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Speaking at IBM ConnectED 2015
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 11:07a   Kathy Brown
I am excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at IBM Connected 2015 with the amazing Julian Robichaux.  The session preview tool is now available here.  We will be presenting: BP107: Ten Lines Or Less: Interesting Things You Can Do In Java With Minimal Code Don’t be afraid of Java! Many IBM Notes/Domino developers, both new and seasoned have an irrational fear of learning and using Java because it seems overwhelming. We’ll help you over this stumbling block with several sho [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages application java

Article Catch Up!
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 5:12a   Kathy Brown
I’ve been a bit remiss in blogging about the articles I post over at SocialBizUg.org.  Go check out the articles section for the full list.  Here are a few of the topics I’ve posted about: IBM Verse CSS Custom Preferences Localization UI Regex Bootcards [read] Keywords: ibm blogging css

Review: Head First C#
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
Head First C# OReilly Publishing By: Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene Content: Start Building with C# It’s all Just Code Objects: Get Oriented! Types and References C# Lab: A Day at the Races C# Lab: The Quest C# Lab Invaders I love Head First books.  I know, it’s crazy to say you love a technical book, right? But I really do. The format just works for me. They’ve done a great job of analyzing how people learn, and writing a technical book that can actually stimulate and interest [read] Keywords: widgets

Review: If Hemingway Wrote Javascript
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 6:57a   Kathy Brown
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript Angus Croll No Starch Press I’m not going to lie to you and say that you’ll learn JavaScript from this book.  It is, however, incredibly entertaining.  The author takes 25 “literary luminaries” and presents 5 different JavaScript assignments as though completed by the luminaries.  Also included are four poems, such as “The Variable” ‘by’ Edgar Allen Poe. The assignments include things like writing a function to show the first n numbers in the Fi [read] Keywords: javascript widgets

IBM Champion
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 8:56a   Kathy Brown
I am so pleased to say that I have once again been selected as an IBM Champion.  This is my third year being selected and I am once again included in a great group of people.  See the rest of the Champions here. From the post: These individuals are non-IBMers who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals who are focused on social business and IBM Collaboration Solutions. IBM Champions spend a considerable amount of their own time, energy and r [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm applications community wiki

Holiday Gift Giving – Something Different
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 8:11a   Kathy Brown
In years past, I’ve posted a tech gear gift guide.  This year, I’m doing things a little differently.  I have many friends who are wonderfully creative and talented.  I decided to pool their sites together and create a gift guide out of their wonderful stuff.  Here is a short list of sites created by people I know (or at least, people that my people know).  Please feel free to add to this list.  Chances are since you read my blog, you may know some of these awesome people.  Su [read] Keywords: facebook


Race Report: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
I suppose I should do a race report.  Last weekend I ran the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.  But it wasn’t really about the running.  Or the race.  This time, it was about the people.  Many years ago, I got into running and I joined a running site, www.RunningAHEAD.com.  The site has several running forums and boards, and most importantly to this post, user groups.  One of the groups is for women only, the LLR.  From that online user group many many friendships have grown.  Ove [read] Keywords: facebook twitter

Review: User Story Mapping – OReilly Publishing
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
User Story Mapping By Jeff Patton O’Reilly Publishing Content: The Big Picture Plan to Build Less Plan to Learn Faster Plan to Finish on Time You Already Know How The Real Story About Stories Telling Better Stories It’s Not All on the Card The Card Is Just the Beginning Bake Stories Like Cake Rock Breaking Rock Breakers Start with Opportunities Using Discovery to Build Shared Understanding Using Discovery for Validated Learning Refine, Define, and Build Stories Are Actually Like Astero [read] Keywords: widgets

How Kids Are Like Computers
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 1:12p   Kathy Brown
I realized the other day, kids are just like computers. Kids and computers only do explicitly what they are told. Sometimes the instructions don’t compile, both kids and computers will do nothing at this point. Sometimes the instructions compile, but there is a bug.  Both kids and computers will follow instructions to that point and then stop. Kids and computers both have pretty worthless reasons (error messages) as to why they didn’t follow the instructions. You can search on the [read] Keywords: bug

Current Direction of the IBM Domino Market
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 8:55a   Kathy Brown
You might have seen the tweets by now: Spend 30 seconds & help our community find the current direction of IBM Domino in the marketplace bit.ly/PSCXPagesSurvey #ibm #xpages PSC has put together a survey in order to get feedback from Notes and Domino users worldwide and we will be sharing the results of the survey publicly. The survey itself takes under a minute and will be open until October 3, 2014.  The more people that take the survey, the more meaningful the results will be.  Go here t [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages community twitter

Review: Java Cookbook
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 3:12p   Kathy Brown
Java Cookbook by Ian F. Darwin Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing Content Getting Started: Compiling, Running, and Debugging Interacting with the Environment Strings and Things Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions Numbers Dates and Times – New API Structuring Data with Java Object-Oriented Techniques Functional Programming Techniques: Functional Interfaces, Streams, Parallel Collections Input and Output Directory and Filesystem Operations Media: Graphics, Audio, Video Network Cli [read] Keywords: database java network server widgets xml

IBM Champion Nominations are Open!
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 9:31a   Kathy Brown
As tweeted earlier, https://twitter.com/IBMChampions/status/506822528997027840, nominations are now open.  Here’s a link to the nomination form, ow.ly/AZlvE .  Remember that current Champions need to be nominated every year (if you feel they are deserving, of course).  And don’t worry, you don’t have to fill out every field on the form.  If you want to nominate someone, nominate them, explain why, click Submit. � For more info on the program:  https://www.ibm.com/d [read] Keywords: ibm community twitter

Notes Developer Tips Articles – August Edition
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 7:17p   Kathy Brown
IBM ConnectED 2015 Many people have looked into their crystal balls and tried to guess what would become of Lotusphere, errr, IBM Connect, for 2015.  While full details are not yet out, we do have a new landing page to see.  As well as a new name, again.  Sort of. UPDATE: Registration is now open! Did You See These? Often we go about our lives, and we don’t notice when new things appear. Take for example, Content Types on a Computed Field. Did you notice when several new content types [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere notes application google

