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Eric McCormick
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Custom JSON Serialization With GSON
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 2:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro Here’s a curious one, in which I found myself with a limitation of not being able to output JSON with scientific notation values. wait, what? If you’re wondering why that is, since both JSON and JavaScript allow scientific notation of number values, you are absolutely correct and that’s a great question. The strange thing was that I found myself outputting perfectly valid JSON to be consumed by something specific which didn’t allow scientific notation. I’m not entirely sure wh
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Recapping 2016
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 3:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro Per usual, I’ve had a little break between things and decided to catch up with a bit of a summary of some recent things that each didn’t necessitate their own post. 2017 IBM Champion For starters, I’m honored to be named an IBM Champion in Collaboration Solutions (/ Social Business) for the third time. This would be a hat trick in (ice) hockey 🏒. I’m happy to be recognized with a group of people, developers and more, who are passionate about both their work and the plat
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Rebirth: An App of Ice and Fire
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 4:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro If you read my blog for any of the Saga of Servlets series, then I hope that you’re excited I’m returning to the application I put together for it. This time, it’s as a conversation piece in regards to some of the build process modernization I engaged in recently, in order to unify the code base in its git repository. In any case, it’s helping pave the way forward before I update some of the back-end elements, when it will again be a talking point for some additional rework and
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Scripting Server Upgrades
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 2:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro This one might be slight departure from my usual, but those that have followed my blogging this past year will have noticed a bit more of a leaning towards DevOps in some of my posts. This echoes a lot of what I’ve been concluding as increasingly a necessary part of development; that we need to consider a picture large enough to encompass the themes surrounding development functions and, like any good developer (DRY ~= “lazy”), automate the heck out of it. Overview I had p
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Everything Old is New Again
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 8:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro Every so often, it’s good to reassess one’s position. This is good from both a standpoint of being inquisitive and even interrogative, but when it comes to the ever changing landscape of the front-end development space, it’s not only inevitable, but must be embraced for what feels the need to “stay afloat”. I’m changing theme of my blog, hopefully for the better. The previous theme was good and did a great job of getting things started, but while I had forked a copy of a good
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Git Squash
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 8:00a   Eric McCormick
Intro If you’re just here to learn a little about how to “squash” commits with git, skip down a ways. Otherwise, hold on, and I will catch you up on a couple of personal notes before we get there. On the Blog It’s been a little while since I blogged last. This has been due to a combination of reasons; specifically, I’ve been busy with: my family, it was the end of summer with lots of things going on a number of projects around the house (a deck removal and basement remodel
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MWLUG Success
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 8:37a   Eric McCormick
Intro MWLUG was a great success as far as I’m concerned. Each time I’ve gone I’ve had the great enjoyment of being able to attend some high quality sessions, meet with lots of colleagues and friends from the community, and get a view into products and solutions many people are undertaking, over conversations and interactions outside of the sessions. This is always a great way of interacting with others who were able to make it. Unlike the IBM conference of Connect(EDsphere), this is purel
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Manually Renewing HTTPS w/ Let's Encrypt
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:40a   Eric McCormick
Intro A while back, I rolled a personal project, which is a Node app, to Bluemix for lightweight use. I managed to make use of Let’s Encrypt for the HTTPS certificate, but only after realizing that there was a bit of a manual aspect to it that is the antithesis of an automated script for such things. Ultimately, after finding some information in a blog post form Marky Roden (of all people), I was able to get moving. The only downside wound up being that time passed, and it came time to renew
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Eric and the Quest for More Coffee, pt.2
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 4:17p   Eric McCormick
