Accessing Bluemix Services from Client-side Web Applications 

By Niklas Heidloff | 8/7/17 7:45 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

Bluemix is IBM’s cloud platform to build and host applications which can leverage more than 100 services, for example databases and cognitive services. The services provide APIs which require credentials. Applications which are hosted on Bluemix as Cloud Foundry apps or Docker containers can access these credentials from environment variables. This article describes how to invoke Bluemix services from client-side web applications.

An Introduction to Docker from MWLUG 2017 

By Gabriella Davis | 8/12/17 10:53 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Last week I attended and presented at MWLUG in Alexandria, VA. This was my third MWLUG event and the biggest so far. Lots of great and varied content, I even went to a couple of developer sessions, thanks to Richard Moy and the rest of the MWLUG team for putting on another great show.

Attention IBM Customers and BPs, Be Heard! New IBM Notes/Domino Application Survey 

By Bill Malchisky | 8/15/17 7:50 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

After the success of the first IBM survey announced at our IBM Engage session in May (see link to post)---which helped to re-prioritize new capabilities like Docker---Barry Rosen announced a new survey at MWLUG. I completed it and am pleased with this survey's focus on APIs, app modernization, along with creating a new feeling that IBM is serious about Domino as an application development platform.

Bundle Inspector – Diagnosing XPages Plugin Resolution problems 

By Cameron Gregor | 8/2/17 4:38 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

A common task with XPages development is to installing some plugins that provide additional functionality. If you do any plugin development of your own, you end up doing this task a lot more as you create new plugins, install new versions etc. It is also common to encounter some problems after installing plugins to your Domino Server! Maybe your expected plugin doesn’t load up at all? maybe the wrong version is loading?

Developing for Performance 

By Paul Withers | 8/18/17 3:33 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

One of the themes which crops up from time to time in Domino application development and beyond is the theme of “performance”. It’s a topic which makes me grit my teeth because of the basic premise. Most articles start from what, for me, is a narrow terms of reference: performance optimisation being about how quick a specific amount of data can be served to a specific environment.

Do you want bleedyellow.com? The charity auction has opened 

By René Winkelmeyer | 8/21/17 4:28 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Some time ago I was fast enough to catch the bleedyellow.com domain when it expired. Nowadays I’ve no use for it – maybe others want it. Instead of just letting the registration expire I’m bringing it to a good cause. If you want it, you can have it – for some money that goes to a charity.

Dojox Charting Update - Part Two 

By Paul Withers | 8/10/17 1:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

First of all, with the demo database, there are a couple of basic, standard changes. The first is that I’m using the XPages extension library, so that’s enabled in the Xsp Properties. That’s used for the Java code, to leverage the ExtLibUtil class to give easy access to standard XPages objects and virtually every Java XPages developer will be using ExtLibUtil.

Domino on Docker 

By Ulrich Krause | 8/20/17 5:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

IBM recently announced Docker support for Domino. It is supposed to come with FP10 at the end of this year. Domino IMHO is not a microservic, but Domino on Docker has other advantages. Think about a support person maintaining a product. All he needs to investigate a customer’s issue is the data from the customer and a Domino environment that is known to run the application stable.

IBM Connections 5.5 CR3 upgrade issue 

By Rainer Brandl | 8/9/17 10:34 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

Today I installed Connections 5.5 CR3 at customer site and followed the required steps here. I also followed the steps for creating the requested Dynacache for the Rich Text Editor: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22001580 As mentioned I created the Dynacache just for the RTE-Cluster and figured out, that this led to problems for all single cluster member.

IBM Domino Fix Pack Installation – Some Issues and how to fix them 

By Milan Matejic | 8/15/17 4:13 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I recently encountered some issues as I was applying Fix Pack 8 to a Domino Server. These are some common issues which can occur at every Fix Pack update, not specific to Fix Pack 8.

IBM Domino and Docker Support Announced 

By Bill Malchisky | 8/16/17 2:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

During Barry Rosen's Future directions on Notes/Domino session and again during our Linuxfest DC session last week at MWLUG, IBM announced that they will support Domino on Docker with Domino 9.0.1 FP10. Originally, this support would be announced in 2018, but due to the success of the IBM Application Insights Survey announced at Engage, IBM changed their task priorities and accelerated Docker support based upon your input.

IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 : It's a great time to be a Domino Customer or Consultant ! 

By Matteo Bisi | 8/21/17 1:19 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Some days ago IBM has released the Feature pack 9 for Notes and Domino with some nice new feature and bug fixes. Now I'd like to spend some lines to anticipate some features/update that will be released starting next month in one of the most exciting time for IBM Domino customers and partners ! Starting from FP10 ( read the Bill Malchisky blogpost ) , we will have the IBM support to run Domino inside a Docker container.

IBM Notes and Domino Feature Pack 9 Available for Download on IBM Fix Central 

By John Oldenburger | 8/18/17 4:49 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

IBM Notes Domino Feature Pack 9 is available for download on IBM Fix Central. It seems that all Feature Packs are getting a 'name'. For Features Pack 9 this is Zircon. Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 addresses defects in the Client, Server, and the Domino OpenSocial component. All Feature Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes®/Domino® 9.0.1.

Installing IBM Connections Touchpoint in an TLS-Only Environment 

By Martin Leyrer | 8/21/17 11:13 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

During the installation of IBM Connections Touchpoint for a customer a stumbled upon an "issue" that is not (yet) covered in the documentation but is/will be an issue in the "real world™": "ssl-only environments" (properly: "tls-only"). The Connections documentation has a whole chapter called "Forcing traffic to be sent over an encrypted connection" on how to redirect all HTTP traffic to Connections to HTTPS (which you should do in times like these).

Introducing the Conversation Inspector for IBM Watson 

By Niklas Heidloff | 7/31/17 10:01 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

My colleague Ansgar Schmidt and I have developed a new tool for developers to simplify building conversational user experiences with IBM Watson Conversation. The tool displays JSON data of REST API requests that is sent between applications and the Watson Conversation service and it allows developers to modify outgoing JSON messages.

MWLUG 2017 – Slides 

By Kathy Brown | 8/11/17 9:01 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

As promised, and possibly the fastest I’ve ever put up slides after an event, here are my slides from my session at MWLUG 2017! MWLUG2017-MakingTheShift My session was about developers making the shift from Notes/Domino and XPages developers to modern web developers, using Angular and Node as the example.

My MWLUG presentation: Elementary! 

By Karl-Henry Martinsson | 8/9/17 11:33 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

Yesterday I presented at MWLUG, and I want to share my presentation with both the ones attending and anyone who was not able to be there. I am posting two version, one with just the slides, and one with speaker notes, where I tried to capture the content, if not the exact verbiage of the session. I hope to be able to post the demo database with the code later this week or early next week.

Old IBM Apple APNS Push Certificate of Traveler 9.0.1.15 used for Verse expired on 12.08.17 

By Detlev Poettgen | 8/11/17 9:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

If you are still running IBM Traveler version 9.0.1.15, have in mind that the Apple IBM Push Notification Certificates for IBM Verse and ToDo for iOS will expire tomorrow (12th Aug. 2017).

Source Control disruption in DDE 

By Patrick Kwinten | 8/21/17 3:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In a project me and my colleague faced major complications working towards a GIT repository on TFS. In short: she did not see the changes I had made in her Domino Designer even though her GIT client had transferred everything correctly to the On Disk Project (ODP) on her local drive.

What We Learned at MWLUG 2017 

By Red Pill Now | 8/16/17 4:13 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Richard Moy and team put together another great User Group event in Alexandria, VA last week. Its an event that falls half-way between the annual event once known as LotusSphere. This year’s event set a new attendance record, including a large contingent of IBMers allowing all to get the latest information and news for all things Collaboration (ICS). The following are the key take aways that I noticed as a former Notes developer still passionate about finding future paths for Notes data.

What is the SIZE of a Docker container? 

By Ulrich Krause | 8/21/17 1:31 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I recently was asked, if it is possible to tell the size of a container and, speaking of disk-space, what are the costs when running multiple instances of a container. Let’s take the IBM Domino server from my previous post as an example.

XPages unit converter widget 

By Csaba Kiss | 8/20/17 5:41 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

XPages unit converter widget. In this tutorial, I show you how I took a nodejs project and convert it into an Xpage application. The key points of the video: converting nodejs (commonJS ) modules into JavaScript scripts for your Xpage application, importing lodash into the application, creating a dynamic combobox on page load, adding JavaScript listener using event delegation, Styling the application with Bootstrap