My take on IBM Connect 2017 

By Frank van der Linden | 2/27/17 12:49 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM Connect went to the west coast of the USA, to the famous Moscone Center in the middle of San Francisco. Last week I have attended and spoken at IBM Connect. Here are some thoughts about the event.

Domino & REST: Listeners for Initialization & Destroying of a Servlet 

By Sven Hasselbach | 2/27/17 5:47 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

If you need to know when your Servlet is initialized or destroyed, you can use a ServletContextListener in your application. First, create the class AppServletContextListener and implement the javax.servlet.ServletContextListener interface.

The winners of the IBM & OpenNTF Hackathon 2017 @IBM Connect 

By OpenNTF | 2/25/17 11:10 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

These are the winners of the IBM Connect & OpenNTF Hackathon (video). Thanks Alan Hamilton for producing and sharing this.

The State of Domino App Dev Post-Connect-2017 

By Jesse Gallagher | 2/24/17 11:07 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I'm en route back from this year's IBM Connect in San Francisco, and this plane ride is giving me a good chance to chew over the implications for Domino developers. First off, I'll put my bias in this matter right up front: Darwino, which I've been working on and discussing quite a bit, is one of the three "chosen" vendors for app enhancement/modernization/what-have-you.

Recognizing Lifetime Achievement: Meet Julian Robichaux 

By SocialBiz User Group | 2/24/17 3:13 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

If you’ve attended the IBM Connect conference in recent years, or if you’re part of the IBM Collaboration Solutions user community, you probably know—or know of—Julian Robichaux. He’s a senior software developer at panagenda (an IT management software solutions provider and strategic IBM Business Partner), and he’s been named an IBM Champion every year since 2011.

The Future of Domino is Sapho 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/24/17 2:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I promised a summary of the second part of the Opening General Session. And I will include it here, but this posting is mostly about the future of IBM Notes and Domino. It’s based around four separate sessions and lectures about the strategy around and development on the Notes and Domino platform.

IBM Connect 2017 #2: Cognitive Cognitive Cognitive 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/24/17 2:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Last year I was quoted on Twitter saying “If you hated the word social, get ready to hate the word ‘cognitive’.” Boy is that word thrown out a lot by IBM these days. Not least the opening general session at Connect 2017 here at Moscone West in San Francisco.

IBM Connect 2017 highlights the Negative and Emotional Impact of IBM’s Co-Location policy 

By John Head | 2/23/17 6:15 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

The effects of IBM's new co-location policy have hit close to home this week at IBM Connect 2017. I have had numerous IBMers basically say good-bye this week. They either have been given their notice and have no intention of moving, or they see the writing on the wall. Some are even leaving IBM immediately after the conference.

One Firm's Wild Ride to the Cloud 

By Keith Brooks | 2/23/17 5:48 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

My IBM Connect presentation is now posted on Slideshare. Thank you everyone for coming and your questions.

Live from IBM Connect 2017: Long awaited @formulas announced for FP9 and an in-depth guide on how to use them 

By Ytria | 2/23/17 4:08 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

A hot announcement at IBM Connect 2017 is the news that, in just a short time, Feature Pack 9 will be released and will include support for two new formulas: @ModifiedInThisFile and @AddedToThisFile.

IBM Connect 2017 #1: Moving your Notes Applications to the Cloud  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/22/17 5:06 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Still in the US, but in a new city, on a new date and with a lot of new things you normally don’t associate with Lotusphere, now known as IBM Connect. The city is San Francisco and the location is Moscone West, a gigantic conference center in downtown San Francisco.

NotesIn9 204: Building an Alexa Skill 

By David Leedy | 2/22/17 1:51 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m so excited about this show. After years of negotiations and down right harassment I’ve finally convinced/tricked Bruce Elgort to come on the show and share some if his knowledge. In this show Bruce will give us a great demo on building a skill for Amazon Alexa.

IBM Connect 2017 Opening General Session 

By Volker Weber | 2/22/17 4:40 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

There are two parts, the first was at 10 am, the second part at 1 pm. I find very little in the first part interesting. Watch for Chris Crummey, the guy with the pocket square (Einstecktuch). The second one you should watch from beginning to end. If you are interested in Notes and Domino, that would be towards the end of the video.

Lotus Evangelist: Welcome to NOT Orlando 

By Keith Brooks | 2/22/17 2:53 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM Connect, or Lotusphere, as us old people call it kicked off last night with the welcome reception and today with the Opening General Session. This year we break from tradition to visit San Francisco instead of Orlando. Many traditions may not return, but thank God for Ephox and Aussie Night, and Mat. Disclaimer, IBM Champions are invited in advance and are loved by Ephox.

XSP.partialrefreshGet: a case study for recursion 

By Csaba Kiss | 2/20/17 5:06 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

The XSP.partialrefreshGet is a very useful function that can improve user experience on your XPages significantly. This blog post will hopefully help you to get a better understanding of this valuable tool.