Review: Hands On Sencha Touch 2
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:12p   Kathy Brown
Hands-On Sencha Touch 2 By: Lee Boonstra O’Reilly Publishing Right off the bat, I like the comparison to Sencha Touch versus jQuery Mobile, Appcelerator Titanium, and Kendo UI Mobile.  (Although a bit biased, perhaps, as the author is employed by Sencha, but still useful).  The book targets beginner to intermediate programmers, experienced with JavaScript, JSON, CSS3, and HTML5. Contents Introduction to Sencha Touch Installation The Fundamentals The Class System The Layout System Stru [read] Keywords: connections application javascript mobile server widgets

Race Report: What?!
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 9:15p   Kathy Brown
That’s right.  It’s a race report.  My last report was for my disappointing marathon in 2010.  My last actual race was a 10k in June…of 2011.  Over three years ago. Last week, I ran in the Yankee Homecoming 5k.  I just re-started running again recently.  Recently == June.  I knew I could finis, but I knew I wouldn’t be fast.  I had no expectations other than just running.  Not a lot to report on the race itself.  Official race time: 31:15.  I came in smack in t [read] Keywords:

IBM Champion!
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 4:12p   Kathy Brown
So many of the IBM Champions have received their “swag” kits.  As a repeat offender, errr, Champion, I felt I had a bit of experience on my side when selecting my swag.  Last year’s jacket only came in Men’s sizes.  Figuring I’d rather have a jacket too big, than a jacket too small, I ordered an XL, which was as you can imagine EXTRA LARGE.  So this year, we had women’s sizes to choose from.  I selected TWO jackets in TWO sizes, figuring I would at least [read] Keywords: ibm

Video Review: Build a Strong Angular JS Foundation
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:18a   Kathy Brown
Build a Strong AngularJS Foundation by Lukas Ruebbelke and Matias Niemala O’Reilly Media This video series has nearly three hours of content broken into six modules. Each module is broken into smaller video chunks. Generally each video is one to three minutes long, although a few are around the ten minute mark.  Exercise files and a sample application are included for download with the videos. Module 1: Hello AngularJS Module 2: Module Module 3: Controller Module 4: View Module 5: Services [read] Keywords: application

SocialBizUg Articles – July Edition
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:15a   Kathy Brown
And here we are, the July edition of articles posted on SocialBizUg.org… Fixing Issues in SourceTree I’ve written a few articles on source control.  As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a big fan of source control.  In those articles, I use the Mercurial plugin within Domino Designer with a Bitbucket repository. Lately, I’ve been using Sourcetree to take care of the handling between the NSF, the on disk project, and the online repository.  No solution is 100% perfect and Sourcetree [read] Keywords: domino xpages javascript

SocialBizUg Articles – June Edition
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:09a   Kathy Brown
I fell behind a bit in blogging these, so here are the articles posted to SocialBizUg.org for June … Code For Tim I lost an incredible friend and our community lost an incredible contributor. Tim Tripcony passed away May 11, 2014.  His friend and co-worker, Scott Hooks, posted the news on LinkedIn and asked that people share their memories of Tim there.Many, many people did just that. Read more… Review: Mastering XPages, 2nd Edition Question:  What are three things that have h [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client xpages application blogging community linkedin server

My First Computer
Wed, May 28th 2014 2:12p   Kathy Brown
Ant Pruitt, over here, asked if you remember your first… computer.  Of course I do.  I have the world’s worst memory, but I remember my first computer. We had the Commodore VIC 20.  With it’s awesome tape cassette player to store programs.  We were not rich by any means.  I was too young to realize that this may have been expensive.  I don’t even remember if my mom had it for work or what.  But we had it.  And I remember spending hours at it.  Until we upgraded t [read] Keywords:

View Article: Getting Started with XPages Localization
Fri, May 23rd 2014 8:03a   Kathy Brown
Part 1 of the article I co-wrote with Brad Balassaitis is now available on the View website. This is a deeper dive on the topic that Brad and I co-presented at IBM Connect earlier this year.  Part 2 will be coming out soon. The enterprise is global. If your organization stretches across borders or your clients are in other countries, you cannot just develop an application in your native language and expect that to be good enough. XPages allows you to enable localization and provide multiple lan [read] Keywords: ibm xpages application enterprise

Review: Getting Started with VMware Fusion, by Michael Roy – Packt Publishing
Thu, May 22nd 2014 9:12p   Kathy Brown
Getting Started with VMware Fusion By Michael Roy Publisher: Packt Publishing This 74-page quick-start guide to help you get up and running with VMware Fusion. Content Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8 Keeping your old PC alive Much ado about snapshots Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe Printing from Windows Network Adapters – what’s the difference? Connecting peripherals to Windows Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows “I’m stuck, now what?” Summar [read] Keywords: domino mac network vm vmware widgets

SocialBizUg Articles – Notes Dev Tips May Edition
Thu, May 22nd 2014 7:42a   Kathy Brown
In the May edition of  Notes Dev Tips: WDTD – Dynamic View Panel In this installment of What Does This Do, I demonstrate the Dynamic View Panel, thanks to viewer Steven Podrouzek! Read more… WDTD – Importing a plugin in XPages In this installment of What Does This Do, I demonstrate how to add a plugin into an XPages application. Read more… Snip Snip That’s right, I’m talking about code snippets. Specifically, I’m talking about code snippets on OpenNTF.org. Read mo [read] Keywords: ibm notes xpages application openntf

Mon, May 12th 2014 7:46p   Kathy Brown
I remember the first time I saw him.  It was at my first Lotusphere.  Back when he had a lion’s mane of hair.  He wasn’t the presenter, but he answered a question that had been asked (because of course, he knew the answer).  Back then, I didn’t know about Planet Lotus or who anyone was in our community.  I didn’t even know there was a community.  But after he answered, I thought, “holy shit that guy is smart.  I bet he’s the one everyone asks when they get stuck.”  Because [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere xpages community planet lotus skype

