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Including a Headless DDE Build in a Maven Tree
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 13
That Java Thing, Part 17: My Current XPages Plug-in Dev Environment
Sun, Feb 26th 2017 7
Slides From My Connect 2017 Presentations
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 10
The State of Domino App Dev Post-Connect-2017
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 9
Reforming the Blog in Darwino, Part 2
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 8
Connect 2017 Final Stretch
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 7
December Is Self-Aggrandizement Month, Apparently
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 10
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Setting up nginx in Front of a Domino Server
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Including a Headless DDE Build in a Maven Tree
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MWLUG 2016
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 12
Things I Rarely Use: sessionScope
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 11
Change Bitterness and Accidents of History
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11
How I Maven-ized My Framework
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 10
December Is Self-Aggrandizement Month, Apparently
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 10
Slides From My Connect 2017 Presentations
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 10
The State of Domino App Dev Post-Connect-2017
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 9
Delving Into NSF Raw Item Data
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Including a Headless DDE Build in a Maven Tree
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 4:45p   Jesse Gallagher
Most of my Domino projects nowadays have two components: a suite of OSGi plugins/features and at least one NSF. Historically, I've kept the NSF part separate from the OSGi plugin projects - I'll keep the ODP in the repo, but then usually also keep a recent "build" made by copying the database from my dev server, and then include that built version in the result using the Maven Assembly plugin. This works, but it's not quite ideal: part of the benefit of having a Maven project being au
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That Java Thing, Part 17: My Current XPages Plug-in Dev Environment
Sun, Feb 26th 2017 4:23p   Jesse Gallagher
It's been a while since I started this series on Java development, but I've been meaning for a bit now to crack it back open to discuss my current development setup for plug-ins, since it's changed a bit. The biggest change is that, thanks to Serdar's work on the latest XPages SDK release, I now have Domino running plug-ins from my OS X Eclipse workspace. Previously, I switched between either running on the Mac and doing manual builds or slumming it in Eclipse in Windows. Having just t
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Slides From My Connect 2017 Presentations
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 9:29p   Jesse Gallagher
At this year's Connect, Philippe Riand and I co-presented two sessions: one on ways to integrate your apps into the Connections UI and one on Darwino's role for Domino developers. I've uploaded the slides to SlideShare: DEV-1430 - IBM Connections Integration: Exploring the Long List of Options DEV-1467 - Give a New Life to Your Notes/Domino Applications and Leverage IBM Bluemix, Watson, & Connections (effectively, "the Darwino session")
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The State of Domino App Dev Post-Connect-2017
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 9:28p   Jesse Gallagher
I'm en route back from this year's IBM Connect in San Francisco, and this plane ride is giving me a good chance to chew over the implications for Domino developers. First off, I'll put my bias in this matter right up front: Darwino, which I've been working on and discussing quite a bit, is one of the three "chosen" vendors for app enhancement/modernization/what-have-you. So, while this post isn't going to be about Darwino specifically, it's certainly pertinent for me. In any case,
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Reforming the Blog in Darwino, Part 2
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 8:41p   Jesse Gallagher
During the run-up to Connect next week, I turned my gaze back to my indefinite-term project of reforming this blog in Darwino. When last I left it publicly, I had set up replication between a copy of the database and a Darwino app. After that post, I did a bit of tinkering in the direction of building a (J)Ruby on Rails front-end for it, next to the "j2ee" project. That side effort may bear fruit in time (as I recall, I got the embedded web app serving default pages, but didn't implemen
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Connect 2017 Final Stretch
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 12:16p   Jesse Gallagher
IBM Connect 2017 is less than a week away, and I've been furiously prepping for a couple parts of what is promising to be a busy conference. On Monday, before the official kickoff of the conference, OpenNTF is co-hosting a Hackathon, where attendees will work on one of several potential projects. The goal is to learn about new development methods, work with new people, and hopefully kick off some useful open-source projects to boot. During the conference proper, I'll be presenting two se
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December Is Self-Aggrandizement Month, Apparently
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 3:21p   Jesse Gallagher
It's been a busy month (couple of years, really), but the last few weeks in particular have involved a couple minor announcements that I'm quite appreciative for. On the 14th, IBM announced the 2017 class of IBM Champions for ICS, and they included me on the list. It's been a joy to be considered a Champion for the last few years, and 2017 promises to be an interesting year to continue that in our slice of the development world. Mere days later, IBM sent out notifications about Connect
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The New Podcast is a Real Thing: WTF Tech Episode 1
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:31a   Jesse Gallagher
As intimated at the end of the last This Week in Lotus, Stuart, Darren, and I have launched a new podcast in a similar vein: WTF Tech. Since we're all in the IBM sphere, that'll be the natural starting point for the topics we cover, but it's not going to be IBM-focused as such. For this first episode, we lucked out and had a couple-weeks period chock full of announcements, so we had plenty of material. Give it a listen!
