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Changing URL in File Download Control...
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RIP Tim Tripcony...
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E-mail will be dead... For some people...
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Mon, Sep 15th 2014 151
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Still part of it: IBM Champions
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Authenticating Notes users for Web apps automatically...
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Changing URL in File Download Control...
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 90
XPages Tip: Realizing the Cost of a Value Binding...
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 84
RIP Tim Tripcony...
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IBM Connect 2014 slidedeck on the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK
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Serdar Basegmez
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Deep Dive into Social Business Toolkit with XPages: The Box Integration (1)
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 7:12a   Serdar Basegmez
I have been working on IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK for a long time. Last year we have introduced a couple of cool demos on IBM Connect with my friend Graham Acres. One example was the XPages integration with Basecamp. It has been on my to-do list for months to blog more details on this topic. Finally, here I am... This is going to be a series of blog post. What I'm planning is to blog about a basic example that integrates XPages applications with one or more cloud-based services for [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm xpages application applications database development integration interface java javascript openntf password properties security server twitter widget widgets xml

XPages Tip: Realizing the Cost of a Value Binding...
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 2:06a   Serdar Basegmez
A little tip on XPages development... We are binding values everywhere on our pages. Are you optimizing the way you use them? Basic value binding is straight forward. If you use a data source, scope variable or any other property/map/list object from your bean, etc, you are good. However if you 'compute' something to get a value, that computation has a processor and a memory cost. Let's see an example here. Consider the following code, where we want to get some input via a combobo [read] Keywords: dblookup domino xpages application development java javascript openntf

Mini Patterns for XPages: Using Beans for Parent - Child Documents
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 6:11a   Serdar Basegmez
After a looong time, I'm blogging XPages again :) Last time, I was blogging about mini patterns (this and that). These are partly reusable design patterns for common cases. Today I'd like to introduce a simple pattern which I have been using in a couple of applications. This is also an example how you get benefits from Managed Beans for specific purposes. Let's start. Data Model for Parent-Child Documents This is a very common case for Domino applications. There is a main docu [read] Keywords: domino notes xpages application applications blogging database development interface java mobile network openntf profile

Changing URL in File Download Control...
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:11a   Serdar Basegmez
After a very long period of silence, here I am with a tiny little trick about File Download Control in XPages. I saw that there are lots of questions about this component, related to showing attachments instead of downloading them. Stephen Wissel explained how to build a download url with the XPages syntax. The old style notation (which DOES NOT work in XPiNC): http(s)://[yourserver]/[application.nsf]/[viewname|0]/[UNID| ViewKey]/$File/[Attachm [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes xpages application database development javascript server

A Quick Question for Administrators...
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 6:14a   Serdar Basegmez
Just a quick question. Especially large domains have lots of users with the same full name. In modern directory systems, we can decrease the possibility of conflict by using hierarchical naming, however that will become an issue eventually, when you need to specify an e-mail address. I have seen that adding a number to the first or last name (John Smith , John 1 Smith, etc.) is highly popular. How do you handle people with the same name in your environment (e.g. Domino, AD, Connections, et [read] Keywords: connections domino lotus

RIP Tim Tripcony...
Mon, May 12th 2014 1:55p   Serdar Basegmez
As many friends around, we are shocked and deeply saddened by unexpected loss of our own Tim Tripcony. Tim Tripcony was one of the most talented developers I have met... He inspired all of us by challenging all kinds of limits in our platform and finding really elegant patterns in various problems. He was always polite, helpful and positive with people. RIP, my friend. You'll be missed a lot. [read] Keywords:


E-mail will be dead... For some people...
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 5:14a   Serdar Basegmez
Just an off-topic post, but can't help blogging about that. We are having bad times in our country. Summaries in English can be found here, here and here. Last two incidents are strongly related to very social context of our information and technology domain... Welcome to the remake of Orwell's 1984... The first is the change in the "Internet Bill", legal changes around monitoring and censorship. According to the bill, a government official, head of Turkey's telecommunication autho [read] Keywords: ibm blogging network

IBM Connect 2014 slidedeck on the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:14a   Serdar Basegmez
It's been a week after my session with Graham Acres. Sorry about the delay but we needed some time to prepare demo databases... Here is the slidedeck: And demo databases: https://github.com/sbasegmez/ic14demos [read] Keywords: ibm development

