ICS Summer School - Sign-up Now 

By Bill Malchisky | 5/4/16 12:02 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Don't let your kids, your sibling(s)'s kids, or even your neighbor's children be the only one's getting smarter this summer. The IBM/Lotus Community has some great opportunities to help you learn with your friendly community members and some of the most knowledgeable presenters anywhere. (European offerings will be posted soon.)

IBM XPages for Bluemix Now Generally Available! 

By IBM developerWorks | 5/4/16 8:12 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

We are excited to announce that today the IBM XPages Runtime is generally available on IBM Bluemix. This is great news for the IBM Notes and Domino community because it means developers can now use the XPages runtime to build cloud-based applications for a real-world production environment.

"Andy - you there?" 

By Andy Donaldson | 5/4/16 3:35 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

This has been an incredible week. Last Monday we celebrated our anniversary by going for a post-chemo check up scan. Then on Tuesday afternoon we got some fantastic news that we weren't expecting. But let me give you some background first for those that are not familiar with things.

2 sessions in 1 day. A double whammy of XPages & Bluemix 

By John Jardin | 5/3/16 9:45 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Come this Tuesday the 10th May 2016, I will be presenting 2 online sessions that focus on IBM XPages and Bluemix.

Vaadin In XPages: A UIComponent for embedding Vaadin applications 

By Sven Hasselbach | 5/3/16 7:25 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I have created an UIComponent to embed Vaadin applications into XPages. It allows to run both technologies on the same site by adding it to your XPage.This little example shows the XPage above including the the Adressbook application.

Use Smileys (or Emojis) with your IBM Domino REST services 

By John Dalsgaard | 5/3/16 5:02 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

I have an XPages app that has an interface to a native mobile app (running on Android and iOS). The app can be used as a “full” client to the application – so it both reads and writes data to the Domino based application.

XOTS: Background and MultiThreaded Tasks the OpenNTF Domino API Way (Part Four) 

By Paul Withers | 4/30/16 11:18 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

It’s been about a year since I last blogged about XOTS. Just to recap, XOTS is a method of running background multi-threaded tasks coded within an NSF. It’s basically DOTS tasklets within XPages. The tasklet extends Runnable if you just want to call it and let it run in the background, or Callable if you want to wait for it to complete and return a value.

Be aware of automatic Domino HSTS Settings 

By Russell Maher | 4/29/16 8:52 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

As part of our normal review of such things I ran an SSL Labs test on our sites only to discover that we now had double header entries in our responses for Strict-Transport-Security.

I’ll be speaking at DNUG 2016 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 4/27/16 7:59 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Today I received in my inbox the confirmation that I have been accepted as a speaker at the DNUG Konferenz 2016, which will be in Hamburg on June 1-2.

From XPages to Web App Part Sixteen: OSGi JAX-RS REST Access with ODA Revisited 

By Paul Withers | 4/25/16 3:48 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In Part Eight I covered using OpenNTF Domino API in a servlet.I’ve been digging a bit deeper in preparation for a couple of potential projects that will need RESTful web services, and picking up an issue identified to me some time ago with my code.

Using Node to Connect to a Notes/Domino NSF 

By Eric McCormick | 4/22/16 7:45 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

I’m back, with the third in my 3-part series on connecting to “almost anything”. This time, we’ll be interacting with a Notes/Domino NSF, via the domino-nsf packge (on npm) by Nils Tarjei Hjelme. This package is something I learned of in the #dominonodejs channel of the OpenNTF Slack chat.

Using Node to Connect to an IBM i 

By Eric McCormick | 4/20/16 10:45 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m back, this time with a spin on the base application I established in the last post. This flavor of things will utilize JDBC to connect to a DB2 table on an IBM i.

Webmail UI – You must learn about MIME 

By Cameron Gregor | 4/20/16 10:00 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

If you were like me, you spent many years developing classic Notes applications before making the switch to XPages. If this was the case, you were no doubt comfortable with the notion of a RichText field.

Project Spotlight: JsonBeanX and Jackson4XPages 

By OpenNTF | 4/19/16 10:29 AM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

A search of OpenNTF projects for the term JSON will return a number of projects over a long period of time. JSON has long been a key data interchange format, being language independent and not requiring a fixed agreed schema. It is this reason in particular that has led to it overtaking SOAP as a data transfer mechanism, enabling microservices to be built and further developed without breaking existing interactions.

MWLUG 2016, Defining the Art Collaboration - Abstract Submission is Open 

By Richard Moy | 4/18/16 12:11 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Abstract submission for MWLUG 2016 is now open. Mike McGarel and his team worked hard on our new redesigned conference web site. Abstract submission will close on May 27, 2016.

