Auto-width Bootstrap Column XPages Controls 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/21/17 10:26 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I’ve been stuck working with OneUI Version 3 for the past couple of years, due to a regretful decision made at the beginning of my major project. OneUI was better than nothing but very frustrating at times. Finally, I have moved on to my next project and I am now using bootstrap (version 3)

What to expect in upcoming SmartNSF Beta 3 release? 

By Martin Jinoch | 3/20/17 9:19 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

We've decided to rename strategies to make the names shorter, yet still descriptive enough. We've basically removed all SELECT_ and ALL_ parts of the names. For example SELECT_ALL_DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW is from now on DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW. Extending the life of your keyboard is just a positive side effect of this change.

Post FP8 install - Does anybody know where the Xpages "Mobile" controls palette has gone? 

By Robert Ibsen Voith | 3/16/17 4:59 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

After installing the latest and greatest FP8, I realized that the Extension Library shifted a lot of components from ExtLibX into the ExtLib. One thing I can’t seem to find any more is the “Mobile controls” – which contained the “Single Page Application” wizard amongst other things. [SEE THE COMMENT]

Swiper FP8 Version Beta Release 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/16/17 2:30 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week I released the ‘alpha’ version of Swiper which was untested on FP8 but presumed to be ok. So far I have only had good reports from the pioneers who have gone ahead and installed FP8 + the alpha version. I have since managed to ugrade my home office setup to FP8 which unfortunately has broken my ability to launch designer from eclipse but I am seeking some advice on fixing this up.

Notes / Domino 10 

By David Hablewitz | 3/16/17 12:03 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

At IBM Connect 2017, the message from IBM was “Notes/Domino 9.0 support will not end for at least 4 more years”. Which to me sounded a bit like simply a stay of execution. Not so much a positive message as just a non-negative one. But Ed Brill has published a blog post on the IBM Social Business blog that gives more clarity to the message and I think this helps.

Watson Work Services – Connect Review #4 

By Gabriella Davis | 3/15/17 5:56 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

I know it’s a bit late in the day but I have a couple more things I want to talk about post Connect and with preparations for Interconnect and trying to tie up work before I go away – well these got pushed back.

IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement? 

By Stuart McIntyre | 3/15/17 5:52 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections.

Re: Domino REST performance analysis 

By Martin Jinoch | 3/15/17 3:31 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now.

OpenAPI Specifications for Freebusy and Calendar available on OpenNTF's Github account and SmartNSF Beta 2 released 

By OpenNTF | 3/14/17 5:31 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

The application development landscape of today's world is completely upside-down. While in the past a platform has to integrate all and should consume open standards, in today's world a platform should be capable of being integrated everywhere and providing open standards. This shift is a logical consequence of the new paradigms of microservices and microservice-oriented architecture.

Domino REST performance analysis 

By Csaba Kiss | 3/14/17 3:26 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In this blog post, I have tested various REST services that are available in Domino including DAS, viewJsonService, customRestService, SmartNSF. My conclusion is that Domino REST services are woefully slow.

5 Key Features of IBM Connections 6.0 

By Sam David | 3/14/17 5:23 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Kenio Carvalho

IBM has announced Monday (March 13, 2017) that Connections 6.0 will be available on March 28, 2017. The latest version of will bring new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. Connections 6 also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale…

IBM Brings New Features to Enterprise Social Network  

By IBM Corp. | 3/13/17 2:21 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM Connections 6.0 has been redesigned to surface the most useful content from the user’s network. This new feature – called Orient Me – leverages a new containerized, API-driven architecture to bring the most relevant information for the user to engage with – providing an interactive experience.

IBM Domino: Moving the view indexes outside the NSF database 

By Jesper Kiær | 3/13/17 10:10 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

As a new feature in IBM Domino Feature Pack 8 (FP8) for IBM Domino 9.0.1 is that you can move the view indexes outside the NSF. View indexes and Full Text Indexes are data derived from the "core" data, the documents in the database. This means they can always be rebuilt, if you have the data in the documents.

‘F’ is for Feature 

By Martin Donnelly | 3/9/17 7:32 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In order to ship new features IBM must often extend its backend classes to provide new APIs. I recognise a lot of the APIs called out in this screenshot because they are mostly the new ones added in FP8 to give you the capability of decrypting and encrypting documents.

IBM Notes and Domino Product Update from Connect 2017 

By IBM Social Business Insights Blog | 3/9/17 7:30 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

At IBM Connect 2017, we made it a priority to emphasize our commitment to IBM Domino as an application and mail platform that continues to be relevant and updated with modern technologies. We know from conversations with our clients and partners how many customers rely on Domino to deliver key business process and situational applications.

iOS push notifications not received due to expired APNs certificates 

By Ben Williams | 3/8/17 2:33 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

I was finding in a Connections 5.0 CR4 environment push notifications were not being received on iOS devices but they were for Android.

