OpenNTF at Engage  

By OpenNTF | 5/3/19 6:02 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

It‘s probably fitting thatI’m writing a blog post about Engage sat in a coffee shop, on my iPad, using Domino Mobile Apps. The last year has brought the product a long way and one of the most significant new projects has been Theo Heselmans’ Wine App. Admittedly the OpenNTF Blog database is unchanged from the desktop version, but it’s probably only going to be seen by a handful of people, so investment is less beneficial.

NSF ODP Tooling 2.0  

By OpenNTF | 4/5/19 1:15 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

The other week, version 2.0 of the NSF ODP Tooling project was released. This project allows for the compilation and generation of on-disk-project representations of NSFs without the use of Designer, and as part of a tree of Maven projects.

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

By OpenNTF | 3/14/17 4:31 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

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.

Project Spotlight: HR Assistant  

By OpenNTF | 1/23/17 2:35 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

Last year OpenNTF jointly hosted an ICS development contest with IBM with a difference: there had to be a team involved. The winners were Frank van der Linden and Frederic Dehedin. The application covered a variety of technologies, including Bluemix, Cloudant, and Watson. It also used the Jackson JSON Mapper Frank also submitted to OpenNTF and which has been covered on this blog before.

Learn, share and collaborate - The monday at IBM Connect is YOUR Day  

By OpenNTF | 1/16/17 3:47 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

LotusSphere/IBM Connect/IBM ConnectED have always been great events. And it's absolute natural to expect the same for this years edition. A first dive into the session list let you proof the expectation. But for me as a developer, there was always something missing at this events. The hands on experience. Yes there where labs (which I enjoy), but try to do something cool and crazy. Work together with other developer and do something special.... There was no time, to many good sessions, to many good opportunities to talk with friends, customers, experts and executives.

XPages Extension Library v17 released!  

By OpenNTF | 6/2/16 9:25 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

This release is the seventeenth IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 version of the XPages Extension Library (ExtLib) to OpenNTF. It contains updates to the Bluemix tooling to support new environmental variables. It also contains a number of community developer contributions. Thanks go out to Paul Withers, Csaba Kiss, Nathan Freeman, Patrick Kwinten and Christian Guedemann.

Project Spotlight: OpenLog, XPages OpenLog Logger, XLogBack  

By OpenNTF | 5/25/16 8:06 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

For this month's project spotlight, I wanted to highlight error logging. Firstly, it's worth making a clear distinction, that the projects on OpenNTF help with error logging. But error handling is a completely different topic and no framework, regardless of the language, can ensure errors are appropriately handled for custom applications.

Unlocking the OGS Demo: Workshop Opportunity with IBM XPages Team  

By OpenNTF | 2/27/16 1:36 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

On March 30th and 31st the IBM XPages team are hosting a workshop at IBM Dublin to deconstruct the XGallery demo from the IBM Connect 2016 Opening General Session. In case you need a refresher, you can see a video of it on this blog post from Luis Benitez.

XPages Fusion Application Release  

By OpenNTF | 2/19/16 11:29 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

Today the XPages team is releasing a new project on OpenNTF, namely, the XPages Fusion Application project. A fusion of XPages and Bluemix services, this application is designed to show the possibilities available to XPages developers using the power of Bluemix.

Announcing Extension Library Release 16 for Notes/Domino 9.0.1  

By OpenNTF | 2/18/16 1:35 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

Two weeks ago a new version of the XPages Extension Library was released live on stage during a session at IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando (slides available here). This release is a substantial one, containing many important updates, enhancements and fixes. Described below are the most notable changes, including an upgrade of Bootstrap, an ExtLibX update, responsive dialogs & pickers, new Bluemix utilities, accessibility enhancements and community contributions.

On OpenNTF - XPages Extension Library Release 16  

By OpenNTF | 2/2/16 3:55 PM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

This release is the sixteenth IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 version of the XPages Extension Library (ExtLib) to OpenNTF. This release contains a significant Bootstrap upgrade to 3.3.6. It also contains a useful convenience method contributed by Eric McCormick. There are also updates to the Bluemix support, both in the BluemixContext and Bluemix tooling in Domino Designer.

XPages Knowledge Base on OpenNTF  

By OpenNTF | 2/1/16 3:38 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

Did you know? OpenNTF delivers another great resource for every XPages developer - in addition to the various offers the IBM ESS (formerly known as ICS) community already gives you

XPages Demo: XGallery Application  

By OpenNTF | 2/1/16 10:16 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

The XGallery application is a demonstration XPages application that provides a photo gallery. It is hosted on Bluemix, with IBM Connections Cloud integration and utilising IBM Watson analytics in the form of the Image Recognition service.

OpenNTF at IBM Connect 2016  

By OpenNTF | 1/31/16 8:52 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

The time has come, IBM Connect 2016 started today! It's pretty obvious that OpenNTF is on site and delivers high quality content in several sessions around open source and software development in general. If you want to meet the guys in person to have a chat and want to learn about latest technologies and pratices, just visit their sessions.

XLogback Project 0.91 Released for Preview  

By OpenNTF | 11/30/15 8:05 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

This week has been great for 'logging' fans :) After XPages OpenLog Logger M6 release by Paul S. Withers, I have released the first preview for the XLogback project. XLogback is the OSGi plugin implementation of Logback Project for Domino environments.

XPages OpenLog Logger - Request for Additional Chefs  

By OpenNTF | 11/25/15 6:09 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

This week a new release of XPages OpenLog Logger was released. In the blog post about it today, I made a request for other developers to get involved.

