Wed, Nov 27th 2013 11:09a David Leedy Ok, I’m going to go off the reservation here and do something that mixes home life with “work” life.
Every year over the Christmas season we play a game. We count the number of Christmas Trees we see on vehicles. And by count I mean the first person to shout “TREE!” gets a point. While the game makes me happy, it does cause stress as gosh darn it I also want to win.
My wife has infected a bunch of her friends with the game and here’s a snippet of what she po [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 130: Using XPages Type Ahead for Navigation.
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 11:51a David Leedy In this episode Tim Tripcony makes a brilliant return to the show with a great demo on using “Fancy Typeahead” as navigation. This builds on some previous examples on Type Ahead that you might want to look at as well.
– This is the re [read] Keywords: xpages
Public Service Announcement for IBM Connect
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 2:59p David Leedy Ok so I’m starting to think about IBM Connect. I’m not yet sure I will be attending. Assuming I do attend I’m 99% sure I will not be submitting any abstracts*. I’ve yet to officially ask at my “Day Job”.
But in order to ask for something like this you kinda need to know how much it will cost. Right? I’m not crazy here am I? Sadly that’s not as easy to find out all the costs any more.
One of the reasons why it’s difficult to know the co [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 127: XPages Parallel Processing
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 6:56a David Leedy In this show Serdar Basegmez returns with a demo taken from his recent presentation at Icon UK.
He’ll introduce the concept of creating a new thread in your XPages application that can be used for longer running processes. This effectively lets you do 2 things at once in your application. [read] Keywords: xpages application
NotesIn9 124: Code Snippets
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:12a David Leedy In today’s episode, Martin Rolph, a great new contributor, comes on the show to demonstrate how you can use the built in Snippet functionality of Domino Designer.
I also do a brief demo of OpenNTF’s XSnipppet’s project. A really wonderful resource. [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 4 Year Anniversary
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 9:19a David Leedy The very first NotesIn9 was published way back on July 11 2009. I usually miss the actual date because I forget and only remember it was in the “summer” sometime. I should probably set a reminder or something. Anyway…
After 4 years, NotesIn9 has now produced 120 episodes from 31 amazing contributors for almost 35 hours of mostly XPages educational content.
Between my libsyn.com account and Youtube, the show has been viewed or downloaded 200,524 times! Not too shabby [read] Keywords: notes
The NotesIn9 Guide Map to Learning XPages has been updated.
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 10:15a David Leedy There’s been a bunch of new NotesIn9 shows recently with more on the way. I’m really close to getting through my contributor backlog. I even have a several of my own shows I’d like to do.
Since there’s been these new shows I took a couple of minutes to update the Mind Map that should hopefully have links to all of them. The goal is to make things easier to find.
Check it out here.
I hope this is a helpful means of finding other shows and getting into XPages. I’ [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 120: XPages Data View Control Part 2: Customization
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 7:56a David Leedy In this show Brad Balassaitis comes back on with a show on how to customize the Data View control. This is the 2nd video that Brad’s contributed on this control. Part 1 is at http://notesin9.com/index.php/2013/06/05/notesin9-115-xpages-data-view-control-part-1-implementation.
This show also has a lot of great detail on how Facets/Editable areas work. He also shows you how to inspect elements on the XPage. Really great stuff in this show.
Do NOT miss this show! [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 119: XPages Mobile Development First Steps
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 7:52a David Leedy In this episode Graham Acres comes back on to talk about getting started with Mobile Development with XPages Mobile Controls.
I’ve had some other getting started with mobile shows on NotesIn9, and even though they might seem similar on the surface, each contributor really does bring a different perspective and focus. Graham does a great job with his presentation and I hope you like it.
I’m starting to hear form potential contributors that it’s getting harder to find a topic t [read] Keywords: xpages community
NotesIn9 117: Using the Navigator Control
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 6:16a David Leedy In this show John Jardin returns to give us a great demonstration in using the XPages Navigator control to do partial refreshes of an XPages Content. By using multiple custom controls you can simulate 2 or more web pages within a single .xsp page. This is a really good demo for this who want to work with the Navigator control. [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 116: Data Contexts and Variable Resolvers
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 7:40a David Leedy In this show Paul Withers returns to enlighten us on what Data Contexts and Variable Resolvers are and how to use them in XPages.