Feature Packs Are Here 

By Martin Donnelly | 3/8/17 12:01 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Feature Pack 8 for IBM Notes/Domino has finally arrived and brings with it a slew of goodies for the Domino developer. From an XPages perspective alone, FP8 is loaded with the aggregation of all XPages Extension Library releases since 9.0.1 GA – that’s a total of 17 releases all rolled into FP8!

Swiper FP8 Integration Rollout 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/8/17 9:18 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Notes Domino 9.0.1 FP8 is finally here and as far as I know (I have yet to download it) it includes the necessary changes which will allow Swiper to swipe whatever it wants, whenever it wants, which is good news for people who don’t like to have ‘Build Automatically’ turned on.

Domino and Notes Feature Pack 8 

By Paul Withers | 3/7/17 6:07 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today Notes and Domino Feature Pack was released. It’s good to see a developer-heavy release finally delivered. Apart from the Extension Library on OpenNTF, developers have had little to engage their interest over the last three years. But FP8 is a marquee release for developers and app dev server users.

Domino Feature pack 8 breaks Verse on Premises 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 3/7/17 1:38 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I installed Domino Feature Pack 8 and the new templates and Verse on Premises stopped working. The installation of the FP replaces a lot of files in Domino and it had reset the \data\osgi\shared\eclipse\plugins directory removing the files I had copied there for the VoP installation.

The Social Bit at IBM Connect 2017 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 3/7/17 11:53 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

First of all: A huge apology for my mistake in my third blog posting from Connect 2017. In this I wrote that Domino for iSeries would not be supported in the future. This is not true! I had misunderstood and the blog posting is now corrected.

Domin & REST: Debug your Plugin 

By Sven Hasselbach | 3/7/17 11:05 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

When developing OSGi Plugins, you should have your own development server running on your local machine. Not only because of the faster deployment of changes (a new version of a plugin must always deployed with a HTTP restart), but because of the Java debugging posibilities: Only one Eclipse instance can connect to the JVM, and every request processed by the server will start the debugger.

IBM Connect 2017 Session Materials 

By Serdar Basegmez | 3/7/17 1:30 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

After a great conference, I have just been able to prepare session materials. Sorry for the delay but I had to complete the documentation for the demo application I have used in the REST session.

IBM Connect - Domino Application Development Review 

By Paul Withers | 3/5/17 5:50 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

This time last year, the message about Domino application development was very straightforward. Domino 9.0.2 was slated for Q4 2016, with the expectation that this would include open sourcing of not only XPages Extension Library components, but all XPages components.

Start Thinking and Get Pinking 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 3/5/17 12:55 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Sorry for being late with following up on the Connect 2017 conference, but the last days in San Francisco just flew by like a whirlwind. And after I got home I was stuck on the couch with flu like symptoms. But now I’m ready to talk to you about the future of IBM Connections, which is pink!

Markdown XPages UIControl – Cameron Gregor 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/5/17 8:37 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Often when I’m designing an xpage, there might be a section of the page in which I want to explain some instructions to the user. Some options here are to: write the Instructions using html and embed directly in the xpage markup write the Instructions directly in the design pane and format using designer’s ui e.g. bold, color, size etc

Connections Futures – IBM Connect Review #3 

By Gabriella Davis | 3/1/17 5:18 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

We interrupt this blog to apologise. Usually I like to sanity check my statements before publishing them but 80%+ of presentations from IBM Connect are missing online. That means my notes are all I have right now.

A view in to your data 

By Declan Sciolla-Lynch | 3/1/17 3:49 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

In the Domino world the data store is part of the application container. When building your app you will invariably start by creating your forms and views to hold the basic structure of the data. For this Spring Boot based application I am going to start with the same step of building my data.

Notes application modernization with Vaadin :: A step-by-step beginner tutorial 

By Stephan Kopp | 3/1/17 3:39 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Modernization of IBM Notes/Domino applications should be done outside of the Notes/Domino universe, which means in the first step to create a non-xpage frontend and connect it to your existing Notes application.

Our Views On Connect 2017 

By Red Pill Now | 2/28/17 2:48 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week Devin Olson and myself had the chance to attend IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. It was a new venue in a new location combining some of the traditions of the past along with a few things new and different. I had the chance to hear IBM’s message, discuss the events with a number of the people who attended as well as share ideas internally with the team at Red Pill Now. The following is a summary of my thoughts from this year’s event.