BP308 - The Journey to Becoming a Social Application Developer
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 5:09a   Serdar Basegmez
This is going to be my third IBM Connect and second session. Excited! Last year, my session co-presenter was my dear friend Bruce Elgort. I feel privileged this year again, because I am sharing the stage with a great speaker, Graham Acres... The session is all about the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK, which has been first announced at Lotusphere 2011. After three years, we will see much more content about it this year. Since first hearing about the toolkit, I had trouble under [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotusphere notes xpages application applications integration java javascript openntf twitter

My previous blog post was ’Hot’!
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 2:47a   Serdar Basegmez
Yesterday, I have blogged about the renewal of my IBM Champion title. This morning I woke up with lots of notifications on my mobile. Apparently, my dear friend Bruce liked my blog post very much and he has posted it everywhere (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Google Plus). The real surprise was on PlanetLotus waiting for me :) Wow! I must be really famous and people want to know about my happiness. Thank you all! :) OK I'm joking. Many of you know it but for those who are not aware of [read] Keywords: ibm database facebook google linkedin mobile planetlotus twitter

Still part of it: IBM Champions
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 6:11a   Serdar Basegmez
Yesterday, Oliver Heinz and Joyce Davis announced IBM Champions of 2014. I have been recognized as IBM Champion for the third time but it's still exciting like the first time :) Congratulations to everyone, especially new champions. 2014 IBM Champions So proud to be listed here, with these fantastic people... But remember, there are many great people outside of this list. They might not have the title for this time but they are helping others and improving the value of the te [read] Keywords: connections foundations ibm community

Change is good...
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 5:22a   Serdar Basegmez
Yes! Change is good... For a couple of weeks, I've been working on Bootstrap and as I learn it, my blog became a great playground for me! It's still using Domino Blog template at the back-end but skin is completely renewed. I have not optimized for performance yet but I can tell you, our blog template is so powerful that I have not changed anything in the application design! Please share your thoughts and tell me if you see any problems! BTW, I can share my templates in case you [read] Keywords: domino application

Thank you Mr. Bruce Elgort...
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 10:12a   Serdar Basegmez
Before writing this post I tried to remember when I have met Bruce for the first time. It was just 2.5 years ago when I received a twitter DM from him. I was at an airport in Germany waiting the boarding time. I remember had a short discussion over Skype. 2.5 years? Really? I feel like I know Bruce for decades. Bruce Elgort is one of the founders of OpenNTF, which is a very important initiative which bands passionate developers together, improves communication and collaboration within [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere notes blogger community openntf podcast skype taking notes twitter

ICONUK 2013 Slidedeck, Demo Application and a Surprize...
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 6:22a   Serdar Basegmez
ICONUK 2013 is over. I had so much fun again and hope it wasn't the last one... Me and Frank van der Linden had a joint session this year: "An XPager's Guide to Process Server-Side Jobs on IBM® Domino®" The first half, we mostly talked about DOTS. The second part was about asynchronous task development for XPages. Slides are below the post: Demo Database: You can find the demo database I have used to present the idea of asynchronous processing is on Github now: https://git [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages application database development server

ICON UK: Speaking for Fun, Speaking for XPages...
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 1:57a   Serdar Basegmez
I'm flying to London and will be attending a great user group conference. As a first-time speaker, I'll have two sessions this year. "Occupy Gezi Movement: An Apolitical Generation Rising with Art, Humor and Twitter" May, 2013: Nobody expected such a mess after the police intervention on a small group of protesters in Istanbul. Almost 4.5 million people participated in protests during the first month of Occupy Gezi movement and changed everything in Turkey. Meanwhile, old-school act [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages application applications community eclipse java server twitter

Domino is Curious: A Potential DAOS Problem...
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 9:13a   Serdar Basegmez
After 5 months, here is a new blog post :) Yesterday, I was upgrading a customer server and I have noticed that DAOS folder was larger than it should be. Since my customer is heavily using attachments in messages, a large DAOS folder is expected but 150 GB attachments for less than 100 users? Something's wrong here. Of course, DAOS wasn't in SYNCHRONIZED state which prevents PRUNE operations. However, it's more important to find out why DAOS loosing synchronization? At this point [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus ntf archiving archive bleedyellow bleedyellow.com database server wiki