3 weeks left to nominate IBM Cloud Champions 

By John Jardin | 4/18/16 8:59 AM | App Dev - Bluemix | Added by Oliver Busse

At Interconnect in February this year, IBM announced the Cloud Champion program. Nominations have been open for the past 1.5 months and we are now 3 weeks away from it closing.

NotesIn9 190: Barcode Scanning in XPages 

By David Leedy | 4/18/16 8:23 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In this show I demonstrate how I recently improved web pages that let a user scan barcodes with a blue tooth barcode scanner. Big thanks to Declan Lynch for the help on the Client Side JavaScript solution. This also takes advantage of the undocumented XSP.fireEvent() method.

Update on my Cloudant connector for XPages 

By Frank van der Linden | 4/15/16 7:44 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

A few weeks ago I released a small OSGi plugin project which connect to Cloudant. More details, see my previous blog. I have changed the plugin completly. One of the reasons is to make it easier in the future to add new functionality. There are so much nice feature to be added.

An Overview of Darwino for Domino Types 

By Jesse Gallagher | 4/15/16 1:41 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

So, Darwino! I've mentioned it quite a few times on Twitter and, particularly, in person, but I think it's high time I write some proper blog posts about it. To start with, I'll cover what Darwino is. The short version is it's a Java-based development framework with a replicating document database.

Creating ICS Calendar Feeds with XPages 

By Frederic Dehedin | 4/12/16 9:42 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

An ICS Calendar feed can be used to exchange calendar data over the internet. It’s also known as iCalendar feed. ICS Calendar Feeds are supported by a vast amount of calendar clients such as Google Kalender / Android Kalender, Microsoft Outlook.. and of course IBM Notes.

XPages Tip: Passing an Array to a Custom Control Property 

By Brad Balassaitis | 4/12/16 5:46 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Custom properties are extremely useful for modular design and reuse by sending custom values into each instance. There are a number of data types that can be selected, but no obvious way to pass an array value. In this post, I’ll describe the issue and how to work around it.

Public Access XPages and NoAccessSignal 

By Paul Withers | 4/12/16 1:53 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

There are times when you want to secure an application using the ACL, but Anonymous still needs some access to hit a home page. In those scenarios, a common approach is to enable the Read and/or Write Public Accss Documents privilege on the ACL for Anonymous.

Domino JNA - Cross-platform access to IBM Notes/Domino C API methods from Java 

By Karsten Lehmann | 4/8/16 6:40 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

I would like to introduce you to a pet project that I have been working on for the last months: Domino JNA - Cross-platform access to IBM Notes/Domino C API methods from Java

The Future of (Domino) App Dev in a Single Word 

By Paul Withers | 4/8/16 11:31 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

There have been some lively discussions over the last week about application development and Domino, initially prompted by a blog post by Niklas Heidloff but continued on Twitter. The comments included quite a wish list from IBM, but to my mind the future of application development – on Domino or elsewhere – can be summed up in a single word: community.

I’ve got the bower 

By Patrick Kwintensson | 4/7/16 10:14 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

As I am trying to get my XPages development workflow more in line with other development teams, my next step was to implement bower so I can skip dragging, copying, removing, updating (too many verbs already) in order to manage my projects. First stop was Frank van der Linden’s post on bower4xpages.

XPages Tip: Beware Server-Side code in Multiple onClientLoad Events 

By Brad Balassaitis | 4/7/16 6:03 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Server-side code in onClientLoad causes a page refresh and prevents additional onClientLoad events with server-side code from running. In this post, I’ll show an example and describe how it behaves.It is extremely useful to have an event trigger that executes when the page is fully loaded.

Bootstrap Plugins in XPages Part V - jQuery and JavaScript AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) Fixes 

By John Oldenburger | 4/7/16 2:08 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Many Bootstrap Plugins have moved during the past period to a new version. Examples include among others are Select2 and the Bootstrap Date-Time Picker. Problem with some of the newer version is the AMD Loader.

My Thoughts on the Next Generation of IBM Domino App Dev 

By Niklas Heidloff | 4/5/16 5:48 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Before I started to work on Bluemix I had worked 15 years in the IBM Collaboration Solutions space, especially on application development. Below are my personal thoughts on how app dev in IBM Domino could evolve, both on-premises and in the cloud.

Source Control Thoughts 

By Eric McCormick | 4/4/16 4:14 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

Amongst several things lately, such as basement remodeling, configuring my new home NAS, and yard work, I’ve had a few interesting thoughts on my mind lately. In fact, I’ve started up a couple of interesting side projects. Before I’m ready to share those, I have to shout about something from the roof tops. Ready?

Cloudant-connector for XPages 

By Frank van der Linden | 4/4/16 3:57 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

At Engage I was triggered by a great session of Niklas Heidloff of all the goodies on BlueMix. He was mentioning Cloudant, which is used for Node-Red, and simularities with the Notes Database. Like documents, views and even replication.