A lot of things happened since Monday morning. It turned out I was not at all alone in thinking this. So there are some other posts on the subject, much better than my rant. And most importantly you can find Ed Brill’s comment under Darren’s post.
(I tried to sort them chronologically, not 100 % sure I did it right, though)
- Oliver Busse
- Paul Withers
- Darren Duke
- Volker Weber - reacting to Ed’s comment, read the comments here as well
- Heiko Voigt
So we now know IBM will support Domino/Notes until 2021. That’s definitely good thing. It gives everybody enough time to adapt to new situation. What we still do not know (and even IBM - or at least Ed - doesn’t) is what is the plan with Application modernization part of last roadmap presented, see Ed’s comment under Volker’s post where he said: “I would like to be able to say more about what my roadmap bullet about app modernization means, but it is something we are still working on a few different paths, and it is not going fast enough and I want to do more before we talk about it”.
That is exactly why I advise Domino devs to run away. It is already too late and yet they are working on something and are not even sure what path to take.
I really appreciate Ed being so open about this. His position is extremely hard now and I am really glad I do not have to make decisions he is going to make.