A few weeks ago, I was given the task of writing a blog entry for holistic thinking about my/our XPages experiences over the past few years. It was thought that this entry would be, perhaps, a page or two in word and that would be it. Boy was I wrong. It just so happens that there is just a ton of stuff to write, a lot of ideas to get across, and, for that reason, I am separating this into a few different entries. In this series we are going to be discussing how my XPage experiences have changed over the course of the past four years and how I expect them to continue to change. We will be discussing two major customer projects (no worries, it is all anonymized), the XPage learning curve, and the major tiers of XPage developers. We will look into the problems that we came across, my reactions to them, and how they were solved, or not.
The early years