South Africa's IBM Notes/Domino User Group is now on Meetup

By John Jardin | 8/28/15 3:41 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

It’s finally here!!! South Africa’s IBM Notes, Domino and XPages User Group (aka SALUG) has just been launched on In case you don’t know, IBM Notes & Domino is a platform for rapidly developing rich web applications thanks to modern technologies and frameworks including XPages, jQuery, Dojo, Bootstrap and more.

Verse and social at IBM, now at 150K users...MWLUG update

By Ed Brill | 8/27/15 5:24 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the MWLUG event in Atlanta. It was a very well-run event and a great opportunity to catch up with some friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, I was slotted in a Friday morning time up against some very popular topics.

Quick XPages tip: add Fullcalendar plugin to your application

By Frank van der Linden | 8/27/15 4:21 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In one of my XPages projects there was the need of a calendar display of data. First stop was the Demo application of the OpenNTF Extension Library, which contains a calendar control. After some attempts to get my data displayed in this control, I skipped it and moved to a JQuery plugin, FullCalendar.

Videotapes of #MWLUG2015

By David Navarre | 8/27/15 1:01 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

The whirlwind of MWLUG has passed for 2015. It was an outstanding conference, giving me an opportunity to explore a lot of new technologies, to learn some new techniques and to spend time with the peers that I usually only encounter online.

MWLUG 2015 - The Cloud and You - the ’as a service’ disruption you can’t ignore

By John Head | 8/26/15 4:00 PM | App Dev - Cloud | Added by John Oldenburger

Here are my slides from last week's MWLUG 2015 event. My first session solely focused on the cloud space, with an IBM slant of course. And it's not every day you get to include Metallica in a technical presentation!

IBM Traveler available – with support for iOS 9 and Windows 10 Pro

By Rene Winkelmeyer | 8/26/15 12:21 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM has today release the new version of Traveler. The main device and database changes are: Support for Windows 10 Pro running on tablet devices - Support for Apple iOS 9.x running on all Apple devices - Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition.

Using Try, Catch, Finally, Throws, and Return Objects in Client Side and Server Side JavaScript for XPages

By Chris Toohey | 8/26/15 11:56 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

The try, catch, finally syntax is both something that I use every day, and something that I think most Notes Developers may not be familiar with when they make the transition to Web Developers. For those of you unfamiliar with the syntax, here's a brief breakdown via code example.

MWLUG2015: AD113 – Speed Up Your Applications With Nginx and PageSpeed

By Eric McCormick | 8/26/15 11:05 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

MWLUG has been going great, as expected. The worst thing I’ve been fighting is the overlap of some really good sessions. In fact, mine went up against two other app dev sessions and one entitled “free beer”. It would seem I need to do a better job of bribing and/or coercing @RichardMoy.

IBM Connections Mobile – Issues On Android

By Gabriella Davis | 8/26/15 9:35 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Kenio Carvalho

This is one of those posts that scare me – I’m fairly sure someone else must have seen and blogged this but since I can’t find anything I am writing this up.

MWLUG 2015: Websockets session video and slide deck

By Mark Roden | 8/26/15 6:35 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

The following presentation was given at MWLUG 2015 in Atlanta Georgia. If you have any questions please let me know :) This was very kindly recorded by my good friend David Navarre and rendering it to youtube did not apparently help his insomnia. Not sure what to read into that :)

OpenNTF XPages Extension Library and Domino 9.0.1 FP3 / FP4

By Bernd Hort | 8/26/15 6:17 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Kenio Carvalho

Please be aware of technote SWG21696682 as it affects the installation of the Extension Library if the UpdateSite.nsf method is used.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Server available as Trial on Bluemix

By Niklas Heidloff | 8/26/15 3:23 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM Bluemix provides several services to build backend functionality for mobile iOS, Android and hybrid apps. There are mobile services to store data server and client side, to handle authentication, to send notifications, to monitor particular apps, ways for users to provide feedback and more.

Compiling Vaadin widgetsets for Domino

By Rene Winkelmeyer | 8/26/15 12:59 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by John Oldenburger

I’ve written and talked in the past that my preferred web framework is nowadays Vaadin. Vaadin uses so called widgets which represent the UI in the browser application which is then tied to some backend code. You can read more about them in this chapter.

Accessing Bluemix Services from Liberty Java Applications in Docker Containers

By Niklas Heidloff | 8/25/15 3:43 PM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM Bluemix allows developers to host their Docker images and to run their Docker containers in the cloud. In addition to hosting Docker in the cloud, Bluemix also provides more than 100 services that developers can use to build applications.

Thank you Richard, et al for MWLUG 2015

By Mark Roden | 8/25/15 7:49 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week I attended MWLUG 2015 in sweaty Atlanta, GA and had a great time. I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to Richard Moy, Lisa and Darren Duke, Ray, Tony, Ulrich and everyone who contributed to a great conference.

