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2015 - wrap up
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 149
IBM Champion 2015!
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 137
Social Connections VII - Stockholm - short recap
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 131
Fall - time of the conferences and hard work
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 123
Social Connection VI
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 113
Automatic building of NSF from (git) repository
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Unable to initialize Computer, and it can't be used at this time...
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Using Git with Domino Designer
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Martin Jinoch
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2015 - wrap up
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 5:12a   Martin Jinoch
End of the year is approaching at increasing speed (more deadlines you have, more speed you get) and as we're headed to our annual vacation soon, I'm calling this year "a day". (this probably doesn't work in English as I mean it, but you understand it, right?) It started right after we returned from Vietnam at the end of January, with a lot of projects to catch up on, followed by speaking at ENGAGE with Paul Withers and being on This Week in Lotus discussion panel (yes, THAT This week in Lo [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community

IBM Champion 2015!
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 3:11p   Martin Jinoch
I'm very honoured to be selected as IBM Champion in ICS for 2015. I'm very very very happy to be on the list with so many great people. 96 people from all around the world. Two of them from Czech Republic. Congratulations to all IBM Champions 2015! To people who nominated me: Thank you for the nominations! P.S.: my secret tip how to become IBM Champion is to wear a wig while working at the registration desk for Social Connections conference, but shhh :-) [read] Keywords: connections ibm community twitter

Social Connections VII - Stockholm - short recap
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 1:44a   Martin Jinoch
We did it again! Two day conference for over 160 people, packed with IBM Connections related (and social software in general) content. Organizing team had 7 active members, who worked at their free time to prepare and run this event. Photo by Oliver Heinz Thursday and Friday last week in Stockholm at Odenplan 7a conference center we had many great sessions and plenty of networking with people from around the world. Which is exactly what I LOVE about these events. This time I (at the registrat [read] Keywords: connections ibm networking social software

Fall - time of the conferences and hard work
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 12:10p   Martin Jinoch
For me the end of the summer means increased number of projects I'm involved in. To finish all of them until the end of the year - that is something I've never managed to achieve. This year seems to be a bit different. Hopefully. Up until now I've resisted to say yes for too many of "just a small 10 mandays work" (usually ending up as 50 MD). One of the reasons is that after Social Connections VI in Prague I'm part of the team preparing the next event - Social Connections VII in Stockholm. [read] Keywords: connections lotus

Social Connection VI
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 6:10a   Martin Jinoch
Well, that was really great experience to be part of the team organizing Social Connection VI conference in Prague. Our team was working hard to make it happen. All other members were also presenting, which I can only admire. I can not imagine myself doing all that work AND preparing for the session(s) as well. Let alone being able to deliver it. After spending some time at the registration booth I'm a bit afraid that my new nickname "registration booth babe" will be with me for some time. It [read] Keywords: connections lotus twitter

Engage 2014
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 10:15a   Martin Jinoch
In the beginning of this week I've attended the best European "Lotus related" conference called now Engage, up until last year named BLUG. For the first time it has taken place outside of Belgium in a nice city called Breda located one hour (by fast train) from Amsterdam. Venue was very also interesting - Chassé Theater. There is no need to point out that organization of the conference was fantastic, because that is automatically assumed when you know who is organizing it - Theo Heselmans. [read] Keywords: domino lotus openntf


Speaking at BLUG...I mean ENGAGE
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 1:11p   Martin Jinoch
Tomorrow morning I'll be heading to the airport to catch flight to Amsterdam and then via train to Breda to attend ENGAGE conference (it used to be called BLUG). I'm always looking forward to being there. I hope to meet a lot of old friends and even more new ones. I persuaded a couple of Lotus-positive friends to come this year, so be prepared for more Czech geeks :-) This is my second time as a speaker on this event so I'm even more excited to go there. Paul Withers and I will be presenting [read] Keywords: domino lotus openntf twitter

