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.