A mini-guide to understand what’s going on: Turkish Summer...
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 3:15a   Serdar Basegmez
It's been more than a month. We had the most chaotic days in Turkey... A lot of friends from all over the world ask me what's really going on here. I just wanted to summarize headlines... All started as a tiny protest in Taksim Square, almost the center of Istanbul. There is a small park here named "Gezi Park" (Gezi means trip/travel in Turkish). Istanbul municipality wanted to destroy this park and construct a shopping mall but while the legal dispute continues, construction [read] Keywords: network twitter wiki

Two critical HTTP problems in Domino 9...
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 6:48a   Serdar Basegmez
After I upgraded my servers to Domino 9, I have found two problems affecting HTTP task. 1. Redirect TCP to SSL problem... My HTTP task stopped responding just after the upgrade. When I look into thread logs I saw that it was redirecting every requests to the same URL! After a couple of tests, I found that if you have "Redirect TCP to SSL" checked in your Internet Site document, it fails with infinite redirection problem. I posted the issue into the N/D 9.0 Social Edition forum and [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm ldd lotus notes traveler mobile profile server

Happy Pi Day present: Pi Calculator for XPages...
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 2:56a   Serdar Basegmez
Today is the "Pi Day"... Last week I was playing with Threads and Jobs project from OpenNTF. I needed a very long job to be run n the server-side. I have thought calculating pi digits would be a cool selection :) I found a Javascript-based Spigot algorithm by Stephen R. Schmitt and easily converted to Java (sorry about the code!). Notice that, on an average machine it calculates 10,000 digits in less than a minute. Now consider, ENIAC has calculated 2037 digits in 70 hours in 1949! [read] Keywords: xpages database development java javascript openntf server wiki

DOTS Deep Dive 4: I can schedule myself...
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 5:20a   Serdar Basegmez
Finally, we will be able to enable FeedMonster for CollaborationToday project. While doing final touches, I have been challenged by a question: "Can we schedule DOTS tasklets programmatically?" Actually, this is in the wish list for the next version of DOTS. But we can do some trick here. I didn't test this on Domino 9 but it should work. Here is the code: package org.openntf.news.playground.tasklets; import org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException; import org.eclipse.core [read] Keywords: domino ibm eclipse openntf profile xml

DOTS Deep Dive 3: Warning for Deadlocks
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 7:03a   Serdar Basegmez
Last time, I have blogged about the importance of the importantance of canceling tasklets... In most of the time, canceling a task is a 'choice' you have. You might want to stop the task for a reason. However, a very important problem is falling into deadlocks. If somehow your code falls into a deadlock or stuck situation, that would lock your DOTS container entirely. DOTS uses a basic mechanism for identifying scheduled tasklets that are stuck. Every tasklet starts its life with a pre [read] Keywords: ibm java openntf server

DOTS Deep Dive 2: Cancel me or I will crash your server...
Wed, Feb 13th 2013 3:53a   Serdar Basegmez
I just wanted to emphasize an important functionality within DOTS... One of our slides in the recent DOTS session in IBM Connect 2013, we have talked about the "monitor" argument in tasklets. It has two important uses. First of all, you might let DOTS container know about your progress. Second, it allows you to cancel your task in a less-disruptive manner. Let's dive into code here. Our tasklet is running every five seconds and wait 30 seconds each run: @RunEvery( every=5, [read] Keywords: domino ibm application java profile server

DOTS Deep Dive 1: Art of Scheduling Tasklets
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 4:02a   Serdar Basegmez
After a successful IBM Connect session, I started a series of posts, based on feedbacks I received from other developers. There was a little thing I didn't test before the session and this issue has been asked a couple of times: Possible conflicts between scheduled tasklets. Unfortunately, current implementation within DOTS is based on single threaded approach for tasklets. There are three different threads responsible in DOTS tasklet container for scheduled, manual and triggerred tasklet [read] Keywords: domino ibm sametime java profile

A rookie speaker was here...
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 7:06a   Serdar Basegmez
I was there, at IBM Connect 2013. My second Orlando visit was far more greater this time. A speaker badge combined to the IBM Champion ribbon, more experience and more fun! This year, my schedule was packed. I have planned lots of sessions and attended most of them. After last year's disappointment in BDD, I attended master classes on sunday and they were great! Two sessions were approaching development process in a different angle and they were especially exceptional. On sunday master [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotusphere notes application applications community development eclipse java openntf server skype