Posted in the “aside” category. Submissions There were three submissions via the Google Form, and a couple more form messages via social media. Honestly, I had debated either a nondescript or far more overt mug w/ the likeness of one of the more iconic of H.P. Lovecraft’s imaginations, but this seemed a bit over the top. Suggested were: a replacement for my alma matter a Go Army, Beat Navy mug (which was never my thing) this gem from shop.Scotch.io (again, pretty overt)
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Git History Searching
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 10:00a   Eric McCormick
First, A Shout-Out The recording of the session called “Normalizing XPages Web Development” that Shean P. McManus and I gave at the 2-day, virtual ICONUS (formerly IamLUG) event this year is now available from “Archive and Replays”. If you missed it, I recommend checking it out, it’s a great benefit of ICONUS and I hope that those who did get a chance to attend enjoyed the subject material. We covered a lot of ground and were able to demonstrate what is, in my opinion, one of the grea
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Eric and the Quest for More Coffee
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 11:43a   Eric McCormick
Intro This post has little, if anything, to do with coding. I’m posting it in my “aside” category, which should be a giveaway for this sort of occasional thing. In Memoriam My trusty coffee mug, which has been with me since prior to graduating university, has served me well. Sadly, after a fateful day involving being knocked over and rolling off of the desk, it landed, handle first, onto the floor. While surgery (sugru-ry?) was able to restore most function to the mug, it retained a d
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Angular 2's Learning Curve
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 10:00a   Eric McCormick
Contents Intro Background Angular 2’s Progression A Learning Roadmap Personal Observations Angular CLI Tool Summary Intro Those that know me, or have followed my blog for a little while, have likely caught onto the fact that I’m a pretty big AngularJS fan. Angular 2 Background Angular (1.x) was incredibly easy to get started with. I don’t know if we were spoiled or not, but either way, it was gosh darned nice. Take a simple “hello world” exa
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Notes in 9: Highlights From My IBM Connect Session
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 7:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro I’m on Notes in 9 again. This time, I’m back with a video highlighting my session from IBM Connect. I tried to make things easier as far as the time frame, but it’s still got a bit of a runtime to it; before submitting it to David Leedy, it came in at 29 minutes and 55 seconds, and that’s after I trimmed down every loading screen or dependency install (of which there were a few). The Video Head over to Notes in 9.com to check it out, or watch it embedded here or on YouTube.
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In Defense of Bower
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 9:39a   Eric McCormick
Contents Where It Began The Tweet Bower, I Know That, Right? What Other Dependency Management Options Are There? Using NPM To Load Front-End Assets Module Loading… in the Browser Making Sense of When to Use What Summary Where It Began Recently, I saw yet another in a progression of people publicly denouncing the virtues of Bower. This time, it came in the form of a tweet from Kent C. Dodds, who is fairly prominent JS developer, who I follow o
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Site Anchors
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 9:00a   Eric McCormick
Contents Intro Utility Visibility My Trials and Tribulations Side Note My Blog’s (New) Implementation TL;DR The Concept The Implementation CSS JS Recommendations for Web Applications What to Avoid Summary Intro Site anchors, also known as anchor links, are a way to “deep link” your site with consistently navigable content. Such an approach often makes use of the ability for a browser to load/jump/scroll-to a named
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Enhanced Editors
Fri, May 27th 2016 8:00a   Eric McCormick
Contents Intro Contenders Why I Like SublimeText Why I Like Atom VS Code WebStorm IDE A (Non-Standard) Use Case Before Language Syntax Highlighting After Language Syntax Highlighting Summary Intro Recently, I had a couple of experiences stick out in my mind that made me think I should blog about some “fancy editors”. I’ve referenced them in a couple of my sessions, used SublimeText heavily in the past, and I’ve always been one willing
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IoT and Raspberry Pi
Fri, May 20th 2016 12:41p   Eric McCormick
Intro In my last post on this blog, I mentioned the variety of other projects of somewhat larger scale I’m working on. They are all competing for my time, which is a subset of my personal (non-work) time, combined with the amount of my personal time I allocate for such things. Today I’m announcing the launch of a bit of a side project that will require more of a “slow burn”, as it will likely be over a year in the making, once all said and done. What Is It? I’m launching a series of
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ICONUS and Other Topics
Thu, May 19th 2016 10:38a   Eric McCormick
Intro If you were able to attend the ICON US (formerly IamLUG) virtual event, then you lucked out. There were a great many good sessions that I was sadly not able to attend all of, on account of unavoidable travel (more on that in a minute). It was a great event, had a decent turn out for participation, and it’s been great to see the “replays” coming up as Chris has been posting them. So far the keynote and IBM special announcement are available for replay, though you can view all of the s
