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1291: EXTJS in XPages: Modernizing IBM Notes Views Without Sacrificing Functionality Tue, Dec 10th 2013 180
Discovering Page Audits in Chrome Dev tools – apparently I am bloated ! Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 147
Louis Richardson – Leverage Social Collaboration to Drive Business Results – Dec 9th DCLUG Wed, Nov 27th 2013 96
Accepted to speak at Connect 2014 – With John Jardin Mon, Nov 18th 2013 261
Things you learn about localization in XPages – french script tags Fri, Nov 15th 2013 287
Nov 21st – DCLUG – Managing large data sets in an XPages application Tue, Nov 12th 2013 235
Future-proofing yourself. Sun, Oct 27th 2013 406
Arguably the most dangerous thing you could ever do in XPages – let other people use your eval() in their SSJS Tue, Jun 18th 2013 836
EXTJS in XPages #13: Totaling your columns with a groupingSummary Sun, Jun 30th 2013 674
EXTJS in XPages #14 – Grid editing and saving data via REST CRUD Thu, Aug 1st 2013 571
Server-side HTML vs. JS Widgets vs. Single-Page Web Apps – the XPages version Mon, May 13th 2013 541
Why “we need to reduce clicks” is sometimes a fallacy. Mon, Aug 19th 2013 478
typeof() – lifesaving debugger tool Mon, Sep 2nd 2013 439
XPages – Saving data sources bound to a panel – a lesson learned Wed, Oct 9th 2013 429
EXTJS in XPages #17 – Manually Updating row data via REST Sun, Aug 25th 2013 412
You know you fell asleep at the keyboard when……
Packed it in late last night and closed the laptop, figured I was falling asleep anyway
Come in this morning, open it up and I am presented with this…would have been even funnier if it was zzzz
Fell Asleep at the keyboard
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Recent Blog Posts
1291: EXTJS in XPages: Modernizing IBM Notes Views Without Sacrificing Functionality
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 9:29p Mark Roden I am very happy to announce that I have been accepted to speak a second time at IBM Connect this year !!
In this session I am going to quickly review some of the previously published EXTJS related items on the blog (apparently not everyone reads it) but more importantly I want to discuss user experience. If nothing else, I have learned over the last 18 months that not only is EXTJS very cool in loading thousands of notes documents into usable and functional web based grids, it also demands a s [read] Keywords: ibm
Discovering Page Audits in Chrome Dev tools – apparently I am bloated !
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 2:04p Mark Roden I came across a “tooling” presentation by Addy Osmani which is mostly not relevant to XPages development but in there I saw a nugget about Page auditing within Chrome Dev tools. I am staggered about what I found about the site I am working on site and apparently I need to learn more, quickly……….
Bring up the site and open Chrome dev tools
And then after running it – WOW…apparently I could be doing a better job in here…..
I have no idea if I ca [read] Keywords: xpages application
Louis Richardson – Leverage Social Collaboration to Drive Business Results – Dec 9th DCLUG
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 7:36a Mark Roden DCLUG is very excited to co-host Louis Richardson who will be in Washington DC December 9th to speak about Social collaboration
I saw Louis speak at MWLUG 2012 and I can attest to what great engaging speaker he is. He is able to distill a concept into a presentation and not make it sound like a sales pitch. The capability speaks for itself, what you need to understand is why you need to use the product, not primarily what the product will do for you.
For more on Louis, check out his site - ht [read] Keywords: collaboration
Accepted to speak at Connect 2014 – With John Jardin
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 6:00a Mark Roden Words cannot describe how excited I am to be speaking at Connect 2014 with my very good friend John Jardin.
“IBM Worklight: Going From XPages Mobile to Native Mobile Applications, John Jardin, Ukuvuma Solutions; Mark Roden, PSC Group LLC”
We are very excited to be talking about IBM Workplace and how any XPages developer currently creating mobile XPages alr [read] Keywords: connections
Things you learn about localization in XPages – french script tags
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 7:21a Mark Roden In the current project I am working on we are using localization to allow translation into other languages. For more on localization check out this wiki entry
Much to my horror I found out yesterday that tags are translated – as if it was just text on the screen.
when localization is turned on for French looks like this
[fr| alert('hi Marky')]
and funnily enough that causes problems in your code.
The reason it does this is because by default locali [read] Keywords: ldd
Nov 21st – DCLUG – Managing large data sets in an XPages application
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 8:25a Mark Roden Next week I have the privilege of speaking at DCLUG again. This time discussing EXTJS and how to manage large data sets in an XPages application.
For more information and to sign up for the meeting please go here: http://www.meetup.com/DC-Lotus-Professionals/events/150317872/
Moving notes client views to the web has always been a challenge. Out of the box XPages provides us the vi [read] Keywords: ibm
Sun, Oct 27th 2013 6:15p Mark Roden The other day I got an interesting comment on an old blog post of mine and I felt like it really deserved a separate post in response rather than being lost in the comments. This is a personal assessment of my skills and the need to future proof myself – it is not a sermon – just personal musings which will hopefully inspire.
I have copied the comment here for context.
The past several months, I’ve been working on many Notes client applications, but now we’re [read] Keywords: ibm
XPages – Saving data sources bound to a panel – a lesson learned
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 6:20p Mark Roden In this article I will highlight/document an issue which I came across today – using a Save Button and a Document Data source bound to a panel.
so this is what I learned today
When you have an xpages document data source bound to a panel
and a save button to “saveDocument”
The button must be within the panel – otherwise for absolutely no apparent reason it just does not work. I checked the form – yes data was being sub [read] Keywords: xpages widgets
DCLUG – October 24th – Toolfest Double Header – Teamstudio and Ytria
Sun, Oct 6th 2013 8:12p Mark Roden I am very pleased to announce the next DC Lotus User Group on October 24th will be a double header with Ben Menesi and Jon Andrews from Ytria and Teamstudio respectively
Both of these companies have played an huge part in providing the tools that administrators and developers use on a daily basis worldwide. I know I have sung the praises of Teamstudio products before and have been instrumental in bringing them to the new companies I work for.
For the first time ever this will be a morn [read] Keywords: acl
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 6:09a Mark Roden I am a late comer to the OpenNTF community as I have explained before this was more due to the circumstances of my job in the mid 2000s shifting me away from development but I restarted development in 2011 and have not looked back.
So I have no known Bruce personally for much more than 18 months but I have know “of” him for much longer (obviously).
Unknowingly Bruce was the second person (other than my friends) to ever follow me on twitter (more here) and even by that simple act that [read] Keywords: lotus