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Enabling CORS with Domino to allow Cross Domain Requests
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 189
Getting Google Chrome to open notes:// links correctly
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 265
Domino Authentication – returning JSON data on failure
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 121
Building a Custom Spark Component for Adobe Flex
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 73
Quick video of a Flex App reading X Page generated barcodes
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 82
Creating Barcodes with an XPage / Reading them with Flex
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 82
Adobe Flex & Robotlegs–a simple process flow diagram
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 109
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Getting Google Chrome to open notes:// links correctly
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 265
Enabling CORS with Domino to allow Cross Domain Requests
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 189
Domino Authentication – returning JSON data on failure
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 121
Adobe Flex & Robotlegs–a simple process flow diagram
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 109
Creating Barcodes with an XPage / Reading them with Flex
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 82
Quick video of a Flex App reading X Page generated barcodes
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 82
Building a Custom Spark Component for Adobe Flex
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 73
Implementing TagDragon in a Domino Application
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 70
Camera Trap
Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 62
Adobe Flex Frameworks & why they matter (particularly if your coming from Lotus Notes)
Tue, Aug 3rd 2010 50


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Enabling CORS with Domino to allow Cross Domain Requests
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 10:11a   Mark Barton
One of the issues currently with building web applications which use AJAX to access services is, typically you are blocked by the browser security from accessing another domain. This can make it difficult to mix and match solutions and services even within your same company. e.g. You want to access Domino Data via a REST API (either built in or custom) but serve the client web side using another server and or technology. Previously When building Web applications which typically use AJAX to call [read] Keywords: domino ajax application applications javascript security server wiki
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Getting Google Chrome to open notes:// links correctly
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 9:12a   Mark Barton
If you work at a forward thinking organisation or use Google Chrome yourself you soon come across a slight annoyance where notes:// links do not launch the Notes client to the correct document. Certainly for me, clicking on a doclink or URL previously would result in nada or chrome would helpfully suggesting searching for it. My solution is a bit of a hack: Shut down Chrome and in Windows edit the following file: C:UsersAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser Data You can see this is actually a JSON format [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client google javascript profile
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Domino Authentication – returning JSON data on failure
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 8:08a   Mark Barton
Though Domino AJAX type authentication has been done to death – I did my first post on this along with Jerry years ago, one thing has always bothered me and that’s the return from Domino if there is an issue. i.e. incorrect password, not authorised etc. NB This solution assumes you want to authenticate with Domino but not have to use a Domino generated Login form.​ Various Solutions Various bloggers – ​Jake, Declan and more have suggested various ways in handling the return [read] Keywords: acl domino ajax application css database desktop password properties server
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Building a Custom Spark Component for Adobe Flex
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 5:00a   Mark Barton
Its taken me a while but I believe I have started to understand the new skinning architecture in Adobe Flex 4 and this blog article describes how to build a reusable custom component taking advantage of the architecture. This custom component is simply a useful loading animation along with an optional loading message.  I often find myself loading remote data (usually from Domino) into multiple panels within an application and its good UI practice to give feedback to the user that the applicatio [read] Keywords: domino application properties
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Quick video of a Flex App reading X Page generated barcodes
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 10:14a   Mark Barton
Further to the previous blog entry I have done a quick video to demonstrate the Flex App reading the barcodes which have been generated by an X Page. Saves having to print off the barcodes or you might not have access to a webcam. [read] Keywords: application
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Creating Barcodes with an XPage / Reading them with Flex
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 10:26a   Mark Barton
Barcodes you have to love them, those little digital pictures can make life a lot easier when trying to tag a multitude of things but still be machine readable. Already smart phones along with cheap / integrated webcams are putting potential barcode scanners at everyone’s fingertips, what we need is an easy way to create the barcode and then read it. 2D Barcodes 2D Barcodes like the Datamatrix and QR Code can encode a reasonably large amount of information, certainly enough to hold a uniqu [read] Keywords: domino xpages application applications database java javascript mobile properties server wiki