MWLUG Slides – AD114 Take Your XPages Development to the Next Level

By Brad Balassaitis | 8/25/15 7:24 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In this session at MWLUG 2015, Paul Calhoun and I dug into a number of features already available in XPages, but not as widely used. We only had time to cover half of the sections, but the full set of slides is available here.

MWLUG 2015 Presentation - Domino Security - not knowing is not an option

By Darren Duke | 8/24/15 3:55 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Wow. This conference keeps getting better. 210+ attendees, great sponsors, literally a 5 star location. Great work Richard Moy, Lisa, Mike McGarel and Leann Moy. Here is my Domino Security presentation (no I'm not posting the World According to Darren Part 2).

The XPages and IBM Bluemix showstopper, for me at least

By David Leedy | 8/24/15 12:44 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Ok I’ll admit it.. I’ve not really been paying much attention to IBM’s Platform as a Service offering called “Bluemix”. For the longest time there was no XPages component. Of course I’d love to play with all the other technologies that it offers, and there are a lot, but as primarily an XPages Developer at the moment I just don’t have good time or practical ideas for anything else.

Ownerless IBM Connections Communities - Python Script for the rescue! (and you can use it as Nagios Plugin as well)

By Klaus Bild | 8/24/15 6:56 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

We have a lot of ownerless IBM Connections Communities in our environment and I guess every Connections Admin faces this issue in his system. I haven’t created a python script for a while, so challenge accepted.

Notes Speak: Using DB2 in XPages Part 10: The MWLUG 2015 Presentation Slides, Thoughts and a Promise

By Steve Zavocki | 8/23/15 9:47 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

MWLUG is now a wrap. I was honored to be chosen to speak along with Dwain Wuerfel on Integrating DB2 and XPages. I am a somewhat bummed that technical troubles limited the demo I wanted to show. Thankfully as I have been told, my backup plan did get my point across.

MWLUG 2015 - Collection Of The Sessions - Slides, Demo Databases and Videos

By Johnny Oldenburger | 8/23/15 3:57 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

In this blog post I'll give an overview of the sessions form MWLUG 2015 so far as they have become available. This blog post will be updated regularly in the coming period.

MWLUG2015 - Session Slides And Sample Application

By Ulrich Krause | 8/23/15 2:47 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

MWLUG 2015 in Atlanta was a blast. Thanks to all, who have organized the event. Also a big thank you to all, who attended my session. Here is the presentation and the sample database & XML data DOWNLOAD .

MWLUG2015: AD112 – Integrating DB2 with XPages

By Dwain Wuerfel | 8/23/15 2:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

This was my first MWLUG and don’t plan for it to be my last. Had a great time presenting AD112 – Integrating DB2 with XPages with my friend and co-worker Steve Zavocki and hope those that attended enjoyed it as much as we did presenting.


By Shean McManus | 8/22/15 6:41 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

After attending 10 conferences as simply an attendee, the recently concluded MWLUG conference in Atlanta gave me my first opportunity to take a turn at speaking. It was a great experience preparing and presenting for the first time and I couldn't be happier that I took the chance to step out of my comfort zone and try something different.

Grails4Notes - My presentation from MWLUG 2015

By Justin Hill | 8/21/15 5:39 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

Make your IBM Lotus Notes® data relational by annotating it using a simple web interface.

Dave Navarre - Watch MWLUG 2015 Sessions

By David Navarre | 8/21/15 3:43 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Watch some of the session from MWLUG 2015 recorded by David Navarre. Please follow the speaker on Twitter, their blogs and Slideshare to gain the corresponding slides. They will be available soon.

My MWLUG presentation

By Karl-Henry Martinsson | 8/20/15 5:05 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

I was fortunate enough to be picked to present at the MWLUG (Mid-West Lotus User Group) conference in Atlanta in Ausgust 2015. The presentation was called “Break out of the box – Integrate existing Domino data with modern websites” and below you can see the abstract:

The coolest XPages demo ever – revealed

By Mark Roden | 8/20/15 4:30 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

During the AD105 presentation at MWLUG this afternoon, Ryan Baxter and I demonstrated how you can use an XPages application to control a Drone. We were able to make it take off, take a picture and then land, all from an XPage application interface. For more on how this works check out Ryan’s Video.

IBM Domino Tip: Pass HTML to RichText without MIMEEntity

By John Jardin | 8/20/15 8:08 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

This is a quick tip on how to include HTML when populating a RichTextItem object without using MIMEEntity in IBM Notes/Domino. For the longest time, whenever I needed to send out a mail programatically via code that needed even the slightest bit of HTML, I would resort to using a MIMEEntity object.

Deploying Docker Containers via Bluemix DevOps Pipelines

By Niklas Heidloff | 8/20/15 1:03 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by John Oldenburger

In addition to the Docker and IBM Containers CLIs (command line interfaces) you can also use IBM Bluemix DevOps pipelines to build images and run containers on the server. DevOps pipelines have multiple stages. Usually in the first step you build your application code, for example via Maven for Java applications.