IBM Connect Session: BP207 - Meet the Java Application Server you already own...
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 5:12a   Serdar Basegmez
Last year was my first Lotusphere. I had a great pleasure visiting labs and talking to developers from IBM. I have met to David Taieb and we were discussing about an idea (or a suggestion) about XPages. We are lacking a (distributed) back-end processing system for XPages. When you have to run a really long process in your application which could be a reporting, calculation or so forth, you don't have anything to keep users waiting with an hour glass. David sketched a diagram showing how S [read] Keywords: administration agent domino ibm lotusphere notes xpages application applications development java office openntf server

Still part of IBM Champions Program!
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 5:18a   Serdar Basegmez
In 2011, I have been honored to be recognized as IBM Champion for IBM Collaboration Solutions (formerly, Lotus Software). Yesterday, 2013 class has been announced by our precious community manager Joyce Davis and my title has been renewed for 2013. There are new champions on the list as well. But I am most delighted to see my dear friend, fellow founder of Turkish Lotus User Group and neighbour Ferhat Bulut (with the well-deserved nick name: bestcoder!). Ferhat is working for Akbank, o [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus xpages blackberry community integration openntf

6000 miles flight and I will speak at IBM Connect 2013...
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:21a   Serdar Basegmez
Yes you heard right... One of two sessions I have submitted has been accepted. It will be a great excitement for me to speak at IBM Connect for the first time, and also honored to do this with my dear friend Bruce Elgort (and I might be the first speaker from Turkey... Not sure...). Meet the Java Application Server You Already Own - Domino "Java and in particular OSGi are now very important parts of the Notes/Domino app dev model. In this session you will learn about OSGi and how easy [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages application applications community java server

My first NotesIn9 show: Introduction to DOTS
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 4:11p   Serdar Basegmez
Today, my first NotesIn9 show has been released :) David Leedy is doing a great job in NotesIn9 video series. There are hours of videos, mostly on XPages. Recently David announced an incredible project: "Drive to 99". The target is having 99 shows until the end of the year. Whole community responded well and many contributors created screencasts for Notes In 9. After weeks of procrastination, my video became ready as number 93 :) So my video is about DOTS. DOTS is a great addition [read] Keywords: agent domino notes xpages application blogging community development java server

Second Article is on The View: Custom Controls - Deep Dive into Parameterization
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 1:10p   Serdar Basegmez
Finally, I have finished my second article "Custom Controls, Part 2 - Deep Dive into Parameterization" and it has been published on The View magazine. This is the second part of the article "Custom Controls — Basic Concepts and Techniques for Getting Started" published before. Learn how to customize parameterization using property types and editors to provide a better development experience and increased readability for XPage developers. Find out how multi-value properties and group [read] Keywords: development properties

Experimenting DOTS task vs. Java Agent
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 11:12a   Serdar Basegmez
DOTS (Domino OSGi Tasklet Service) project has been contributed into OpenNTF last year. Basically, it provides a way to create server tasks for Java developers. This is huge. Basically we could run our Java code in a similar way with a couple of other techniques, but DOTS provide many advantages. I'll dive deep on this in a seperate blog post. For now, take it as a teaser :) You can refer to Niklas's blog entry to setup DOTS in your environment. For this experiment, I'm using an e [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm lotus database development eclipse java openntf profile server workspace

Test platform for IBM Connections...
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 5:01a   Serdar Basegmez
I've been in UKLUG lately. I heard lots of discussions about test platform for IBM Connections. People who wants to implement new deployments, develop and test widgets or customize user interface, all need to install Connections. So I just wanted to blog about my test platform. I'm currently doing some Connections business and my customers are expecting UI customization, error trapping, configuration changes, etc. Therefore, I have installed a full Connections image on my computer. I [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm xpages development interface linux openntf server vm vmware widgets

Really don’t care...
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 3:26a   Serdar Basegmez
IBM finally decided to announce that the last major yellow word in the community has changed... Lotusphere event has been renamed as "IBM Connect" and Lotusphere has become a sub-event or so now. Shocked? No... Expected? Yes... IBM has been working on this transition for a couple of years. First, Lotus name has been removed from internal department hierarchy, then from some major products like Connections or Sametime. Last year Lotusphere 2012 was not yellow anymore. While, in spite o [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes sametime xpages application community development java

Five weeks of Yammer experience...
Fri, Jul 27th 2012 2:08p   Serdar Basegmez
I'm an author in an additional blog for more than a year. As a scientific skeptic blog, we are posting articles or short entries about hoaxes, legends, pseudo-science, alternative medicine, bad science news and similar stuff. At the begining of this year, we have invited more authors to the group and we have become a micro-community. While we were using Google Groups, after a couple of weeks, it became a serious problem for group members to engage the discussion due to the e-mail over-loadi [read] Keywords: connections ibm application community desktop facebook google microsoft mobile network sharepoint skype

