How to Create Multiple Communities in IBM Connections or Conenctions Cloud 

By Keith Brooks | 12/1/16 7:14 AM | App Dev - Cloud | Added by Oliver Busse

As a non developer, this was easier than I imagined it would be, once help arrived from my friends. I have a Lotus IBM Quickr customer, my last one, so any Quickr sites, contact me I am available! Anyway, I am moving them from Quickr to the IBM Connections Cloud environment.

Transferring an IBM xPages application to another server 

By Rainer Brandl | 11/30/16 1:52 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday I had the issue to move an application with embedded xPages and JDBC access to a DB2 database located on an iSeries from one IBM Domino Server to another one. The transfer was not the problem, but we could not find all necessary extension libraries ( except the one from OpenNTF ), especially the JDBC feature.

From 3000 milliseconds to 200 to open a page: Speed up your Notes Client applications by discovering their bottlenecks 

By Andrew Magerman | 11/30/16 10:23 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

I had inherited a template for a database which was taking 3 seconds to open any sort of document. It soon got to be irritating, and I noticed that the little lightning bolt at the bottom left side of the Notes client was flashing wildly, so I fired up the Notes RPC Parser to try and see what was all the traffic about.

IBM Notes FP7 IF1 now Available 

By John Oldenburger | 11/30/16 9:59 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM released a new Interim Fix Pack for Notes FP7 on IBM Fix Central. The main problem that is resolved in this interim fix concerns the duplicate Attachment Icons When Using Ls Embedobject To Attach Files To A NotesRichTextItem (RGAUADUM59).

So Docs 2 CR1 and iFix 1 is not playing ball 

By Sharon Bellamy James | 11/28/16 8:41 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I knew that some of our community had seen issues with applying Docs 2 CR1 and the accompanying iFix, so I purposely held off applying it. But low and behold on Saturday afternoon when I did attempted to install CR1 I had problems.

Watson Work Services Java API Introduction 

By Paul Withers | 11/25/16 6:36 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by Oliver Busse

For a few weeks now, Christian Guedemann and I have been working on a Java API to send requests to Watson Work Services to interact with a Watson Workspace. I blogged about the approach recently. I was determined to avoid Java developers having to write strings of JSON data to pass as queries to Watson Work Services.

Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 2 

By Sharon Bellamy James | 11/25/16 6:33 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

In part 2 of this series we will cover preparing the system and the commands and files required. There is a fair bit of file creation to do and configuring of the Database Transfer Tool (DBT)

x$ selector problem with JQuery 3 

By Csaba Kiss | 11/23/16 7:50 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

A quick tip for people who use JQuery and x$. The selector property of the JQuery object has been deprecated in JQuery 3. I offer you a simple solution in this short post.

Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 1 

By Sharon Bellamy James | 11/23/16 6:01 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

For those of you that follow me on twitter, you will have noticed that I have posted a number of tweets relating to a fun project I am working on. I have been working with a customer to move them from Connections 5 to Connections 5.5

How to use html5 tags in your XPage applications with special custom controls 

By Csaba Kiss | 11/20/16 6:29 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I use special custom controls to include html5 tags that are not available in Domino Designer, such as nav, aside, ul, h2, and so on. I am going to show you how I created these custom controls and how I use them.

IBM Answers Your IBM Notes and Domino, and XPages Questions 

By Teamstudio | 11/19/16 8:23 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

During our Nov. 3 webinar with TLCC, attendees had the opportunity to ask Barry Rosen, Martin Donnelley, Uffe Sorensen, and Adam Kesner of IBM questions about XPages and the IBM Notes and Domino Roadmap. The answers to those questions are listed here alphabetically by the first name of the asker. All answers come directly from IBM.

Sutol, Pokemon and an awesome time 

By Sharon Bellamy James | 11/18/16 10:08 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

As blogged over on the BCC page .. a round up of Sutol with some extra Shaz related bits. Last week we were in the beautiful city of Prague for the 8th annual SUTOL Czech user group. It was a small affair with approx. 100 attendees – making it more like an extended family gathering, which actually worked really well.

7 Great Tips About IBM Notes 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 11/18/16 5:33 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

The IBM Notes client is an important tool for a lot of IBM customers. It’s a powerful client (albeit a bit cranky at times), which has a lot of features that people don’t know about. So here are 7 quick tips to make your work day even more efficient.

Server side websocket - Part 4 

By Csaba Kiss | 11/16/16 7:29 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In the previous post, we learned how to handle websocket messages arriving on the client side; in your browser. Similarly, we can handle messages on the sever side, as well. We can save the messages in new documents, update user status etc. an important notice before we begin.

