First I had the honor of being selected to speak at IBM Connect. This will be my sixth “Lotusphere” that I will be an attendee and my fourth as a speaker. David Leedy (of Notes in 9 fame, among other things) and I will be presenting “XPages: No Experience Necessary”, a show and tell session. Just like it sounds, this will be a from the ground up session, where we show you step by step how to create an XPages application. We’ll also send you on your way with a sample application.
Then IBM Champions were announced and I am proud to say, I am now one of them! I keep looking at the list to see if my name is still there! There are only 76 Champions worldwide and I am honored to be on the list.
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
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
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
Even More On Abstract Writing
Tue, May 14th 2013 7:58a Kathy Brown The topic has popped up again, on more than one blog. Abstract writing.
Russ Maher’s take on it
Which was follow up to this post
And Wes’ post here
And possibly others I missed.
So I read Russ’ before and after abstracts. A few things that *I* think an abstract should have:
PROPER GRAMMAR – ’nuff said (see what I did there, that isn’t proper grammar)
A hook – It doesn’t have to be super cheesy (really it should NOT be super cheesy), but SOMETH [read] Keywords: xpages
Mon, May 13th 2013 7:47a Kathy Brown I have been lucky enough to attend all four IamLUGs and I have to say this was best one yet. The combination of attendees, speakers, sessions, sponsors, food, weather (so much better than August!) was just perfect.
The attendees – I really felt like every attendee was happy to be there. Everyone seemed eager to learn and meet new people. I took part in my first ever speed sponsoring as a sponsor on Monday night and everyone seemed genuinely interested in learning about the sponsors a [read] Keywords: ibm
Speaking at NE LUG – TUESDAY!
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:22a Kathy Brown With IamLUG this week, next Tuesday has snuck up on me!
I will be speaking at the New England Lotus User Group meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 6PM in the IBM Innovation Center, Waltham, MA.
I will be discussing Twitter Bootstrap, and this will hopefully be an interactive session. i.e. we will all speak, I won’t just be speaking AT you. : – )
For more details, go to http://nelotus.org. [read] Keywords: ibm
Article – Typeahead and Tooltips with Twitter Bootstrap
Fri, May 10th 2013 7:56a Kathy Brown I’ve written my third article on Twitter Bootstrap and XPages over at SocialBizUg.org, Typeahead and Tooltips with Twitter Bootstrap. Where I cover… well, typeahead and tooltips. : – )
Note that I’ve just heard that Bootstrap is dropping their typeahead for typeahead.js, but fear not, the information I show in the article is still useful for understanding the different methods of using Bootstrap components in XPages.
Getting Started with Twitter Bootstrap Part 1 is he [read] Keywords: xpages twitter
Notes Dev Tips Newsletter is Out
Fri, May 3rd 2013 9:18a Kathy Brown Now that the articles are on SocialBizUg.org, they are out as soon as they are edited, so I don’t know if this is April or May. : – )
Tom and I cover website performance, seeing into the future, Twitter Bootstrap and XPages validation. As always, if you have any questions or tips to share, please let us know! And follow @NotesDevTips on Twitter!
http://bitly.com/bundles/runningnotes/6 [read] Keywords: notes