Automatic building of NSF from (git) repository
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 8:49a   Martin Jinoch
I finally had some time to try new "experimental" feature that has been added to IBM Notes in 9.0.1 release. And it is the ability to automatically take repository containing so called on-disk project and build NSF out of it. Which is something you probably do daily, but you have to do it manually in Designer. After couple of tweets about this matter Jonathan Roche from IBM offered me help in case I have any problems. I always have problems ;-) But this was easy... What was missing in slides f [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes application database development twitter

Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 7:08a   Martin Jinoch
This year's last digit is going to be the first digit of my age. And that makes me think a lot. Because I always considered age as something not important. I have friends of all ages and have never really cared about how old is a person I'm dealing with. But since my very good friend died 5 years ago and my father died nearly 2 years ago, I started to be aware of age a bit. I still feel like being in my late twenties except I no longer can drink all night and be ready next morning. Nope, it t [read] Keywords: domino notes xpages applications development java openntf

Domino Designer and .git folder mystery
Wed, May 1st 2013 8:36a   Martin Jinoch
Twitter conversation about version control has brought me to the debate about .git folder appearing in NSF file and how to avoid having it there. I remember seeing one NSF file with .git folder in it a while ago and I've deleted it from NSF without any consequences. NSF is still fine, git repository it is connected to as well. But Cameron Gregor (and probably Sean Cull too) had different experience. Cameron was kind enough to "record" how this happens on his computer. When I was reproducing [read] Keywords: domino openntf twitter

BLUG 2013
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 2:12p   Martin Jinoch
I am writing this at Brussels airport on Sunday afternoon waiting for evening flight back to Prague. Since Wednesday when we came to Leuven to attend BLUG 2013, weather got really bad and although we have March 24 whole Brussels (and Antwerpen and I am sure more other places) are covered by snow and it is freezing out there. Yet even this really unpleasant ending could not spoil great feeling I have about this year's BLUG. In fact all previous BLUGs as well. This was my third. First one in 2011 [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes xpages community development podcast twitter

Call doc.closeMIMEEntities after touching doc.getMIMEEntity
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 6:14a   Martin Jinoch
Another stupid mistake has taken a lot of my time last week. I developed a small library to provide function(s) to move attachments from rich text fields to separate db (nsf or some other). This function was supposed to be part of bigger process, so saving of document being processed was meant to happen in other code. That is why I had not tested what doc.save() would do. My tests were just checking destination db for created records containing moved files. Other part of process was developed by [read] Keywords: domino ibm rich text xpages bug development java server

Dynamic binding of fields bug?
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 3:32a   Martin Jinoch
I was developing very simple XPages component recently and because it was basically loop through a list of field names (and the task was to show something for each of them) I have used repeat control and inside of it there was custom control with properties such as fieldName (String), label (String), isRequired (boolean) and so on. In the custom control I was binding fileDownload and fileUpload controls (based on read/edit mode) to document field via EL as "document1[compositeData.fieldName]" [read] Keywords: notes xpages bug properties

Wanna use Git (with DDE) and you're afraid of command line? Try GitHub for Windows
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 6:14a   Martin Jinoch
Last two blog posts were about using Git and git-flow with DDE. I use command line as main working interface when interacting with Git repositories. I am used to it, I am more productive this way. But If you're not used to use CLI, there is GitHub for Windows available for you. Go try it! And if Git doesn't sound familiar to you, try it in your browser, without the need to install anything. Tags: git version control [read] Keywords: interface

Using Git with Domino Designer - the hardcore way, part II.
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 1:24p   Martin Jinoch
Today's talk about setting up a development workflow for a new project reminded me of my promise to write the second part of this blog post. So here we go: Installing Gitflow Just read and follow the instructions in gitflow wiki. You may also want to setup very handy command completion, instructions are here. Start using it In the folder with your on-disk project (in our case it is C:Program Filesibmlotusnotesdataworkspacegit_test) simply run the command git flow init and answer the questions ( [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes ntf development exchange exchange wiki workspace

