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I’m speaking at MWLUG 2016
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Keith Strickland    

We’ve gotten the approval notices and you can find me at MWLUG 2016 doing the “Design Matters 2.0” session again with Bob Kadrie. We will be showing some new content this year so be sure to attend. You can also find me in the “A Introduction to Web Components” session with Kito Mann. Be sure to join us as we do a quick dive into this exciting technology.

Red Pill will once again be introducing a new presenter to the community, Kito Mann. Kito is a seasoned speaker, doing JavaScript, JSF and Web Component sessions at various tech conferences around the country.

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Thoughts on TypeScript
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 9:25p   Keith Strickland
Over the past few months I’ve started working pretty extensively with TypeScript. For those of you who don’t know what TypeScript is: TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. It provides strong types to JavaScript. It allows for the creation of classes and enforces those classes in your code. If you define a Redpill.Widget class, you can then use that class in your code and the editor enforces the rules you define within that class. For example,
Replacing Lotus is…. complex
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 9:44p   Keith Strickland
If you followed Peter’s series on replacing Lotus he outlined some of the pitfalls, processes and decision points to undertake for success. I wanted to point out the technical side to a lot of those decisions. The short answer is that you need a tool to surface your domino data en-masse until such a time when decisions are made on each application. I have been working on that solution for quite some time now and I have to say, it’s complex. First you need to make a fundamental decisi
Web Component Thoughts….
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 8:55p   Keith Strickland
The past 1.5 years I’ve been working exclusively with Web Components and specifically Polymer. The more I use this technology the more convinced I am that this is the technology I should be using. Now, I’m not saying that Web Components and Polymer are hammers and every problem/project is a nail. However it’s quite refreshing that Polymer’s goal is to make itself irrelevant. What does that mean, Polymer is there temporarily until the browsers decide upon common standards
Just…. NO,NO,NO
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 7:45p   Keith Strickland
This week I attended MWLUG in Alexandria, VA. This was an awesome event, so many good speakers, good content and excellent camaraderie. I can’t say it enough, but Richard Moy and his team put on such a good event. So, I spoke to a couple of developers who are writing client JavaScript in Domino Designer. While Domino Designer is capable of allowing you to write JavaScript, all I can say is STOP! Stop torturing yourself, Stop making it harder on yourself to write good JavaScript. There are
Goodbye Evernote
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 5:22p   Keith Strickland
I’ve been using Evernote for a few years now and have enjoyed it’s feature set and the ability to plan and document a complex project (namely home/shop projects) with shopping lists, ideas, etc. But recently every time I attempt to use Evernote to create a quick note or maybe just jot something down, I’m presented with a request to upgrade to a pay plan, or to update or just general advertising. I can no longer just open it and create a note. Because of this, I have now backed
Merry Christmas!
Sun, Dec 25th 2016 10:57p   Keith Strickland
Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone is having a great holiday. I thought now might be a good time to look back over the year and review some of the technology I’ve dealt with. Surface Pro 4: Last year I got a Surface Pro 4 tablet. I started the process of switching to it instead of my aging MacBook Pro. While I REALLY like the hardware and how everything works there were just a few issues which got on my nerves so bad I couldn’t ever completely make the switch. As far as performance, I

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