A Comprehensive Guide to the IBM Notes Production Lifecycle Stage

By Teamstudio | 7/10/15 2:44 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

There are five traditional areas of the IBM Notes application lifecycle: requirements, design, development, test, and then production. In this blog post, you’ll find links to articles that detail everything you need to know to run production as optimally as possible.

Accessing On-Premises Data from XPages Applications on Bluemix

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/20/15 1:03 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

When building new applications on the cloud, enterprises often need to access existing data that resides on-premises. Below is a high level description how to access data in on-premises XPages NoSQL databases from XPages applications running on IBM Bluemix.

Accessing Traveler or Domino HTTP from iOS 9 devices

By Detlev Poettgen | 7/24/15 10:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

App Transport Security is a feature that requires secure connections between an app and web services. The default connection requirements conform to the best practices for secure connections. Apps can override the default behavior and turn off App Transport Security.

Adding Components to an XPage Programmatically

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/19/15 7:33 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

One of my favorite aspects of working with apps using my framework is the component binding capability. This lets me just write the main structure of the page and let the controller do the grunt work of creating fields with validators and converters.

Alternate Front-End Development

By Eric McCormick | 7/14/15 8:39 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

It’s no secret I’m a strong advocated for segregated application design practices. In my quest to “make everything work the way I want it”, I’ve chosen a front-end framework that my ui-level application is written in, structured my primary application layer into RESTful Java HTTPServlets.

Amazing Bootstrap 3D Buttons Effects in XPages

By Johnny Oldenburger | 7/2/15 4:04 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this blog post I will show how with a CSS3 stylesheet Bootstrap buttons can be displayed with a 3D effect in XPages. I got this by a former colleague who had seen this on the internet. It is very easy to implement in XPages.

An Introduction To The New IBM Containers Service

By Ryan Baxter | 7/6/15 8:53 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

If you logged into Bluemix late last week you might have noticed some changes. Probably the biggest change you might have noticed is that the IBM Containers service has moved out of beta and is now generally available. If you are not familiar with the IBM Container service let me spend a minute describing what it does.

An introduction to creating Domino applications in the Bluemix environment – SocialBizUg Webinar July 23rd

By Mark Roden | 7/9/15 12:22 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

I am very happy to announce that on July 23rd, myself and Toby Samples, will be presenting a SocialBizUg webinar with the illustrious Martin Donnelly. The topic as the title suggests is an introduction to creating Domino applications in Bluemix. A link for the event is provided below.

Announcing the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Recipient

By Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) | 7/7/15 12:07 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Over the years we have raised funds for a number of local food banks and the Salvation Army. I am please to announce the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Recipient is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Bluemix Monitoring and Analysis – Diagnostics version

By Mark Roden | 7/22/15 8:20 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this article I will show how to utilize some aspects of the paid Bleumix Monitoring and Analysis service to look inside the performance of your applications. I am in a state of shock, as I am writing this post I actually broke my application, and used these very tools to figure out why……………..COOL !!!

Bluemix Monitoring and Analytics – free service

By Mark Roden | 7/19/15 6:01 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this article I will introduce the free IBM Bluemix Monitoring and Analytics service and show some of the available information. From the Bluemix Dashboard select one of your node applications and then “Add a new Service” – scroll down until you find the DevOps section and select Monitoring and Analysis.

Bluemix Selfie Drone now available as Open Source

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/16/15 4:46 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

The Bluemix Selfie Drone is now available as open source. Get the code from GitHub. The project contains an application to take selfies via a Parrot AR Drone 2.0. Via navigation buttons in a web application the drone can be steered and a series of pictures can be taken.

Bringing your IBM Connections files to the user – desktop integration

By Femke Goedhart | 7/29/15 7:05 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

IBM Connections as a platform is often host to many files. Files can be stored in communities, personal files, folders and / or CCM libraries. An important factor with these files is that users need to be able to work with them quickly and directly and therefore IBM offers not just the browser interface but also a desktop connector and MS Office .

Building On Premises XPages The Bluemix Way

By Paul Withers | 7/13/15 9:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

The beta of XPages in Bluemix introduces the concept of splitting design from data, with (on the whole) one NSF for the XPages components and one for the data. But for me that’s not a new concept, and has not been for some time.

Calling for abstracts - submit yours now!

By Martin Jinoch | 6/30/15 8:23 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

We have a call for abstracts running for Social Connections 9 in Stuttgart, Germany. Do you have something super awesome that you want to tell the world about IBM Connections, or Social Business as a concept? Send in an abstract now. We would love to have you do your presentation.

Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to build and deploy Bluemix Applications

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/15/15 9:34 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

For some people this is old news, but I just used for the first time the Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to build and deploy a Bluemix application and it made the deployment really easy. Below are some of the key concepts I used. I built a Java application that leverages the AlchemyAPI service.

Code – Get date range as years, months and days

By Karl-Henry Martinsson | 7/4/15 11:19 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

There is a question in the IBM DeveloperWorks forum for Notes/Domino 8 about how to calculate the number of years, months and days between two dates. Then the poster wanted to calculate the sum of two such date ranges and return that as years, months and days as well.

ComboBox - Validate so default value is not selected

By Brian M Moore | 7/1/15 11:07 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

One of the things that I've been trying to get to work in XPages is getting validation to reject the default value of a combobox. Well, this morning I sat down and decided to get it done. I've used other methods to get around this until now, but this seems to do it. I have a combobox with "--Select--" as the default value.

Creating XPages Applications with the IBM XPages Web Starter on Bluemix

By Johnny Oldenburger | 7/13/15 5:23 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Since the release of the new OpenNTF Extension Library I started with XPages for Bluemix. In the beginning skeptical but after a first test particularly excited. In this blog post my first experiences with Creating XPages Apllications with the IBM XPages Web Starter on Bluemix.

Creating my first true XPages in Bluemix application

By Mark Roden | 7/12/15 3:53 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this post I will document my attempt to create my first XPages application in Bluemix. I will be following the documentation (ish) and also clicking around to see what happens. This was written July 2015 and is likely out of date soon after.

Docker Tooling in Eclipse to build Liberty based Images for Bluemix

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/22/15 8:23 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

While some developers prefer command line tools, I often use graphical tools if available since I cannot memorize all the different commands. That's why I tried the relative new Docker Tooling for Eclipse. The plugin is relative new and there is certainly room for improvements but it helps with managing images.


By OpenNTF | 7/6/15 7:16 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

A Domino Server Addin to live backup NSF/NTF Files.

Domino 9.0.1 FP4 / Potential server crash in SECFreeSSOInternetSitesConfig due to missing file

By Rainer Brandl | 7/14/15 2:57 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

In the Fixpack 4 for IBM Domino 9.0.1 there´s a bug which could cause a server crash. Today there´s a Hot Fix available on IBM Fix Central

Domino Directory Assistance to Active Directory when using SSL breaks with 9.0.1 FP4

By Darren Duke | 7/15/15 9:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Over the past few days I've been working to figure out why 9.0.1 FP4 can no longer connect to Active Directory when using a SSL connection for the LDAP connection from Domino. Specifically this is AD 2012 but I would guess the same issues hit 2012 R2. Not sure about 2008.

Get the groove! Using Groovy in XPages applications

By Oliver Busse | 7/7/15 11:03 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at multiplying developers’ productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It integrates smoothly with any Java program (http://www.groovy-lang.org/).

Having Fun with the Bluemix Selfie Drone

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/14/15 4:51 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

Recently I had some time to build another IBM Bluemix demonstration which showcases the Internet of Things functionality and cognitive Watson services. With the "Bluemix Selfie Drone" application you can take selfies via a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 drone and tweet the portraits on the pictures.

How to add your custom domain to your Bluemix app

By Fredrik Norling | 7/20/15 7:55 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

When you want to deploy your app to the real world a mybluemix.net adress might not be the best you probably want your own domain added. Fortunately this is very simple to do with Bluemix. Click on the settings icon in the top right corner on your Bluemix Dashboard and select Edit Routes and App Access.

IBM Connections 5.0 CR3 is available – new feature

By Christoph Stoettner | 7/22/15 3:46 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Julius Schwarzweller wrote a blog post with a collection of links to CR3 for IBM Connections 5.0 this week. A official update document with new features is missing.

IBM Connections cloud, what's new July 2015

By Matteo Bisi | 7/5/15 12:03 PM | Community - IBM Champions | Added by

IBM is continuously developing new features on IBM Connections cloud solutions. Every month many features are dropped to the customer. This month my highlights are on the enablement of Audio-Video on IBM Connections Meetings cloud, the enablement of automatic update of Sametime Desktop.

IBM XPages goes Bluemix (Experimental) - New XPages Extension Library has been released

By Johnny Oldenburger | 7/11/15 2:30 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Today the new OpenNTF XPages Extension Library has been released on OpenNTF. This version of the OpenNTF XPages Extension Library includes the highly anticipated XPages Bluemix Tooling, the integrated Bluemix tools for Domino Designer. But it is an Experimental version