2016 IBM Champions for ICS 

By Keith Brooks | 11/24/15 1:04 PM | - | Added by

For the 4th year in a row I have been named an IBM Champion. It was extremely unexpected and I thoroughly believed my 1,000th blog post would be a farewell post. For the record this is post #997 of this blog. - See more at: http://blog.vanessabrooks.com/2015/11/2016-ibm-champions-for-ics.html#sthash.oLGZMXhI.dpuf

Add-On Tool for Domino Restore 

By Daniel Nashed | 11/30/15 9:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Most backup solutions are still not really flexible when it comes to restore operations. I am currently involved into some backup projects and build a tool that can be used on top of a Domino aware backup solution. Some software can disable replication when restoring a NSF file.

Announcing the IBM Champion Class of 2016 for IBM Social Business! 

By IBM Champion Program | 11/23/15 12:12 PM | - | Added by

After several weeks of reviewing applications and evaluating contributions with a team of IBMers, we're happy to announce the 2016 IBM Champions! We have a total of 103 Champions, with 39 new Champions, and 64 returning Champions.

Announcing the XPages Development chat on Slack 

By David Leedy | 11/16/15 3:55 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I little while ago Jesse Gallagher and I setup an XPages Development chat on Slack. We’ve been playing with it and would now like to make this available to the public. The goal of the chat is to be a place where people can come together and talk XPages. There’s no good public place to really do this that I know of.

Another nice journey with Maven – or how to sign a jar file 

By Christian Guedemann | 11/26/15 12:12 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by

Yes I love Maven, for sure. Maven gives you the capability to build project everytime the same and in every environment. I often explain Maven as a brilliant facility manager, who is able to put all the build, test, package and delivery instruments togehter and then build all the stuff according to your building instructions.

Automated Tests in Bluemix Build and Deploy 

By Stephan Wissel | 11/26/15 2:01 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by

Bluemix is a beautiful environment for agile software development. Its build and deploy capability ensure continious delivery, so you can focus on code. A well run project requires automatic testing (starting with unit tests up to integration testing). You can configure this in the Build and Deploy pipeline, so your project looks like this.

Beware Round Trip Timezone! 

By Russell Maher | 11/9/15 12:53 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Learned a valuable lesson last week which can essentially be summed up as "Don't use this setting."

Calling a Notes web agent from another server using JSONP 

By Karl-Henry Martinsson | 11/6/15 12:33 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by

In my MWLUG presentation (as well as in a couple of entries on this blog) I talk about how you can access Domino data from a regular webpage using jQuery and a Lotusscript agent returning data as JSON. The issue with this solution is that the web page must be on the same web application path as the Domino agent.

Change your Domino into SQL 

By Stanislav Marszalek | 11/27/15 7:31 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

We bring you a presentation from SUTOL conference in which we focused on creating dynamic charts from Notes data using AlaSQL javascript library.

Cluster Failover on W2008 and higher - disable Port Stealth Mode 

By Daniel Nashed | 11/21/15 3:54 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I should have blogged about this earlier. It was in my 2013 IBM Connected presentation but beside the TN and my presentation there is not much information. If you are using Domino clustering on Win2008 or higher you should really disable the port Stealth mode!

Domino Security - Disable HTTPEnableConnectorHeaders NOW 

By Thomas Hampel | 11/9/15 12:54 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

There is a seucrity issue with Domino which allows anybody to gain access without authentication. Jesper Kiaer wrote about this problem before in his blog post ( Part1 and Part2 ) and also created a video showing the problem.

Domino's Server-Side User Security 

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/1/15 8:43 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

The other day, Jesper Kiaer wrote an interesting two-part series of blog posts talking about the security implications of HTTPEnableConnectorHeaders, something I mention in my setup example. In it, he describes the ability to specify an arbitrary username as a security hole, which I don't agree with, but I see where he's coming from. It certainly has, shall we say, implications.

Dropzone.js in XPages: it doesn’t get easier than this 

By Mark Leusink | 11/28/15 5:59 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

After reading this question on StackOverflow by Daniele Grillo I decided to have a quick shot myself at integrating dropzone.js with XPages. Daniele already gave the solution to his issue himself (no bonus points for me today), but maybe others can benefit from a full example.

From XPages to Web App Part Ten: Vaadin 

By Paul Withers | 11/1/15 5:42 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

When it comes to web application development, much of the focus is on which JavaScript web framework to choose. Anyone who has read my blog for any period of time will be aware that I’m not a JavaScript expert and has not been a language I’ve favoured, mainly because of the editors available to us as Domino developers.

Hiding Notes links for Mobile Web users 

By Patrick Kwintensson | 11/4/15 6:30 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Probably you are working in a collaborative environment where users access their beloved Notes apps with multiple clients: The Notes client, The Notes Browser plugin, Web browser and mobile devices.

