Yep - Thanks Bruce
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:12p Mike McGarel Let me join the "We are the Notes world" chorus of well-deserved thanks to Bruce Elgort, retiring chairman of OpenNTF.org.
Thanks for the dedication.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks, Bruce, for leading the way! [read] Keywords: notes
MWLUG 2013 Schedule Is Now Available
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 11:12a Mike McGarel The schedule for MWLUG 2013 is out. You can use this direct link, click the link at the top of the MWLUG site or click the link on the Agenda pages.
This year, MWLUG is in Indianapolis, Indiana and covers 3 days (August 21-23). Once again, it is turning into a great conference in a beautiful venue with plenty of opportunities for learning and networking. MWLUG features unique events such as the Charity Brewfest, free workshops (Linux, Java) and a special XPages TackItOn the day before.
Be su [read] Keywords: xpages java
Our IBM Connect 2013 Slides and Sample Db
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 12:10p Mike McGarel On his blog, Paul Withers published a zip file containing updated presentation slides and sample database for our session, "It’s Not Herculean: 12 Tasks Made Easier with IBM Domino XPages" (BP206).
Since I'm a big fan of single sourcing, I'll just link to the blog post.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact me at mcgarelgramming at gmail.com. [read] Keywords: domino
My IBM Connect SpeedGeeking Session
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 11:10p Mike McGarel Last week, at IBM Connect, I participated in one of my favorite annual sessions, SpeedGeeking, where a group of speakers simultaneously present to a small audience that moves from speaker to speaker.
I showed one way to create a faceted search page in XPages, based on a project I posted on OpenNTF.
As promised (was it really a week ago already?), I posted the presentation deck on Slideshare. I hope you find it useful. [read] Keywords: ibm
It's Easier With XPages
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 9:11a Mike McGarel Next week, at IBM Connect 3013, Paul Withers and I will demonstrate several ways that coding in XPages is more efficient than coding in classical Domino techniques.
We'll have a little history, a little mythology, code you can re-use and a lot of fun!
Below is our session information from the online agenda:
BP206 : It's Not Herculean: Twelve Tasks Made Easier With IBM Lotus Domino XPages
Description: If you, as a developer, are asking "How can I get my job done quicker with XP [read] Keywords: domino
MWLUG 2012: People First, Technologists Second
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 9:08a Mike McGarel Another great Midwest Lotus User Group conference, MWLUG 2012, ended last week. Personally, I learned a lot from the speakers who were generous enough to share their knowledge. Likewise, I hope Roy Rumaner and I were able to help those who attended our "Customizing OneUI" workshop with their XPages journey (slides will be published soon).
For me, though the most valuable part of LUGs and larger conferences like Lotusphere is connecting with people. At every LUG, it is wonderful to see old fr [read] Keywords: domino
My LS12 SpeedGeeking Session
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 11:12a Mike McGarel The slides from my SpeedGeeking Session, "Two CCs of Layout -- Stat" has been posted on here on Slideshare.
In it, I describe the benefits of using the basic XPages technique of an outer custom control with common layout elements containing an inner custom control with specific page content. [read] Keywords: xpages
Some LS12 Thanks
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 10:09a Mike McGarel I'll make this quick (much like Lotusphere 2012, which ended much too soon) . . .
Thanks to all who were involved in the organizing such a great conference.
Thanks to the track managers for bringing in the high number of excellent speakers.
Thanks to the speakers themselves for sharing their knowledge with us.
Thanks to those responsible for the OGS for listening and responding to last year’s comments.
Thanks to the sky gods for keeping the rain away from the Wednesday Ni [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Updated XPages Workshop and GRANITE LUG Webcast
Fri, Oct 14th 2011 1:09p Mike McGarel Quick Announcement 1:
The updated version of the MWLUG 2011 XPages workshop, which concentrated on resurfacing data from a Notes client-based application to an XPages application, is now available on the MWLUG Presentations page. Roy Rumaner and I re-focused and re-tuned it -- we hope you like the result. The zip file has the instructions, a starting database, and a completed version.
Quick Announcement 2:
The next meeting of GRANITE, the Chicago-baseed IBM/Lotus user group, is Monday, Oc [read] Keywords: ibm
XPrize Design Competition Announces Its XPrize!
