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I forgot about this blog
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Help needed on a very old issue: Rich Text data to PDF (or HTML)
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Why I chose to FINALLY go with xpages for my current project
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Help needed: Dreamweaver extension that uses HTML5 instead of Flash when Flash not supported
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Help needed on a very old issue: Rich Text data to PDF (or HTML)
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Help needed: Dreamweaver extension that uses HTML5 instead of Flash when Flash not supported
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 53
Why I chose to FINALLY go with xpages for my current project
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 42
Domino/Flex interoperability: Let’s brainstorm
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 42
Why I chose not to go with xpages for my current project
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 39
Montreal’s XPages workshop review
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 37
Funny how Notes and MS Access development are similar
Sun, Dec 5th 2010 37
I forgot about this blog
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New TLCC Xpage course: my impressions
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 36
My first 10 days with an iPad
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Benoit Dubuc
 
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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 inotes lotus notes application email facebook server twitter
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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 development facebook iphone laptop macbook office twitter
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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 notes xpages apple development facebook macbook twitter
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Help needed on a very old issue: Rich Text data to PDF (or HTML)
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 8:08a   Benoit Dubuc
I know, this topic has been discussed a lot. I have done a lot of research on the subject and took many different approaches to this problem, but nothing conclusive yet. Here is the issue: Domino 6.5 server, meaning only Java 1.3 SDK available. Goal is to take a Notes document and send it to a different system in either HTML of PDF format. These files are then integrated to other stuff and will eventually end up on a Blackberry. Images might be embedded in the Notes document and we need them. N [read] Keywords: domino dxl notes rich text rich-text application blackberry email facebook java server twitter xslt
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Why I chose to FINALLY go with xpages for my current project
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 9:17a   Benoit Dubuc
In my last post, I talked about the fact that I would miss the type-ahead functionality and the partial update capability of XPages in my current project by using “traditional” Notes web development.  Of course I knew Dojo was offering the same capabilities but I would have to do a bit of digging to check how they work and how to build the technical aspects of these functionalities.  Not a big deal. After posting my article, I decided that because I will need to dig a bit more whether I wa [read] Keywords: lotus lotusscript notes xpages application applications community development dojo facebook ideajam twitter
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Why I chose not to go with xpages for my current project
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 12:13p   Benoit Dubuc
I am working on a web site that will be, I hope, a reference for a specific business domain.  Since the data model and the web functionality required by that site are somewhat basic, I decided to go with XPages development.  Things that made me go the “traditional” way: time to market is important, fast reaction time to correct bugs as they show up and “known” server behaviour. The business I’m dealing with is most active in a specific period of the year and I need to be up and runni [read] Keywords: lotus xpages application applications development facebook server twitter




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Help needed: Dreamweaver extension that uses HTML5 instead of Flash when Flash not supported
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 9:13a   Benoit Dubuc
Now that I have completed my client’s new web site, with lots of nice little Flash components used for image galleries, he now wants his site to work and look nice on his iPhone.  We talked about this issue between Flash and iPhones when deciding what he wanted on his site but he said he wanted animations, cool image galleries and he showed me the FlashXML website as this is what he wanted. So, now that we’re live with the new site, he called back saying the site needs to work with [read] Keywords: facebook iphone twitter
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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 application facebook microsoft twitter
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Funny how Notes and MS Access development are similar
Sun, Dec 5th 2010 5:13p   Benoit Dubuc
Sometimes, projects and ideas don’t always show up where you think they would.  I just got back into MS Access development for an “off the shelf” application that just popped like that. I have been developing in MS Access since version 1.2.  Regardless of what some may say, I think MS Access is a pretty good platform for small to medium sized applications.  Of course, multi user and large databases are better off into a more scalable platform but for 90% of personnal and SMB [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes application applications community development facebook twitter
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New TLCC Xpage course: my impressions
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 8:26a   Benoit Dubuc
Yep, the course just came out and I already can comment on it.  The reason is quite simple: the guys at TLCC asked me to be part of the review team before the course went public.  It was a great honor for me to be part of that team. So the new course is really a great follow up to the previous xpage course TLCC has.  It goes a lot deeper into xpages with topics such as these: XPage architecture and events Specific uses for Custom Controls How to use Dojo to add Web 2.0 features Creating diff [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes R5 R6 xpages applications css dojo facebook interface javascript server twitter web 2.0 widget xml
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Montreal’s XPages workshop review
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 11:28a   Benoit Dubuc
Yesterday I attended the Xpages workshop called “Developer Summit 2010″ in Montreal.  This is a workshop based on the Show and tell presentation done at Lotusphere 2010 given by Matt White and Tim Clark.  I never had a chance to go to the Sphere so having on of the Sphere’s part coming home, I couldn’t resist, especially since I’m about to start developing a new project and Xpages was the chosen language for that project. Another cool thing is that we had the chan [read] Keywords: admin lotus lotusphere notes show and tell xpages application development facebook microsoft openntf profile twitter
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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 lotus notes database facebook openntf twitter
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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 facebook javascript twitter xml
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Is IBM GTS a competitor to Lotus Business Partners?
Sun, Sep 5th 2010 3:28p   Benoit Dubuc
Yes, again,  I am a bit late on this one, but I would like to share my thoughts and not start a never ending discussion.  As long as IBM will have a professional services department, this discussion will live on.  We all know that a good part of IBM’s revenues is now professional services and that Lotus Notes is generating more than its share of revenues in that portion of IBM’s overall income. I guess that considering IBM GTS as a competitor depends on your location on our little [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes application applications consulting development email facebook microsoft twitter
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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 ipod twitter
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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 xpages application facebook microsoft mobile twitter xml




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