A Great Community, Amazing Content , A Great Year. Thank you!

By Johnny Oldenburger | 10/11/15 3:56 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I am writing my hundredth blog post this year and realized that this had to be a 'special' blog post. In this blog post I'm going to look back over the past year up to now in which I have asked myself the question whether 2015 was a another great year regarding IBM Domino and XPages.

A Statement From IBM On El Capitan and iOS9 Support

By Gabriella Davis | 9/15/15 12:28 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

IBM have today released a statement explaining why some applications will be unable to connect to Domino servers from iOS9 and El Capitan devices due to Apple removing support for Elliptic curve technology (no – me either) and enhanced transport security.

Agenda for 7th SUTOL Technical Conference

By Martin Jinoch | 10/2/15 5:33 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

I'm very happy to announce agenda for our 7th technical conference in Prague, Nov 11. You can find all the details about our event at the conference site. Space is limited in the venue, so do not wait and register now.

Appcelerator: Reduce EventListeners to increase performance

By John Jardin | 9/15/15 12:36 AM | App Dev - Mobile | Added by

In this video I show you how to eliminate unnecessary Event Listeners in your Appcelerator Mobile App by making use of the Bubble Parent property. This is a great way to increase performance and responsiveness in your mobile app, especially when it requires some advanced processes.

Converting HTML Tags to XPage Tags

By Shean McManus | 10/12/15 10:25 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

As xPages becomes a common platform for other modern web frameworks, you may find yourself writing a lot of standard HTML (such as Twitter Boostrap markup) in your Domino Designer source panel. Here is a convenient reminder that most HTML tags can be converted to xPage tags by adding the xp: prefix.

Creating JSON objects in Java using the JSON.simple toolkit

By Steve Zavocki | 10/1/15 6:19 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I needed a way to create JSON objects in Java for displaying in a grid. There are several options for doing this that I could have chosen. There is GSON from Google, or I could roll my own using StringBuilder. After doing some research, I decided to use the JSON.simple toolkit because, the examples looked simple and straightforward to me.

Domino adds HSTS to it’s security arsenal

By Darren Duke | 9/15/15 10:33 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

HTTPS Strict Transport Security (HSTS) starting in Domino 9.0.1 FP3 IF2

External User Registration Application - free from Turtle Partnership

By Chris Miller | 9/30/15 5:00 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Gabriella Davis, on the Turtle blog, announced the availability of the Domino based External User Registration Application they have written and use for customers. This app makes setting up external users for accounts so simple, including allowing self registration.

Fixing the Width of a Select 2 with a Long Value in a Bootstrap Form Group or Input Group

By Brad Balassaitis | 9/17/15 7:53 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

If you have a Select2 control within a form-group or input-group div in a Bootstrap UI, a long value can cause the Select2 to grow to become wider than its container. In this post, I’ll show how to fix the issue. In this demo, I have a form with two columns of fields, each within a well (which makes the container size very clear).

From XPages to Web App Part Five: XPages Advanced MVC Controller

By Paul Withers | 10/8/15 7:36 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Once XPages developers understand managed beans and have started the road from SSJS to Java, the next natural progression is controller classes and MVC. I’m not going to re-hash the excellent work others have done on what MVC is and how it might be applied to XPages.

From XPages to Web App Part Four: XPages Advanced Document Wrapper

By Paul Withers | 10/7/15 8:37 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Now that I’ve covered database separation, it’s time to cover the biggest part of the move from XPages to web application – wrapping the Document in a serializable Java object that better manages editability of components and writing back to the underlying document.

From XPages to Web App Part Three: XPages Advanced Database Separation

By Paul Withers | 10/6/15 1:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Last time I introduced the XPages advanced application and briefly outlined the differences. One of the key differences was pointing everything to a separate data database. That means this database has no Forms, only the default View (the NSF can’t have no views) and no documents.

From XPages to Web App: Part Two - XPages Advanced 1

By Paul Withers | 10/5/15 1:21 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In the last part I introduced the Key Dates application that is being used for this blog series, both its Notes Client user interface and a basic XPages interface. For the next part of the blog series, I’ll be extending a copy of that design. The look and feel of the application will not change at all.

Higher Crypt-Standards with Notes/Domino and updated JVM 1.6

By Daniel Nashed | 10/2/15 2:48 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

There is a brand new new TN describing how to enable higher security for the updated JVM 1.6 in Notes/Domino. The IBM 1.6 JVM does support TLS 1.2 and also some modern ciphers. Sadly by default they cannot be used because they use higher encryption levels (AES 256) which are disabled by default in the IBM and even in the current Oracle JVM 1.8.

I want to build an XPages Bluemix app but can't because apparently it's not free and not for production data?

By Martin Donnelly | 9/24/15 6:56 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I want to build an XPages Bluemix app but can't because apparently it's not free and not for production data? -Not sure if I will be charged or if my data is safe summary developer.ibm.com I want to build an XPages Bluemix app but can't because apparently it's not free and not for production data?

IBM (Lotus) Greenhouse is being retired?!?

