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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 2
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 6
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 5:39a   Mikkel Heisterberg
Part 5 was about extensions/apps on-premises and this - probably final post - will be about extensions for IBM Connections Cloud. There are different ways to extend IBM Connections Cloud - one is to add links to the app menu and another is to add actual UI extensions to the applications within IBM Connections. This post is about the latter (although the observations about the administration UI applies to both). To get it out of the way from the beginning I might as well say it flat out. IBM has
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 5
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 4:18a   Mikkel Heisterberg
Part 1 was about API's and SPI's, part 2 about Mobile, part 3 about security and "coherent-ness". This part will be about apps/extensions this time moving to on-premises. For on-premises the extension model for IBM Connections is iWidgets and OpenSocial gadgets. You can extend Profiles, Communities and Homepage. OpenSocial is only supported in Homepage. IMO the former two (Profiles and Communities) are probably the ones mostly extended using widgets. Unfortunately these also use the oldest
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 4
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 4:14a   Mikkel Heisterberg
While previous posts in this series has been about specific parts of the IBM Connections platform this is a bit more generic setting the stage for the next two ports. The next two posts are about extensions/apps for IBM Connections on-premises and in the cloud. Setting the stage for this is talking about the difference scenarios for extensions and what they would like to to and what capabilities they would need from the platform (IBM Connections). In my mind when you provide a platform that al
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 3
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 3:59a   Mikkel Heisterberg
While part 2 was about IBM Connections Mobile this post will be about security and the "coherent-ness" of the platform. IBM Connections runs/builds on IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and much of the functionality is delegated to the underlying application server. Delegated responsibility is topics ranging from messaging to SMTP transport to database access and security. WAS also handles the clustering and fault tolerance and does it very well. Being built on WAS is a good thing for s
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Developing plugins for IBM Notes on Mac
Sun, Sep 4th 2016 3:21p   Mikkel Heisterberg
I've been developing plugins for IBM Notes on Mac for years now but never really got around to sharing the steps on the blog. The below steps - in very crude form - works with Java 8 on Mac OS El Capitan (v. 10.11) using IBM Notes 9.0.1. The below sections are additions to the regular steps on creating a target platform documented otherwise on this blog Main-tab Run a product: com.ibm.notes.branding.notes Execution Envionment: JavaSE-1.6 Arguments-tab Program arguments: -personality com.i
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Developing code using IBM Notes in Eclipse on Mac OS
Sun, Sep 4th 2016 2:48p   Mikkel Heisterberg
I'm cleaning out my drafts folder and stumbled unto this one I never posted. The steps has changed slightly after IBM Notes 9.0.1 for Mac was released as that release works fine with the never JVM's for the Mac. Actually there are very few steps you need to do to make the code work. To complete a standard console app that prints the username from the current session to stdout do the following: Write the code - could be something like this: import lotus.domino.NotesFactory; import lotus.domino
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 2
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 10:04a   Mikkel Heisterberg
Part 1 was about API's and SPI's - this part will be about widgets or apps as IBM likes to call them now. There are big differences between how widgets / apps works for on-premises, cloud and on Mobile. Let us starts with Mobile as it's the quickest one to address but also the most depressing... Besides adding menu items to the IBM Connections mobile app menu (the one that slides in from the left) and having the content load in an embedded browser control there is no support for widgets / a
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IBM Connections application development state of the union - part 1
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 4:34a   Mikkel Heisterberg
IBM Connections has been on the market for a lot of time now and has always been a real strong player when it comes to application development. I thought it was time to review where we are application development wise over what will probably be a couple of posts. First off is API's... IBM Connections is and has always been strong from the point of API's - there is an API for almost all areas of the product and always has. I think IBM Connections was the first product (maybe still the only on
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Software Dependency Management and the associated risks
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 4:16a   Mikkel Heisterberg
Being a Maven convert and a guy that likes to dabble in programming this topic is very interesting albeit not one I've thought much about - and I guess this is true for most. Or let's put it another way. After you start using Maven, npm, flask or whatever other dependency management tool you use for the job you think of dependency management as a done deal. Not having to download a jar / package makes it easier and thus, for some reason, less worrisome to add a dependency. Until this morning w
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Simple tool to save certificate chain certificates as PEM files
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 11:04a   Mikkel Heisterberg
It's been increasingly frustrating to support our OnTime Group Calendar for Microsoft customers with on-prem Exchange as they usually use a self-signed certificate for TLS resulting in Java throwing a fit. Getting the certificate chain using a browser or OpenSSL is easy enough but for some customers that still prove too difficult. I couldn't find a tool to automate the export so I wrote a small tool in Java. The tool simply takes the address of the site to contact and saves the certificate cha




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