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Swagger for Domino Developers – Part One: Introduction
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 6:30p   Paul Withers
Background At IBM Connect I led a team for the Hackathon. Technically and in terms of meaningful outcome, the day was a bit of a disaster. In terms of learning and working together, it was still enjoyable. My main focus for the day was never to win. For me, the main aims were for the team to learn something, whether from one another or from the tasks and to have a good time. After all, everyone was giving up a day of their time, and if it’s not enjoyable, everyone would be best served spen
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Domino and Notes Feature Pack 8
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 9:10p   Paul Withers
Today Notes and Domino Feature Pack was released. It’s good to see a developer-heavy release finally delivered. Apart from the Extension Library on OpenNTF, developers have had little to engage their interest over the last three years. But FP8 is a marquee release for developers and app dev server users. Extension Library The most noteworthy point for XPages developers is that the latest Extension Library release has been rolled back into the core, including the Name Picker, Value Picker a
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OSGi Plugins (Extension Libraries) and Loading Order
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10:47a   Paul Withers
Those who were at my session about ODA (OpenNTF Domino API) with Stephan Wissel at IBM Connect may remember him mentioning that his preferred place for adding plugins was directly on the server, because of some issues he had encountered. After Connect I asked for some clarification, so I could understand the risks, symptoms and so pre-empt any potential issues. What Stephan and others found out when they dug into it further was that the sequence of loading OSGi plugins, or extension libraries, i
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IBM Connect – Domino Application Development Review
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 7:37p   Paul Withers
This time last year, the message about Domino application development was very straightforward. Domino 9.0.2 was slated for Q4 2016, with the expectation that this would include open sourcing of not only XPages Extension Library components, but all XPages components. The XPages runtime classes would still be closed source, but things like DominoDocument datasources would be open sourced, so additional features could be added by the community and we would be able to understand how rich text is ha
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IBM Connect 2017: My Sessions and Documentation Constructive Criticism Call-to-Arms
Sun, Feb 26th 2017 8:07p   Paul Withers
Last week I delivered two sessions at IBM Connect, both with strong speakers from the community. GraphQL 101 The first session on Tuesday afternoon was GraphQL 101 with Christian Guedemann. Within an hour of reading the documentation about GraphQL, it was very apparent to me that GraphQL was a major technology for application development. And its inclusion in Watson Workspace and Watson Work Services made this conference the perfect time to introduce it to the community. It was also a good time
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Intec win 2017 IBM Business Partner Excellence Award – Europe
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 10:27a   Paul Withers
Yesterday at Connect in San Francisco Intec were announced as the winner of the IBM Business Partner Excellence Award for Europe. This Award recognises an IBM Business Partner in each geographical region who has demonstrated excellence in IBM Collaboration Solutions technology, as well as commitment, leadership and dedication to IBM and clients. Tim Malone, Intec CEO said ‘There are many facets of a business which IBM look at before issuing this award and therefore it is due to the excepti
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Watson Workspace Java SDK – 0.6.0 Released and Unit Testing Learning
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 5:12p   Paul Withers
Today I pushed up a new release of Watson Workspace Java SDK to OpenNTF. This includes all mutation GraphQL queries, namely: createSpace updateSpace deleteSpace As ever, the documentation has been updated and full Javadoc comments added. As before, the documentation includes examples. Unit Testing This has been a big learning curve, building up my skills more on unit testing. The challenge has been that all of these mutations can only be run under a user’s authority. They fail if run jus
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IBM Connect 2017
Mon, Feb 13th 2017 7:57p   Paul Withers
With a little over a week to go, IBM Connect 2017 looks set to be as busy as ever. 2016 was a challenging year as a Domino developer, testing the faith and patience of many. My attendance at IBM Connect as a speaker, Business Partner and IBM Champion may seem “business as usual”, but it has not been a straightforward journey. So I hope the experience is as positive as last year but with a more positive rest of the year. IBM Connect Hackathon On Monday I will be taking part in and lea
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Setting Names, Readers and Authors the ODA Way
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 12:05p   Paul Withers
No matter how long you work with an API, there can still be surprises. Yesterday proved one of those for me. While troubleshooting an issue for someone with setting an Authors field in a document (it turned out there was an obscure bug that meant it was trying to recycle a String in a Vector), I shared two ways I’ve been setting Readers or Authors fields in an application using OpenNTF Domino API for a while. Then this conversation ensued: This is, without doubt, the recommended way of cr
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Git Flow, Maven, ODA and Domino FP8
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 9:27a   Paul Withers
The last few weeks quite a large amount of my work has been outside the NSF, so using more standard development tools in a more standard environment. There have been some challenges but also some refreshing experiences. Git Flow One of the big challenges for traditional Domino development is when features are requested but cancelled or fixes are required to live code while new features are in test. Fortunately, I decided from the start to do the REST service I was working on as an OSGi plugin us




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