Phew, well, my plugin series continues its hiatus due to how thoroughly swamped I've been with work the last couple months. It will return in time, ready to dive into the fruitful and terrifying topic of Maven-ization. In the mean time, we're very close indeed now to this year's Connect, and I'm looking forward to it.
There are a number of sessions that I'm rather looking forward to, but I'd like to mention two due to my indirect and direct association with them, respectively.
First, on Monday at 11:30 is OpenNTF – From Donation to Contribution, presented by Christian Güdemann. Though OpenNTF has been comparatively quiet externally this past year, we've been building up a suite of tools and integrations (such as the Slack channel, which you can join with the link on the right of the OpenNTF page). This will relate to the Maven posts I'll be writing: Domino-related development is necessarily getting more structured, and that leads to new techniques and tools to help manage the additional complexity and reap the benefits of it.
Secondly, on Tuesday at 4:30 is Don't give up on Domino! Introducing Darwino: A New Lifeline for Domino Developers and Customers, presented by Philippe Riand and myself. We'll be talking about Darwino's interaction with Domino, particularly how you can use it to create web and mobile apps that bi-directionally replicate with Domino and work offline.
Beyond that session, you should track us down to talk about Darwino. Though I am, granted, biased on the matter, I think there's quite a bit there to interest Domino developers, beyond just the prospect of data replication.