Using Git with Domino Designer - the hardcore way
Mon, Apr 23rd 2012 11:01a   Martin Jinoch
This is a first part of posts on version control with Git for Notes developers. I'm writing it as an addendum to my BLUG 2012 session "Version control for Notes developers". Version control for Domino Designer projects - using command line Git (aka the HARDCORE way) Designer 8.5.3 has built-in capability to link NSF/NTF files with so called on-disk projects that can be used by version control systems. That alone is not enough to successfully use version control systems directly from Designer. [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes ntf desktop google workspace

BLUG 2012: part 2
Sat, Apr 7th 2012 11:12a   Martin Jinoch
Day 2: Friday Waking up in the morning is not my hobby ("good morning" is an oxymoron for me). And after all those beers (Belgian beers are usually stronger than Czech ones, but we are used to drink 0,5l as "one beer") this morning was especially hard. But we made it to the Crown Plaza Hotel just in time to attend "How XPages became mobile" with Earmon Muldoon and Paul Withers. Combination of coffee and interesting information was a nice start of a day. Speaking about the coffee: it was gr [read] Keywords: lotus notes xpages mobile server

BLUG 2012: part 1
Mon, Apr 2nd 2012 2:20a   Martin Jinoch
BLUG has been really good event this year. Again! Theo is a great host, doesn't matter if you're speaker or attendee, he treats you well. Extremely well. All that chocolate in a speakers room! I was full of energy and good mood until late night hours even after the whole busy day at a conference. Splendid! Day 0: Wednesday Being a speaker for the first time on LUG event and presenting in English for the first time ever was kind of difficult for me. I was very shy at the opening event on Wedne [read] Keywords: connections lotusphere lotusscript notes xpages development

My BLUG presentation on version control
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 7:10a   Martin Jinoch
Here is the slide deck for my BLUG session on version control attachment: Blug_versioncontrol.pdf [read] Keywords: application

I will be speaking at BLUG 2012
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 4:18a   Martin Jinoch
At the end of each year nearly all Lotus related blogs have titles like "I will be speaking at Lotusphere...". At the end of each year I wondered why people write those blog posts. Now I think I know it. So, once more, just for my pleasure: I will be speaking at BLUG 2012 :-) Last year I decided to attend my first foreign LUG event: BLUG 2011 in Belgium. It was really good decision (see my older blog posts - day 1, day 2 - about it) and I am extremely happy to have an opportunity to give somet [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes community

New version of Egit for Domino Designer available!
Tue, Feb 7th 2012 5:11a   Martin Jinoch
Until we are stuck with Eclipse 3.4 under Domino Designer, using some Eclipse plugins is limited to older versions of them. But we have Nathan T. Freemam on our side (of the Force), so at least for Git plugin (EGit/JGit project) this is not true. Go grab new release of updated Git support to OpenNTF.org. Now! Because versioning is part of standard development process. For all developers! Nobody is excused! [read] Keywords: domino development eclipse openntf

Comments should be working now
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 2:10p   Martin Jinoch
There was a problem with submitting comments to this site. And by problem I mean one could not submit them at all. There is apparently a bug in Antispam module for Drupal, when it is configured for use with Akismet antispam service. If by any chance you're running Drupal and you want to use Antispam module, use this patch to make it work again. Tags drupal, antispam [read] Keywords: bug

MongoDB vs Domino experiment part 1
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 5:10a   Martin Jinoch
I am taking a scientific approach, so part 1 is procrastination :-) [read] Keywords: domino

Using MongoDB instead of Domino?
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 11:07a   Martin Jinoch
In one of my previous posts I mentioned Play! framework. I'm now working with it almost exclusively, all of my non Notes work is in Java and when I am not dealing with SOAP web services or Android, I use Play framework. But it is not what I want to tell you about this time. It is MongoDB. It could be easily used in Play application using play-morphia plugin that uses Morphia project to map MongoDB to JPA. But again this is not what I want to talk about - although it is also very interesting :-) [read] Keywords: collaboration domino notes application database java