In addition I want to send out some Happy Birthday wishes to:
Bruce Elgort and Mikkel Heisterberg and also a belated Happy Birthday Paul Withers himself! [read] Keywords: xpages
XPages Forum has been updated!
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 6:52a David Leedy I know of 2 main resources to try and get specific help on XPages issues. StackOverFlow.com and the XPages Forum.
While StackOverFlow (SO) is clearly the best place to go with a specific question, it’s not the best place for every situation. SO is geared more to very specific questions. It’s not a place for higher level discussions.
This is where the XPages Forum comes in. It’s a specific site on developerWorks for XPages focused questions and talk. I was very excite [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 115: XPages Data View Control Part 1 – Implementation
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 7:08a David Leedy In this show Brad Balassaitis comes back on to give a great demo on how to get started using the Data View Control. There’s a lot of power in the Data View Control and I highly recommend checking it out.
In other news, recently I did a webinar for OpenNTF.org called “Getting Started with XPages”. I presented that with Marky Roden and we want to thank those who attended.
Niklas Heidloff has now posted the video, audio and slides to the presesentation. Here’s the link [read] Keywords: xpages openntf
Live XPages Webinar today at 10 am EST on OpenNTF
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 7:03a David Leedy Today Marky Roden and I will be doing a Getting started with XPages Webinar for OpenNTF.
This is a rare event because I typically don’t do many webinars do to lack of time. But one does not simply pass on the chance to speak with Mark Roden.
This session is geared for the person new to XPages or thinking about jumping into XPages. We assume you know something about Notes Client or Domino Web development. It really is true beginner / getting started focus but there might be some thing [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 Live coming to the OpenNTF Webinar Series!
Fri, May 24th 2013 6:49a David Leedy One June 4th I will be participating in a Webinar from OpenNTF.org called “Getting Started with XPages”. I’m really excited to be presenting with Dr. Marky Roden. It’s always nice to be able to present with good friends. In addition to being an outstanding developer Marky also happens to be a stellar presenter. So it should be a fun time.
I love doing what I can to support OpenNTF. It’s a great community run website that is one of the best resources available [read] Keywords: xpages community
NotesIn9 113: Learning to use XPages Mobile Controls
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:03a David Leedy In this show NotesIn9 not only gets a SUPER new contributor, but it also gets it’s first Nerd Girl! In today’s show Kathy Brown comes on to do a demo on using the XPages Mobile controls from the Extension Library / Update Pack 1. These controls are also built into Domino 9.0.
In the demo she uses Designer to show you how to get started building a mobile app with the XPages Mobile Controls.
I hope you like it. [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 110: Mobile Controls Part 1
Mon, May 13th 2013 8:01a David Leedy NotesIn9 is back!! Yay!
In today’s show, Peter Presnell, a past contributor comes on to start a 3 part series on Mobile controls. In Part 1 he will give us a very basic introduction to the concepts around the mobile controls. In Part 2 he’ll go through each design element. [read] Keywords: mobile
NotesIn9 is Back!
Sat, May 11th 2013 3:53p David Leedy Last week NotesIn9 had a problem where it was redirecting to some weird website and shortly after got flagged by Google as a site delivering Malware.
I had no idea until Sean Cull sent me a note asking if there was a problem. Yep there was! And what a problem it was. Eventually I had to redirect the site to a quick temp page for the time being.
This happened the day before a trip to Orlando for the day job and I think the day IamLug started. Not great timing.
My odds at fixing this probl [read] Keywords: notes
Next jQuery Mobile Hurdle
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 7:24p David Leedy Ok, so I recently blogged about a problem getting jQuery Mobile working with XPages in Domino 9.0. There was a lot of good idea’s and comments on that and I appreciated them all very much. It turns out the best solution was provided by Sven Hasselbach with this post.
Now I already starting going down the Twitter Bootstrap path, which I was really liking, but I decided to take another look at jQuery Mobile. And when I say “I decided to take another look at jQuery Mobile” w [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9: 109 Selecting Multiple Documents with XPages Mobile Controls
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 7:11a David Leedy This show starts my attempt at a little “XPages Mobile Madness”. This is a new event for NotesIn9. All it really means is I’m going to make a concerted effort to get a bunch of Mobile focused shows on. I only have so many in my back pocket so I’m looking for help!
