Converting HTML Tags to XPage Tags

By Shean McManus | 10/12/15 10:25 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

As xPages becomes a common platform for other modern web frameworks, you may find yourself writing a lot of standard HTML (such as Twitter Boostrap markup) in your Domino Designer source panel. Here is a convenient reminder that most HTML tags can be converted to xPage tags by adding the xp: prefix.

Satisfying Designer's Peculiar OSGi Constraints in Tycho

By Jesse Gallagher | 10/12/15 3:52 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Before anything else, I should mention that this post is entirely on the topic of building OSGi plugins with Maven. If you're not doing that yet, this probably won't be particularly useful. For the most part, when building OSGi plugins for XPages, you can be fairly confident that the available plugins will be fairly similar between Notes and Domino.

NotesIn9 183: Thinking Different In XPages

By David Leedy | 10/12/15 9:26 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Ok, this show is a little different. Well.. a LOT different. In case you didn’t know, David Navarre runs an EXCELLENT blog at He recently made a post that I thought was rather interesting: Writing and speaking about your code might actually make it better.

Red Pill Now - IBM Leadership Alliance 2015

By Peter Presnell | 10/11/15 4:46 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Each year IBM invites a group of customers and business partners to its Leadership Alliance to share its visions for the future and facilitate networking between IBM executives and attendees. Red Pill NOW was fortunate enough to have two invitees at this year’s event, Nathan T Freeman and myself.

A Great Community, Amazing Content , A Great Year. Thank you!

By Johnny Oldenburger | 10/11/15 3:56 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I am writing my hundredth blog post this year and realized that this had to be a 'special' blog post. In this blog post I'm going to look back over the past year up to now in which I have asked myself the question whether 2015 was a another great year regarding IBM Domino and XPages.

the new kid in town – IBM Connections Editor

By Andreas Ponte | 10/9/15 5:01 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM released a new app to enhance the use of IBM Connections on mobile. The iOS version was released today while the Android version was already available yesterday which, of course, I have installed on my BlackBerry.

IBM (Lotus) Greenhouse is being retired?!?

By Chris Miller | 10/8/15 12:03 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I was looking for some IBM Partnerworld content that linked to IBM Greenhouse when I found it. On the page was the following words: The IBM Greenhouse is scheduled to be retired in late 2015 or early 2016. I believe I sat stunned for a few moments.

From XPages to Web App Part Five: XPages Advanced MVC Controller

By Paul Withers | 10/8/15 7:36 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Once XPages developers understand managed beans and have started the road from SSJS to Java, the next natural progression is controller classes and MVC. I’m not going to re-hash the excellent work others have done on what MVC is and how it might be applied to XPages.

Traveler Fixes and DBMaint Command

By Daniel Nashed | 10/7/15 4:55 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

A new Traveler Version has been released to day. There are a couple of important fixes and you should consider updating soon. Below you find a fix list. There is also a new Traveler command mainly for enterprise database management called DBMaint.

Visually develop REST APIs in Node and monitor them on Bluemix

By Niklas Heidloff | 10/7/15 4:27 PM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by Oliver Busse

Last month IBM acquired StrongLoop, a company that provides functionality to power the API economy via Node in enterprises. Specifically StrongLoop provides capabilities to develop REST APIs in Node.js, access them easily from various clients including mobile apps and manage and monitor them in enterprises. Below is a high level description and some resources how you can use these features on IBM Bluemix.

IBM Traveler available for download

By Matteo Bisi | 10/7/15 4:12 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today IBM has released on fixcentral the new Traveler that introduce some APAR fix and a new console command

Useful shortcut for editing XPages source code - Ctrl+1

By Tommy Valand | 10/7/15 11:36 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In this blog post I show some useful shortcuts and techniques to handle the XPages source code easily.

XPages Developers – are you allowed to use the OpenNTF Domino API project? Please answer.

By David Leedy | 10/7/15 9:22 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I’ve been doing a lot of shows on NotesIn9 that deal with Java. I will be doing many more. Here’s the issue though. When I do Java, I’m using the OpenNTF Domino API project. This project is a BRILLIANT piece of work that makes life a LOT easier for development.

From XPages to Web App Part Four: XPages Advanced Document Wrapper

By Paul Withers | 10/7/15 8:37 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Now that I’ve covered database separation, it’s time to cover the biggest part of the move from XPages to web application – wrapping the Document in a serializable Java object that better manages editability of components and writing back to the underlying document.

From XPages to Web App Part Three: XPages Advanced Database Separation

By Paul Withers | 10/6/15 1:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Last time I introduced the XPages advanced application and briefly outlined the differences. One of the key differences was pointing everything to a separate data database. That means this database has no Forms, only the default View (the NSF can’t have no views) and no documents.


By Eric McCormick | 10/6/15 9:50 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A few things have been on my mind over the last couple weeks and I thought I’d share them. Stay tuned for my demo app on Bluemix, and if I re-record what I need to, there may be yet another Notes in 9 video submission coming soon; the highlights of my MWLUG session.