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Adobe Flex & Robotlegs–a simple process flow diagram
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 9:11a   Mark Barton
Carrying on with previous blog posts about RobotLegs I thought it might be useful to someone to have a simple process flow diagram along with an explanation on how it hangs together. Initially Robotlegs (or any framework that I can see) can appear a little over the top and there seems to be a lot of bits of code hanging together but this granularity is important as it allows reuse and testability and tries to eliminate close coupling between bits of code this in turn makes it easier to manage ch [read] Keywords: lotus notes application interface xml
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Camera Trap
Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 10:15a   Mark Barton
For Christmas this year I brought my wife a camera trap to help find out what animals visit the garden at night.  The camera trap is a nifty bit of kit which consists of a digital camera, a PIR and lots of IR LEDs – similar to the one pictured here. The camera can take stills or videos and so far seems to be working well except for the IR illumination being a bit strong – just means you have to position it a bit further back than you think. So far I have put out a little bit of meat as [read] Keywords: application security
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Implementing TagDragon in a Domino Application
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 7:25a   Mark Barton
TagDragon is Ferdy Christant’s excellent JQuery plugin to provide type ahead functionality.  The plugin is not free but requires a small donation but is worth it for a stable robust plugin. My requirements were to autocomplete on the entries in a view column for performance reasons. The bits you need are: Plugin from Ferdy JQuery Library A Holding form in Notes – not used for anything but redirecting A $$ViewTemplate for ‘holding’ the JSON formatted view. A J [read] Keywords: agent domino notes application database javascript
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Blog Tag – Stickfight has thrown down the gauntlet (well fingerless glove)
Mon, Aug 16th 2010 12:26p   Mark Barton
As part of our preparation for polishing our Adobe Flex skills Mark Myers has suggested a Blog Tag – where we set each other an Adobe Flex technical challenge in which we have 2 weeks to write a blog explaining how to solve it. Here is my first challenge to Mark. Your challenge is to create a custom component which has no external dependencies i.e. a black box which utilises the inbuilt internationalisation features of Adobe Flex to display popup help in the users currently selected language.& [read] Keywords:
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Adobe Flex Frameworks & why they matter (particularly if your coming from Lotus Notes)
Tue, Aug 3rd 2010 5:33p   Mark Barton
Frameworks – particularly micro AS3 frameworks for Flex seem to be in vogue, but why?  What do they offer?  Other than adding what looks like making your apps more complex. If your a Lotus Notes / Domino developer I am sure you have come across the classic tactical application which has grown over time to be a business critical application, you know the one which has had multiple developers over time (who have now left) and of course there is no documentation. One of the advantages o [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes application applications best practice google integration properties wiki xml
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Adobe Flex & Lotus Notes Presentation
Tue, Aug 3rd 2010 6:32a   Mark Barton
Here is the presentation I gave at LCTY Manchester – its done using the prezi application which I highly recommend. .prezi-player { width: 550px; } .prezi-player-links { text-align: center; } Lotus Notes & Adobe Flex on Prezi [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client application css
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Problems Debugging Flex apps in the latest build of Firefox
Mon, Jul 26th 2010 4:14a   Mark Barton
I use Firefox and firebug to help debug Adobe Flex applications – firebug is a lot cheaper than paying for the advanced version of Flash Builder for the network monitor. The problem is in the latest version of Firefox they introduced process isolation for plugins – this just causes any flex app to freeze when I am trying to debug it and the only way to kill Firefox is to end the task. The solution (work around) is here. [read] Keywords: applications firefox network
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LCTY Manchester – Presenting Flex & Notes Integration (possible freebies)
Thu, Apr 29th 2010 8:25a   Mark Barton
If you can make it to the LCTY Manchester on the 13th May I will be giving a presentation on integrating Adobe Flex and IBM Lotus Notes. I will be covering: Why Flex & Notes – the business case / the geek case? Building Notes 8 Sidebar widgets. Leveraging Notes Security. Best practices for exposing Notes data and business logic to Flex. Configuring environments to use Flex apps / widgets on non Domino web sites. Lessons learned – e.g. Code Structure, Logging & Debugging, SSL & I [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes applications integration security widgets
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ILOG Elixir – v3 Beta now available
Wed, Apr 28th 2010 7:02a   Mark Barton
The next version of the excellent interface components produced by ILOG, now owned by IBM, for Adobe Flex is available as a Beta here. You can tell its now an IBM product as the name has gone from ILOG Elixir to IBM ILOG Elixir Enterprise 3.0   Features: Supports Flex SDK 4.0 & Flash Builder 4.0 New: Diagram services for custom display creation as flowcharts, network topologies, process modelers etc. (Spark) New: Timeline components (Spark) Improved: Gantt charts for planning and sch [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise integration interface network




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