In today’s show I get another amazing contributor. Richard Sharpe or Teamstudio comes on and shows us how to select multiple documents from a repeat control inside an XPages Mobile Controls Applica [read] Keywords: xpages application
NotesIn9 108: XPages Mobile Controls Problem and Solution
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:41p David Leedy This is a rush show. I didn’t mean to make this show at this time, but it looks like I solved a problem that has been frustrating me for a while so I had to take a quick break and document it and get this out.
The problem is with trying to do a refresh in the onChange event of an edit control in the confines of XPages Mobile Controls. I’ve done this before in a production app, but recently I tried making a new version of that app, starting from scratch, and I couldn’t get t [read] Keywords: xpages mobile
NotesIn9 107: Launch Attachments from a View Control
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 6:58a David Leedy In this show Steve Zavocki, a new contributor and a CUSTOMER, comes on the show to give a demo on using the view controller to launch attachments.
He blogs at http://notesspeak.blogspot.com. Don’t miss his about page with details how he got started with XPages. Great story there.
In this show he and I mention Stephan Wissel’s blog post on working with Attachments. That link is here:
Thanks! [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 106: Intro to Java Controller Classes
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 7:55a David Leedy In this show Jesse Gallagher, a great new contribitor, comes on to give us an over view of using Java Controller Classes to help seperate your business logic from your XPage. By moving your logic outside of the XPage you get much cleaner XML source for your XPage.
If you’re new to the thought of using Java inside XPages, I’d suggest don’t focus on the actual syntax that Jesse’s using here but the overal concepts. This is very similar to using Lotusscript custom classe [read] Keywords: lotusscript
NotesIn9 105: Introduction to SSJS Debugger
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 6:47a David Leedy In this show an Fredrik Norling, and IBM Champion and awesome develolper, comes on NotesIn9 for the very FIRST time!
Frederik, is going to give us a really good and indepth demo on using the new SSJS debugger of Designer 9.0. This isn’t just a getting started, but an indepth guide on using it. Not to be missed!
I also announce my next “event” in the show. It’s called “XPages Mobile Madness”. Basically I want to get a bunch of mobile related shows on. I [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 104: Viewer Question – Comboboxes
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 8:12p David Leedy In this show I answer a question from a poster on the XPages Forum. Ursus Schneider posted that he was having a problem with Arrays (http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/xpagesforum.nsf/topicThread.xsp?action=openDocument&documentId=646EB71744203F5C85257B38006321C2) but when he sent me a small sample to look at he had actually was having problems with working with comboboxes and partial refreshes.
So in this show I take a look at the sample I was sent and dissect it. I’ll try and show you h [read] Keywords: ldd
NotesIn9 102: Introduction to Apache FOP in XPages
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 10:16a David Leedy In this show Paul Calhoun returns with a great video on how to get started using Apache FOP to create PDF’s from XPages. Apache FOP has potentially better licensing terms then iText which has been mentioned on some previous NotesIn9′s. So it’s something you might want to look at for PDF creation. [read] Keywords: notes
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 10:11a David Leedy Just to give anyone a heads up as someone asked me about NotesIn9 and new shows.
I wanted to get more shows out by now, but I’m in the middle have some heavy traveling as I’m training people on how to use this XPages Application I’ve been working on for the day job. It uses Mobile controls and a bluetooth barcode scanner so it’s pretty cool. At least I think so. haha
As I type this I’m heading out in 30 minutes for 2 days off with the family. Then Saturday I come ba [read] Keywords: xpages application
Declan is blogging about XPages!
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 7:11p David Leedy Declan Lynch as the first real blogger to really share XPages Information. Back in 2009 he came out with a legendary 54 part series that for the longest time was the best XPages information available.
His blog is www.qtzar.com and he’s blogged today about XPages in Java and I believe has more ready to go for the next several days. The first one is here:
I’m posting this since Declan to drive visibility to it as he’ [read] Keywords: xpages blogger
NotesIn9 101: Jailbreak Your View Columns
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 6:36p David Leedy In this show Brad Balassaitis, a wonderful new contributor, comes onto the show to talk to us about how to get complete control of your view columns. He does a great job showing how to do different things with a view column. It’s also a really good demonstration on using client side Java Script. So even if you’re not a big fan of View Controls, there’s really good content in here and it’s explained extremely well. [read] Keywords: notes
XPages No Experience Needed Starter Kit files
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 8:10a David Leedy At IBM Connect I presented a Show and Tell session with Kathy Brown called “SHOW 111 – XPages: No Experience Needed”.