Review: Speaking JavaScript
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
Book: Speaking JavaScript By: Dr Axel Rauschmayer Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing Thorough book on JavaScript from the very basic to the more advanced with lots of tips and example code along the way. Contents i. JavaScript Quick Start Basic JavaScript ii. Background Why JavaScript The Nature of JavaScript How JavaScript was Created Standardization: ECMAScript Historical JavaScript Milestones iii. JavaScript in Depth JavaScript’s Syntax Values Operators Booleans Numbers Strings Statement [read] Keywords: javascript widgets

SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips April Edition
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 8:11a   Kathy Brown
The April edition of the Notes Dev Tips Newsletter is now available. Engage! I just left Breda in the Netherlands, and Engage (formerly known as BLUG).  This was my fourth year attending this conference, and this year lived up to my expectations.  And let me assure you, my expectations were high. Read more… And Now For Something Completely Different… The Collaboration Stack Community Event was on Friday, March 21st, in London at the Soho Hotel.   The hotel itself set the st [read] Keywords: collaboration domino notes application bug community

Bucky Ball Stud Finder
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 6:11p   Kathy Brown
So, I was going to wall mount my TV.  In order to do that, I needed to find a stud.  A wall stud, that is. Now most people would tell you that you would need a stud finder, but I didn’t have one.  And I wanted to mount the TV NOW.  Off to the Google. The Google gave such suggestions as knocking on the wall.  Supposedly one could listen to the knocking or tapping and hear the difference between hollow wall and stud.  Unless you are part dog, that aint gonna work.  The Google also sug [read] Keywords: google

The View: Twitter Bootstrap – Beyond the Basics
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 7:56a   Kathy Brown
Part 2 of my View articles on Twitter Bootstrap is now available. (Subscription required). Once you’ve started using Twitter Bootstrap with your XPages applications, you can create a grid, use some Bootstrap classes, or even use some features via JavaScript or attributes. (For an introduction to using Twitter Bootstrap, see Part 1 of this series, Twitter Bootstrap: Getting Started. What else can you do with Bootstrap? A better question may be, “What can’t you do with Bootstrap?” This ar [read] Keywords: xpages applications javascript twitter

Review: Mobile Design Pattern Gallery – UI Patterns for Mobile Applications – OReilly Publishing
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 4:11p   Kathy Brown
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery – UI Patterns for Mobile Applications – 2nd Edition by Theresa Neil Publisher: O’Reilly A device-agnostic look at design patterns.  This well-done book covers the gamut of design patterns and gives thoughtful explanations on what works and what does not work. Content Navigation Forms Tables Search, Sort & Filter Tools Charts Tutorials & Invitations Social Patterns Feedback & Affordance Help Anti-Patterns Mobile Design Pattern G [read] Keywords: application applications mobile widgets

Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:13a   Kathy Brown
I somehow managed to not post about this, but I will be speaking at Engage next week!  Previously, BLUG, Engage is one of my favorite conferences (previously user groups ) to attend.  It’s an incredibly well-run conference and always in new and interesting locations.  And there is always loads of chocolate for the speakers. I will be presenting “Improve Your Domino Designer Experience” with Julian Robichaux on Tuesday at 1:30.  (I think, the agenda is in non-US time format [read] Keywords: domino

SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips March Edition
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
March Notes Dev Tips articles are available: Intimidating Themes I admit it, I was intimidated.  I’m not sure why, but every time I saw a session on themes, I thought, “I should go to that”, or a blog post, “I should read that”, but I didn’t for the longest time.  I had some misconceptions that intimidated me. My first misconception was that themes were hard.  They aren’t.  I’ll show you how to create a theme in just a few minutes. Read more… Testing! Testing! Testing [read] Keywords: notes xpages applications twitter

Review: iOS7 Programming Fundamentals by Matt Neuburg, OReilly Publishing
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 8:03a   Kathy Brown
iOS7 Programming Fundamentals by Matt Neuburg Publisher: OReilly Everything you need to know to get started with programming for iOS7. Contents Language Object-Based Programming Objective-C Objects and Messages Objective-C Classes Objective-C Instances IDE Nib Management Documentation Life Cycle of a Project Cocoa Cocoa Events Accessors and Memory Management Communication Between Objects You can’t say this book isn’t thorough.  This book really and truly covers the fundamentals of programmi [read] Keywords: applications

SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips February Edition
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 9:07a   Kathy Brown
Great Sessions at IBM Connect 2014 Lots to see and do at IBM Connect 2014.  There was no way I could possibly see and do it all.  I tried my best to attend sessions that were important to me, and as usual, I still couldn’t see them all, but what I saw was great and always motivates me to learn even more. This year, I attended a few stand out sessions (no one get upset if I don’t mention YOUR session; remember, I couldn’t attend them all!). Read the article here. Email is Dead – L [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes email

IBM Connect 2014 Slides and Files
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 7:40a   Kathy Brown
Here are the slides from my IBM Connect 2014 sessions.  If your looking for other people’s session slides, check out the database that Chris Miller has put together. Improving Domino Designer from Kathy Brown Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages as Easy as 1-2-3 from Kathy Brown SHOW102 XPages: Still No Experience Necessary IBM Connect 2014 from Kathy Brown And here are the files for Show 102 - SHOW102 [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages database

Article: Failed Validation Fail
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 2:11p   Kathy Brown
My validation was supposed to fail, but it wasn’t, so my fail validation failed, right?  A tough bug to figure out, but I eventually got there.  Read my article on SocialBizUg.org to see what happened. I had an XPage application with pretty simple validation on the page. When the user didn’t enter a value, validation fired and an error message was displayed except on one particular field. The setup: The XPage application setting has turned off client side validation, in order to displ [read] Keywords: application bug

Article: What Does This Do – Design Definition
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 9:50a   Kathy Brown
In this month’s “What Does This Do?”, I cover the Design Definition. See the video… [read] Keywords:

Article: IBM Connect! It’s Here It’s Here
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 10:12a   Kathy Brown
It’s January, and that means Connect!  Check out my article in SocialBizUg.org on the latest for Connect. Here is the official site, with lots of new things happening. Here is the agenda. Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, has been announced as speaking at Connect on Tuesday.  He will be speaking at the 8AM Opening General Session.  It looks like this year, there will be an Opening General Session on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  (Is it still “Opening” if it’s in the middl [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm

Article: Justifying jQuery
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 7:44a   Kathy Brown
I admit it, I’m a convert.  After seeing what jQuery can do for me, and using it in some projects, my brain is finally “thinking” in jQuery.  In this article on SocialBizUg.org, I give a quick example of what jQuery can do for you. I’ve written a few articles that mention jQuery and I’m really starting to love using it. So many times I’ve struggled to do something in XPages (which for me, is my first and only web development, hence the struggle) which can easily be acco [read] Keywords: xpages development

Article: You Learn Something New Everyday
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 7:11a   Kathy Brown
In this article on SocialBizUg.org, I explain how I learned something new about … sending mail! I’ve been doing this Domino development thing for a while now. I recently ran into an issue that stumped me. It wasn’t even anything complicated, but I was completely stumped. It was sending mail. More accurately, it wasn’t sending mail. Read more… [read] Keywords: domino development

The View: Getting Started with Twitter Bootstrap for XPages
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 9:11a   Kathy Brown
Part 1 in this two-part article has been published!  “Twitter Bootstrap for XPages: Getting Started”, you can see the excerpt here, and if you are a subscriber to the View, you can see the entire article. Twitter Bootstrap is the framework taking over the web. Developers love Bootstrap because they can easily add modern features to web applications. Bootstrap is easily compatible with XPages, allowing XPages developers to quickly and simply add those same features. In this article, [read] Keywords: xpages applications twitter

IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 11:09a   Kathy Brown
I am happy to say I’ll be speaking at IBM Connect in January.  I hope to see you there! With Brad Balassaitis: Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages Apps as Easy as 1-2-3 Social Business doesn’t only happen in your native language. Developing an app that translates well into multiple languages requires more than just the application-level localization features built into XPages. Labels on forms and views columns are a big part of the story, but there’s much more to c [read] Keywords: domino foundations ibm show and tell xpages application css development eclipse

Attention Connect 2014 Vendors
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 10:11p   Kathy Brown
Connect is right around the corner. You’re making plans, deciding giveaways, finalizing demos. Well, I’m an attendee. I walk the floor and visit vendor booths. Occasionally I see them: booth babes. I don’t mean a technical person who happens to be really great looking. I mean a booth babe, a hired gun who is meant to look pretty to attract attendees. Someone who doesn’t know anything technical about the product and immediately hands attendees off to the tech guys. You kno [read] Keywords:

Article: What Does This Do – Navigator Control
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 8:12a   Kathy Brown
What Does This Do?  Navigator control.  In this recording of “What Does This Do?” I cover the navigator control.  Very simple to use and provide users with easy navigation within your XPages application. See the video… [read] Keywords: xpages application

Geek Gift Guide 2013
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 7:31a   Kathy Brown
Here’s my link to last year’s gift guide and most of those are still great recommendations (I still use ALL of the items from that list on a regular basis). So what about this year?  Aside from the obvious (iPad mini or iPad Air or Mac Air or really anything apple), here are a few gift ideas for 2013: Kindle Fire HD – I bought one for my mom last year, and she hasn’t stopped telling me how great it is.  She has taken it to it like a duck to water.  She reads books on [read] Keywords: apple gadget laptop mac widgets

Article: We Want To Hear From You
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 11:34a   Kathy Brown
I write articles over at SocialBizUg.  Formerly known as the Notes Developer Tips Newsletter.  Chris Miller writes similar articles for the Admin side of life.  And one day I noticed, he gets emails in his inbox where people ask him questions!  So, not to be outdone, I have blatantly stolen that idea, and as you wonderful readers, so send in your questions and tips.  I will do my best to respond to them.  Consider this a competition between Admins and Devs.  We can’t let them win, c [read] Keywords: admin notes

Article: This is a stickUp
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 8:11a   Kathy Brown
No, I’m not trying to rob you.  This is a handy little bit of code to keep your tool bars at the top. While we would all love to create slick applications with a sleek UI (read: not a lot of stuff on the page), most of us are creating enterprise applications that often require lengthy forms with field after field after field. There are of course many solutions to attempt to deal with the issue. You can break the form up into tabs (don’t get me started on this, tabs are another article), [read] Keywords: applications enterprise

Article: Source Control – Merge
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 1:37p   Kathy Brown
Source control is a fantastic tool, but when it’s new, it can be confusing.  This month on SocialBizUg.org, I talk about merging. This month I’m going to talk about merging. You write your code. You commit your code. You pull code from other developers and you merge it.  Ideally, you’ve communicated with your fellow developers and the merge just … well, merges.  There was nothing overlapping and it all merges together and you can push up the merged code. Great.  But what do you d [read] Keywords:

Article: Lead Up to IBM Connect
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 11:18a   Kathy Brown
It’s almost here!  Sessions announced soon (I hope)!  Hopefully you’ve registered, booked your room, and booked your flight.  If you see me there, say hi! Back in September, I wrote about IBM Connect 2014. They had just announced registration and the call for abstracts. Already this year, we are starting to see a few things different from years past.  Rather than a flurry of email notices going out to speakers all at once, it seems they are releasing some sessions out ahead [read] Keywords: ibm email

IBM Champion
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 9:07a   Kathy Brown
As you’ve probably already heard (if you’re in the “Lotus” community, that is.  If you read my blog for running stuff,then you have no clue what I’m talking about) that the 2014 IBM Champions for ICS have been announced. Last year I was thrilled to be selected as an IBM Champion and I am just as thrilled this year to be selected again.  I am in great company this year (as last year), with 86 other Champions. I hope I can continue to contribute to the community in [read] Keywords: ibm lotus community