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Using Node to Connect to a Notes/Domino NSF
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 8:34a   Eric McCormick
.seriesNote, .seriesNote * { font-size: 11pt !important; font-weight: normal !important; } This article is Part 3 in a 3-Part Series. Part 1 - Using Node to Connect to ... Almost Anything 18 Apr 2016
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Using Node to Connect to an IBM i
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 9:00a   Eric McCormick
.seriesNote, .seriesNote * { font-size: 11pt !important; font-weight: normal !important; } This article is Part 2 in a 2-Part Series. Part 1 - Using Node to Connect to ... Almost Anything 18 Apr 2016
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Using Node to Connect to ... Almost Anything
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 11:00a   Eric McCormick
.seriesNote, .seriesNote * { font-size: 11pt !important; font-weight: normal !important; } This article is Part 1 in a 1-Part Series. Part 1 - This Article Contents Intro Node and Express Scope of Demo Base
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SCM Survey Results
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 11:49a   Eric McCormick
Shout Out The TLCC + Teamstudio webinar today is “Getting Started with the OpenNTF Domino API”, presented by Paul Withers and Jesse Gallagher. I’ve been listening/watching while working and if you’re looking to ease your pain with some of the idiosynchrises in XPages, you’ll want to check out the webinar (a recording of the webinar should pop up before long, I’ll link to it here) and give the OpenNTF Domino API a go. "The best code is the code you don't have to write." ~@Gidg
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Source Control Thoughts
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:00a   Eric McCormick
Intro Amongst several things lately, such as basement remodeling, configuring my new home NAS, and yard work, I’ve had a few interesting thoughts on my mind lately. In fact, I’ve started up a couple of interesting side projects. Before I’m ready to share those, I have to shout about something from the roof tops. Ready? Source Control Can Save Your Life!* Maybe not your *corporeal life, but certainly our digital life. Having nearly given myself a heart attack an hour before my MWLUG 2015 p
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Headless DDE Builds With Jenkins CI
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 8:00a   Eric McCormick
Contents Intro What We Need Steps In A Headless Designer Task 1. Metadata Filtering 2. Killing Previous Notes Processes 3. Headless DDE 4. Improving Build Status 5. (Optional) Send to SonarQube Summary Intro Last time I described a major building block which has made my efforts to have a build automation machine (in the process of being turned into a vm) for my largest application. This includes a number of advantages, from being able to produce a copy of the application
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XSLTProc in the Buff
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 9:00a   Eric McCormick
Contents Intro What It Does My Use Case Swiper Enter: Automation Read and Understand What Setup Does for a Git Repo To Replicate The Results Proof of Concept Expanding Gruntfile.js Config Executing Grunt Onward and Upward Intro The DORA project (Domino On-disk Repository Assistant) from Cameron Gregor has gone through a couple incarnations, originally as DORA, then again as a plugin to Domino Designer (DDE), called Swiper. These are both great projects,
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Nerdy Yet Awesome
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 8:00a   Eric McCormick
Intro Here’s something that I cooked up a little while back, then found a further use for, then found an even greater use; it was an evolutionary project that sort of took off and helped me to learn a few things and adopt some new tools, which is always nice. Building on what I’ve been talking about recently, between a greater understanding of front-end development tooling and practices along with a skill set that reaches outside our day-to-day work, here’s an interesting thing I did rece
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Notes in 9: Docker + SonarQube
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 8:00p   Eric McCormick
Intro I’m on Notes in 9 again. This time, I’m back with an introduction to general use of SonarQube, a great tool for code quality checking and coverage reporting which Christian Güdemann talked about in his IBM Connect session. Christian’s got a passion lately for automation and continuous deployment, so you may wish to watch his blog for further developments, especially with the great advances going on with OpenNTF. The best part is that SonarQube pairs well with Docker, which you may h
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House Keeping
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 9:00a   Eric McCormick
Intro In speaking with someone recently, it was brought up that there were features to this blog that were unknown. While I’m hoping this isn’t the case for any regular readers, I figured it would be worth highlighting some of the potentially lesser-known features here. Menu Right there, with the “hamburger” icon. You can find links to the series pages, categories I’ve posted in, and the tags I’ve tagged each of my posts with, for correlating related posts. Search Ever since it f




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