The goal of this session was not to through the kitchen sink and a throw a lot of eye candy at the app. The goal was to try and get people familiar with key XPages tools and concepts. The App Layout control, formTables and formRows, Combo Boxes, Scoped Variables, passing properties into Custom Controls, etc…
Here is the download kit for that session. [read] Keywords: ibm
show and tell
The Social Side of IBM Connect is Confusing me.
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 1:28p David Leedy I just don’t know what all sites to use to maximize this conference. There’s the one we always had: http://www.socialbizonline.com and now there this new vivastream push for some reason. I think there’s a 3rd site that I’m forgetting about at the moment – maybe it’s sponline.info… I don’t know.
On top of that VivaStream is currently showing speedgeeking at 5:00 and the conference pocket guide is showing it at 6:30. So who do you trust?
Ther [read] Keywords: collaboration
The NotesIn9 CheatSheet
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 7:03a David Leedy IBM Connect, the conference formerly known as Lotusphere, is closing in. Once again I’ll dusting off “NotesIn9 Live” and will be actually presenting during the show. I’m doing 2 sessions this year. The first is a Show and Tell called “SHOW 111 XPages: No Experience Needed”. I’m presenting that with the awesome Kathy Brown. I’m also presenting “BP202 XPages Development: Modernize Yourself!” But I’ll talk more about these [read] Keywords: ibm
show and tell
End of the Road
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 11:48a David Leedy I wanted to make some really long and eloquent post that reviewed the year and especially the end of the “Drive to 99″. But for various reasons (Slide prep for Connect, a failing Drobo FS, a server with problems, family commitments, etc) I think I’ll skip eloquent for “just getting something out there”.
2012 was a great year for me from a professional standpoint. I’ve learned a tremendous amount. I was named an IBM Champion again and there is no actual hard [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 099: Domino Designer 9 Social Edition (Beta)
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 8:52a David Leedy This is it! The end of the road! This show concludes the NotesIn9 “Drive to 99″ event. As I mention on the show, a huge thanks to all the contributors! Without them this wouldn’t have happened. I was especially excited to be able to add 8 brand new contributors as part of this event.
Drive to 99 ran about 90 days and it added over 10 hours of new content in 28 shows. It exceeded my goals and hopes in every way.
Special shoutout to Paul Calhoun who won the Most Valuable Contribu [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 98: Using Apache POI to Export from XPages
Tue, Dec 11th 2012 12:18p David Leedy In this episode Paul Calhoun returns with a great show on exporting XPages Data using the Apache POI project. There’s been some examples of how to export to Excel already on NotesIn9 but this is different. Apache POI is capable of making TRUE Excel binary files where the previous example relied on creating an HTML table for import. If you want to export to Excel or Word, this is the way to do it.
This is show 98!!! It’s almost over! Tomorrow I’ll finish the DriveTo99 event with [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 097: Using jQuery in XPages to connect controls.
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 1:58p David Leedy In this show Russ Maher returns to give us a really cool lesson on jQuery. He’ll demonstrate how to use it to enhance your abilitity to do “Hide/When” on your web page based on the value of something like a checkbox or radio button.
I know jQuery is something I want to get into a little more myself.
Thanks Russ! [read] Keywords: xpages
Drive to 99 – Detour Ahead
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 11:44a David Leedy Hmmm this might be a problem. Guess it has been a busy last 30 days.
Looks like I’ll have to get this increased for a little while to finish out the drive.
Also – The “DriveTo99″ Is scheduled to end on Monday the 9th. I will extend it slightly just so I don’t have to release 2 shows on the weekend or do a double feature. [read] Keywords:
NotesIn9 093: Introduction to DOTS
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 6:29a David Leedy In this episode I welcome Serdar Besegmez, an IBM Champion and new contributor to the show. Serdar will come on to talk about DOTS. DOTS is way for you to create your own server tasks. Very fast and very powerful.
While this topic is a little more on the advanced scale, I think Serdar has done an excellent job of walking through the concepts of DOTS and then showing how to setup your development environment and finally how to run it on the server. He highlights additional resources such as a Sho [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 092: Using the Dojo Enhanced Data Grid in XPages
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 7:11a David Leedy In this show Paul Calhoun returns with a good one. Paul will demonstrate how to use the Dojo Enhanced Data Grid in your applications. What this does is add a little eye candy and a lot of functionality to your XPages. If you sometimes you need a little more then a static table on a web page from a view or repeat control then the enhanced Data Grid might be just what you’re looking for.
