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Appcelerator workaround for ACS Publish “Request is not recognised” error
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XPages Best Practice: Don’t add ids to controls if they are not required
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Appcelerator Tip: How to recover a GIT Reset in Titanium Studio
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Java XSnippet Published: Translate an ArrayList to a Vector
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Appcelerator workaround for ACS Publish “Request is not recognised” error
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 26
Webstorm Tip: Use Key Promoter to help you find Keyboard shortcuts
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 24
XPages Best Practice: Don’t add ids to controls if they are not required
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 24
Appcelerator fix for Ti.Map on iOS after upgrading to Titanium 3.4.0
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IBM Bluemix iOS Push Notifications Tutorial: Part 1 – Overview
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IBM Domino Designer Tip: Change measurement for notes-based designs
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Appcelerator Tip: How to recover a GIT Reset in Titanium Studio
Fri, May 22nd 2015 2:40p   John Jardin
This post is an example of how a GIT reset in Appcelerator’s Titanium Studio almost cost me 6 hours worth of work and how I managed to recover what I lost. My Working Environment Apple OSX 10 Titanium Studio eGit and Mylyn for Bitbucket Let me add some context Once upon a time, about a year ago, I spent the most part of my day working on a mobile app, when a critical issue arose that forced me to switch my project’s current source control branch (using eGit Source Control), to its 
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XPages Tip: Filter your design elements for quicker navigation
Fri, May 15th 2015 5:47a   John Jardin
This is a quick tip on how to filter your design elements in Domino Designer to help quickly find what you’re looking for. I have to laugh at myself sometimes. 80% into one of my recent XPages Projects, I found myself completely frustrated, trying to pinpoint 1 of many custom control designs in Domino Designer. I almost fell off my chair when I realised that the solution was staring me in the face the entire time. In Domino Designer, irrelevant of if you’re viewing XPages design elem
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Java XSnippet Published: Translate an ArrayList to a Vector
Thu, May 14th 2015 1:04a   John Jardin
Here is a Java XSnippet I published the other day on how to manually convert an ArrayList Object to a Vector Object. UPDATE Thanks to “Martin Rolph” and “Jesse Gallagher” for providing a much simpler method of getting the same result without having to use my XSnippet. I’ve decided to keep my XSnippet published as I do feel it will add value as a reference point. ORIGINAL POST Click here to view XSnippet When binding Scoped Variables to a List Control in XPages, the
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Appcelerator workaround for ACS Publish “Request is not recognised” error
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 4:05a   John Jardin
This is a workaround when getting a ‘Request is not recognised” Error when trying to publish a Node.ACS App to the Appcelerator Cloud. The problem seems to be with the latest version of Node.ACS (In my case version 1.0.23) not compatible with the public Appcelerator Cloud platform. As per this post, it’s recommended to downgrade to version 1.0.21. This worked for me. To downgrade your version of Node.ACS, do the following: Open Terminal Enter the following command: “sudo
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XPages Best Practice: Don’t add ids to controls if they are not required
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 6:15a   John Jardin
This is a quick best practice tip and what will most likely become an involved discussion around ids for XPages controls. I had to think carefully before posting this, but decided to do so as I know it would prove beneficial to the online community either way. One of the recent items I’ve added to my “best practices” list, is to not use ids for XPages controls that do not require it. A great example of this are label controls. 99.9% of the time, I require no programmatic handl
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IBM Domino Designer Tip: Change measurement for notes-based designs
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 9:47a   John Jardin
This is a quick tip for those who want to change the unit of measure in IBM Domino Designer from inches to centimeters. Inches are a default for IBM Domino Designer when setting up table designs and the like in Notes, but I prefer to use centimeters. To modify the measurement, do the following: Open Domino Designer Click on “FilePreferences” Select “Regional Settings” Select which Unit of Measurement you want to use Click on “Ok” Restart Domino Designer
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Webstorm Tip: Use Key Promoter to help you find Keyboard shortcuts
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 4:22a   John Jardin
For me, there are too many keyboard shortcuts to memorise in Webstorm IDE? Thanks to a nifty plugin, these shortcuts can be learnt on the fly. Overview What Key Promoter does is monitor your mouse clicks on Menus and Toolbars inside Webstorm. If a shortcut exists for where you mouse-clicked, Key Promoter will show you the Keyboard Shortcut command that you can use for that same action. Firstly, where to find references to Keyboard Shortcuts Note: The below instructions are for Mac, but Windows
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Appcelerator fix for Ti.Map on iOS after upgrading to Titanium 3.4.0
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 3:46a   John Jardin
This is a quick tip on how to get Ti.Map working again on your iOS7 builds after upgrading Titanium to SDK 3.4.0. For the sake of those who just want to know how to fix the problem and not why it occurred, I will commence this post with the fix and then after that explain what I assumed happened. How to fix the issue In Finder, navigate to “Library > Application Support > Titanium > modules > iphone > ti.map“ Starting with the latest version of Ti.Map, open the releva
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Appcelerator Tip: Switch between iOS SDKs for mobile app development
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 9:37a   John Jardin
Thanks to Apple forcing my hand by auto installing Xcode 6, I had to quickly manage multiple versions of Xcode on my mac for Appcelerator mobile development. Why multiple versions? Xcode 6 has the iOS 8 SDK and Simulator by default. For some reason, I couldn’t get it to include the iOS7 SDK, which is what I require for my current development projects. This meant that I needed Xcode 5 back on my machine. I was quite nervous to delete Xcode 6 and replace it with Xcode 5 again, so I decided t
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Calling on iOS, Android and Appcelerator mobile developers in Gauteng, South Africa
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 3:47a   John Jardin
Are you a native iOS or Android Developer? If not, have you developed mobile apps for iOS and Android using Appcelerator or something similar? We’re hiring! Our mobile division is expanding at an exciting rate. We are looking to all mobile developers who meet the above pre-requisites and who are interested in joining our team. We are based in Centurion, Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa. We’re primarily interested in permanent positions, where temporary/contract positions would only




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