My presentation from SUTOL 2016 - Automation is developer's friend 

By Martin Pradny | 11/16/16 6:56 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week I had a session at Sutol conference about automation for developers. It covered several samples, where I started with Reat.js front-end app, stored it in Domino nsf database and later did also complete build on Jenkins server with Selenium tests.

Creating a Java API to Access Watson Work Services 

By Paul Withers | 11/15/16 7:20 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by John Oldenburger

A few weeks ago, IBM announced Watson Workspace, the final name for Project Toscana, and its API Watson Work Services. The product itself has similarities to Slack or Microsoft Teams, but this post is not about discussing a comparison of the products. It’s about the API backing it.

Using WebUI Popover in XPages 

By John Oldenburger | 11/15/16 4:50 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

For a project I was looking for a lightweight Popover plugin with some additional options as backdrop and iframe support. In my search I came across the WebUI Popover Plugin, a lightWeight Popover Plugin using jQuery that enchances the Popover plugin of bootstrap with some awesome new features. It works well with bootstrap, but bootstrap is not necessary!

Hands-on: Your first GraphNSF 

By Patrick Kwinten | 11/14/16 2:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

With more people talking about the usage of Graph data modelling with data residing in IBM Notes documents there is still a threshold getting started writing your first XPages application using the concept or technology.

Preventing Pasting of Images in CKEditor 

By Cameron Gregor | 11/13/16 7:35 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In the process of developing our XPages ‘Webmail’ interface, we discovered that many recipients were unable to view embedded images in the emails. After investigating, it was caused by the images being embedded using Data URIs. Support for Data URI Images is not universal, and because it is supported in IBM Notes, everything looked like it was working ok, but a quick test viewing an email in Gmail confirmed a problem when images could not be seen.

2016 SUTOL: React.js – High-Performance Client for Domino 

By Knut Herrmann | 11/13/16 3:51 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Why to use Facebook's React.js with IBM Domino and how. Presented at SUTOL

How to install IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits 

By Kenio Carvalho | 11/13/16 3:30 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Step by step installation instructions. Download the image CIQ7TEN from Passport Advantage this is the Debian install for IBM Notes 9.0.1 and also the FP7 from fix central

Slides and demo code from my session at SUTOL 2016 

By Oliver Busse | 11/12/16 4:02 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

The slides and the demo app (please checkout the branch "sutol2016") from my session at the 8th SUTOL conference in Prague are now available. It was a pleasure to be here again, talking to familiar and new people, learning new things and having fun overall. See you next time.

7 Quick Tips About IBM Connections 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 11/11/16 11:30 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM Connections is a great tool for collaboration. But there are some very quick and cool things you can do to make it work even more efficient for you. Here are 7 tips. A lot of people find the activity stream (news stream on the IBM Connections front page) to be overwhelming and confusing.

Scripting Server Upgrades 

By Eric McCormick | 11/11/16 11:14 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by John Oldenburger

This one might be slight departure from my usual, but those that have followed my blogging this past year will have noticed a bit more of a leaning towards DevOps in some of my posts. This echoes a lot of what I’ve been concluding as increasingly a necessary part of development.

My slides of my Cloudant session at Sutol 2016 

By Frank van der Linden | 11/11/16 5:44 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Today I did a session at Sutol conference in Prague. It was about how to get started with Cloudant as an XPages developer. In my session I mentioned my Cloudant OSGi plugin, which can be find at

Automate startup of IBM Docs 2.0 server - the correct way?! 

By Robert Farstad | 11/10/16 4:47 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I´ve done 5 different customer installations on IBM Docs 2.0 now, and they have all been having the same issues. When I´ve done the installations, I´ve also created a scheduled restart of the server once a week.

Demo: IBM Watson Workspace for Marketing 

By Luis Benitez | 11/7/16 7:41 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by John Oldenburger

As things settle from the IBM World of Watson conference two weeks ago, today I wanted to take the opportunity to share one of the demos that was shown in a breakout session. The video that demonstrates how IBM Watson Workspace can improve your life as someone who works in marketing.

Whither IBM Part 2: Is Domino being silently killed? 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 11/7/16 6:05 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week there was an online presentation co-hosted by TeamStudio and TLCC where IBM presented their roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino. I didn’t listen to the whole thing, I skipped some parts, because I could basically read the slides. In addition, they didn’t present anything new that they didn’t present at IBM Connect 2016.

IBM Domino Routing and SMTP tips 

By Remco Angioni | 11/6/16 10:01 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

When facing a routing-performance problem at a customers’ SMTP server, i took a look into my documentation which i collected through the years. When you create a list from all tweaks and tips, it’s really a good idea to think about implementing some of them into your IBM Domino infrastructure.