A few thoughts on IBM Connect, formerly known as Lotusphere 

By Volker Weber | 2/4/16 11:32 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Let's start with the big one. IBM Collaboration has a new General Manager. And she will make an impact. Look at her history within IBM and you will find that she buys stuff.

Alert! Danger! Chrome has a Dojo Bug that affects XPages 

By David Leedy | 1/29/16 10:42 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

There is a known bug in Google Chrome 48 that is affecting DOJO resource loading which in turn is causing XPages application to stop working.

An Effective Use of the 'attr' Property on xPage Elements 

By Shean McManus | 1/11/16 10:16 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

JQuery is a common javascript library today that can be used for any number of client side operations. Sometimes it can be difficult to construct the right selector with xPage elements due to the way the engine renders the id tag. Sure it is common to use the elements class attribute as a selector but sometimes that can only serve to muck up your design as you may already have several style sheets used for design.

Announcement: My Bleeding Code Project is Live 

By John Jardin | 1/21/16 8:21 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

I am thrilled to officially announce that my Internet of Things and “Technology Innovation” blog site called Bleeding Code is now live and in action. I have a nasty habit of researching and working with multiple technologies and I have some extremely exciting content that I will be publishing in the near future on both this blog and Bleeding Code.

Announcing IBM XPages Runtime Beta Release 

By Brian Gleeson | 1/21/16 5:53 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

Today, the IBM XPages runtime enters into BETA release phase on Bluemix. The XPages runtime, along with the XPages boilerplate and XPages NoSQL Database service, have been considered experimental for the last six months. Moving the runtime to BETA signals the intention to make the runtime generally available on Bluemix in the coming months.

Bringing Your Web Apps to IBM Digital Experience 

By John Head | 2/3/16 9:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Here are the session slides for the session I gave with Brad Balassaitis. For too long, WebSphere portal has been seen as the realm of the back end developer with specialized Java skills. This has been a barrier to entry to the IBM Domino community. IBM has transformed the product to the IBM Digital Experience platform – and it’s not just a name change!

Calling all IBM Champions #NewWayToLearn 

By John Oldenburger | 1/8/16 12:47 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Today I came across this post on LinkedIn, Calling all IBM Champions by Alan Hamilton. A great idea and opportunity for all IBM Champions for presenting a topic in which they are an expert.

Changes to the Social Connections organisation 

By Social Connections | 1/11/16 1:47 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Over the past year, the team behind Social Connections have been working hard to put the organisation onto a firm footing for the future.

Combining Justified Gallery and Swipebox in XPages for an amazing Image Gallery 

By John Oldenburger | 1/31/16 8:54 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this blog post I will give a basic setup on combining Justified Gallery and Swipebox in XPages to create an amazing Image Gallery.

Connect 16 

By Greg Reeder | 2/1/16 6:07 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

If you are following me on twitter, you will know that I have had my first tastes of the Lotussphere / Connect experience. It has been quite a day, and I could not be more ecstatic with some of the information I am receiving. The ideas that I am seeing are astounding and the people are wonderful.

Connect 2016 Day 3: Future of Domino, Connections and Hogsmeade 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/3/16 5:19 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Woke up half past five in the morning. My internal clock is still not up to snuff. The humidity outside was unbelievable and there was so much fog that I opted for a 4 x 4 interval run on the thread mill instead of running around the lake.

Connect Success 

By Eric McCormick | 2/2/16 3:26 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

IBM Connect 2016 is in full swing and I’m enjoying the sessions I’ve attended, some of the news announced from some of the IBM talent that has presented, and even had a good time at my session. Thank you to everyone that came to my session; we had a decent turn out. The promise of an “amazing demo” was, I hope, mostly true.

Creating a Todo app with IBM Notes and Node.js 

By Nils Tarjei Hjelme | 1/19/16 10:07 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

Creating the Todos view and Todo Form Create an todos.nsf database in Notes with a view with the alias name todos, and a Form called Todo. The todos view, should have a column called unid, todoText and todoComplete. The unid column shows the documents universialID.

Domino Designer Tip – RegEx Searching for a String with Single or Double Quotes 

By Brad Balassaitis | 1/27/16 8:05 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

If you’re looking for a string value in code throughout your application, it can sometimes be frustrating to weed through extraneous results. If you know the exact string, you can make the search more efficient by including the quotes in the search.

Double Quote Avoidance – Using JsonJavaObject + JsonReference to output function references 

By Cameron Gregor | 1/19/16 7:30 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Recently I have been developing an an XPages UI control for JQuery jqGrid. JqGrid, like most javascript components, relies very much on configuration using json. I haven’t done much in this area before and I thought things would get pretty ugly if I had to manually output all the javascript / json.

