Domino/Flex interoperability: Let’s brainstorm
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 2:08p Benoit Dubuc It’s been a long while and to be short, it’s very good to be back in business. The last 3 years have been tough on the personal side, which also affected the professional side as well. Let’s just say illness in the family is never a cool thing. Things are getting back to normal and it is time for me to get back on track.
That being said, I am currently working on a little document for a buddy’s company that will look at the various options to integrate Lotus Notes email and calenda [read] Keywords: domino
My first 10 days with an iPad
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 8:11p Benoit Dubuc I recently bought an iPad and a MacBook so I could start learning what I hope will be my next technical specialty. Ok, the iPad was not totally necessary but hey, why not.
I already have an iPhone, which I use a lot to manage my things: to do list, time tracking, mileage tracking, gps and other various apps. I also have a few ebooks but I always found the screen too small to be a useful reader.
I found out that most of the apps I use on the phone have an iPad version, or play nice with the iPad [read] Keywords: application
I forgot about this blog
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 1:08p Benoit Dubuc Well, it has been a while since I have written something. I have to admit I totally forgot about my blog one WordPress. Now that I realized I still had a place to blog, I’ll try to do so a bit more often.
This blog might be a lot more personal for a while. I am still doing Lotus Notes development but I am currently working for a client that still runs 6.5. Nothing new under the sun will come out of this I think.
One of the main reason that I didn’t blog is that there has been a lot [read] Keywords: lotus
Follow up on MS Access-Notes post
Sun, Dec 5th 2010 9:18p Benoit Dubuc Well, it seems I made a mistake in my previous post: the MS Access Bible was not written by Teresa Henning, but it’s rather the Access VBA Programmer’s reference.
I wanted to make that correction for the following reason: publish the correct information AND also mention that this book is actually more useful to me than the MS Access Bible right now. Not that the Bible is not good, what I’ve said about it in my previous post still stands, but the Access VBA Programmer’s [read] Keywords: notes
Need your input: how to log actions in the fastest fashion?
Fri, Oct 22nd 2010 10:30a Benoit Dubuc I am currently working on a project where a lot of things will need to be logged, so the customer can have some reports. Basically, this will be a web site where each time a specific document appears in a search result, it will need to be logged. I will also need to log when when ever a link is clicked. Also, some publicity will appear on the site and I need to track how often each add was displayed.
For now, I am hesitating between two solutions: logging everything in the web site databas [read] Keywords: agent
For the “graphic software” impaired developers
Mon, Oct 11th 2010 3:25p Benoit Dubuc I have to admit I am not bad with Corel PhotoPaint, the Corel version of Photoshop (no, no comparison between the two products please!). I have been a Corel user since Corel Draw 1.2 and I just kept using the Corel suite, being too lazy to get acquainted to the Adobe suite. So creating backgrounds or manipulating existing graphics is not a problem. I used to do mock ups in Corel Draw but since I got my hands on Balsamiq Mockups, I just can’t use no other software than that very cool [read] Keywords: application
Music Review: latest Iron Maiden and Disturbed releases
Fri, Sep 3rd 2010 7:26p Benoit Dubuc Two new albums got my attention in the past few weeks and after a few listening sessions on both CDs, here are my reviews for Iron Maiden’s “The Final Frontier” and Disturbed’s “Asylum”.
When I saw Iron Maiden in Montreal last July, the new album wasn’t out but the single “El Dorado” was available. It was nice to hear Maiden back to some “gallop” as there were none on the previous album, A Matter of Life and Death, but was this a good pointer to what the new album was goi [read] Keywords: facebook
HTML5, XSP and XAML, new CPAP
Mon, Aug 23rd 2010 5:26p Benoit Dubuc One post that covers multiple subjects. Too busy in my head right now to write multiple posts : )
I am currently having fun with HTML5, particularly UIs for mobile devices like the iPad and Android phones. HTML5 has very nice features and the syntax will be a bit simpler, which is always a good thing. There are more and more HTML5 tool kits available and it is a bit hard to follow everyone of them. I found that it isn’t too hard to take a Notes application and make it iPad ready. [read] Keywords: notes