What’s really nice about this video is Paul will show you how to implement this on 8.5.3 and even [read] Keywords: xpages applications
Source Control Article
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 1:11p David Leedy I’ve talked about Source control on NotesIn9 several times, and quite honestly I’ll be talking about it more in the future. I feel it’s that important to a Domino Developer.
Today I just wanted to share an article that Declan sent me regarding Distributed source control like Mercurial and Git. Mercurial is what I use at the day job as well as via bitbucket.org for any personal projects.
I think this article is really well done. It’s great for beginners but gets deep enoug [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 091: XPages Memory Profiling Part 1
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 5:22p David Leedy In this show I will demonstrate how to install the YourKit Java profiling application on your Domino server. This application is used to detail the inner workings of the server and your XPages applications. Specifically it is supposed to help find memory leaks. Because the Domino objects that XPages use are based on Java and not LotusScript you must be aware of this and you must recycle Domino Objects. This is especially crucial in loops like “for” and “while”.
This is an [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 90: XPages Google Hangout
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 9:54a David Leedy This is a different show NotesIn9. I’m basically re-broadcasting a Google Hangout that Chris Toohey put together with a couple of us discussing XPages. The panel includes Paul Calhoun and Russ Maher as well as myself and Chris. So no real tips here. Just about 50 minutes worth of XPages talk.
Chris might continue to do these with different people or topics. So if you want to keep up with that then follow him on twitter or via his website. I don’t currently plan on rebroadcasting any [read] Keywords: xpages google
NotesIn9 089: Basic XPages Troubleshooting
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 7:41a David Leedy In this show, Kate, a NotesIn9 viewer, emailed me about a problem she was having. Kate is new to XPages and she was able to create a cut down database showing the problem. She sent it to me so I could take a look at it. While she thought the problem was related to scoped variables it was really in how she was using the link control.
In this show I’ll explain the problem and solution as well has how to troubleshoot it and where to go for help.
Disclaimer: I always try and answer email from [read] Keywords: ldd
NotesIn9 087: Getting started with XPages REST Custom Control
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 7:43a David Leedy In this show Brian Moore returns to talk to us about using the XPages REST custom control. This control is found in either the Update Pack or the Ext. Library itself. He also talks a bit about using JSON and validating and testing your JSON and REST code.
In other notes, I was recently featured on the Taking Notes Podcast. This is a podcast run by Bruce Elgort and Julian Robichaux. Past NotesIn9 contributors, Paul Calhoun and Marky Roden were also on as well. We had a great discussion on NotesIn [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 086: Sharing Managed Beans in XPages Part 3
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 6:29a David Leedy In this show Russ Maher concludes his three part series on sharing Bean data inside your XPages applicaton. In today’s show he’ll talk about using Managed Properties.
Over the course of this series Russ has taught us a lot about Beans, Java, XPages/JSF concepts like variable resolvers and now Managed Properties for Beans.
I want to thank Russ very much for contributing all this great material to NotesIn9. I really appreciate it and I’m sure others have as well. [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 085: Sharing Managed Beans in XPages Part 2
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 6:29a David Leedy In this show Russ Maher comes back on with the 2nd part his 3 part series on creating and working with Java managed Beans in XPages. While the purpose of this episode is to share data between multiple beans, and it’s not a pure “getting started with beans”, there’s a lot of good beginner information in here on how you can use beans and Russ also does a really good discussion on Java Maps. I like that he even talks about this code:
FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().getEx [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 084: Sharing Managed Beans in XPages
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:13a David Leedy This show is the first part in a 3 part series from another new contributor to NotesIn9. I’m very excited to bring onto the show Russ Maher who is an excellent XPages developer and speaker. Russ is going to show us how you can use Managed beans to solve a business problem in XPages.
Since this show is once again talking about Java I mention some resources on getting started with the Java Language, especially in learning the syntax. I’ve used the Head First Java book and liked it [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 083: Using the XPages Dynamic View Control Part 2
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 8:47a David Leedy In this show Paul Calhoun comes back on to continue where he left off in part 1 and shows us how to get the dynamic view control working with the layout control.
