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AD107 Session Slides and Databases from MWLUG 2014
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 100
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MWLUG 2012: People First, Technologists Second
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MWLUG 2013 Schedule Is Now Available
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Yep - Thanks Bruce
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Mike McGarel
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AD107 Session Slides and Databases from MWLUG 2014
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 11:10a   Mike McGarel
At MWLUG 2014, Graham Acres and I presented a session that describes a way to use Java to build a shopping cart application. The zip file was too big for BleedYellow, so here are the session slides, the source database, the app for Domino 9.0, and the app for Domino 8.5.3. In the session, Graham and not only discussed code, the the thinking behind the code. We hope it helps in your journey into the Java language. By the way, I also posted the session slides on SlideShare. [read] Keywords: domino application bleedyellow bleedyellow.com database java

Posted a Couple of URL-Related Java XSnippets
Tue, May 27th 2014 1:10p   Mike McGarel
In a recent discussion, the question came up about how to get the query string from a URL using Java. I posted one solution as an OpenNTF XSnippet: Get QueryString Value in Java I also added some Java code to get a URL parameter: Get URL Parameter Using Java I definitely need to share more. #CodeForTim [read] Keywords: java openntf

BP204 Slides and Demo from IBM Connect 2014
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 7:09a   Mike McGarel
My speaking partner Paul Withers posted some of this already but here's the files for our session "BP204 It's Not Infernal: Dante's Nine Circles of XPages Heaven": Do not abandon all hope, ye who enter here! Your very own Dante and Virgil will take you through a divine comedy of nine circles that show that XPages is more paradise than perdition. We'll show how XPages and related concepts like OSGi plugins make XPages a modern and vibrant development technology for web, mobil [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages application applications bleedyellow bleedyellow.com development mobile openntf

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 openntf

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 linux networking

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 ibm xpages database


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 xpages openntf

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 ibm lotus notes xpages

MWLUG 2012 Workshop - Customizing OneUI
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 5:12p   Mike McGarel
At MWLUG 2012, Roy Rumaner and I presented a short hands-on workshop on customizing OneUI within an XPages application. Here is is a zip file with the presentation, workshop instructions and accompanying text files. I also posted the presentation on Slideshare. Many attendees in the past have told me they find simple, monitored workshops useful and I hope IBM thinks about providing them at Lotusphere. [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere xpages application bleedyellow bleedyellow.com

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 ibm lotus lotusphere notes xpages bleedyellow bleedyellow.com

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 blogger

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 lotus notes notes client xpages application database

Final Reminder - Win a Galaxy Tab With Your XPages Skills
Wed, Aug 3rd 2011 2:13p   Mike McGarel
There's only a few more days to enter the 2011 MWLUG XPages design contest (the contest ends August 8th). The grand prize is a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab. The entries have been a lot fewer than anticipated, so if you're still thinking about it, now's the time to give it a go. [read] Keywords: xpages

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 xpages application wifi

XPages Design Contest Deadline Extended to August 8th
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 3:14p   Mike McGarel
Due to the some developer requests, the MWLUG contest committee has decided to extend the deadline to the the XPrize Design Competition for another week. The new deadline date is August 8th, 2011. It's the perfect place to show off your XPages skills! [read] Keywords: xpages

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 xpages

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 bleedyellow.com

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 lotus xpages

Nifty Fifty Update
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 12:13p   Mike McGarel
Thanks to Stephan Wissel, updated versions of the Nifty Fifty databases are available in a zip file on BleedYellow. No login is required to download them. They can be a great source of inspiration. [read] Keywords: bleedyellow bleedyellow.com

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 notes R4 xpages applications

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 notes R4 xpages application

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 xpages

XPages and an ATLUG event are like jelly and doughnuts
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 4:08p   Mike McGarel
 How? One's the good stuff inside the other. ATLUG (Atlanta Lotus Users Group), TLCC (The Learning Continuum Company) and IBM are co-sponsoring a special XPages learning event this Thursday, March 31st in Atlanta. Here's the description of the Main Event: Heard the buzz about XPages?  Wondering what they are all about?  Howard Greenberg of TLCC will deliver a free, two hour, hands on, Intro to XPages Development Workshop in a computer equipped training lab. You will get hands-on exper [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusscript notes xpages application applications development web 2.0

SnTT - Computing the Month Name Using SSJS
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 11:14a   Mike McGarel
div /divdivSchools almost out for the holidays, but i have some Show and Tell anyway. br /br /Heres a combination of server-side JavaScript (SSJS) functions that will display the name of the month and the year when you deliver the year and the months number in a text string separated by a tilde (~)./divdiv /divdivFor example, calling getMonthYear(quot;2010~12quot;) returns quot;December 2010quot;. br //divdiv /divdivprefunction getMonthName(n) {br /    return(@Select(n, quot;Januaryquot;, [read] Keywords: show and tell sntt javascript server

Book Proposal: XPages Expression Language
Wed, Dec 15th 2010 1:12p   Mike McGarel
div /divdivIm expressing my desire for a book on this topic:br /br / iframe height=320px src=http://ideajam.net/IdeaJam/P/ij.nsf/embed.html?OpenPageamp;id=8A5B169CBF71830A862577FA005F6ECC width=600px / /div [read] Keywords: xpages ideajam ideajam.net

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 p This database demonstrates the following Dojo dijits: /pul lidijit.layout.AccordionContainer /lilidijit.Menu/li lidijit.MenuBar/li lidijit.TitlePane/li lidijit.Tooltip/li /ul p /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 dojo openntf

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

YellowDay - All our troubles seem so far away
Wed, Aug 11th 2010 1:21p   Mike McGarel
div style=text-align: center;img alt=YellowDay 2010 image - thank you, Nathan src=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/McGarelGramming/resource/yellowday2010.png //div p style=margin: 0px; font: 12px Helvetica; min-height: 14px;span style=letter-spacing: 0px;br /br /Today is Yellow Day, when we Loti, in our own special ways, celebrate all manner of Notes/Domino goodness./span/p p style=margin: 0px; font: 12px Helvetica; min-height: 14px;span style=letter-spacing: 0px;br //span/p p style=margin: 0px; [read] Keywords: domino lotus lotusscript notes xpages bleedyellow bleedyellow.com development facebook

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