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Cramming Rails Into A Maven Tree
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 1:25p   Jesse Gallagher
Because I'm me, one of the paths I'm investigating for my long-term blog-reformation project is seeing if I can get Ruby on Rails in there. I've been carrying a torch for the language and framework for forever, and so it'd be good to actually write a real thing in it for once. This has been proving to be a very interesting thing to try to do well. Fortunately, the basics of "run Rails in a Java server" have been well worked out: the JRuby variant of the language is top-notch and the
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Quick Post: Maven-izing the XSP Repo
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 6:58a   Jesse Gallagher
This post follows in my tradition of extremely-narrow-use-case guides, but perhaps this will come in handy in some situations nonetheless. Specifically, a while back, I wrote a script that "Maven-izes" the XPages artifacts, as provided by IBM's Update Site for Build Management. This may seem a bit counter-intuitive at first, since the entire point of that download is to be able to compile using Maven, but there's a catch to it: the repository is still in Eclipse ("P2") format, which
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Reforming the Blog in Darwino, Part 1
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 2:38p   Jesse Gallagher
This continues to be a very interesting time for Domino developers, with the consternation of MWLUG giving way to IBM's recent announcement about their plans for Domino. Like everyone, I have my feelings about the matter, but the upshot is that moving-forward tone still stands. With that in mind, let's get down to business, shall we? I'm going to kick off my long-term blog series of moving my blog itself over to a Darwino+JEE application. I say "long-term" because it's a pure side pr
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There Are Pods That Need Casting
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 10:25a   Jesse Gallagher
I had the pleasure of taking part in the long-awaited demise episode of This Week In Lotus! http://thisweekinlotus.com/115-doing-a-three-way/ We covered a lot of ground, with a reflection on this year's MWLUG, the Sturm und Drang about Domino, Toscana/IBM design, and a few other topics. Most important, though, is the special announcement at the end of the episode, which you'll just have to listen for. Or skip to the end, I guess; there's a tracking bar right on the page.
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Quick XPages Utility: Keep Alive and Alert
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 2:17p   Jesse Gallagher
For one of my projects recently, I put together a small custom control that I sure wish I had thought to do years ago: a "keep alive and alert" control. For a long time now, the Extension Library has had a "keepAlive" control, which keeps a page session (and, usually, authentication) alive while the user has the browser window open, avoiding the otherwise-common issue of someone sitting on a page "too long" and having it break underfoot. However, that doesn't cover the edge cases: t
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Change Is In The Air
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 4:41p   Jesse Gallagher
During last week’s MWLUG, there was a clear sense that things are a little different this year. Dave Navarre dubbed the technical implications “platform agnosticism”, while I geared my presentation towards the feeling that change is in the air. This is not totally new. Red Pill Now cast aside the XPages UI layer and most of the assumptions of Domino development to move to a new level; PSC's presentations have long developed a polyglot tone, and this ramped up this year; and people
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MWLUG 2016 Slides
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 8:07p   Jesse Gallagher
I just returned from this year's MWLUG, held in surprisingly-rainy Austin, Texas. As every year, MWLUG is an outstanding event, particularly for a development crowd (though I think admins get tons of material too). I'm definitely looking forward to next year's in DC, and not merely because that's a pretty quick drive for me. I'll have some more to write later to follow up on the themes of this year's event, but in the mean time I've uploaded the slides from my presentation: AD106 
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MWLUG 2016
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:29a   Jesse Gallagher
MWLUG 2016 is happening this week, down in I'm-sure-it's-not-deathly-hot Austin, Texas. MWLUG has really proven to be a top-tier conference for our community, and I'm looking forward to it again this year. To be fair, part of that is that I'll be presenting on Friday, with a session entitled "Expand Your Apps And Skills To The Wider World": The technological world has changed, but the work done by your Domino apps has not. Rather than discarding your old applications in a distruptive
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Release Weekend: ODA and Darwino
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 7:10a   Jesse Gallagher
This past weekend was a nice one for releases to a couple of the projects I work on: the OpenNTF Domino API and Darwino. The ODA release is something of a "consolidation" release over 2.0.0: it fixes a few of the bugs that cropped up since then, adds some important lower-level tweaks, and brings the graph REST API into the mainline release. One note with the REST API is that, due to making use of a recently-added extension to the core code, it requires a recent release of the Extension L
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Provisions for the Journey
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 10:27a   Jesse Gallagher