Before we get to Pauls demo, I also discuss a couple of things. The first is a review of how to navigate the various NotesIn9 resources on the web – notesin9.com, index.notesin9.com, and cheatsheet.notesin9.com and the second is a little discussion on Scoped Variables and some best practices in my opinion. [read] Keywords: xpages
Keeping Calm and XPaging On.
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 12:02p David Leedy Ok. Enoughs enough… time to get this show back on the road! In case you missed it I’m trying to do this NotesIn9: Drive to 99 event where I want to get to 99 shows by December 9th. With the help of many generous contributors I’m currently up to 81.
I had a little break as I went on vacation for a week and then kinda lost the last couple of days because of some distractions.
It’s time to get back on the highway. Expect NotesIn9 to start imminently. Hopefully even tomorrow. [read] Keywords:
Making lemonade for life.
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 7:11a David Leedy Here’s a post that Becky, my wife made on a Facebook page. Just wanted to share…
Ok. So when last we met I shared a sip from my font of knowledge titled The Jar and the Suitcase. Today I shall discuss lemonade.
Last night as many of you know, my hubby and I attempted to go to a Halloween party in Disney. The culmination of an awesome anniversary week together.
This event has its own admission, parades, fireworks, trick or treating, characters etc.
Shortly after we arrived, witho [read] Keywords: community
NotesIn9 081: XPages File Upload Hack
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 7:45a David Leedy This is an odd show for me, because it’s more about something that I’ve been struggling with and a discussion of the problem and I don’t have a demo of the solution. I now think I know how to get the solution so you’ll definately see it on a future show, but this is more about trying to make an awareness of the issue and a demo of how this is solved in a different application.
Also since I’m struggling with this stuff, and have not done a lot with uploading files y [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 079: How to use the XPages Dynamic View Panel Control
Wed, Sep 26th 2012 6:12a David Leedy NotesIn9 welcomes long time speaker but first time contributor Paul Calhoun to the show.
Paul is an amazing teacher and he’ll show us how to use the Dynamic View Control. This is a control from the XPages Extension Library that can basically auto-create views for you. Say you have 15 views in your application. Previously you might have to make 15 xpages or custom controls to show them all. Well no longer! The Dynamic View Panel Control can make the views automatically for you. This saves [read] Keywords: xpages application
NotesIn9 078: XPages and Counting Clicks
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 5:51a David Leedy In this show Niklas Heidloff comes back to take another look at a technique used in the CollaborationToday.info website. He will show how they keep a count of what articles people are clicking on.
Just wanted to say another big thanks to Niklas for contributing these videos to NotesIn9 and to the team from OpenNTF.org for creating the application in the first place. [read] Keywords: xpages application
NotesIn9: 077 Data Caching Tips from CollaborationToday.info
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 6:26a David Leedy This is part 2 of the Making of CollaborationToday.info. This is is an aggregation website of relevant news and articles for IBM Collaboration Solutions. In this show Niklas Heidloff shows us how they speed up the site with data caching techniques. In order to maximize performance this site caches view data into memory by using a Java bean. This means that in can render pages from memory rather then having to hit a view index on disc all the time.
Don’t miss these 2 recent NotesIn9′ [read] Keywords: collaboration
Thanking people that share – how to make a Champion.
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 11:15a David Leedy In case you were not aware tomorrow is the last day for nominations for the IBM Champion program.
The IBM Champion program is a means for IBM to recognize people who have contributed to the community.
Champions need to be re-nominated each year. So just because someone might be a champion now doesn’t mean they will in the next go around unless they either get nominated or self-nominate.
Here’s what I would ask. If you’ve benefited from someone in the community – either th [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 076: What are Java Beans?
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 7:26p David Leedy In this show I attempt to tackle the “forbidden topic”. Yep. Java. Me talk about Java. It’s unexpected. I know. This show is an expanded version of parts of a presentation that I did at MWLug.
I first talk about some of the tools available to the XPages developer and when you might want or not want to use some.
Then I get into the meat of the show – Java Beans. I try and explain exactly what they are and show what they look like. I talk about managed and “unmanaged& [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 074: Getting started with jQuery Plugins in XPages
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 8:39a David Leedy In this show Dr. Mark Roden from Xomino.com returns to NotesIn9 to show us how to get started with adding a typical jQuery Plugin to our XPages applications. There are probably thousands of plugins available for jQuery and they can be used to enhance your website.