Review: Killer UX Design
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 8:00a   Kathy Brown
Killer UX Design by Jodie Moule Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Ltd. A basic, but thorough book on UX design, but probably not aimed at developers or other non-UX designers. Contents You Are Not Your User Understand the Business Problem Understand the User Context Making Sense of What You’ve Found Sketching to Explore the Design Concept Prototype the Solution Test, Learn, Tweak. Iterate Launch to Learn about Behavior The book itself “aims to be an introduction to user experience design”.  I [read] Keywords: widgets

Speaking at Connect 2014!
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 8:31a   Kathy Brown
I was very honored to see I was listed in the recently announced first round of accepted Connect sessions. Brad Balassaitis and I will be speaking about localization and translation in XPages applications with “Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages Apps as Easy as 1-2-3″ See you at Connect! [read] Keywords: connections ibm xpages applications

Article: Are You Using IBM Worklight?
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 10:11a   Kathy Brown
I’ve been seeing more and more tweets about it. I’ve heard a number of people mention it, and it’s entered my radar as something to learn more about, and that’s IBM Worklight. So what is it?  It’s IBM Worklight Read More… [read] Keywords: ibm

Article: Too Many If Statements Time To Switch It Up
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:12a   Kathy Brown
A quick JavaScript (and even LotusScript) tip this month for SocialBizUg.org. This may be obvious to some of you, but it’s always good to cover the basics in case you missed it. If statements. IF your code (Haha! See what I did there?) has a lot of if statements and else if statements, in a never-ending string of impossible-to-follow conditions, THEN you should consider switching it up to a SWITCH statement. Read More… [read] Keywords: lotusscript javascript

Article: What Does This Do – Firebug Lite
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 8:12a   Kathy Brown
In this video of What Does This Do for SocialBizUg.org? I demonstrate the Firebug Lite control.  Very handy for getting debug information from users without them installing anything new. See it here [read] Keywords:

Article: What’s New in Designer 9.0.1
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 12:10p   Kathy Brown
In this article for SocialBizUg.org, I cover the important (to me) highlights of what is new in Domino Designer 9.0.1.  Considering this was a “point release”, there are a lot of nice updates.  Read all about them… What’s New in Designer 9.0.1 [read] Keywords: domino

Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun, OReilly Media Publishing
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 8:45a   Kathy Brown
Confessions of a Public Speaker By Scott Berkun Publisher: O’Reilly Media I’ve never seen Scott Berkun speak, so I have no idea if he is a good public speaker or not.  I can tell you that he has some of the best advice I’ve ever read if you are thinking about (or already do) public speaking. “Confessions of a Public Speaker” is not just a book of advice for speaking. In fact, it isn’t really that at all — that is just a nice bi-product.  It is, instead, anecdote [read] Keywords:

Article: It’s That Time of Year Again – IBM Connect
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 7:53a   Kathy Brown
Tis the season!  The time of year for thinking about Connect and for submitting abstracts!  On SocialBizUg.org, I wrote about this year’s submission, but also check out this article I wrote a few years ago on how to write an abstract. Summer turns to fall and our thoughts begin turning to IBM Connect. I know, I still call it Lotusphere in my head, but now it’s Connect. Well, technically, Lotusphere is still a track within Connect, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s the offic [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere

Article: Nominate an IBM Champion
Tue, Oct 8th 2013 8:13a   Kathy Brown
It’s that time of year again, where you can help recognize the efforts of people who are champions for IBM’s Collaboration Solutions. It is once again time to nominate some IBM Champions. The current year of Champions include 73 Champions in the Collaborations Solutions area. I am proud to say I am included in that group.  According to Joyce Davis’ post about the current nominations, we are from 17 countries around the world. Read more… [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm

Article: Why Won’t This Work?
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 10:09a   Kathy Brown
Ever wonder why something won’t work in Javascript?  Code that is simple and really should work?  Try a quick check to see what might be the problem. Okay, so you’re developing XPages. You are probably writing a lot of JavaScript. You’re getting it, you’re over the hump, past the curve, or whatever metaphor or idiom you’d like to use to say “I get this”.  And then one day, you’re just minding your own business and writing JavaScript like it’s second nature to you, like y [read] Keywords: lotusscript xpages javascript

Stupid Source Control Mistake
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 8:23a   Kathy Brown
So you’re using Source Control in XPages, hooray! And you’re cruising right along.  Committing changes, pulling code, pushing code, merging, hooray! Then one day, you pull new code, and you right-click expecting to sync the on-disk with the local NSF.  But suddenly out of the blue, sync isn’t an option.  Just “Associate with New NSF” and “Associate with Existing NSF”.  But your on-disk is already associated with an NSF.  What happened?  Did it get [read] Keywords: xpages applications

Refresh View Page on Search Results
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 8:11a   Kathy Brown
It’s really easy to use a view control on XPages.  It’s also really easy to create a search filter on a view control.  What’s not so easy, or at least not so readily apparent, is resetting the page. Imagine you have a view with 50 records.  Your view control displays 25 records per page.  Your user looks at the full view and clicks over to Page 2.  Now imagine you have a search filter capability and your user clicks “Search”.  The results are reduced to 15 rec [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes xpages

Article: How I Know I’m Learning Something New
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 8:24a   Kathy Brown
This month on SocialBizUg.org I talk about Stack Overflow, my goto reference for questions about new technology. It seems I am learning something new all the time. It’s great, but it’s also challenging. Especially in technology, especially as developers, it is critical we keep up and keep learning.  Maybe it’s Twitter Bootstrap, or jQuery, or Dojo, or Java, or the list goes on.  These days I can tell I’m really digging into something and learning a new technology by my browser. Read mo [read] Keywords: dojo java twitter

Migrating – No Not That One
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 7:12a   Kathy Brown
Back in December of 2010, I wrote about how I had become a Mac Fanboi.  Today is no different, I am still a huge Apple fan.  I’ve got an iPad (not a mini, but I’m okay with that) and have even moved over to having an iPhone.  So yeah, I’m an Apple Fan girl.  Today I unboxed my new Mac Air.  As I went through the process of migrating over to the Air, it struck me how easy this is. A few things, I did NOT just back up my old Mac Book Pro to Time Machine.  The Air is a new m [read] Keywords: apple applications gadget iphone mac password skype

