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| Angular 4 bug in combination with latest Typescript|
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| The slides of my session at Engage|
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| Learn, share and Engage in Antwerp|
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| IBM InterConnect 2017 as a developer|
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||My evolution as a developer: becoming a Full stack developer
Frank van der Linden
Is the time of the year to have some time to reflect.
Entering the IT
Around 2000 I entered the IT world, first as a Domino Administrator, but after a good talk with a former colleague I made the switch to become a Developer.
So I became Domino Developer and learned Formula language and later Lotusscript. Did some certifications.
When the browser became more important I moved more and more to web development and did some great projects, for example I build the public website of a big insurance company. Was a lot of fun and challenges on such a high traffic website.
Along with these web development projects there was also an increasing amount of Java projects, so I learned Java and did a few nice Java projects. It was really nice to do these Java backend projects, but Front end development was screaming for my attention
In 2008 IBM introduced XPages, and implementation of JSF. They took 1.1 version and ripped out all the unnecessary parts and added much needed features, which are still not native in the latest greatest version of JSF, like partial refresh. Which the XPages developer took for granted.
I was an early adapter, and despite of the lack of Documentation I liked it. At that time, It was a perfect combination, Java in de the back end, combined with Front end development, like HTML, JS and CSS.
I have build nice solutions.
In 2014 I made the decision to start my own business and became a freelance developer. As a freelancer I followed the money and in the Netherlands there is high demand of Java developer, especially in the enterprise world. So I moved more and more to the JEE world, learned a lot of new tooling, like Maven, Jenkins, JUnit testing and much more…
Most of the applications I build was based on JSF, with a lot of Spring Framework.
Meanwhile there was also time to build more XPages based applications, like the HR Assistant which was our entry of the ICS Development Competition, where we used Cloudant as datastore and IBM Watson to analyse.
I also found some time to learn more of the Salesforce platform, I heard good things about it. I must admit I liked the way Salesforce helping to get new Developers on board, via their Trailhead platform
The last months I was looking around to new technology, had a short look at ReactJS. Looks good and very lightweight, the developer descide what should be loaded. Created a very small application.
But now AngularJS 2 has been gone gold, I am learning as much as possible. Took our HR Assistant application as an example and I am busy to rebuild it in AngularJS 2. It is a steep learning curve, but I can get the data from Cloudant, so what could go wrong
First of January 2017 I will start as full stack Java developer, at a new customer. It will be a very interesting project with lots of new technology like Java, AngularJS, Docker, Salesforce, Websphere Liberty. They are also looking to the cloud, and Bluemix was mentioned.
So interesting times are ahead and I am looking forward to this new step in my career.
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Quick NPM tip: don’t forget to uninstall node modules|
Tue, Jul 4th 2017 4:08p Frank van der Linden
NPM is great tool to have all your Node modules in your front end project, and don’t have to worry about dependencies.
When you find a useful module for your project just do ‘npm install –save-dev’ and you are ready to go, but….. it can pollute your node_modules directory with unused node modules.
Just uninstall your unused node module by ‘npm uninstall ’
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Angular 4 bug in combination with latest Typescript|
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 10:51a Frank van der Linden
When we upgraded our Angular app to the latest version. We noticed everything worked with version 4.2.3 and Typescript 2.4.
After we reinstalled all the nom packages the Angular version was upgraded to 4.2.4, because we had in our package.json ‘^4.2.3’ for Angular packages.
When we package everything and republished the app to the page, we got errors, huh!!!!
After some search I found it has to do with the combination of Typescript and Angular
Angular and base64 encoding and decoding|
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 7:32p Frank van der Linden
Currently I am busy building a Proof of Concept at my customer.
We are using Springboot for the Backend services, which get data from Tridion and store data in a Oracle database..
The Front end is build with Angular. We started with version 2 with Grunt as build tool, but quickly we changed it to Angular 4 with Webpack.
The overall feeling of Angular 4 and Webpack was much better. Another plus was the smaller footprint.
Last request was to store some information in Cookie. Overall no ro
The slides of my session at Engage|
Tue, May 9th 2017 9:51a Frank van der Linden
Here are my slides of my session at Engage.
DEV03 – How Watson, Bluemix, Cloudant, and XPages Can Work Together In A Real World Application from Frank van der Linden
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Learn, share and Engage in Antwerp|
Tue, May 2nd 2017 6:15p Frank van der Linden
Next week it is time for Engage Usergroup again. This time Theo Heselmans has chosen a very special location, next to the ZOO of Antwerp. Looking forward to meet everyone again and see what the sponsors have to offer.
Theo and his team has put together a amazing agenda with top notch speakers and IBM Champions.
This year I am very privileged to be a speaker again.
Dev03. How Watson, Bluemix, Cloudant, and XPages Can Work Together In A Real World Application
The role of a human resour
Bulk import in a Cloudant database|
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 5:02p Frank van der Linden
After some issues with HR Assistant I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a separate database with only the Design documents as schema database.
So I replicated all the documents from the original database to a brand new one and called it hrassistant_schema. After the successful replication I kept all only the design documents.
Today I got a question about the schemas and discovered it should also be a good idea to add all the configuration documents to the schema database of HR Ass
IBM InterConnect 2017 as a developer|
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 11:27a Frank van der Linden
As promised in a previous blogpost, I will zoom in on the technologies I have seen and used at IBM InterConnect
I was surprised the amount of technical sessions at InterConnect. More then I then was expecting as lots of people told me It was all about middleware.
Below my impression as a developer
Open Tech Summit
On Sunday InterConnect for me started with the Open Tech Summit, a gathering of tech nerds, to learn more on Open Source software. In a TED talk style every speaker got 10 minutes to s
IBM InterConnect 2017 – something completely different|
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 4:43p Frank van der Linden
IBM InterConnect 2017 is over, I must say I totally enjoyed it. Lots of attendees, it was crowded everywhere, but it gave a good vibe. I have met a lot of new people
I heard that it was Lotusphere in the old days. I totally agree with the blog by Gabriella Davis, it is time to get out our own yellow bubble and integrate it in InterConnect. There is so much both worlds can learn from each other.
On Monday there was the InterConnect Welcome keynote with, of course, a lot of announceme
Speaking of Las Vegas|
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 7:38a Frank van der Linden
In 1 week I will leave for my second trip to the USA for an IBM Conference. This time it will be IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas. Not only to attend, but also to speak again. A friend of my will join me on this trip. We will fly to Los Angeles and drive up to Las Vegas. After the conference we will have some time get back to LAX, a sort of mini road trip.
Out of my comfort zone
IBM InterConnect is a much bigger conference, compared to IBM Connect, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It is focused
New Release: Generic XPages and HTML Widget For IBM Connections 5.5|
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 5:41p Frank van der Linden
Yesterday I have created a new release of the OpenNTF project, Generic XPages and HTML Widget For IBM Connections.
But many thanks to Christoph Stoettner of Panagenda who found the solution and provided me the modified files to release.
Christoph, Thank you very much for the time you spent on this.
Want to try it out on your I