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Cramming Rails Into A Maven Tree
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 11
Quick Post: Maven-izing the XSP Repo
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 29
Reforming the Blog in Darwino, Part 1
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 34
There Are Pods That Need Casting
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 13
Quick XPages Utility: Keep Alive and Alert
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 17
Change Is In The Air
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 15
MWLUG 2016 Slides
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 17
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Reforming the Blog in Darwino, Part 1
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 34
Quick Post: Maven-izing the XSP Repo
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 29
Change Bitterness and Accidents of History
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 21
MWLUG 2016 Slides
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 17
Quick XPages Utility: Keep Alive and Alert
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 17
Darwino for Domino: Conceptual Overlap and Distinctions
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 16
MWLUG 2016
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 16
Provisions for the Journey
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 15
Change Is In The Air
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 15
Darwino for Domino: Replication and Data Format
Wed, May 11th 2016 14




Recent Blog Posts
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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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