Today, for my “50th” show I get to welcome another new contibutor to the show. Dr. Mark Roden contributes a video that not only shows us how to improve the built in TypeAhead feature by adding a visual Indicator to tell the user it’s actually working, BUT he also takes a deep dive into FireBug and show’s us how XPages is constructing the control behind the scenes. I think it’s a fascinating look into the inner workings of XPages and Dojo.
Would you like to play the Tree on a Truck game?
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 11:42a David Leedy It’s the time of year again. Every year my family plays a simple game to get into the holiday spirit. It’s competitive and borderline cut-throat at times but at the core it’s simple. We count the number of Christmas Trees that we see on cars and trucks. By count I mean the first one who sees it and calls it gets a point. And by calls it I mean the first person who shouts “TREE!” get’s that tree as a point. It’s actually loads of fun while still [read] Keywords: xpages mobile
NotesIn9 168 – Updating Source Control for Page Controllers
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 2:58p David Leedy In today’s show I take a brake from the Learning XPages series and do a little demo on updating a project in source control. So it kind of goes with the Learning XPages series but really isn’t part of it.
The Learning XPages series is going on a little break while I work on a more important holiday project – but hopefully that project will turn into shows as well.
As always let me know if you have any comments or questions.
Thanks! [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 167: Learning XPages Part 8 – Working towards CRUD
Wed, Nov 12th 2014 2:26p David Leedy In this show I continue on to the goal of CRUD. CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update and Delete. By the end of this show we should be able to achieve all 4 actions against the Company document.
I’ve not done anything to really make this app look pretty yet. Honestly I’ve given the UI very little thought so far. I’m trying to just focus on the core functionality at the moment so the UI stuff doesn’t distract. I do want to better integrate Bootstrap to clean up the UI [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 166: Learning XPages Part 7 – Company Controller
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 7:12p David Leedy In this show I demonstrate how to setup and set using a Java “Page Controller”. This is a technique that Jesse Gallagher came up with and I absolutely love. Without a doubt it saved me a TON of work on a recent day job assignment. There’s a little effort involved in setting it up but it’s so worth it in the long run. [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 165: Learning XPages Part 6 – Forms, Views and XPages
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 6:20a David Leedy In this show we finally start coding. Horaay! I’m going to create a form and a couple views to start setting up how the data for the applicaiton will work and then I’ll go right into some Java which will act as a bridge between our application and the data that gets stored into the database itself.
This show should be particularily good if you’re interested in starting to use Java with your XPages applications.
Note: This episode was filmed a couple weeks ago when I was w [read] Keywords: xpages application
XPages and iOS8 Update #6 – The Fix is HERE!!!
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 6:15a David Leedy IBM has officially released an Interim FixPack to correct the Mobile Controls issue! Horaay! As I said in a previous blog we got this a tad early and have deployed it and that has corrected all the XPages specific issues of iOS 8 devices talking to our Mobile Controls application.
Also in this fix are some other key security fixes for issues that’s been discussed heavily recently.
Here’s the link. Go get it!
It looks lik [read] Keywords: admin
XPages and iOS8 Update #5 – GOOD NEWS!!!
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 11:30a David Leedy Pete Janzen just tweeted this:
I’m happy to say that we’ve been testing this fix for a little while and 2 days ago put it into production. Yay! This does seem to fix all the known XPages / Mobile Controls / iOS 8 issues.
Sadly not that our Mobile Controls app works on iOS 8 we discovered a new issue that I blogged about the other day. But that’s strictly an Apple problem. Nothing to do with XPages.
Sounds like it’ll be available next week.
Big thanks to IBM for [read] Keywords: ibm
New iOS8 and Safari problem discovered.
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 6:10a David Leedy First let’s be clear what I’m posting about. This is NOT an IBM or XPages issue. This is specifically iOS8 and Safari.
I posted on StackOverFlow with all the details.
I have an XPages app that uses a bluetooth Opticon Scanner
No problems in iOS7 and Safari.
iOS8 and Safari do NOT work well with the scanner. Characters are dropped. It’s not reliable. Using Chrome on iOS8 seems to work fine.
I’ve no idea why or what the issue is. I posted on StackOverFlow and i [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 164: Learning XPages Part 5 – Application Properties
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 6:41a David Leedy In this show we actually go into Designer and create a new database that we’re going to be working with for our application and I have a little discussion on some of the application properties that are useful for XPages Developement.
This show is I believe the first in the new larger Full HD resolution of 1980×1020. This will let me get more on the screen but might be harder to see if you typically use a smaller device. Please let me know how this size works for you.
Als [read] Keywords: notes