Mobile controls in a new Extension Library, DomJson
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 12:52p   Martin Jinoch
After installing 8.5.3 and a new release of Extension Library I started to play with the Mobile controls included in it. It was originally a separate project on OpenNTF but now the controls are part of library itself. So you need 8.5.3 server (with extlib installed on it) to run apps using these controls. Thanks to new updateSite.ntf included with 8.5.3 it is now far more easier to deploy ExtLib to your server. This version of Mobile controls seem to be running faster and on Android devices wor [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes ntf application interface mobile openntf server

Unable to initialize Computer, and it can't be used at this time...
Fri, Oct 14th 2011 6:11a   Martin Jinoch
After upgrading Notes Client on Linux to 8.5.3 (it is in fact related to update of embedded sametime to 8.5.1) I started to get an error message "Unable to initialize Computer, and it can't be used at this time. Processed unsuccessful response: null for: REGISTER..." and then there were some details about the connection. Quick Goggle search helped: How to suppress SIP registration failures in the Sametime 8.5x client Another variant of this error is on the picture. Both errors stopped appeari [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes notes client sametime linux

8.5.3 SOAP Header
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 7:09a   Martin Jinoch
Just a quick addendum to previous post. MessageContext is available in 8.5.3 gold version too, although I did not find any documentation on it in Help, in Release Notes and in fix list database. So this is probably "let's uncomment this and don't tell anyone" kind of fix :-) But thanks a lot for it! [read] Keywords: ldd lotus notes database

Another 8.5.3 hidden gem - SOAP Header for Web Services in Lotus Domino
Fri, Aug 12th 2011 1:09p   Martin Jinoch
In 8.5.2 you can not get handle of SOAP Header in web service provider. According to Elena Neroslavskaya one can somehow extract the generated Axis code base and make the changes there. Definitely not an option for me: I do not want to extract some %%webservice.jar%% files attached to web service provider design element, make changes to files inside it and then put it back. But I tried to get MessageContext.getCurrentContext() from web service provider in Lotus Domino 8.5.3CD5 and it seems to wo [read] Keywords: domino lotus lotusdomino java server

A right tool for bug tracking/project management - Redmine
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 9:10a   Martin Jinoch
We have been using Trac for couple of years and until recently it suited our needs just fine. But with move to Git version control system I started to look for something else. Although Trac supports Git: there is a plugin for it, but I have failed to install it when I tried that year or so ago. It needed different Python version than we had on our development server. According to Trac website the plugin is working ok, so there is no need to abandon Trac if you are happy with it. I read some bl [read] Keywords: bug development integration python server system i wiki

What a busy month it was
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 10:33a   Martin Jinoch
I fell in love with Play framework. That is really cool piece of software and it is fun to work with. Recommended. We are currently using it in couple of projects and so far it saved us a fair amount of time. And new Eclipse (Indigo) has arrived to the Internets :-) Also Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.2 FP3 is out with some annoyng bugs fixed. And it seems to be a bit faster. I was working on Java web service implementation in Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and found out, that it is hard to debug it. You need anot [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes eclipse java

Validation in XPages: one of the two fields should be filled in
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 4:05a   Martin Jinoch
Recently friend of mine asked me for help with an XPages application and one of the "problems" we had was validating user inputs. We needed to make sure that user enters something in one of the two fields. My first thought was "ok, it's going to be a simple xp:validateExpression checking for non empty string and returning true". But after giving it one more thought, I ended up with "just make one of the fields required, if the other one is empty" In code it could look like this: [read] Keywords: ibm xpages application javascript xml

