5 Key Features of IBM Connections 6.0 

By Sam David | 3/14/17 5:23 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

IBM has announced Monday (March 13, 2017) that Connections 6.0 will be available on March 28, 2017. The latest version of will bring new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. Connections 6 also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale…

A view in to your data 

By Declan Sciolla-Lynch | 3/1/17 3:49 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by

In the Domino world the data store is part of the application container. When building your app you will invariably start by creating your forms and views to hold the basic structure of the data. For this Spring Boot based application I am going to start with the same step of building my data.

Auto-width Bootstrap Column XPages Controls 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/21/17 10:26 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

I’ve been stuck working with OneUI Version 3 for the past couple of years, due to a regretful decision made at the beginning of my major project. OneUI was better than nothing but very frustrating at times. Finally, I have moved on to my next project and I am now using bootstrap (version 3)

Connections Futures – IBM Connect Review #3 

By Gabriella Davis | 3/1/17 5:18 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

We interrupt this blog to apologise. Usually I like to sanity check my statements before publishing them but 80%+ of presentations from IBM Connect are missing online. That means my notes are all I have right now.

Domin & REST: Debug your Plugin 

By Sven Hasselbach | 3/7/17 11:05 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

When developing OSGi Plugins, you should have your own development server running on your local machine. Not only because of the faster deployment of changes (a new version of a plugin must always deployed with a HTTP restart), but because of the Java debugging posibilities: Only one Eclipse instance can connect to the JVM, and every request processed by the server will start the debugger.

Domino & REST: Listeners for Initialization & Destroying of a Servlet 

By Sven Hasselbach | 2/27/17 5:47 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

If you need to know when your Servlet is initialized or destroyed, you can use a ServletContextListener in your application. First, create the class AppServletContextListener and implement the javax.servlet.ServletContextListener interface.

Domino Feature pack 8 breaks Verse on Premises 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 3/7/17 1:38 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I installed Domino Feature Pack 8 and the new templates and Verse on Premises stopped working. The installation of the FP replaces a lot of files in Domino and it had reset the \data\osgi\shared\eclipse\plugins directory removing the files I had copied there for the VoP installation.

Domino REST performance analysis 

By Csaba Kiss | 3/14/17 3:26 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

In this blog post, I have tested various REST services that are available in Domino including DAS, viewJsonService, customRestService, SmartNSF. My conclusion is that Domino REST services are woefully slow.

Domino and Notes Feature Pack 8 

By Paul Withers | 3/7/17 6:07 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Today Notes and Domino Feature Pack was released. It’s good to see a developer-heavy release finally delivered. Apart from the Extension Library on OpenNTF, developers have had little to engage their interest over the last three years. But FP8 is a marquee release for developers and app dev server users.

Feature Packs Are Here 

By Martin Donnelly | 3/8/17 12:01 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Feature Pack 8 for IBM Notes/Domino has finally arrived and brings with it a slew of goodies for the Domino developer. From an XPages perspective alone, FP8 is loaded with the aggregation of all XPages Extension Library releases since 9.0.1 GA – that’s a total of 17 releases all rolled into FP8!

IBM Brings New Features to Enterprise Social Network  

By IBM Corp. | 3/13/17 2:21 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

IBM Connections 6.0 has been redesigned to surface the most useful content from the user’s network. This new feature – called Orient Me – leverages a new containerized, API-driven architecture to bring the most relevant information for the user to engage with – providing an interactive experience.

IBM Connect - Domino Application Development Review 

By Paul Withers | 3/5/17 5:50 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

This time last year, the message about Domino application development was very straightforward. Domino 9.0.2 was slated for Q4 2016, with the expectation that this would include open sourcing of not only XPages Extension Library components, but all XPages components.

IBM Connect 2017 #2: Cognitive Cognitive Cognitive 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/24/17 2:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Last year I was quoted on Twitter saying “If you hated the word social, get ready to hate the word ‘cognitive’.” Boy is that word thrown out a lot by IBM these days. Not least the opening general session at Connect 2017 here at Moscone West in San Francisco.

IBM Connect 2017 Session Materials 

By Serdar Basegmez | 3/7/17 1:30 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by

After a great conference, I have just been able to prepare session materials. Sorry for the delay but I had to complete the documentation for the demo application I have used in the REST session.

IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement? 

By Stuart McIntyre | 3/15/17 5:52 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections.

IBM Domino: Moving the view indexes outside the NSF database 

By Jesper Kiær | 3/13/17 10:10 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

As a new feature in IBM Domino Feature Pack 8 (FP8) for IBM Domino 9.0.1 is that you can move the view indexes outside the NSF. View indexes and Full Text Indexes are data derived from the "core" data, the documents in the database. This means they can always be rebuilt, if you have the data in the documents.

