Delighted to say that I will be presenting two sessions at this years Lotusphere after having attended 3 others in "read only mode". Bit nervous but very excited. It follows several months working up to this point putting in sessions in European LUGs (Denmark and UK) and also other local events in the UK.
Going to be a lot of work between now and the 20th but hopefully it will be rewarding for me and more importantly for those who attend!
Flights need to be booked (probably Aer Lingus - do I ever learn anything from last year?), the ESTA (or whatever they are called - the forms that allow me into the country) need to be completed and a new pair of (industrial strength) drinking shoes need to be bought. The must be capable of propping me up at various bars for the whole week.
Oh yeah - before I forget the subjects are
1. XPages and Java - focussed around why I have used it and how it really benefits me in doing my job for clients 2. XPages and Mobile Web Applications
Themes that I have been running with for the year and plan to develop further for LS12 and beyond.
Looking forward to meeting the folks lucky enough to attend this year. Also look forward to the news and general interweb chatter that kicks off around the event too!
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