Connecting With Graphs At IBM Connect – Red Pill Now 

By Red Pill Now | 2/20/17 12:37 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Over the past 12 months Red Pill Now has continue to explore new and exciting ways in which we can exploit the potential of Graph Databases. The unique characteristics of Graph databases combined with REST APIs and the awesomeness that comes from Web Components and Material Design (via Polymer) is allowing us to transform Notes data in ways that was never possible until now.

VOP: Mail database is not ready 

By Michael Ruhnau | 2/16/17 8:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

We have been running an IBM Verse on Premise (VOP) pilot in our company for quite some time now. We started last year with the beta version of IBM Verse and upgraded toi the Gold version a couple of weeks ag. After the upgrade, I had an issue opening my inbox.

IBM Verse on Premises 1.0.0.1 integration with Connections Files. How to make it work 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 2/15/17 11:43 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I installed Verse on Premises 1.0.0.1 in my environment but when I tried to add a link to a file in Connections when composing an email I got an error “Sorry we cannot retrieve your files at the moment”. After a chat with my excellent friend and IBM Champion Christoph Stoettner, he found the problem and the solution.

Domino SingleSignOn - Level 2 - Self Service Password Reset Application 

By Thomas Hampel | 2/14/17 4:16 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Based on a recent discussion with a customer it seems there still is not enough information on how to simplify authentication for Notes/Domino users. This is the second post our of a series of blog posts describing how to move from password based to seamless authentication.

XPages webmail – Using Mime Inspector to debug Mime 

By Cameron Gregor | 2/14/17 3:35 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In a previous post in this series I did a bit of an overview on how MIME works. We also did a little bit about how MIME works in XPages + Domino land. With this knowledge in hand we can now start to analyse the different ways a ‘Pretty words, pictures and attachments’ can be stored in the document.

Fix Your Own Computer And Advanced Backups 

By Keith Brooks | 2/14/17 3:13 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I did these two sessions today as part of the technical track "SpeedGeeking" sessions. The Backup one was more of an interactive session with a link to numerous free and not so free backup software options.

Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd! - Social Connections Social Connections 

By Social Connections | 2/14/17 2:32 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

After a frantic couple of weeks, the searching, comparing, discussing and negotiating is over! We have made the choice, signed the contract so it is official – It’s gonna be Summit West that will host Social Connections 11 in Chicago. The event will take place June 1 & 2 in this amazing downtown location!

IBM Connect 2017 

By Paul Withers | 2/13/17 1:56 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

With a little over a week to go, IBM Connect 2017 looks set to be as busy as ever. 2016 was a challenging year as a Domino developer, testing the faith and patience of many. My attendance at IBM Connect as a speaker, Business Partner and IBM Champion may seem “business as usual”, but it has not been a straightforward journey. So I hope the experience is as positive as last year but with a more positive rest of the year.

Why companies should train their employees in IT-Security today 

By Fredrik Norling | 2/13/17 12:50 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Demands what and what not the employees do on their computers becomes more and more important. Some examples, a person comes in to the reception desk with a presentation with coffee stains on it. Asks to get a new copy, please it’s on my USB drive.

Pasting Images into XPages CKEditor 

By Cameron Gregor | 2/13/17 1:03 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Programs like ‘Snipping Tool’ on Windows, are super useful for users to make a quick snapshot, do some quick markup on the image, paste into chat/email and send. Unfortunately when using the default configuration of CKEditor in XPages (the inputRichText control), support for pasting images is not available for all browsers, and even for the ones that do support it, the images are only pasted as a PNG data URI.

File compare tool in Domino Designer 

By Csaba Kiss | 2/9/17 3:17 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

This is a quick tip how to use the convenient built-in Eclipse file comparison tool in DDE. Some of us have multiple applications that share the same or similar structure with different data. Then you decide to update a custom control in one application.

Setting Names, Readers and Authors the ODA Way 

By Paul Withers | 2/8/17 8:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

No matter how long you work with an API, there can still be surprises. Yesterday proved one of those for me. While troubleshooting an issue for someone with setting an Authors field in a document (it turned out there was an obscure bug that meant it was trying to recycle a String in a Vector), I shared two ways I’ve been setting Readers or Authors fields in an application using OpenNTF Domino API for a while.

Using IBM Verse (and Notes) to Keep Track of My Traveling Plans 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/7/17 4:24 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m a pretty disorganized person who had to force myself to become organized. And I have succeeded pretty well with it, even if I do have a few relapses now and then.

Details about JVM 1.8 Update in Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 

By Daniel Nashed | 2/5/17 6:06 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

After my post I got a couple of offline and online questions about details for JVM 1.8 in the Notes Client. The release notes will be update but here is the comment from Scott in case you missed it in the comments.

Bye Eclipse, hello IntelliJ Ultimate 

By Frank van der Linden | 2/4/17 5:41 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by Oliver Busse

In January I started on a new role, Full Stack developer at Rabobank. One of the developers in my team is a big fan of IntelliJ from JetBrains, so I gave it a try over the past weeks. I must say I don’t miss Eclipse at all. Currently I am running it on macOS, but also in a VDI of the customer, which runs Windows.