Watson Workspace and Watson Work Services 

By Paul Withers | 10/27/16 4:22 PM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by Oliver Busse

This week has brought the preview beta of Watson Workspace and Watson Work Services, what was previously called Toscana. These are very early days, without a doubt. Some are disappointed at the progress since the announcement at IBM Connect in February (seem screenshots can be seen here).

IBM Introduces New Watson Solutions for Professions - IBM Watson Work 

By John Oldenburger | 10/26/16 2:48 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

In yesterday's press release, IBM announced a new category called IBM Watson Work. There are two new offerings that will be available: IBM Watson Work Services and IBM Watson Workspace. IBM Watson Workspace is currently invite-only. This is what you may heard before as Project Toscana.

Introducing IBM Watson Workspace 

By Alan Lepofsky | 10/25/16 3:14 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

This is an IBM collaboration tool that allows people to create shared spaces where they can post questions, share ideas, collaborate on projects, etc. Essentially it’s a group messaging client, but with a twist… it’s being built from the ground up to leverage the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.

Watson Workspace – Project Toscana comes out of its shell 

By Lars Samuelsson | 10/25/16 2:57 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

So, as of today it is official. What was Project Toscana is now IBM Watson Workspace, a new chatclient in the space where everyone wants to be at the moment. If this sounds negative? It is not. It is merely stating a fact that Slack started something that all the big players in the market wanted to get in on.

Send a message from your XPage application to a Slack channel 

By Patrick Kwinten | 10/24/16 6:23 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

While everyone is ‘waiting in vain’ for the delivery of Project Toscana organizations have start using Slack as a modern way to send messages within departments. For an example a operation team is using an instructions quality book build on XPages and it would be great to get notified in your Slack channel when new instructions come in or have been updated.

Using IBM Cloudant with XPages 

By Patrick Kwinten | 10/22/16 7:36 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Last evening I started a little couch development project, in front of the TV. The data I am used to work with is mostly in JSON format already so I read a bit on couchDB. Since my use-case allows storage in the cloud I was curious about Frank van der Linden’s cloudant-connector plugin so I gave it a swing.

Profiling the Lotus Notes Domino JVM 

By Petar Petrov | 10/22/16 7:23 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Patrick Kwintensson

This is a mini case study or a pseudo tutorial if you will, that aims to summarize how to monitor and profile Java applications running on a remote IBM Lotus Notes Domino. Remote implies Domino is not running on your development machine, but on a separate box or in a VM.

October 20th ICS community meeting replay (IBM Social Business User Community) 

By Amanda Bauman | 10/22/16 7:17 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by Patrick Kwintensson

Today's community meeting was a little bit different than usual, and for good reason. The Penumbra group, who are a consortium of some of the largest and well known IBM Business Partners in the ICS community, are launching a new webcast/town hall series aimed at helping the community to understand the current and future status of IBM products from both a technical and strategic perspective, as well as how other technologies can be used to complement IBM's portfolio.

"Unable To Find Valid Target Platform" when installing IBM Connections Plugins for IBM Notes 

By Tim Clark | 10/20/16 8:54 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

How frustrating is this? IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7 on Windows 10 refuses to install the IBM Connections Plugins. I keep getting the following error message in a dialog box that only has an OK button. "Unable To Find Valid Target Platform" You are then offered the chance to Finish the install routine.

Quick-Tip: Solving issues with Fixpack installer on Linux 

By Oliver Busse | 10/18/16 3:13 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Some days ago I encountered a problem for the first time installing a Fixpack for Domino on Linux. I don’t know why I didn’t come across with that before but I guess I was lucky until then. The problem was that the install script stopped immediately right after hitting ENTER in the console. The OS was Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS.

Sending websocket messages - Part 2 

By Csaba Kiss | 10/17/16 10:30 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

WebSocket has one of the simplest API. There are only 2 methods and 4 events. In this post, we will examine the send method. Xocket.io has certain peculiarities that you have to be aware of when sending messages. It relates to the format of the websocket message and the definition of the recipients.

Minimal web.xml for authenticated webapp on WAS 8.5.5.x 

By Mikkel Heisterberg | 10/17/16 5:35 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I was doing a simple servlet based web application that should on WebSphere Application Server the other day. The servlet should require authentication. I really wanted to avoid using web.xml and go annotation based but it turned out that it wasn't possible - at least for me. Servlets are secured using the @ServletSecurity and you specify required role(s) and HTTP constraints e.g. is HTTPS required etc.

Connect 2017 Registration – Same Name But Something Very Different 

By Gabriella Davis | 10/17/16 1:53 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Today registration has opened for the conference known as Connect 2017. Connect in Orlando wasn’t anything more than a rename of Lotusphere but although this bears the same name it’s very far from being the same event. Connect 2017 is taking place in Moscone West in San Francisco at the end of February but that’s not the biggest change – the content, structure and even pricing is drastically different too.

It’s Cham-peen Time 

By Gabriella Davis | 10/15/16 12:32 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

The IBM Champion program is once more open for nominations for 2017 Champions. For those of you that don’t know, the Champion program has been set up by IBM to reward and thank people who have established a voice in their community.

Actions required: IBM Traveler on prem, SSL config required from 1 Jan 2017 

By Matteo Bisi | 10/12/16 6:00 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM has published a technote for new required SSL configurations requirements to be implemented before 1 Jan 2017 to be able to use IBM Verse mobile app over onprem servers.