Wed, Jul 27th 2011 9:10a Mike McGarel The Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) is happy to announce that first prize for the XPages design contest is a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab features:
Operating system: Android 3.1, Honeycomb
Display: 10.1" HD (1280x800)
Memory: 16GB internal memory
Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
Rear Camera: 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus with Flash
Connectivity: Supports WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v2.1
Full HTML Browser
Much more . . .
The contest deadline is August 8th, 201 [read] Keywords: lotus
MWLUG XPages Design Contest is Open
Wed, Jul 6th 2011 1:14p Mike McGarel The forms are ready, and if you are too, then the XPrize Design Competition is looking for your new mind-blowing XPages entry!
As a reminder, this contest is part of the 2011 Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) conference, but non-attendees are welcome to submit as well.
Good luck to everyone who participates. [read] Keywords: lotus
Important XPages Contest Update
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 1:18p Mike McGarel If things stayed the same for more than a day, life would be boring, wouldn't it?
It has come to the attention of the MWLUG XPrize committee that the original Nifty Fifty templates have no license and shouldn't be used as part of the contest entries, which are being licensed under Apache.
Therefore, the downloadable databases are for research and inspiration purposes only.
The contest page has been updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those that have already s [read] Keywords: xpages bleedyellow
MWLUG Announces Judges and Posts Templates for XPages Design Contest
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 1:15p Mike McGarel The Midwest Lotus Users Group is excited to announce a couple of changes to their XPrize Design Competition page.
First, five talented professionals -- and me :-) -- have volunteered to judge the XPages design contest. The five are:
Chris Blatnick, Linde
David Charney - Illumen Group
Susan Hosek - The Salvation Army
Kathy Howard - IBM
Jake Howlett - Rockall Design
Also on the site are the nine databases from the Nifty Fifty collection that can be used as a source of ins [read] Keywords: ibm
Anyone have a copy of the Nifty Fifty?
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 12:10p Mike McGarel As part of of the Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) XPages design contest, I provided a link to a Stephan Wissel blog post explaining the "Nifty Fifty" applications from the Notes R3/R4 days. There is a link on his post to a page with a link to an FTP site with these databases. Unfortunately, many of the ones I've downloaded from that site are corrupted.
MWLUG would like to have the selected databases available for the contest participants as a source of inspiration and/or as a starti [read] Keywords: lotus
Announcing the MWLUG XPages Design Contest
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 3:08p Mike McGarel This June is Learning XPages month, and the Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) wants to make July "Build XPages" month :-).
MWLUG is sponsoring an XPages application design contest called the XPrize Design Competition. The idea to create a new application based on one of the Nifty Fifty templates from the Notes R3/R4 days. Modernize an application while you modernize your skills!
Everyone, not just MWLUG attendees, is invited to participate. Test your design skills and win one of the [read] Keywords: lotus
ATLUG Presentation File
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 2:10p Mike McGarel As promised, I put the presentation I did at the special XPages ATLUG event on SlideShare: Approaches to Enhancing the User Experience It was a great time and, I hope, a great learning experience for all attendees. A big thank you goes out to Randy Davison (Matrix Resources) and Howard Greenberg (The Learning Continuum Company) for their time, effort, and generosity. And another to fellow 2011 Lotusphere Idol speaker Lisa Duke (Simplified Technology Solutions) for the initial introduction. [read] Keywords: lotusphere
SnTT - Computing the Month Name Using SSJS
Dojo Examples Database
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 1:25p Mike McGarel div /divpThis morning I put a quot;Dojo Examplesquot; database into the Code Bin on OpenNTF.org./p
This database demonstrates the following Dojo dijits:
/pdivfont size=2It also has examples of a simplified layout based on OneUI and some validation/confirmation messages./font br //divpI hope others find it useful. This is the direct link:/pdiv a href [read] Keywords: database
Quick Reference Sheet for New XPages Developers
Fri, Sep 10th 2010 3:25p Mike McGarel div /divdivAt our MWLUG workshop a few weeks ago, Roy Rumaner and I passed out an XPages tip sheet for new XPages developers. We updated it a bit and hope it helps:/diva href=../../McGarelGramming/resource/QuickRefForXPagesDev.jpg Quick Reference Sheet for New XPages Developers/adiv /divdivFeedback is welcome, either in the comments or via email (mcgarelgramming at gmail.com). br //div [read] Keywords: xpages email