Currently evaluating some options around providing a custom web interface for Resource Reservations for booking rooms. The requirement also needs to build in some custom workflow / approval processes to provide for overriding bookings. Ideally I am looking for a nice Web user interface that is
1. Nice (Web 2.0 - I hate that expression) modern web experience 2. Works well on mobile devices 3. Built on XPages
Ideally I would like this to be based around dojo - although there is nothing I could find at this stage. I know there would not be too much effort to do this around jQuery as there are a plethora of nice looking calendar tools that use Web Services / XML / JSON or whatever for pushing data backwards and forwards. Paul Withers is also advised on some interesting stuff (from part of his stuff on the new XPages extension library book) from the extension library which takes the iNotes interface and makes it more available via xpages and web services. It has built in controls for events for creating entries, rescheduling etc - so looks interesting.... (Paul bribed sorry asked if I would reference the Excellent Extension Library Book - coming soon on amazon).
Another developer Toby Samples took the jQuery approach using "Full Calendar" - that also looks interesting. There has also been some work on the 8.5.3 template which I have yet to look through. I suspect though that the UI / customisation requirements may exclude that option....
Speaking at BLUG 2013
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 2:30a Chris Connor Delighted to say that I am speaking at BLUG 2013. I will be presenting on one of my favourite subjects - building hybrid NSF / SQL applications with Java, XPages and the extension Library. It follows on from my last posting. I am hoping the work I do for this presentation will act as a springboard to start to produce the series of articles that I mentioned in my last blog. Will be great to attend my first BLUG - heard so much good stuff about it. Also looking forward catching up with all the [read] Keywords: xpages applications
getCurrentElement() null issue in Java UI Classes for Eclipse
Mon, May 21st 2012 10:57a Chris Connor Seems to be this behaviour is a "feature" of the product which may be fixed over time. A similar threads on DeveloperWorks forum (or Notes.net as I still like to call it..) Kevin Duan http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd8forum.nsf/5f27803bba85d8e285256bf10054620d/e0da559819b54d0b852579a20034ce5c?OpenDocument Also being hinted at in some other places that the view behaviour is unreliable at best. At the moment (until I can come up with a better idea) I am running some code as follows fo [read] Keywords: ldd
Plugin Development with Java UI Classes
Mon, May 21st 2012 7:34a Chris Connor Been working on an eclipse plugin which extends the right click menu. The idea is that it sends (creates) a bookmark type document in a central XPages "Knowledge base" database based upon the selected document. So the user right clicks to select a document and chooses the "Bookmark" option below Which provides this dialog The bookmark document contains simply 1. A subject describing the document 2. A Tag for the document (category) 3. A "Notes URL" link to take the user [read] Keywords: notes
XPages DataModels and Exporting to Excel
Fri, May 4th 2012 1:57a Chris Connor Been doing a lot of work in XPages around Exporting - so naturally built a Java Class to run as a managed bean to do this. It extends the widely documented concept of SSJS Agents in that a button redirects to a page which renders the content as Excel or whatever. So I thought - let the Excel class have different methods to do different things such as Export a view, a document collection and even the data used in a repeat control (essentially what is on screen). Package it up as an OSGI plugin [read] Keywords: xpages java
Open Source / Free CMS and Commerce Engine
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 3:02a Chris Connor Firstly apologies for the silence - usual consultant thing of being very busy hence no time - that is no excuse though... Been doing a lot of varied work recently on top of the usual XPages stuff. WebSphere Portal, Spring / Hibernate, Spring MVC stuff. Hope to incorporate that into this blog soon. Anyway... Thought I would throw out a request to see if anyone could recommend or point towards a free open source CMS / shopping cart type application - preferably built on the Java platform [read] Keywords: xpages application