Review – The Art of iPhone Photography by Bob Weil, Nicki Fitz-Gerald – O’Reilly Publishing
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 4:04p   Kathy Brown
The Art of iPhone Photography by Bob Weil, Nicki Fitz-Gerald Publisher: O’Reilly Media This book goes way beyond snapping photos with your phone.  In a simple and easy-to-follow manner, you can see how to create art with your iPhone*. Contents 1. Tutorials – Part 1: Photography and 2. Tutorials – Part 2:  Illustration and Fine Art Each of the two sections of the book contain several subsections.  Each subsection covers a category, such as Landscape or People & Portrait [read] Keywords: applications iphone

Improving Your Domino Designer Experience – Slides
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 7:44a   Kathy Brown
Julian Robichaux and I presented “Improving Your Domino Designer Experience” at ICON UK this week.  We had to go a little fast, so here are the slides in case you didn’t catch it all… [read] Keywords: domino

Review: Head First HTML5 Programming by Eric Freeman & Elisabeth Robson – O’Reilly Media
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 10:14a   Kathy Brown
Head First HTML5 Programming Building Web Apps With Javascript by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson Publisher: O’Reilly Media Another excellent Head First book for HTML5 programming.  Really? It’s Head First, you can’t go wrong. Contents 1. Getting to Know HTML5: Welcome to Webville, 2. Introducing JavaScript ad the DOM: A Little Code, 3. Events, Handlers and All That Jazz: A Little Interaction, 4. JavaScript Functions and Objects: Serious JavaScript, 5. Making Your HTML Location Awar [read] Keywords: javascript

Mystery Application Breakage
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 7:46a   Kathy Brown
The setting: An application, specifically an XPages application.  The application has some Java elements.  Code–> Java–> whateverJava.java.  The application has lots of other fabulous XPageiness.  The application was/is on the server and working fine. The mystery: One day, the application was broken, but not ALL of the application, just one feature.  No code had changed.  The developer opened Domino Designer, cleaned the application and HUZZAH, the application worked agai [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages application java server

Article: JavaScript Best Practices Guide
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 8:15a   Kathy Brown
This month on SocialBizUg.org, I found a great JavaScript Best Practices Guide. JavaScript is quickly becoming a top “need to know” language for developers. If you’re developing XPages, then you are likely picking up JavaScript.  For many of us Domino developers, JavaScript is new to us. Luckily there are loads of free resources on the web, and code snippets, and bits and bobs here and there that we can beg, borrow, or steal. However, learning a language “as needed” can often produce [read] Keywords: domino xpages javascript

Article: What Does This Do? Tooltip
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 10:13a   Kathy Brown
On SocialBizUg.org, I’ve posted a new “What Does This Do?” and I cover the basics of the Tooltip control in the Extension Library. Check it out! [read] Keywords:

Article: Perspectives and Views
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 7:58a   Kathy Brown
In this month’s article for SocialBizUg.org, I give a brief explanation of what Domino Designer Perspectives and Views are, and also give you some tips for using them. You probably use Domino Designer every day, but do you ever customize it? Perspectives and views are some of the easiest things to customize while making your life as a developer much easier. Read more… And for more information on Perspectives and Views, and on customizing Domino Designer, be sure and see my session wi [read] Keywords: domino

Article: Bootstrap, Bootstrap, Bootstrap
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 8:14a   Kathy Brown
Three exciting announcements in the article I wrote this month on SocialBizUg.org about Bootstrap! Bootstrap — you are probably sick of hearing about it, but it’s one of the most popular frameworks around these days, with over 3 million downloads in the last year. I’ve written several articles about it (here, here, here,  here,  and here) and this is yet one more. However, this month brings us three very exciting announcements. Read more… [read] Keywords:

Version Control with Git by Jon Loeliger & Matthew McCullough
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 12:44p   Kathy Brown
Version Control with Git by Jon Loeliger & Matthew McCullough Publisher: O’Reilly Media This is a comprehensive book on Git with everything you would need to know from A to Z. Chapters: 1. Introduction, 2. Installing Git, 3. Getting Started, 4. Basic Git Concepts, 5. File Management and the Index, 6. Commits, 7. Branches, 8. Diffs, 9. Merges, 10. Altering Commits, 11. The Stash and the Reflog, 12. Remote Repositories, 13. Repository Management, 14. Patches, 15. Hooks, 16. Combining Pro [read] Keywords: blogger

Blink Blink Hello? Running? Is that you?
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 3:17p   Kathy Brown
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I used to run.  Quite a bit.  Every day for three and a half years.  The shortest runs were just a mile to make the streak and the longest was a marathon.  I loved the streak, it kept me motivated… until it didn’t.  So I stopped.  And would you look at the time, 8 months seemed to slide by without a single run.  Not a one. Until the other day.  I up and decided to throw on my shoes and go for a run.  Being a sma [read] Keywords:

Published in The View – Using JSON in XPages
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 8:26a   Kathy Brown
I’ve written a new article for The View, Use JSON to Create Flexible, Scalable, and Easy-to-Use Data Storage in XPages.  As you might guess from the title, in the article I describe how to use JSON to create a flexible, scalable, and easy-to-use data storage in XPages.  I explain what JSON is, and give an example of how it can be used in XPages to store data that you might otherwise store in parent and child documents.  In this example, the JSON allows you to keep the data together wit [read] Keywords: xpages application

Article: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 9:15a   Kathy Brown
I am so happy.  I finally worked a Doctor Who reference into an article.  This month on SocialBizUg.org, I talk about date/time controls. Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” – Doctor Who Read more… [read] Keywords:

Article: Bootstrap Error Styling
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 9:13a   Kathy Brown
More fun with Twitter Bootstrap this month on SocialBizUg.org: Bootstrap Error Styling In this article, I will show you how to use Bootstrap’s validation states for error styling. As in the previous articles, you will need to follow the Getting Started Part 1 steps so your application has the resources required for Bootstrap. Now in the other articles we have either directly added a class to an element (divs and tables), or added an attribute to an element (tooltip, for example). However, for [read] Keywords: application twitter

Article: What Can You Do With SmartCloud?
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 9:12a   Kathy Brown
From SocialBizUg.org: What Can You Do With SmartCloud? The really short answer: Most of the same things you can do with Connections. And what can you do with Connections? Lots of stuff! Let me back up a moment and tell you that I get it. I really get it now. Several months ago, I thought if I heard the word “social” one more time, I was going to scream. I still think it doesn’t mean what a lot of people mean, but since they aren’t going to rename “social business” anytime soon (and [read] Keywords: connections

Article: What Does This Do? Accordion Control
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 1:13p   Kathy Brown
In this month’s edition of What Does This Do? I cover the accordion control.  This is just a quick, 5-minute demo of what it does and how to use it. What Does This Do? [read] Keywords:

Article: 5 Tips For Source Control in Domino
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 8:58a   Kathy Brown
I’ve posted a couple of articles on SocialBizUg.org on Source Control.  This month I give you 5 tips to help use it with fewer issues. 5 Tips For Source Control in Domino Hopefully you read my articles on setting up source control and using source control, and you’ve started using it. I now use source control on every project I work on, even if I am the only developer on the project.  It has gotten to the point where I find it so useful, I can’t imagine working without source [read] Keywords: domino

Bye Bye Settings
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 9:07a   Kathy Brown
I like to customize Domino Designer.  In particular, I like to move panes like “Controls”, “Data”, “Outline”, etc to the left.  It gives the main pane more space.  I was getting frustrated however that DDE kept losing my settings.  I would close and re-open DDE and sometimes my panes were on the left, but sometimes they had reset to the default locations. Granted, this isn’t a HUGE deal, but it was frustrating.  WHY did they keep resetting?  It was [read] Keywords: domino

Best Thumbnail Ever – BlackBerry Today
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 8:17a   Kathy Brown
It’s BlackBerry Today, episode 23 and it’s the best video thumbnail ever.  Also the episode where Chris gives his opinion of the Z10.  And I don’t.  Because I don’t have one.  Not that I’m bitter. Check it out! [read] Keywords: blackberry

Come See Me at ICON UK
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 10:58a   Kathy Brown
I’m very excited to say that I will be speaking at ICON UK.  Julian Robichaux and I will present “Taming Domino Designer”. Domino Designer for Eclipse (DDE) has hundreds, maybe even thousands, of settings and customization options. But do you really know how to make it work well for you? Julian and Kathy will give you their favorite tips and tweaks for using DDE: making it faster, easier to use, and even how to track down some pesky errors. We will show you how to make DDE sin [read] Keywords: domino ibm eclipse networking

Domino 9 Gotcha
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 12:49p   Kathy Brown
After blaming a co-worker for messing with his browsers, we discovered today that Notes 9 has a strange (to me) gotcha for date fields. They automatically have today’s date as default values.  Even if there is no default value set. Let me repeat that, EVEN IF THERE IS NO DEFAULT SET. So maybe you created an app in 8.5.3 and left your date field blank.  Intentionally.  You would like the user to fill in the date, and you add validation to check for a value.  Perfect.  If it’s bla [read] Keywords: domino notes

OMG Zoodles!
Sun, Jul 7th 2013 12:19p   Kathy Brown
Completely off topic here, but this weekend, I made zoodles.  Basically, noodles made from zucchini rather than flour. Backing up a step, I’ve been cooking and eating differently lately.  Cutting back on carbs and upping the protein.  Where I can, I try to eat “clean”-er, less-processed foods.  Let’s face it, as a working mom there is no way I can totally avoid all processed foods. So anyway, I’ve made this cauliflower pizza crust. No picture as mine turned out [read] Keywords:

We Found a Letterbox!
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 12:17p   Kathy Brown
The other day the kids and I found our first letterboxes. What’s that, you ask?  It’s kind of like geocaching, but different. Part scavenger hunt, part walk/exploring and it’s a lot of fun. You get clues to a starting spot and how to find the letterbox.  Once you find it, you move away from the area (so no one else knows what your doing or so you don’t give away the location) and stamp your personal stamp in the letterbox log book.  You use the letterbox stamp to stamp [read] Keywords:

Article: Small Changes to Modernize Your Apps
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 8:22a   Kathy Brown
Another article I wrote this month will hopefully evolve into a series.  This one is about modernizing your apps and goes along nicely with the Twitter Bootstrap articles I wrote. I’ve written a few articles on Twitter Bootstrap, this is not one, but I mention it because “modernizing” your applications is a popular topic these days.  Your users want Web 2.0 (which at this point almost seems old, shouldn’t we be on Web 3.4 or something?), they want streamline, user-friendly, “modern [read] Keywords: applications interface twitter web 2.0

Tech For Kids: Lock Down Those iPods!
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 4:19p   Kathy Brown
Hey parents!  I thought (being an IT-minded person) that I had locked down my kids ipods. I enabled restrictions, set settings, etc. Restrictions had a password that only I knew.  I set G-ratings for movies, etc. However, the Safari browser ignores all that. It is either ON or OFF. You can’t enable a G-rating on it.  You can’t really turn on safe search (at least not in a way that kids can’t turn off).  So, I disabled the browser and installed this browser app, which blocks [read] Keywords: apple password

Article: Modern Mobility
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 11:44a   Kathy Brown
Also this month on SocialBizUg.org, an article I wrote, “Modern Mobility”. In another article this month, I wrote about how small changes can make a big difference in modernizing an application. Modernization can also help your applications make the move to mobile. In general, mobile layouts are small. Tablets and phones just don’t have the same screen real estate as giant double-monitors do. Not only is screen real estate smaller, but the way users interact with mobile devices mea [read] Keywords: application applications mobile