Release 15 of the 9.0.1 XPages Extension Library is available now!  

By OpenNTF | 10/27/15 4:58 PM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

This release is the fifteenth IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 version of the XPages Extension Library (ExtLib) to OpenNTF. New Bluemix/Domino Designer environment variables introduced to aid in the support of hybrid application production use cases.

xPages ACL Manager (MultiApp)  

By OpenNTF | 9/26/15 11:03 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

This application is designed to provide a single screen support for managing ACL of multiple databases. The charm of this application is it’s completely designed in Web using XPage. Now, you can have a single XPage to manage your ACL settings for multiple databases on a server.

OpenNTF - XPages Extension Library ... now with Bluemix  

By OpenNTF | 7/13/15 3:57 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

Although this is the thirteenth release of the XPages Extension Library release for Notes/Domino 9.0.1, and I am composing this release blog entry on the July 13th, the superstitious amongst you would do well to set aside any nagging anxieties and install this latest version right away.

OpenNTF Domino API Release Candidate 3  

By OpenNTF | 4/1/15 4:31 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

In time for the project's second release anniversary, this release is the first to use a new packaging system. The download contains a main Update Site ( suitable for installing in Designer or importing into an Update Site NSF (after unzipping), as well as several supporting elements: raw project source, Javadocs, and supplementary presentations and demos.

Jump into Spring with the latest XPages Extension Library  

By OpenNTF | 3/26/15 9:50 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

In this new release of the XPages Extension Library, some new controls and a new configuration for the Application Layout control have been added to the Bootstrap plugin. The new Carousel, Dashboard, and Navbar controls further enhance the Responsive tool set available to XPages application developers.

OpenNTF - OpenNTF at ICS.UG  

By OpenNTF | 2/19/15 9:05 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

March is a busy month for user groups in Europe, with two heavyweight events occurring back to back. On Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March, ICS.UG event is taking place at ATLANTIC Grand Hotel in Bremen, Germany. Kramer Reeves will be delivering the keynote, no doubt with IBM Verse top of the agenda (by then it should be imminently hitting General Availability). In addition a number of OpenNTF Board Members (past and present) will be speaking

XControls 1.3 A mobile and desktop XPages development framework  

By OpenNTF | 1/20/15 11:26 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

Teamstudio XControls is a new set of Controls for IBM Domino XPage developers working on new XPages apps and on app modernisation projects. It is effectively a re-write of the Teamstudio Unplugged Controls project, but adding full support for PC browser-based user interfaces as well as mobile interfaces. XControls is built with Bootstrap 3.x and the Bootcards project.

XPages Toolkit 1.2.0 - A powerful extension for every developer  

By OpenNTF | 12/12/14 10:55 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

XPages Toolkit release 1.2.0 - A powerful extension for every developer. The XPages Toolkit (in short XPT) is a extendable Extension to the XPages Runtime and the Extension Library. The XPT contains a strong core for a programming model. And it is extendable. We have designed the XPT to make it easy to plugin other solutions.

XPages Runtime String Localization Tool  

By OpenNTF | 12/4/14 12:09 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

XPages is a global technology, one of the most important pieces of developing open source software is to localize your source code. Any strings that are going to be visible to the end user will need to be localized. There are two pieces to the XPages runtime string localization tool.

XPages Goes Responsive  

By OpenNTF | 12/4/14 11:10 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

As was recently announced, Bootstrap is now part of the OpenNTF XPages Extension Library, added in release 10. The ExtLib includes a new plugin that contains Bootstrap 3.2.0, providing new renderers for the XPage core controls, the ExtLib controls, and two new Bootstrap themes. An added benefit of supporting Bootstrap is that the ExtLib now includes jQuery 2.1.1, giving XPages developers the power to use jQuery in their apps as well.

Latest Release of Extension Library Brings Bootstrap, jQuery, Responsive Design and More  

By OpenNTF | 11/20/14 5:40 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

For the XPages community, this week has seen some significant announcements and releases on OpenNTF. Indeed, I don't think it's hyperbole to say this is the most significant addition of functionality since the Extensibility API and the Extension Library itself. Covering everything was a webinar yesterday reviewing progress on the Extension Library this year. If you missed it, the webinar is available on replay.

The OpenNTF XPages Extension Library is now open source   

By OpenNTF | 11/19/14 1:09 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

The IBM XPages Extension Library is a wide-ranging set of features that extend the core XPages web development framework. It includes many design element artifacts like UI controls, data sources, simple actions, validators and so forth. The XPages Extension Library can be installed into compatible releases of IBM Notes/Domino.

IBM Domino Update Site for Build Management  

By OpenNTF | 11/18/14 4:52 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

The IBM Domino Update Site for Build Management is a grouping of the artifacts (features and plugins) needed in order to build XPages libraries using Maven and Tycho. It contains the XPages Core runtime, Extension Library and other dependent plugins. Maven is a build automation tool which allows building of Java projects.

Extlib 10 is released finally  

By OpenNTF | 11/17/14 6:14 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

This release is the tenth IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 version of the XPages Extension Library(ExtLib) to OpenNTF. It contains several new enhancements as well as some bug fixes. The following new changes have been added to this release: • Responsive Web Design Support in XPages • Enhanced Application Layout Wizard • Enhancements to the theme combo boxes in the Xsp Properties editor • SPR Fixes The intention of this release is to continue the improvement of the 9.0.1 OpenNTF ExtLib release which we hope you enjoy.