Six long weeks...
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 2:43a   Serdar Basegmez
Six weeks passed since my last post... I have worked on XSnippets (OpenSearch support), xInvolve (Version 2.0 released) and a new OpenNTF project named VeryShort... Not much time left for blogging. I'll make up for it :) Stay tuned... [read] Keywords: blogging openntf

Completely unacceptable ’Theft’ by LotusLearns company...
Sat, Apr 21st 2012 3:10a   Serdar Basegmez
I am blogging for more than two years. It's like a part-time job. I am doing this sacrificing my 'life' and 'time'. Many people attribute me and this is a great pleasure... But sharing my ideas or knowledge on the WEB doesn't mean that people can steal them 'COMPLETELY' without my approval even with an attribution! Yes, I have used the word "stealing" on purpose. Because this is what LotusLearns.com is doing! Kelley Smith, CEO of this company claims that she is doing this for Afr [read] Keywords: ntf xpages blogging development planetlotus

OpenSearch functionality for XPages.info...
Mon, Apr 16th 2012 3:28a   Serdar Basegmez
Today we have added a very simple feature to XPages.info site. It provides an integrated search functionality to be used with browsers. Here how to use it: For Chrome: 1. Open xpages.info site once. 2. Close your browser, reopen and at the address bar, start writing "xpages". Depending on how frequent you are using xpages.info, it will suggest the address in the bar. For me, "x" character is enough :) 3. Now you see a new instruction in the address bar: "Press Tab to search [read] Keywords: xpages community database firefox openntf properties xml

"Dotless i", toLowerCase and toUpperCase functions: Use responsibly!
Thu, Apr 5th 2012 10:33a   Serdar Basegmez
"Dotless i" problem is the most profitable area in my revenue stream :) Since the beginning of my career, I found and isolated dozens of bugs simply related to 'dotless-i'. I have already blogged about it couple of times, but let me sum up the problem. There are Turkish characters in our language, as in many others. But two exceptional cases are "ğ" (curved g) and "ı/İ" (dotless-i/dotted-I) characters. The first one is a whole different story that some linguistic experts sugg [read] Keywords: lotus notes R7 R8 xpages application applications database development java

Going to XPages? Discover ’Disabilities-based’ development...
Fri, Mar 23rd 2012 3:36a   Serdar Basegmez
Yesterday, I presented at LUGTR XPages Workshop. We have heavily concentrated on transition to XPages development from traditional Domino programming. I am hearing a very common sentence more and more: "Damn! I can't even design a very very simple thing on XPages! Because of that, I'm not going to XPages..." There are many reasons that people with traditional Domino application development background fail in XPages. However this "XPages sucks" literature is not even close to those [read] Keywords: domino lotusscript notes notes client xpages application applications development server

My First Article on The View is online...
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 1:41a   Serdar Basegmez
My first article "Custom Controls — Basic Concepts and Techniques for Getting Started" has been published on The View magazine. This is the beginning of a series of articles about custom controls. In the first part, I have focused on differences between custom controls and subforms, basic usage of custom control properties and some features around reusability. You may follow the link above to read the article if you are subscribed to The View magazine. I have been blogging for more t [read] Keywords: blogging properties

Does XPages have a Logo or Brand?
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 9:56a   Serdar Basegmez
I just wonder if we have a logo... Programming languages are marketable? I think yes... [read] Keywords: xpages community

More XPages error-fun...
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 4:04p   Serdar Basegmez
I really enjoy debugging mysterious error messages from XPages... Today, it's "field in note has wrong datatype": I have experienced this problem upon a question from my client. Save button (which only submits the form) results in this error. After analyzing the page (analyze=delete all elements except the button) I decided that XPages elements have nothing to do with the problem. It was computing the document before saving, so that must be the problem. Indeed, I analyzed the form ( [read] Keywords: notes xpages

Googled my own blog... Again!
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 3:12p   Serdar Basegmez
It happened again... I was dealing with a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 upgrade today at the customer site. I had this annoying error while upgrading Media Manager: "Not enough storage is available to process this command" I googled and browsed to my blog entry. This is a very common story for many bloggers. Some of us keeping blog as a personal memory. The only difference from others, we can use Google for our own notebooks :) BTW, I couldn't solve my issue this time. Because, in fact, I d [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime google java server