From XPages to Web App Part Thirteen: Application Structure 

By Paul Withers | 1/10/16 10:15 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In the last part I looked in depth at the Key Date view/edit form. Much of the terminology of the components on the page would have been familiar to XPages developers – setRequired(), setImmediate() and a ValueChangeListener. Now I’m going to look at the structure of the application itself. Vaadin applications are single page web applications.

How to import self signed certificates into your Domino Java environment 

By Robert Ibsen Voith | 1/19/16 3:45 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I show you how to export certificates with Chrome, and how to add this to your so-called keystore in your Java environment. In the end you will have both your Eclipse and Domino environment accept the self-signed certificate. This article is a write-up for my own environment.

IBM Connect 2016 - A New Hope Awakens 

By Alan Lepofsky | 1/26/16 5:36 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Next week IBM is holding their annual conference focused on collaboration software. However, this year things are going to be a bit different.

IBM Connect 2016 - Overview of the session slides, blog posts and videos 

By John Oldenburger | 2/4/16 4:52 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Also this year I try to put together a good overview of IBM Connect. This blog post will be updated regularly as more slides, videos and blog post become available.

IBM Connect 2016 – Reception and Party overview 

By Henning Schmidt | 1/28/16 5:25 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Only a few more days to go before many people board a plane to travel to Orlando! Apart from the great content that everyone will inhale during the many sessions the networking is a crucial factor why people attend.

IBM Connect 2016: REST Services in Domino - Key to modern Web Applications 

By Bernd Hort | 2/2/16 8:12 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

As promised the slides and the sample database from my session at IBM Connect 2016 REST Services in Domino - Key to modern Web Applications. Even if you didn't had the chance to make it to my session, with the slides and specially with the sample database you have a good starting point.

IBM Connect 2016: So Bill Gates walks into a bar… 

By Rob Novak | 2/1/16 7:25 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Today’s Opening General Session was well received. There was good energy, the room was completely full, and the audience was very receptive to some very well done demos.

IBM Connect Expectations and Plans 

By Paul Withers | 1/27/16 10:08 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

It’s less than a week until IBM Connect and there’s still lots for me to do. So just in advance I wanted to just cover a few things. I’m expecting more information on Notes and Domino 9.0.2 (what I expect to be the product name for the release due first half 2016). Beyond that, I’m hoping to see a roadmap for Notes / Domino.

IBM Connections 5.5 fix installation – a moment of panic and how to solve it 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/7/16 10:53 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

I installed the required fixes (,,, ) in my Connections 5.5 installation.

IBM Connections Mobile APNS certificates expiring on 1/29/2016 

By Andreas Ponte | 1/18/16 4:26 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

IBM released a Flash Alert because of expiring APNS certificates: «Users using IBM Connections Mobile will stop receiving Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) notifications after the certificates expire on 1/29/2016. Download the iFix for your server version and apply. Some releases require a prerequisite iFix and the links for those are included.»

IBM Project Toscana – Collaborative thoughts… 

By Reynout van Adrichem Boogaert | 2/2/16 7:02 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Yesterday I watched the live stream of the Opening General Session of IBM Connect (at ibmgo.com/connect). It was great to see my many familiar faces on stage presenting. On of the new thing that was announced was IBM Project Toscana…. wondering what catchy name will be found as I will Toscana you just too much a mouth full. But the question is off course where does it come from.

IBM Verse: Final Impressions 

By Red Pill Now | 2/1/16 11:44 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Back in May of last year I shared my first impressions in using IBM’s new e-mail client Verse. After using Verse for seven months the trial in which I had been participating came to an end. It was an interesting time as my experience with Verse caused me to look very closely at the various email clients I have been using and challenge what really matters to me in my choice of an email client.

IBM Verse: Next Impressions 

By Red Pill Now | 2/3/16 4:45 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

While IBM didn’t say it, I couldn’t help but think that IBM Verse is in the process of being totally integrated into Connections, to the point in which I am not sure if it would make any sense to try and identify (or use) it as a separate product. It would be hard to have Connections without Verse,

If your widgets no longer show up properly in Connections 5.5 

By Philippe Riand | 1/11/16 2:13 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

This happened to us as we are validating ProjExec with Connections 5.5. As a project is related to a community, we have community based widgets that render ProjExec data within the community. But, as of 5.5, our widgets did not display anymore in the middle column

Implementing live search on a web form using XPages 

By Mathew Murphy | 1/20/16 11:45 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Given that people find it hard to select from more than around 8 options, the “drop-down selector with live search filter” design pattern is useful for all sorts of situations. If you have a reasonably small number of options, you can do it all client-side. I needed to implement some sort of “search, then select from the matches” selector box for web forms that would use get the server to do the work.