Article – What Does That Do?
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 9:53a   Kathy Brown
Over on SocialBizUg.org, I’ve started what will hopefully be a recurring video series.  Titled “What Does That Do?”, I will jump into a quick introduction of something in Domino Designer.  I’ve started off with the Application Layout control from the Extension Library.  These won’t be deep dives, but quick intros.  I hope you like them! What Does That Do? on SocialBizUg.org [read] Keywords: domino application

Nifty JSON Generator
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 9:12a   Kathy Brown
I like working with JSON.  Once you get the hang of it, it is a great way to handle data, easily get named values, etc.  Often when you are developing, you need lots of records.  Creating lots of records with many many values can be really tedious.  Enter the JSON Generator.  This is a simple, but fantastic site, that does just what it says. On the left-hand side you can see the sample code to generate some JSON.  You can take it as-is or modify it.  Say your code calls for “busines [read] Keywords:

Update to VMs on External Drive
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 9:19a   Kathy Brown
I know you were all waiting with baited breath to see what I decided about using my VMs on an external drive. So I will let you out of your misery. Although most of the comments indicated that I could do what I wanted, and it would work, and I likely wouldn’t notice much difference…I’m not going to do it. Michael G. Smith said: However, on my Macbook Pro I do not use an external drive simply for portability reasons. I realized on top of my already well-known clumsiness, using a [read] Keywords: apple laptop macbook

Default Script Types
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 8:19a   Kathy Brown
How many times have you done this?  In Domino Designer, click “New Script Library” or “New Agent” and type in the name and click ok and *cue sad trombone music* you forgot to change the script type.  The default is LotusScript and now you’re an XPages developer and you wanted JavaScript.  Now you have to delete it and start over.  Not a huge inconvenience, but annoying nonetheless. Mark Roden tweeted about having done just that.  Later that night I happened to [read] Keywords: agent domino lotusscript script library xpages javascript twitter

VMs on an External Drive
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 7:17p   Kathy Brown
I’m thinking about making a move.  Moving my VMs from my laptop to my external drive, that is. I almost exclusively use VMs.  I’m a mac girl, using Domino Designer.  That means the majority of what I do is in a VM.  Because I tend to have several VMs (not necessarily running at once) all loaded with various flavors of Domino, they start to get big.  Rather than having it take up all kinds of space on my laptop (my current Mac Book Pro is nearly full), I’m thinking about mo [read] Keywords: domino laptop mac vm

Article: Repeat Control 101
Wed, May 29th 2013 10:56a   Kathy Brown
From this month’s Notes Dev Tips Newsletter: When I first started working with XPages, I immediately got the concept of repeat controls and saw some of the potential of what they could do. However, when I tried to actually use repeat controls, I ran into some roadblocks. So this is repeat control 101. If you’ve never used a repeat control, or tried it and it didn’t work right, hopefully this article will help you get going. Read More … [read] Keywords: notes xpages

Article: Striped Tables in XPages – Two Methods
Tue, May 28th 2013 9:20a   Kathy Brown
The latest Notes Dev Tips Newsletter is out, click the link for the bundle to the intro and the articles. This month I continued writing about Twitter Bootstrap and Xpages, this time I cover a little CSS. If you’ve been following along, I’ve written three articles so far demonstrating Twitter Bootstrap with XPages. Today, I will demonstrate the same table format using Bootstrap and also using simple CSS (which could be used with OneUI). Read More… [read] Keywords: notes xpages css twitter

Response to Planet Lotus Question
Fri, May 24th 2013 8:47a   Kathy Brown
I recently asked if you use Planet Lotus on a blog post, that I shared in several locations.  The response was interesting and varied greatly depending on the location. Here on my blog, the comments seemed to indicate that yes, you had heard of Planet Lotus, and you used to check it frequently, some of you still do, but many of you have pulled back some and rely more on Twitter for your content. Over on one LinkedIn group I am in the response was mostly positive.  The responders there check it [read] Keywords: lotus linkedin planet lotus twitter

Notes in 9 Mobile Controls, FINALLY
Thu, May 23rd 2013 8:14a   Kathy Brown
Whew!  I can finally get David Leedy to stop harassing me.  He’s been bugging me for forever to contribute to Notes in 9.  I finally did and then he had the audacity to be busy travelling for work, so this took a little bit to get published. (Just harassing you back, David!) But here it is!  My Notes in 9 episode on getting started with the extension library mobile controls in XPages. [read] Keywords: notes xpages mobile

NE LUG and Twitter Bootstrap
Fri, May 17th 2013 11:14a   Kathy Brown
On Tuesday, I spoke at the NE LUG meeting.  I gave a quick presentation to get started with Twitter Bootstrap (slides on slideshare), and then we continued with a lengthy discussion about using Bootstrap with XPages.  There were a lot of great questions and everyone seemed enthusiastic about trying it out. So here are the slides (which aren’t much, it was much more about showing what Bootstrap can do, including some live demo and about the discussion, but here you go anway : – ) ). [read] Keywords: xpages twitter

Article: Simple Validation with XPages
Thu, May 16th 2013 8:36a   Kathy Brown
In the “May” edition of the Dev Tips Newsletter, I wrote about simple validation with XPages: Of course there is really simple validation for XPages, which includes checking the “Required field” option on an edit box and entering the error message to display to the user.  However, some elements do not have this option, and what if you want the field to have validation other than whether or not it is required? Read more… [read] Keywords: xpages

Do You Use Planet Lotus?
Wed, May 15th 2013 9:14a   Kathy Brown
While speedsponsoring at IamLUG last week, we decided to ask attendees if they had heard of Planet Lotus, and if so, do they check it regularly. Surprisingly, there were quite a few attendees that had never heard of Planet Lotus.  There were also a few that had heard of it, but never visit the site.  Now that wouldn’t surprise me as much as a conference like Connect, where a lot of people know about the conference via their IBM sales person, or IBM’s site.  It DOES surprise me at [read] Keywords: ibm lotus planet lotus planetlotus planetlotus.org twitter

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