert a record into MySQL through ODBC, within half an hour I get error information (made no sense) printed at the bottom of Lotus Notes Designer, then I enabled LotusScript debugger and then it supernaturally passed!! It SUCKS MORE!!

  • Poor documentation and little resources online

No word, it SUCKS MOST!!!




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