We need an Ultimate Connector for Everything...
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 1:44a   Serdar Basegmez
Did you see that old advertisement video from IBM? OK, Universal Adapter does not exist. But it was a funny video :) Anyway, it wasn't my topic. We have several content repositories within different IBM products. Connections (and LotusLive of course) has Files, Quickr (for Portal or for Domino) has Document Libraries, Domino has Teamroom, FileNet has Files again... The list goes like this. So far, we have different connectors for most of these repositories. I think it's the tim [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm notes quickr sametime symphony applications eclipse mobile server

XSnippets Upgrade: Commenting
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 5:04a   Serdar Basegmez
As Niklas blogged, we added a new improvement on XSnippets. At the recent version, registered users can add comments to snippets. A couple of months ago, I blogged about rating update on XSnippets. In a similar way, I also developed commenting within xInvolve Custom Control. The recent version (released on OpenNTF) contains single control for commenting and rating. I have decided to seperate these two functions to improve usability. Beta version of rating control has been deployed before. [read] Keywords: connections development javascript openntf profile security server

Feedback needed for a new OpenNTF project...
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 8:34a   Serdar Basegmez
I have been trying to finish this for a couple of weeks in my free time (did I say free time?)... I have some code fragments for that and I need to combine them all. Anyway, This is a very simple database, But it will be very useful for me and I hope for others... Before going forward, I need some feedback about it. The database is called TestCopier. The purpose of this application is to create test/development databases from production ones. The following screen shows a preview. Some [read] Keywords: lotusscript application community database development openntf profile server

Asking questions and getting answers about XPages?
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 1:14p   Serdar Basegmez
Today, this issue came up by a simple question: Do we need a Skype Chat for beginner level XPages developers? If you are using Skype persistent chats, you would know their problems: 1. They are distracting. 2. They don't have search and memory. 3. They are not public. So the discussion has moved over twitter... First of all, my personal thoughts: There is a great wall around XPages preventing newcomers. I am not talking about documentation or learning stuff. There are to [read] Keywords: ibm xpages community development integration java openntf planetlotus planetlotus.org skype twitter widgets

A "Storm is over" post with an early birthday of my blog...
Sun, Jan 8th 2012 7:32a   Serdar Basegmez
A very long period without any blog post... I have lots of excuses. I will catch up just after the Lotusphere. Moreover, this post will be an early birthday of my LotusNotus blog. Many of my friends sent bunches of good thoughts about 3 weeks ago, when Damla was born. A second daughter means a lot to us. It also means busy days and nights. Beyond this fantastic events, I have closed the first IBM Connections deal, which is a great step for my company. I had decided to change my way several [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere xpages community exchange exchange openntf

Welcome to our world... You made me speechless!
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 3:36a   Serdar Basegmez
I am relieved and enjoying the moment. No phone calls, no skype chats, no e-mails and no upgrades for me today... Because, my second daughter Damla has been born after a successful operation. Both baby and mom are healthy. Defne welcomed her baby sister with a great excitement. Whole family in the clouds now. Since there is no any complication, now I can arrange my Lotusphere trip... I'll take compliments at the bar... But let me warn you, I need beer, lots of beer :) [read] Keywords: lotusphere skype

Mini-Patterns for XPages: Using Dynamic Content Control (2)
Mon, Dec 12th 2011 3:32a   Serdar Basegmez
Dynamic Content is a great control coming with the extension library. I noticed this too late (thanks to Bruce Elgort and Thomas Adrian)... Before we start, I'd like to remind one of the biggest discussions about Web 2.0 pattern (I'm excluding people saying it doesn't exist)... As you know, web 2.0 pattern heavily uses AJAX which gives us many different options to render a page. Content may be asynchronous and coming from different sources, view state might be controlled at the client [read] Keywords: ibm xpages ajax application applications development dojo google javascript server twitter web 2.0 xml

OpenNTF: Now it is more than a community...
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 1:13a   Serdar Basegmez
Many of you have seen minutes of the recent OpenNTF Board meeting... Probably, you have noticed the IP Manager issue: Peter Announced that he has been "laid off" as a contractor at IBM effective immediately. OpenNTF Group scrambling to find funding for Peter Tanner's invaluable work for the OpenNTF Entity. Looking for options for hiring Peter as a consultant. We have a quorum. Peter Tanner excused himself from the conversation. Outstanding $4,250.00 in accounts receivable. Discussion of a [read] Keywords: domino ibm policies xpages application blogging community development google openntf