I also talk about the current open nomination period for OpenNTF.org elections. If you have time and desire please consider getting involved in OpenNTF. It’s a worthwhile resource. [read] Keywords: xpages applications
NotesIn9 073: The Making of CollaborationToday.info
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 6:01a David Leedy In this episode Niklas Heldloff from IBM and OpenNTF.org comes on the show to talk about the brand new community site: CollaborationToday.info.
Niklas was one of the team that built this site. This is the first part of a series of videos that detail what the site is and how various pieces were built. This video focuses on what features the site contains and how you might go about setting up your own version when it becomes available.
Big thanks to the team that created this site. I think t [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 072: Reviewing Domino Designer
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 6:23a David Leedy This episode marks an early start to the NotesIn9: Drive to 99 event.
I recently spoke at the MWLug conference. This show is the first part of what might be 4-5 parts of that presentation turned into a screencast.
In this show I talk about Domino Designer and source control first. These are brief reviews of some longer shows I have done. Though I talk a little more indepth about source control “Branching” which I’ve not done before. I then talk about some tools that you [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 Event! Drive to 99!
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 11:45a David Leedy Announcing NotesIn9: Drive to 99
In today’s screencast I announced my attempt at a big “Event” for the rest of the year. My goal is to reach 99 Episodes before year end. That’s an addition of 28 shows in 3 months.
The “Drive to 99″ event will begin Sept. 9th and run till December 9th.
Please see the video for more details. [read] Keywords: xpages community
NotesIn9 071: XPages messaging app
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 11:38a David Leedy I’m really excited about this episode. First there’s a couple of big announcements but then when we get into the good stuff I have a demo from a new contributor – Josh Jolly.
Josh is an intern at a UK based WPCA consultants. What’s exicting about this demo is at the time of recording it he was only introduced to Notes/XPages about 6 weeks before. So I think it’s great to see someone brand new using the XPages technoogy to build solutions.
P.S. In this show I switch [read] Keywords: notes
Tue, Aug 21st 2012 11:11a David Leedy I just got back from an awesome MWLUG conference. A good time was had by all and NotesIn9 was out in full force. Several past contributors gave great sessions. Jeremy Hodge, Graham Acres, Brian Moore and Marky Roden rocked the house. I also gave a session that seemed to fill the room so thanks to those that came to see it! and no one threw anything at me so that’s a big win as well. Hopefully there’s one or two future Ni9 contributors as well from some of the other sessions.
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New XPages commercial on XPages.TV
Fri, Jun 15th 2012 7:33a David Leedy Today I configured XPages.TV to play an “ad” in front of all the videos on XPages.TV. I want to test this to see if there are any technical problems. Please let me know by commenting here or leaving feedback at the XPages.TV site if you run into any problems.
Currently I know of one issue, if you do not have a good HTML5 browser, and do NOT have flash installed, the videos won’t work and it’s not prompting you of the problem. I THINK this is most noticeable with FireFox s [read] Keywords: xpages community
My XPages Brain Freeze
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 6:59a David Leedy Well I screwed up yesterday… spent WAY too long on something in XPages because I still suffer from “Classic Notes Muscle Memory”. So I just thought I’d mention this in case someone else ever does this maybe they’re catch it quicker.
In XPages you can separate your code application from your data storage databases very nicely. This is something you really can’t do in notes client development and I find myself seperating logic and date quite often. In this examp [read] Keywords: notes
XPages URL CheatSheet – Draft Version
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 12:55p David Leedy This really isn’t ready, and I didn’t intend to publish it today, because it’s UGLY, but it looks like someone on the XPages Forum could use it so what the heck.
I’ve been working on an Online “CheatSheet” to help with working with URL’s in XPages. Basically how do you get the value you might need or are looking for.
Again this is rough, and I’m FAR from an expert at this stuff so I’ll just ask if people have particular code snippets for this [read] Keywords: ldd
Lotus Notes Baseball Ad.
Wed, Jun 6th 2012 8:11p David Leedy As part of the XPages.TV redesign I wanted the ability to play a pre-roll ad at some point. Well you need to test that so I figured I needed an “ad” to play with.
This ad ran a little long so I won’t be using it on the site, but still, maybe you’ll get a kick out of it.
Lotus Notes Baseball Ad [read] Keywords: lotus