HCL World Premiere Live from Tokyo

First things first, how cool is Domino Volt. Too bad it is an extra license. Well, it will depend on the price, if it will have an impact. I would have thought, since HCL wants to win the citizen developer back, they would not make him pay extra. We will see how it works out. I personally do not have a lot of hope, that this citizen developer comes back. My (very limited) impression is, that most have already problems using a spread sheet correctly, but Volt would be right beyond the scope of most people. I may be wrong, no, I hope I am wrong because I think that thing is mighty cool. I really would like to know, if it is possible to create your own components.

Connections I did not get. Probably because I have not seen Connections for a while now, but the demo was somewhat strange and much too fast, as was the one for Domino Volt. On the other hand, it looks like that they did a huge step forward in terms of usability and flexibility. But I still don’t like WebSphere.

Now the things that made me blink. The quality of the video and sound was awful. Like in the early days of internet with ISDN modems. I tried browser and app on an iPad. Same very bad experience. Except the app was quite a bit ahead of Firefox.
Well, they said it was live, but all that could have been recorded before. Having watched part of the recording in a much better quality again, it probably was live. It sounded there where about 20 people at the live event somewhere in a Japanese shed and after 30 minutes that was it. 90 Minutes had been blocked by the calendar entry. Frankly, I looked at the blank screen for a minute or so and waited for an encore and others apparently had the same feelings. Somebody asked if that was it and the answer was „yes“. Did I miss anything?

All in all, cool products, strange presentation.