A Polymer Avatar component 

By Keith Strickland | 10/12/16 4:56 PM | App Dev - Mobile | Added by Oliver Busse

At MWLUG a lot of people seemed surprised that I would create a component just for an avatar. My response to that is why wouldn’t you build an avatar component? So, in this post I’m going to show you how to build one for your applications.

Agenda for the 8th SUTOL conference published 

By SUTOL | 10/12/16 8:09 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

This is our preliminary agenda. Changes may occur.

Setting up a boilerplate for Angular 2 

By Patrick Kwinten | 10/11/16 8:02 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Working with XPages / IBM Notes you get scare-mongered a couple times a year thatthe whole thing is dead. With the Java vs JavaScript deathmatch not decided yet as ICS developer you might wonder on what train to jump next.

Tokenfield for Elegant Taggable Fields with Copy-Paste and Keyboard Support 

By John Oldenburger | 10/11/16 5:58 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Tokenfield is an advanced tagging / tokenizing plugin for jQuery and Twitter Bootstrap with a focus on keyboard and copy-paste support. Main features are copy and paste support, keyboard navigation, edit existing tokens, multiple lines of tokens and responsiveness.

Whatever Happened to "XPages Extension Library: Second Edition" 

By Paul Withers | 10/11/16 3:54 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I’ve mentioned at user groups that there is unlikely to ever be a second edition of “XPages Extension Library” and many of the reasons have been apparent for all well before now. Whatever the decision about the future of application development on Domino that IBM release, whether at the end of this year or later, I am now more convinced than ever that there will be no point in writing a second edition.

Webinar: IBM Champion information session 

By Matteo Bisi | 10/10/16 5:46 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Today Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:45 am Eastern Daylight Time we will have the opportunity to ear a webinar hosted by Libby Ingrassia (IBMer, Champion program Manager) and the only 2 lifetime IBM Champions, Theo Hesselmans and Gabriella Davis about IBM Champion program to ear all you need to know to be one of the next IBM Champions or to build a great nominee to someone that deserve that opportunity !

NotesIn9 202: Using Grunt With XPages 

By David Leedy | 10/10/16 8:54 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In this show, NEW CONTRIBUTOR, Patrick Kwinten comes on to talk about using Grunt – a JavaScript Task Runner and font-awesome with XPages. This show is also the first show from Oliver Busse, a new Video Producer for NotesIn9.

Your first websocket XPage application - Part 1 

By Csaba Kiss | 10/6/16 11:19 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

After the installation of the websocket plugin, it’s time to begin coding your websocket application. In this first part of this coding tutorial series, we will create our websocket enabled applcation from scracth and establish websocket connection to the server.

Getting the Correct Syntax for JavaScript in XPages 

By Kathy Brown | 10/5/16 11:39 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I was recently working on a project where my code was injecting XPage elements onto the page at runtime. To do that, you need to know a lot of syntax. Syntax that isn’t in the help file, or blogged about, or easily findable. Sure, there’s this, but that isn’t exactly reader-friendly, nor are there examples of how to use the elements.

From XPages to Web App Part Seventeen: CrossWorlds 

By Paul Withers | 10/5/16 9:41 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

It’s been a while, but the final part of this series will cover CrossWorlds. I pushed up the CrossWorlds project to OpenNTF and completed the documentation at the beginning of May. But first it’s right to position CrossWorlds. I’m a big fan of CrossWorlds and have used it for a number of applications related to sessions I’ve delivered at user groups and IBM Connect.

Nominate an IBM Champion - Nominations OPEN 

By IBM developerWorks | 10/3/16 9:31 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

It’s that time again – time to nominate someone (or yourself) to become an IBM Champion. Nominations open today, October 3, and will remain open through November 14. IBM Champions are not IBMers. Instead, they are customers, business partners, developers, and consultants who are being recognized by IBM both for their knowledge and for extraordinary contributions to our communities.

Notes Domino Templates Get Slated for an Update. Here’s the Roadmap 

By Bill Malchisky | 10/3/16 4:33 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

This is the first of two roadmap posts I authored for release this week. Beyond my post last month where I covered lightly that templates would be upgraded, Barry Rosen provided an updated roadmap with two slides covering just Notes Domino Templates.

Using Chosen for more User-Friendly Select Boxes in XPages 

By John Oldenburger | 9/30/16 5:33 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

As everyone knows I'm still a "cheer leader" when it comes to IBM Notes Domino. Although I sometimes have my doubts about the future of XPages given the current IBM Roadmaps hereby nevertheless a blog post on XPages.

A new chapter begins for NotesIn9 

By John Jardin | 9/29/16 11:48 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

As far as the future of NotesIn9 is concerned, I couldn’t be more excited and honoured to be one of the producers of the show moving forward, and I congratulate Oliver Busse for being one of the other producers. Thank you David Leedy for this opportunity. I have no doubt that great things are to come for this show.

Creating an SFTP Utility in SSJS using JSch 

By Shean McManus | 9/29/16 4:04 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I recently had a requirement to write some ssjs utilities to handle basic SFTP functions. I’m not FTP expert so it was new to me that FTPS has functions built into the Apache Commons FTP library but SFTP does not. (For more on FTP vs FTP/S vs SFTP, check out this article.)