Jackson JSON wrapper plugin

By Frank van der Linden | 10/6/15 9:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A while ago I wrote a OSGi plugin to make the excellent Jackson JSON library available for every application on a Domino server. It works fine, except the security issue. Today I was reading the blog post of John Dalsgaard about ‘Elevating permissions on your third party jar‘. This inspired me to rewrite my Jackson JSON OSGi plugin.

From XPages to Web App: Part Two - XPages Advanced 1

By Paul Withers | 10/5/15 1:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In the last part I introduced the Key Dates application that is being used for this blog series, both its Notes Client user interface and a basic XPages interface. For the next part of the blog series, I’ll be extending a copy of that design. The look and feel of the application will not change at all.

NotesIn9 | IBM Champion thoughts – How to thank someone

By David Leedy | 10/5/15 1:18 PM | Community - IBM Champions | Added by John Oldenburger

It’s that time year again where you can nominate someone to be an IBM Champion. I’ve talked about this before on the blog. You can find out about the program here. And you can go to this page to nominate someone. Note: The nomination form is a little “daunting” to say the least. Just fill in what you know.

OpenNTF Elections Result

By OpenNTF | 10/4/15 4:12 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

The 2015 OpenNTF elections are complete. After a Runoff vote to break a tie for Contributor Director, the final results are in.

Upcoming Technical Conferences and IBM Events

By Johnny Oldenburger | 10/4/15 4:08 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

In the coming period, some very interesting technical conferences and IBM events are organized. For these conferences and events you can still register. Below an overview of these conferences and events with a reference to the official websites.

OpenNTF Domino API and Related Releases

By Paul Withers | 10/4/15 3:42 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by John Oldenburger

Late yesterday Jesse Gallagher released version 2.0.0 of OpenNTF Domino API (ODA). It’s been a while since the last release, even the last release candidate, but after some structural challenges, we’re back on track. The release has also prompted some related releases of my own. I decided to package up OsgiWorlds as its own project.

Material design application template

By Csaba Kiss | 10/2/15 6:17 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In this tutorial we will download all the necessary style sheets, JavaScript files, fonts and icons. Then we modify them, so they can be used in an Xpage template. This template will include all the necessary files and will not use CDNs (Content Delivery Network). In the previous post, I introduced you to Google’s Material Design. This time, we actually do stuff. Let’s begin.

Higher Crypt-Standards with Notes/Domino and updated JVM 1.6

By Daniel Nashed | 10/2/15 2:48 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

There is a brand new new TN describing how to enable higher security for the updated JVM 1.6 in Notes/Domino. The IBM 1.6 JVM does support TLS 1.2 and also some modern ciphers. Sadly by default they cannot be used because they use higher encryption levels (AES 256) which are disabled by default in the IBM and even in the current Oracle JVM 1.8.

Agenda for 7th SUTOL Technical Conference

By Martin Jinoch | 10/2/15 5:33 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

I'm very happy to announce agenda for our 7th technical conference in Prague, Nov 11. You can find all the details about our event at the conference site. Space is limited in the venue, so do not wait and register now.

Syntax errors will be the death of us all in #XPages

By David Navarre | 10/2/15 1:52 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I upgraded one of our databases overseas and was puzzled when they reported that they suddenly could no longer see the attachments to their purchase orders. Actually, when I heard it, it was just for a single purchase order.

Creating JSON objects in Java using the JSON.simple toolkit

By Steve Zavocki | 10/1/15 6:19 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I needed a way to create JSON objects in Java for displaying in a grid. There are several options for doing this that I could have chosen. There is GSON from Google, or I could roll my own using StringBuilder. After doing some research, I decided to use the JSON.simple toolkit because, the examples looked simple and straightforward to me.

External User Registration Application - free from Turtle Partnership

By Chris Miller | 9/30/15 5:00 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Gabriella Davis, on the Turtle blog, announced the availability of the Domino based External User Registration Application they have written and use for customers. This app makes setting up external users for accounts so simple, including allowing self registration.

OneUI ? IE7? Seriously…………? Another one of *those* days…

By Mark Roden | 9/30/15 4:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Working with a client and we are trying to insert some Bootstrap code into a OneUI site running on IE11 – everything was working smoothly until we actually tested in IE11. (Of course we developed using Chrome – well who wouldn’t….) So finding the root cause of the problem was simple – Compatibility Mode being run on the customer intranet – AAAAAAh yes that old chestnut – well we overcome that issue with a phaseListener as documented by Mark Hughes many years ago.

IBM Notes 9.0.2 for Mac OS X is there (yeah, you read it correctly, 9.0.2)

By Rene Winkelmeyer | 9/29/15 8:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM has published a new release of IBM Notes for Mac OS X. Legally it’s 9.0.1 – technically it’s 9.0.2. With the upcoming (tomorrow) release of Mac OS X El Capital 10.11 IBM had to deliver an update to the IBM Notes Client so that it leverages Java 8 as runtime for the Eclipse based client.