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Best Practice Makes Perfect

A collaboration with Domino developers about how to do it and how to get it right in Domino

Dateline -- 13 February 2008

Hilary denounces GetNthDocumentSpeaking at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Hilary Clinton today criticized rival Barack Obama's use of the GetNthDocument method in 2002. "It's clear he cares nothing about efficient collaboration," said Clinton. "It's inexperience that leads to basic errors such as this, as well as just not caring. I care," Clinton said, wiping a tear from her cheek. "I care a lot."

Senator Obama was not immediately available for comment, but a campaign staffer pointed out that iteration is a complex issue, and that GetNthDocument is not a bad choice in all cases. "With some types of collections, it doesn't really matter," the staff member said. "Besides, we could easily point out several occasions where Senator Clinton used the identical @DbLookup twice in the same formula, which is a really obvious error. Experience is important, but it's more important to be right," the staffer added, hammering in the campaign's main theme with a mallet.

John McCain, speaking on a local Milwaukee news program, dismissed the whole issue as irrelevant and silly. "Application development is not a key skill for the American President," he said. "That's the job of Congress and the courts. The executive branch is about administration. Can they tune a server, is what the voters want to know. John McCain can tune a server," the candidate said, referring to himself in the third person, as is traditional.

Andre Guirard | 14 February 2008 03:09:00 AM ET | Sisters Coffee, Hastings MN | Comments (5)

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