I Love Admins that want to learn here is my SUTOL Session 

By Keith Brooks | 11/11/15 9:59 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Martin and the SUTOL team did a great job with the event. It was really nice to get to see people I either never met in person or have not seen in a long time. And some of us had been at #soccnx 9 last week in Stuttgart.

IBM Connect and what I would like to be announced 

By Fredrik Norling | 11/30/15 5:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I usually write a little post about what I would like to see an announcement about in January

IBM Connections cloud Notes, configure a Notes client working with ID Vault 

By Matteo Bisi | 11/19/15 2:57 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

ID Vault was one of the greatest features introduced to IBM Domino and Notes last years. If you are working with IBM Connections cloud Notes, you can of course, working with the ID vault to secure the IDs and works better and easier. Notes user migrated to the Connections cloud Notes are included in Cloud vault and you have to unlock the dowload resetting the pasword.

IBM Connections – HowTo create a custom profile type for external users 

By Julius Schwarzweller | 11/16/15 4:51 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

As soon as you enable IBM Connections for external users, you might run into trouble. Because profile views for internal users might not match for externals

Integrate your XPages apps into Slack 

By Serdar Basegmez | 11/19/15 12:23 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Normally we do not link to just a repository. As it came that overall awesome Serdar Basegmez made a small XPages based app that can be used to integrate your own services (also XPages based) to Slack. As he wrote in the readme file: fork and contribute!

Introduction to OAuth - the technology you need but never really learned 

By Mikkel Heisterberg | 11/5/15 3:50 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

OAuth is core to integrations these days but I see many developers that try and use OAuth without really understanding the protocol. The protocol is very easy to understand so I created this presentation to try and explain it in easy, visual, chunks.

Limiting Keyboard Input in XPages 

By Steve Zavocki | 11/17/15 1:32 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

One way to make your validation easier is limit the types of characters allowed in a specific input field. For example, if you have a numeric field you simply don’t allow the user to type a letter in that field. If you know that an email address cannot contain special characters, you can simply prevent the user from typing those special characters.

Maximum HTTP POST Request Size - Attention needed 

By Oliver Busse | 11/15/15 12:17 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Maybe it's just me but I think there are(were) others who struggled with this, too, so I decide to blog about it. In Domino you can specify the maximum allowed size of an HTTP POST request in the server settings. There are however different approaches to do so.

Metadata Filtering for Domino Designer Source Control 

By Cameron Gregor | 11/13/15 7:51 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Swiper is a plugin for Domino Designer which is used in tandem with the Source Control Enablement. When Domino Design Elements are exported for Source Control, they contain unnecessary metadata which makes Branching and Merging almost impossible due to pointless merge conflicts. Swiper will filter this metadata from the exported files, allowing proper branching and merging.

Nagios plugins for IBM Connections 

By Klaus Bild | 11/11/15 2:56 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by

Back from a very successful Social Connections event in Stuttgart, more than 260 participants were there and I enjoyed every minute! Thx again the whole Soccnx team, the best event so far! My session was titled “How to monitor your IBM Connections environment with Python Scripts, JMeter and Nagios” which is pretty self explaining.

Preconfiguration of IBM Verse and Sametime iOS App using Apple Managed App Configurations 

By Detlev Poettgen | 11/30/15 2:33 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

We as midpoints had been in talks with IBM for a while regarding the possibility to manage the iOS IBM ICS mobile Apps (Verse, Companion, ToDo, Connections and Connections Chat aka Sametime) by using Apple Managed App Configurations.

Recap, Slides and Demo App from my SUTOL 2015 session 

By Oliver Busse | 11/11/15 3:58 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

On Nov 11th I had the pleasure to present my session "Utilizing the OpenNTF Domino API in Domino Applications" at the 7th Czech User Group Conference SUTOL in Prague (CZ). The story of how I prepared this session is somewhat unique.

Running Notes Applications on a Tablet 

By Peter Presnell | 11/4/15 11:15 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Many years ago, shortly after the original iPad was released I was sitting in a meeting. In one corner of the room was my esteemed colleague Tim “XMage” Tripcony. As the meeting progressed Tim started chuckling a number of times as he “tapped” away on his new iPad.

Setting up JRebel for XPages OSGi Plugin Development 

By Cameron Gregor | 11/4/15 7:29 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

When developing plugins for Domino in Eclipse, one of the drawbacks is the constant 'restart task http' to pick up any new changes in your class files. It may only take 30 seconds but it is slow enough that every time it happens, maybe you check your email, news, social media, maybe you distract one of your colleagues.

Setup RFC 822 for outbound SMTP on Domino 

By Kenio Carvalho | 11/26/15 6:17 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

You can have Domino add a phrase to the sender’s address on outbound SMTP mail and specify the name component to use as the address phrase. By default, addresses do not include phrases. If you choose not to support phrase-style addresses, you can specify that Domino remove any user-added phrases in the recipient fields of outbound messages.