Finding optimal Git workflow
Thu, May 19th 2011 8:08a   Martin Jinoch
As Git becomes available as a VCS for Domino Designer (thanks to Nathan T. Freeman for contributing EGit plugin compatible with it), I can start using the same workflow for developing/releasing/hotfixing as I use with Java and Drupal development. I'm pretty comfortable with gitflow way of doing these tasks, based on this branching model. And there is also git-flow-completion - a perfect companion for it. If you want to learn more about this approach, do not miss this screencast. Or this one. [read] Keywords: domino development java

Lotus Notes 8.5.2FP2 on Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Sat, Apr 30th 2011 5:48a   Martin Jinoch
My new Thikpad X220 is up and running! Everything is now back at the state it was on my old notebook, except it now runs on 64bit system. Installing Lotus Notes Client on 64bit Linux distibution is kind of tricky. First because packages from IBM are for i586 architecture, you have to install them with --force-architecture switch for dpkg command. Then you have to install bunch of 32bit libraries to make Notes Clent work. Using script called getlibs makes it easier. Simply grab the script and ru [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes notes client linux ubuntu

Extension Library deployment
Tue, Apr 26th 2011 2:35a   Martin Jinoch
If you're (like me) using Extension Library in all your XPages applications and therefore you need to install it on all servers your aplications run on, then Plugins Deployment for Domino project is what you'll like a lot. Believe me. It has some problems, like not being multiplatform - importing updateSite works on Windows only. I tried it on Linux (no luck) a read that it has the same problem on MacOSX. It's probably just the problem of showing the progress bar, I'll look at it later. Now [read] Keywords: domino xpages applications laptop linux openntf

My old ThinkPad T60
Tue, Apr 19th 2011 2:49a   Martin Jinoch
I bought it in December 2006! It still works fine except it is starting to make really too much noise sometimes, maximum amount of memory is 4GB, battery isn't able to keep it going for more than 2 hours. And it is 15", with 9-cell battery that is "sticking out" on the back side of the notebook. It is quite heavy. I've replaced old hard drive with Intel SSD 160GB year ago. Notebook is now blazingly fast. But - as stated above - has some problems. So it is time to buy new one. I considered m [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus apple application macbook server websphere websphere portal ubuntu

River of news, waterfall
Fri, Apr 15th 2011 3:03a   Martin Jinoch
I think I finally know why these new buzzwords have something to do with water. I'm starting to drown in all that information! And there is another 'water related' analogy: http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2011/1/3/9/the-bermuda-tr... [read] Keywords:

Small tip for Domino Designer
Mon, Apr 11th 2011 11:22a   Martin Jinoch
If you are working in Domino Designer with a lot of databases at once or if those databases are on remote servers, it tooks forever to build even a single xpage. Eclipse is rebuilding (or at least checking for changes in) ALL opened databases (in Eclipse they are called projects). You can uncheck Build automatically in Project menu or use Navigator view to close unneeded dbs. Navigator is not by default part of the Domino Designer perpective, so go to Window - Show Eclipse View - Other and in c [read] Keywords: domino database eclipse

Using Git with Domino Designer
Sat, Apr 9th 2011 1:54a   Martin Jinoch
I have recently moved all my notes templates to a Git repository. Well, not all of them, just those I currently have on my disk. And there are in fact several Git repositories they are now in. When IBM announced version of Notes Client based on Eclipse one of the first things I wondered was 'will I be able to use version control system with Notes, at last?'. The answer was 'No'. And it didn't make me happy, because once you have the opportunity to use even the old CVS in some project, it ju [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client ntf development eclipse openntf

BLUG 2011 day 2
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 3:02a   Martin Jinoch
Second day of BLUG 2011 was starting with two "blast" sessions: Admin and Xpages. I kind of wanted to see both of them, but finally I took the Admin one. And it was great and I am sure the Xpages one was great either. Fabulous @Formulas by Kathy Brown (Running Notes) made me think about how is it possible to work with some product for so long (I started with Notes 3.0) and still stumble on a completely new things. XPages Data sources: another great presentation by Paul Calhoun. I especially [read] Keywords: admin lotus notes notes client xpages applications eclipse macbook openntf

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