IBM Notes and Domino Product Update from Connect 2017 

By IBM Social Business Insights Blog | 3/9/17 7:30 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

At IBM Connect 2017, we made it a priority to emphasize our commitment to IBM Domino as an application and mail platform that continues to be relevant and updated with modern technologies. We know from conversations with our clients and partners how many customers rely on Domino to deliver key business process and situational applications.

Markdown XPages UIControl – Cameron Gregor 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/5/17 8:37 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Often when I’m designing an xpage, there might be a section of the page in which I want to explain some instructions to the user. Some options here are to: write the Instructions using html and embed directly in the xpage markup write the Instructions directly in the design pane and format using designer’s ui e.g. bold, color, size etc

My take on IBM Connect 2017 

By Frank van der Linden | 2/27/17 12:49 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

IBM Connect went to the west coast of the USA, to the famous Moscone Center in the middle of San Francisco. Last week I have attended and spoken at IBM Connect. Here are some thoughts about the event.

Notes / Domino 10 

By David Hablewitz | 3/16/17 12:03 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

At IBM Connect 2017, the message from IBM was “Notes/Domino 9.0 support will not end for at least 4 more years”. Which to me sounded a bit like simply a stay of execution. Not so much a positive message as just a non-negative one. But Ed Brill has published a blog post on the IBM Social Business blog that gives more clarity to the message and I think this helps.

Notes application modernization with Vaadin :: A step-by-step beginner tutorial 

By Stephan Kopp | 3/1/17 3:39 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by

Modernization of IBM Notes/Domino applications should be done outside of the Notes/Domino universe, which means in the first step to create a non-xpage frontend and connect it to your existing Notes application.

OpenAPI Specifications for Freebusy and Calendar available on OpenNTF's Github account and SmartNSF Beta 2 released 

By OpenNTF | 3/14/17 5:31 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

The application development landscape of today's world is completely upside-down. While in the past a platform has to integrate all and should consume open standards, in today's world a platform should be capable of being integrated everywhere and providing open standards. This shift is a logical consequence of the new paradigms of microservices and microservice-oriented architecture.

Our Views On Connect 2017 

By Red Pill Now | 2/28/17 2:48 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Last week Devin Olson and myself had the chance to attend IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. It was a new venue in a new location combining some of the traditions of the past along with a few things new and different. I had the chance to hear IBM’s message, discuss the events with a number of the people who attended as well as share ideas internally with the team at Red Pill Now. The following is a summary of my thoughts from this year’s event.

Post FP8 install - Does anybody know where the Xpages "Mobile" controls palette has gone? 

By Robert Ibsen Voith | 3/16/17 4:59 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

After installing the latest and greatest FP8, I realized that the Extension Library shifted a lot of components from ExtLibX into the ExtLib. One thing I can’t seem to find any more is the “Mobile controls” – which contained the “Single Page Application” wizard amongst other things. [SEE THE COMMENT]

Re: Domino REST performance analysis 

By Martin Jinoch | 3/15/17 3:31 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now.

Recognizing Lifetime Achievement: Meet Julian Robichaux 

By SocialBiz User Group | 2/24/17 3:13 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

If you’ve attended the IBM Connect conference in recent years, or if you’re part of the IBM Collaboration Solutions user community, you probably know—or know of—Julian Robichaux. He’s a senior software developer at panagenda (an IT management software solutions provider and strategic IBM Business Partner), and he’s been named an IBM Champion every year since 2011.

Start Thinking and Get Pinking 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 3/5/17 12:55 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by

Sorry for being late with following up on the Connect 2017 conference, but the last days in San Francisco just flew by like a whirlwind. And after I got home I was stuck on the couch with flu like symptoms. But now I’m ready to talk to you about the future of IBM Connections, which is pink!

Swiper FP8 Integration Rollout 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/8/17 9:18 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Notes Domino 9.0.1 FP8 is finally here and as far as I know (I have yet to download it) it includes the necessary changes which will allow Swiper to swipe whatever it wants, whenever it wants, which is good news for people who don’t like to have ‘Build Automatically’ turned on.

Swiper FP8 Version Beta Release 

By Cameron Gregor | 3/16/17 2:30 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by

Last week I released the ‘alpha’ version of Swiper which was untested on FP8 but presumed to be ok. So far I have only had good reports from the pioneers who have gone ahead and installed FP8 + the alpha version. I have since managed to ugrade my home office setup to FP8 which unfortunately has broken my ability to launch designer from eclipse but I am seeking some advice on fixing this up.

The Future of Domino is Sapho 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/24/17 2:42 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by

I promised a summary of the second part of the Opening General Session. And I will include it here, but this posting is mostly about the future of IBM Notes and Domino. It’s based around four separate sessions and lectures about the strategy around and development on the Notes and Domino platform.