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IBM ConnectED (Not Lotusphere) Reflections
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 12:01p   Paul Withers
It’s been a busy week as always. So now the dust has settled here are a few thoughts. No Matter What Changes, The Community Persists Our community is an awesome thing, often mentioned with envy by those working outside what was ICS and is now ESS (Enterprise Social Solutions). Over recent years there have been some notable exceptions at our January event. I think we’ll have to wait some months, if not longer, to see the impact of the structural changes within IBM. And IBM are yet to
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IBM ConnectED 2015
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 8:10a   Paul Withers
In just a short few days, fellow IBM Champion Tim Malone and myself (Paul Withers) will be heading off to IBM ConnectED. With one less day but just as much to do, it’s likely to be even more hectic than ever. Here’s a summary of things I intend to be involved in. OpenNTF Domino API / CrossWorlds One of the key aspects for the week for me is to touch base with the OpenNTF Domino API team and particularly get up to speed with CrossWorlds. CrossWorlds was a new project that came into be
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Single Copy XPage Design and Development Best Practice Challenges
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 5:15a   Paul Withers
For the first time I’ve got an application that would benefit from Single Copy XPage Design. The challenge is how to develop that in a way that can best be managed via source control and deployed through development, test and live environments. That’s because, unlike design inheritance, Single Copy XPage Design is set in Domino Designer, in the Application Properties, on the XPages tab. There are two issues here: The literal path is stored in the design, so all environments need to
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SourceTree and Git/Mercurial: Important Information
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 8:09a   Paul Withers
For anyone who has used the slides from my Show and Tell on source control in January or the subsequent NotesIn9 episode, the recommended Git / Mercurial client was SourceTree. It’s an excellent tool for those who prefer a GUI and runs on Windows and Mac. The advice at the time was to use the embedded Git / Mercurial. For most XPages developers, who were only pushing and retrieving files via SourceTree, that was adequate. However, overnight I became aware of a security vulnerability with G
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XPages OSGi Plugins 3: Configuring for Domino
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 2:12p   Paul Withers
The next step is to configure it for work with Domino. Thankfully, Nathan Freeman has done a great job at making it very easy to do so. I’ll go through the installation first and then explain what’s set. You need to download and install XPages SDK for Eclipse RCP project from OpenNTF into Eclipse. This is an Update Site, something else Domino Developers should already be familiar with. The only difference is that instead of File > Application > Install, you select Help > Ins
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XPages OSGi Plugins 2: Installing the IDE (Eclipse)
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 1:38p   Paul Withers
The recommended IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for looking at plugins is Eclipse. You can open them in Domino Designer, but I prefer to keep my development environment clean – I have enough Notes Applications and On Disk Projects there, without confusing the matter further. Plus, if you’re looking to debug them, Eclipse is a better place from which to do that. Eclipse can be installed on Windows, Linux or MacOS. Its versions are based on alphabetical names, so the latest is
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TLS Workaround for Firefox
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 9:32a   Paul Withers
Earlier this week I was prompted to upgrade Firefox and I’m now on 34.0.5. Suddenly I was unable to access some Domino servers and got this message when connecting via https: Needless to say, this is not going to be a problem with Domino 9.0.1 FP2 IF2. But for some projects I need to develop against older versions of Domino. There is a workaround, though the caveats regarding security should be raised. In the address bar, type “about:config” and press enter. You will be warne
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CKEditor Keyboard Shortcuts
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 11:24a   Paul Withers
One aspect in which browsers are significantly poor compared to rich client applications like the Notes Client is in keyboard shortcuts. WAI-ARIA roles exist for specific areas of a page, like navigation. But browser manufacturers seem to have done nothing to help those who prefer to (or have to) use the keyboard instead of the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts exist, but only for the browser menus, not for content within the browsing container. Similarly I’m not aware of any standard functionalit
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XPages OSGi Plugins 1: An Introduction
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 1:49p   Paul Withers
Recently I’ve realised that for all the host of materials there have been on XPages, there are not the same amount of materials for OSGi Plugin investigation. John Dalsgaard and John Cooper have blogged some, but most of the blogs tend to focus on building plugins. Indeed that’s also the focus of my upcoming session with Christian Guedemann at IBM ConnectED. But that doesn’t tend to be the way I’ve learned things. I tend to look at examples, pick them apart, see what they
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Intec’s IBM Champions Renewed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 1:44p   Paul Withers
It’s great news that both myself and Tim Malone have been renewed as IBM Champions for 2015. I’ve been an IBM Champion every year since 2011, but I still strive to be an active member of the community. My involvement has ramped up significantly since I started blogging in 2009 and it’s a pleasure to work for a company that supports my community involvement so enthusiastically. Tim may not be as visible to Domino developers or administrators, but he has become more visible speak




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