By Chris Miller | 10/8/15 12:03 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

I was looking for some IBM Partnerworld content that linked to IBM Greenhouse when I found it. On the page was the following words: The IBM Greenhouse is scheduled to be retired in late 2015 or early 2016. I believe I sat stunned for a few moments.

IBM Bluemix for Administrators with Focus on XPages

By Niklas Heidloff | 9/22/15 7:35 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Yesterday I attended AdminCamp which is a yearly conference for IBM Domino and IBM Connections administrators. I gave the opening session about IBM Bluemix administration with a focus on XPages. Here are the slides.

IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP4 IF2 is available NOW – Full support for El Capitan and iOS 9 ATS

By Rene Winkelmeyer | 9/25/15 8:49 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

IBM has released IF2 for IBM Domino FP4 IF2 right NOW which supports the latest ECDHE ciphers. And with that ATS (App Transport Security) on iOS and Mac OS X El Capitan. I’ve spoken here and here about it. IBM has delivered fast – many thanks!

IBM Notes 9.0.2 for Mac OS X is there (yeah, you read it correctly, 9.0.2)

By Rene Winkelmeyer | 9/29/15 8:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

IBM has published a new release of IBM Notes for Mac OS X. Legally it’s 9.0.1 – technically it’s 9.0.2. With the upcoming (tomorrow) release of Mac OS X El Capital 10.11 IBM had to deliver an update to the IBM Notes Client so that it leverages Java 8 as runtime for the Eclipse based client.

IBM Software and iOS 9 Support

By Bill Malchisky | 9/16/15 6:41 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

As Apple plans to release its new mobile operating system today (16 September 2015), IBM kept busy the past few days updating their correlated technotes. Thus, it seemed appropriate to offer a few links to showcase how IBM plans to support this latest Apple offering vis-à-vis Traveler, Verse, and Connections Cloud Traveler.

IBM Traveler available for download

By Matteo Bisi | 10/7/15 4:12 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Today IBM has released on fixcentral the new Traveler that introduce some APAR fix and a new console command

ICON UK - OpenNTF Domino API (ODA) and CrossWorlds

By Paul Withers | 9/23/15 8:14 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Over the last couple of days, ICON UK took place at IBM South Bank in London. It was great to see the community in attendance for a wide variety of experts. I delivered a session of OpenNTF Domino API and CrossWorlds. My initial feeling was that it might have been a quiet year for ODA.

Icon UK, Upgrading Connections and Adapting To Technology

By Gabriella Davis | 9/23/15 5:53 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

This week I was at Icon UK at IBM’s offices on South Bank and as usual it was a great event as usual. Lots of great content, attendees, speakers and sponsors and it gave me the chance to talk to people I rarely get to see (some I hadn’t seen since January).

Important New Initiative for IBM Certification Test Security

By Chris Miller | 9/24/15 9:22 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

BM has sent correspondence announcing a new Initiative for IBM Certification Test Security that they will be sending violation notices and revoking exams where they feel you used outside assistance to prepare for the exam.

Introducing Popupmultiselect - A Multiselect List Box with Options using a Modal Window based on Bootstrap

By Johnny Oldenburger | 9/21/15 6:01 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Popupmultiselect is a pop-up with options which allows multiselect and is based on Bootstrap. In this blog post I will show how Popupmultiselect can be used in XPages.

It's IBM Champion Season! (nominations are open)

By IBM Champion Program | 9/13/15 11:16 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

No, that doesn't mean you get to hunt IBM Champions! What it means is that nominations are now open, so you can nominate IBM Champions for the following areas: IBM Social Business (AKA Lotus, ICS, ESS) IBM Power Systems IBM Middleware (AKA Tivoli, Rational, WebSphere) When: From September 14 - October 31

Jackson JSON wrapper plugin

By Frank van der Linden | 10/6/15 9:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

A while ago I wrote a OSGi plugin to make the excellent Jackson JSON library available for every application on a Domino server. It works fine, except the security issue. Today I was reading the blog post of John Dalsgaard about ‘Elevating permissions on your third party jar‘. This inspired me to rewrite my Jackson JSON OSGi plugin.

Material design application template

By Csaba Kiss | 10/2/15 6:17 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this tutorial we will download all the necessary style sheets, JavaScript files, fonts and icons. Then we modify them, so they can be used in an Xpage template. This template will include all the necessary files and will not use CDNs (Content Delivery Network). In the previous post, I introduced you to Google’s Material Design. This time, we actually do stuff. Let’s begin.


By Eric McCormick | 10/6/15 9:50 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

A few things have been on my mind over the last couple weeks and I thought I’d share them. Stay tuned for my demo app on Bluemix, and if I re-record what I need to, there may be yet another Notes in 9 video submission coming soon; the highlights of my MWLUG session.

New Blog Series: Use a xAgent to create Excel file from XPage

By Dwain Wuerfel | 9/13/15 10:45 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

This post is the introduction of a blog series on using a xAgent to create an Excel file from data displayed in your XPage. I will discuss how I went from this XPage to an Excel file which looks as close as possible to the representation on the XPage using a SSJS function, SQL, sessionScope, CSS/HTML/Excel styles as well as Excel formulas.