In my last post, I ended up recommending that Domino developers and administrators take some time, if at all possible, to dive into new tools. In some cases, that may be in order to stay indefinitely, but, even otherwise, learning a new environment would have tremendous benefit to your existing Domino work. Since I'm not a full-time administrator myself, my advice is admittedly a bit thin. It mostly involves my oft-repeated suggestion to try out a reverse-proxy setup for HTTP. That could
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Change Bitterness and Accidents of History
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 2:16p   Jesse Gallagher
It's pretty easy to see that change is in the air for Domino types. It's been taking a number of forms for a while now - the long delay since the release of 9.0.1 and associated aging of the tools and infrastructure have led to a series of forced adaptations for developers and administrators. Developers, for example, have had to keep light on their feet to adapt to new browsers and devices that the framework doesn't automatically support, as well as a shift toward manually including jQu
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Code Safety and Pedantry
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 9:23a   Jesse Gallagher
Lately, I've been musing a lot on the topic of code "correctness" - that is, beyond the normal case of wanting code to do what I intended, and further into the realm of sweating even extremely-miniscule details. A lot of this is due to my continued watching of the evolution of Apple's Swift language (I highly recommend following Erica Sadun's blog for this). Swift is very much in the camp of "make sure all your 'i's are dotted and 't's crossed" languages, as opposed to more fast
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Darwino for Domino: Conceptual Overlap and Distinctions
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 3:18p   Jesse Gallagher
I've talked a bit so far about how Darwino related to Domino from a development perspective, but I think it'd also be useful to delve into specifically which concerns thw two platforms address, to see where they overlap and where they don't. There are two main categories to cover, since Darwino inherits Domino's unusual trait of pouring over from "database" to "app-dev platform". Database As I covered a few posts ago, the two are similar at a conceptual level, both being replicat
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Speaking at Social Connections Toronto
Mon, May 30th 2016 11:57a   Jesse Gallagher
By virtue of one of the original speakers having to cancel, I will be presenting at Social Connections in Toronto next week! Specifically, it will be on the 7th at 2:30, and the topic will be OpenNTF's new tooling and initiatives: OpenNTF has long been a central hub for community and open-source development in the Notes/Domino world. In the past year, however, it has also expanded its capabilities with new tooling and a broadening scope to the larger IBM portfolio. This presentation wil
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Old App Idea: App Manager
Tue, May 24th 2016 9:12a   Jesse Gallagher
Years back, I took a small whack at an idea that had been percolating in my head: a "app manager" application that would assist with the XPage-specific portions of running a Domino server. It would cover a lot of ground that Administrator really doesn't touch, such as inspecting NSFs to see which contain XPage artifacts, highlighting potential problems with them, and assisting with app-design backup and deployment. It never really got too far, since there are always a hundred other thin
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The Cleansing Flame of Null Analysis
Sat, May 21st 2016 9:18a   Jesse Gallagher
Though most of my work lately has been on sprawling, platform-level stuff or other large existing codebases, part of it has involved a new small app. I decided to take this opportunity to dive more aggressively than previously into automated null analysis and other potential-bugs tools. What I mean by "null analysis" is letting the IDE or compiler try to help you avoid NullPointerExceptions. Though there are plenty of other programming mistakes you could still make, these are among the m
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Quick, Short-Notice Announcement: Delaware Valley Soc-Biz UG Meetup
Tue, May 17th 2016 7:34p   Jesse Gallagher
Granted, this is short notice, but for anyone in the southeast-PA area, there's a meetup at IBM's offices this Thursday (the 17th) from 11 to 12:30. I'll be there, giving a presentation about OpenNTF and some of the ways that I've used the projects we work on there on my customer projects. Better still, there's lunch! The signup form is over on Greenhouse here: https://greenhouse.lotus.com/forms/landing/org/app/80846239-6f7a-4483-8ace-9e5e0 2b0a661/launch/index.html?form=F_Form1 If yo
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Darwino for Domino: Domino-side Configuration
Mon, May 16th 2016 2:51p   Jesse Gallagher
In my last post, I mentioned that a big part of the job of the Darwino-Domino replicator is converting the data one way or another to better suit the likely programming model Darwino-side or to clean up old data. The way this is done is via a configuration database on the Domino side (an XPages application), which allows you to specify Database Adapters that configure the translation. While it is possible to write these in Java, the primary way is to use a Groovy-based DSL script. The sim
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Darwino for Domino: Replication and Data Format
Wed, May 11th 2016 1:35p   Jesse Gallagher
One of the key points of interest in Darwino for Domino developers is its two-way replication. Darwino's replication system was built in such a way that, in addition to its own internal needs, you can also write a replicator to connect to an entirely-unrelated system, as long as that replicator translates the foreign data to and from JSON documents. Domino is a perfect case for this, since the data model is already very similar, and its replicator ships with Darwino and has been a focus o




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