Computed When Composed

Computed When Composed fields hide a subtlety that may cause troubles. Any CWC field is computed the first time it is added to a document in memory. This certainly happens when the document is composed, but it also happens when an existing document is opened with a form with such a new field.

@Author and @Created

A common mistake in Notes applications is having documents that rely on the @Author and @Created functions to know who created any document and when. These are system functions and for this reason they are unreliable in the context of the application domain. In fact they merely tell who created the Notes document and when, but they don’t say anything about the domain document represented by the Notes document.

It could be argued that if the author and created fields need to hold exactly the values relative to the Notes document, not the domain document, then the @Author and @Created functions do the job. But this is a mistake as well, because their values may change without notice: for example the creation date changes when a document is cut from and pasted again into the database.

So, if a piece of information makes any sense for a document it needs to stay in its own field in the form.

Notes main flexibility is that it’s possible to add new fields at any time. A natural way of adding such two fields to a form is by means of Computed When Composed fields, whose formulas could be @Author and @Created respectively.

Infojobs, multinacional leader

Algo que me molesta mucho en las ofertas de trabajo que aparecen en los periódicos, como La Vanguardia del domingo, es el nombre genérico detrás del cual se esconde quién sabe qué: “multinacional inglesa, leader del sector”

Tienen miedo a recibir una avalancha de candidaturas? Seguro piensan que así recibirán sólo las candidaturas de aquellos a los que les interesa el puesto, no la empresa. Pero entonces a qué se debe lo de multinacional leader? Sobra, no?

Debe ser que ahora Infojobs se considera multinacional leader, si es que ahora permite a las demás empresas usar este nombre tuttifrutti, en sus ofertas de trabajo.

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