For about the last 6 to 8 months I’ve been doing a lot of development using Polymer Web Components. I started with the 0.5 developer release version. My experience so far has been a little bitter sweet.  Using version 0.5 I had to jump quite a few hoops to get things working, but once I figured out the patterns all was well with the world. In the Beginning I had chosen to use Backbone Marionette for the MVC architecture for my apps. I already knew Marionette so I felt the logical choice was to stay productive and just use what I already knew and use the web components in my templates. If I

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For about the last 6 to 8 months I’ve been doing a lot of development using Polymer Web Components. I started with the 0.5 developer release version. My experience so far has been a little bitter sweet.  Using version 0.5 I had to jump quite a few hoops to get things working, but once I figured out the patterns all was well with the world. In the Beginning I had chosen to use Backbone Marionette for the MVC architecture for my apps. I already knew Marionette so I felt the logical choice was to stay productive and just use what I already knew and use the web components in my templates. If I

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Wouldn't it be cool if we could integrate some off the wall feature into our XPages environment? This is a phrase that gets used quite a bit in the team I work with and I think is a key driver to innovation, discussion and a source of producing excitement about whatever followed that phrase. While the phrase itself isn't very awe inspiring or really doesn't mean that much, I do think it is a key player in driving innovation. Some examples if you please…. Wouldn't it be cool if… there was technology that would take a Notes application and spit out an XPages application? (Been there done that and now we

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Wouldn't it be cool if we could integrate some off the wall feature into our XPages environment? This is a phrase that gets used quite a bit in the team I work with and I think is a key driver to innovation, discussion and a source of producing excitement about whatever followed that phrase. While the phrase itself isn't very awe inspiring or really doesn't mean that much, I do think it is a key player in driving innovation. Some examples if you please…. Wouldn't it be cool if… there was technology that would take a Notes application and spit out an XPages application? (Been there done that and now we

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Over on Tim's Blog he made a post about being at Lotus 911/GBS for 5 years (Congrats Tim) and in that post he stated: I've learned more, had more fun, been more inspired, and been witness to (and, occasionally, even integral to) more amazing innovation in the past few years than I even imagined possible. This got me to thinking on just how does a company drive innovation and foster an innovative environment that makes people want to be a part of it? In my career I've seen both sides of the coin. Companies that squash innovation because they either aren't interested in hearing what lowly worker bees have to say.

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Over on Tim's Blog he made a post about being at Lotus 911/GBS for 5 years (Congrats Tim) and in that post he stated: I've learned more, had more fun, been more inspired, and been witness to (and, occasionally, even integral to) more amazing innovation in the past few years than I even imagined possible. This got me to thinking on just how does a company drive innovation and foster an innovative environment that makes people want to be a part of it? In my career I've seen both sides of the coin. Companies that squash innovation because they either aren't interested in hearing what lowly worker bees have to say.

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