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I was a Notes programer at IBM over 10 years ago now, Notes is really misunderstood. Oddly most people think of Notes as just an email/calendaring tool and not for making useful databases for helping to collaborate/ run a business.

Having put the Notes programming thing behind me, looking into NOSQL had me thinking this looks familiar.

The notes platform at IBM was used to build out custom apps. I was a coop student employee and built them a lot of custom apps. its amazing how those custom tools can really help get stuff done.

You can also see why its not such a great email client (email is just another database no matter how much customization they do). I used Notes as an email client at another job and it has gotten better over the years, its still clunky.

lotus-script left a lot to be desired.

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