RE: The Notes Designer And Why It's Rubbish. Ben Langhinrichs 19.Oct.07 07:32 AM Lotus Notes Domino Designer All ReleasesAll Platforms
While some of your points are valid, I lose respect for someone who will stand up and call other people's work rubbish but refuse to give their own name. Anonymous flamebaiting just doesn't belong in a civilized forum.
Alt-tab does not shift to Designer because it isn't a separate process. There are pros and cons to that, but it is a fairly simple explanation.
Beyond that, you have not done your homework with hide-when formulas and rich text. A stick shift may be harder to use than an automatic transmission, but there is a reason race car drivers prefer the stick shift. Rich text in Notes is very powerful, but it requires some education, and that would be self education.
The Principal field is not buggy, just used within a system that has a strong focus on security and tries to eliminate misuse. Certainly there are mail systems where it is easy to send out mail as anybody, but they are often misused.
The code editors are certainly annoying as can be.
Document items should be in alphabetical order.
While I occasionally get irritated when the auto-complete disappears, I get more irritated in code editors that won't make it go away and keep trying to shove the whole template on you.
Does my feeling differently about these issues make your concerns invalid? Of course not. But the fact that reasonable people can differ does suggest that the system is not simply "rubbish", although parts are highly imperfect. I still stand by the fact that if you want to cast aspersions, identify yourself and consider swallowing your frustration and posting with a little less venom. Eitherwise, it is too easy to be dismissed as a troll, and you have enough valid points that I would prefer you were not just ignored.