My first impression on Designer’s behaviour is not really positive, I believe my 8.5.2 installation is more stable than the 8.5.3 one.
Nevertheless, it rises some Xpages related questions for example the next one:
I am trying to develop more via components, that is custom controls that will be steered via property definitions. I have created a custom control to display a widget component (oneUi). The widget contains a editable area so for each instance of the widget I can add custom content.
What I’ve tried is to create a custom control for a tagcloud, where the tagcloud (control from the ext. library) is steered via the property definition.
This works well AS LONG as the tagcloud does not reside in the editable area of the widget cc. When I place the tagcloud in the widget cc and preview locally the Xpage that contains the tagcloud cc Designer crashes.
I do not understand the cause of it. Maybe you can explain what I am doing wrong???
Image: the tagcloud custom control. It contains the widget custom control and the tagcloud control.
Image: here is how it looks in Designer. The tag control not residing within the widget custom control.
Image: How I want it to be: the tagcloud control residing within the widget custom control.
Engage – signed up
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 4:22a Patrick Kwinten Funny, but a motive when moving to Sweden was to combine work with a bit of holiday. Recently I signed up for the Engage event and will do it the other way around in the Netherlands: combine holiday with a bit of work.
I am looking forward to the event because of it’s great line-up. I am curious how the ‘collaboration market’ nowadays looks like in the Netherlands and Belgium and what the opportunities are. [read] Keywords: collaboration
Single Page Application tutorial
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 8:02a Patrick Kwinten After watching the video on YouTube on the Single Page Application wizard I became curious and decided to take a test and mobilize an application myself. I choose the infamous “fake names” application for this.
I have written a blog article/tutorial about it. Here you can read it: ‘Single Page Application Wizard‘.
With the Single Page Application control you can rapidly mobilize a Notes application. The wizard is intuitive although you need to understand some b [read] Keywords: notes
Go Connect Go!
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 3:02a Patrick Kwinten With IBMConnect about to start I updated my collection of blog posts about the XPages technology. I started collecting in 2009, directly after Lotusphere where it was one of the highlights at the show. I remember that the blogosphere exploded after/during Declan Sciolla-Lynch‘s tutorial.
The earliest post about XPages I have collected is HND 102: IBM Lotus Domino Designer in Eclipse: Create and Work with XPages Hands On (January 2008). The latest post that I added yesterday is ‘ [read] Keywords: domino
Use SourceTree for better XPages Source Control (some sort of transcript)
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 3:02a Patrick Kwinten I bet everybody enjoyed David Leedy’s Use SourceTree for better XPages Source Control video-tutorial. At the time I was looking at SourceTree so David’s guidance came in the right time.
To assist my fellow colleague developers I wrote a document or some sort of manual on using SourceTree for source control and I used David’s tutorial for a transcript.
I hope you enjoy reading it.
Use SourceTree for better XPages Source Control
Looking for a creative brain? Choose me [read] Keywords: xpages
Local development environment
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 7:02a Patrick Kwinten I needed to setup a new development environment because we moved recently from Windows XP to Win7 (yihaa! I am a corporate developer). Because my ‘closest to administrator’ like co-developer (an ex-admin who we have convinced to development!) is on parental leave I had to clear the job myself. This is how far I came so far:
Virtual hard drive of 25 GB; will probably create a new clone from this machine for each new project
IBM Domino 9.0.1 Social Edition [read] Keywords: admin
Using Bootstrap in XPages – The ultimate incomplete guide
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 3:05a Patrick Kwinten This document describes how to integrate the popular front-end framework Twitter Bootstrap with XPages. The purpose is to provide developers an introduction to use Twitter Bootstrap in XPages development projects by building an actual application.
Below you can find a document/manual I started to write a while ago but I never finished (I guess there is no finish since new boundaries are explored every day). At least the document should give you a head start with using ‘raw’ (Twitter) [read] Keywords: xpages application
Updated eCard app on OpenNTF
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 2:22p Patrick Kwinten I received some comments on the eCard app on OpenNTF:
A overlooked the middle fingers suggestion a Santa makes on the default image (dumb dumb).
I never tested in IE (out of scope).
Now these 2 items have been fixed:
Happy Holidays! [read] Keywords: openntf
eCard XPages app – Time for your seasonal greetings !
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 3:06a Patrick Kwinten The last days I have spent some hours in the evenings to learn me Bootstrap in combination with XPages as bit more. The result is a basic eCard application on XPages which utilizes Bootstrap 2 for UI.
Since the Advent Calendar has started I guess you are allowed to start sending out your seasonal greetings
You can find the app as a project on OpenNTF (link to project). I noticed a card is not working properly in IE yet (what did I expect?). I will see if I can fix this on the short term. O [read] Keywords: xpages application
The View free online?
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 3:02a Patrick Kwinten During the cleanup of my paper library with the View magazines I noticed that a lot of articles, including the PFD’s, of The View are indexed by Google and available online. I am not sure if this is a mistake or a seasonal gift from Wellesley Information Services but if you search online most of the older articles appear in the search results.
Older? “What is their use?” you may wonder. Most techniques described are obsolete or a sin, but others are so general (performance, p [read] Keywords: notes