Done. Ready for Release.
I am glad. It's done.
Ok, software is never really "done". There is always more work to do. And I'm sure in some dark corners there still will be some glichtes waiting to be discovered. And there is still some documentation work to do.
But, it's done in terms of "is ready to escape into the wild".
And I am very happy about that. It was a lot of work. Really.
You know, it's a HUGE difference between hacking a prototype of some cool idea, and making a real product out of it. And to make an international available product is even more work, think about all those multi language issues that can arise.
Or take all the polishing work... if you aim to make the software 100% perfect, you will reach 95% or 98% at most, but even this is so much more work than reaching 90%.
Or talk about legal stuff. Terms of Service and such issues. If you are IBM with an army of lawyers, it's a piece of cake. But for a small company it's hard.
Or talk about payment processes on an international scale.
Or cross browser issues and the unfortunate need to support a thing like Internet Explorer as well. If with Dojo and Xpages there are still issues with that.
There are a lot of issues to resolve on the way from a prototype to a product ready for release.
But, we reached that point.
More about this tomorrow :-)
Oh, but one thing: I am still very happy with Xpages and Domino 8.5.2. From my point of view, it really is a world class web development platform.