Volt MX has generated a lot of interest, and during Digital Week today, HCL presented their road map for the low code platform.
In an earlier blog posting, we said that Volt MX would most likely be the replacement for Domino Designer. It seems that we jumped the gun a bit on that one. Andrew Manby from HCL reached out to us to clarify some questions that have come up.
Volt MX is one of multiple ways of modernizing Domino apps including App Dev Pack, Domino Volt, Nomad, etc. It should be seen as a great way to build mobile apps and Progressive Web Apps (web applications that functions as standalone apps that can also run when you are offline), like the one described in the demo in yesterday’s posting about MX.
Volt MX should be seen as the extension for “modernizing” Domino applications using the Application Development Pack as a back end data repository.
However, you can already leverage data from Domino and Notes applications in Volt MX. Specifically via the REST APIs in the Domino App Dev Pack and the Volt Foundry middleware (see further down in this posting). This integration scenario will improve after Domino V12 ships.
You can also leverage the Volt Foundry middleware from Domino via the Volt MX LotusScript toolkit, which you can find, free of charge, here.
On to the road map for Volt MX, which we wrote extensively about in this posting:
Here is a look at the Volt MX IDE
The plan for the background technology is this:
So, why should you care about MX?
Personally, we think this is very promising, especially combined with the previous blog posting we had about HCL’s demo of Volt MX.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!