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My top 5 things that we need in XPages


1. Better Client and OS integration
You need to be able to do things in an XPage that you are used to in an ordinary client.

  • Copy and paste images into the rt field
  • Communicate with the eclipse client framework
  • Integration with other desktop applications
  • Finally get a full integration with symphony documents.
    (Open them directly from an XPage thru code, create from template, set content in Symphony)
2. Integrated Debugger and Memory profiler
Checkout the debugger in visualstudio this is how the debugger should work in my opinion. Start debugging in client code continue over in server side code and back again. NICE ;-). Memory profiler that is built in would also be great and not just for test environments (When do you really need them ? ).
 
3. More error handling in the designer
Today in the designer you can make errors easily that you will have a hard time finding.

 

4. WebServices
In all other modern development environments webservices is used alot. We need support for Webservices in XPages both in code and as a datasource.

 

5. Integrated Extension library
We need the extension library to be integrated into the server and client install.
If it’s installed. It’s also updated like you update Firefox or Chrome, automatically!

 

This is my top 5 things, no specific order. What are yours?