Congratulations to the community (and the winners)
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 11:22a   Serdar Basegmez
After an impatient waiting, OpenNTF has announced winners of the second Development Contest... Winner - Mark Hughes for his ITANA Tasks app Finalist - Ferhat Bulut for his Mobile Admin app Finalist - David Marko for his Mobile Contacts and Reminders app The quality of entries were significantly higher this time. There are impressing projects and judgement was very tough this year... Mark absolutely deserved the golden metal with his great mobile application... The name in the fi [read] Keywords: admin xpages application community development mobile openntf

Latest updates deployed on XSnippets...
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 1:13a   Serdar Basegmez
As you know, XSnippets project has been deployed as Beta a while ago. Today, we have deployed a new version with some enhancements. First of all, I'd like to remind all that we are actively using the project page on OpenNTF... You may submit defects, feature requests and other comments. We also decided to follow all bugs from this page. The recent version includes a couple of new enhancements. The most important one is the ability to rate snippets. If you remember, I have submit [read] Keywords: community openntf server

Highlight your syntax in Designer style...
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 4:25p   Serdar Basegmez
For a while, I am part of a fantastic team, including Niklas Heidloff, Frank van der Linden and Bruce Elgort. We are working with pleasure on an OpenNTF project named "XSnippets". As you may already know, Beta version of XSnippets has been online for a week. Meanwhile, we also welcomed René Winkelmeyer. He will take care of the most shiny part of XSnippets: Designer plugin. So far, I am very happy about the community reaction... Tweets, blogs and personal feedbacks are making us very [read] Keywords: domino lotusscript xpages blogger community css database integration java javascript openntf server widgets xml

Mystery Solved: "Error loading USE or USELSX module"
Mon, Nov 21st 2011 4:21a   Serdar Basegmez
For a week, I was trying to solve a problem with an old database. The problem was a well-known error message: "Error loading USE or USELSX module" in my agents and script libraries. This case, I couldn't update my agents, script libraries, etc. because my designer wasn't compiling due to this error. So after hours of try and error, I noticed that I didn't test one thing I should have tested at the beginning. My friends guess what I'm talking about :) If there is Java, you're l [read] Keywords: lotus lotusscript application bug database development java

From My Inbox: Wrong question...
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 2:07a   Serdar Basegmez
I got a message today, from a very small customer. They are using Outlook and the person wants to know why Lotus is not appropriate for them because she was asked to research about Lotus-Outlook comparison. Wrong question, wrong person... [read] Keywords: lotus outlook

Normalizing strings with JavaScript
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 12:05p   Serdar Basegmez
If you have worked on Domino blog template, you may know the issue. You have a descriptive text like title for a content. You want to convert it to a different string to be used in a URL or file name. DominoBlog template is using a simple formula for this: @ReplaceSubstring(@ReplaceSubstring(@ReplaceSubstring(pagename;"?":"&":"@":"£":"$":"%":"^":"":"*":"/":"'":"#":"~":"(":")":"+":"=":"!":";":""":":":",":"|":"\";"");"--":" - ":" [read] Keywords: domino development java javascript

There are Leaders and Great Leaders in the history...
Wed, Nov 9th 2011 3:47p   Serdar Basegmez
73 years ago, Turkey has lost a great leader: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk... Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has started a series of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern, westernized and secular nation-state. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism. Here are some of his important transformations: - Secularism - Legal equality between sexes - Unification in edu [read] Keywords: wiki

Mini-Patterns for XPages: Parameter Editing with Dialogs (1)
Sun, Nov 6th 2011 7:51a   Serdar Basegmez
I were off due to the incredible workload... I've started this blog entry several weeks ago. I think it's time to publish it before people forget me :) This is a new series of articles. I'd like to introduce semi-reusable patterns that may help developers to shorten the design time for common issues. The first article will be about "Parameter Editing". r Many applications use parameters, editable by power users. In classical Notes, we create a form and view; that's all, except [read] Keywords: ibm notes xpages applications database development dojo interface javascript server xml

It’s Fifth of November again... Remember!
Sat, Nov 5th 2011 5:06a   Serdar Basegmez
It's Fifth of November again. This is the day I have to watch "V for Vendetta" again... "Remember, remember The fifth of November The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot" ...or here is the long version of the scene... [read] Keywords:

Tick Tick Tick...that may be the sound of your career running out!
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 3:43a   Serdar Basegmez
Yes! It is Dexter and No! Our topic is XPages, not Dexter :) I've been in CEE Regional Lotus Partners Summit for the last two days. I've seen so many interesting things that I cannot share publicly (or privately). Probably I'm not the first person who have seen those plans and I guess LA attendants last week know more than me. Anyway, since I declared not to share anything, many of my readers would not read this post until this point... For the rest; I can tell you I will share one thi [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus notes xpages applications development facebook microsoft planetlotus planetlotus.org sharepoint

Finally: Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.3 has been released...
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 1:17a   Serdar Basegmez
Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 has just been released. Here is the announcement... We were waiting for this moment for a long time... It is not a simple minor upgrade. Important features and new entitlements will be effective with 8.5.3. We summarized new features of this version on the previous blog... Lots of details have been shared in Taking Notes episode 141 with Ed Brill and Peter Janzen... New versions are ready in Passport Advantage site. [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes notesdomino taking notes

Blogroll Wrap-up: Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.3 is coming with Enhancements...
Wed, Sep 28th 2011 4:00a   Serdar Basegmez
You would be aware of blogs and tweets about the anouncement of Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.3 release with great new features. It will be next tuesday (as usual). Last time, I wrapped up some blog posts about 8.5.2. I'll be doing this again and if I forget to give wrong/missing reference for other bloggers, please shout (or comment)... Before the start, There are three four things... First, usual legal warnings... These features are not promised/guaranteed/etc. and subject to change etc. an [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm id vault lotus lotusphere notes notesdomino policies quickr sametime smart upgrade symphony traveler xpages apple application applications bleedyellow bleedyellow.com citrix community css database dojo email java javascript mobile security server vista widgets wiki

9/11: Looking to the west from the east...
Sun, Sep 11th 2011 6:18a   Serdar Basegmez
I remember this very clear. I was a new graduate from the university. I had some problems in my military service records and I were trying to fix it. In Bursa (my home city near Istanbul), I were in Military Service Office and dealing with the bureaucratic procedures to correct my records. The office was running really slow that day. They sent a fax to the other office that holds my records and we were waiting the response for hours. It was around 4pm and instantly, there were an activi [read] Keywords: laptop office wiki

A new wiki article in response to the gift I received...
Sun, Sep 11th 2011 4:28a   Serdar Basegmez
On thursday, I have received a very cool gift package from Jim Casale because of my Wikimania participation... Unfortunately, the IBM mug wasn't lucky enough for this long travel but other gifts are cool! Especially I am very glad about my hard copy of "Mastering XPages" book. This will be the first book on my shelf in the new office :) I thought about it and I decided that returning a simple "Thank you" will not be enough! Therefore, I created a new wiki article named "Do's [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus xpages office wiki

Getting social, doing business [with IBM]...
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 11:11a   Serdar Basegmez
I ignored this at first. Stayed away on the second time. But this time, I can't help blogging about it. A couple of days ago, I tweeted: "Dear IBM, which site will we use for collaboration with you! Greenhouse? LotusLive? developerWorks? Partnerworld? Please, make up your mind!" This week, IBM CEE Channel invited us to a partner community inside LotusLive. I am already using Greenhouse to keep up with my fellow IBM Champions. I have a developerWorks profile where I never understand what [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus blogging community linkedin password profile skype social software twitter wiki

Serialization, viewScope and Exploding XPage after Upgrade...
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 12:49a   Serdar Basegmez
Before the post, I would like to thank my fellow champions David Leedy and Tim Tripcony about this issue. I am stealing their thunder right now. They did most of the job and I am blogging about it :) This is not a new thing. I experienced this problem while I am working on my custom controls. Some history: I have designed a Captcha Control a while ago. I were using this control in LUGTR site (8.5.1) and it was working fine. One day, I tested this on my development server (8.5.2) and it f [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages application blogging bug database development interface java javascript openntf properties server wiki xml

My votes for the OpenNTF Contest...
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 1:13a   Serdar Basegmez
OpenNTF Contest about developing XPages Custom Controls will be closed for submissions today. I would like to announce my winners today :) I'll start from the special prizes before winners. I have selected these three for different reasons... Special Prize #1: MySQL Control (by Ulrich Krause, aka. Eknori): I have selected MySQL control for two reasons. First, it was my idea, Ulrich did it first :) More importantly, Ulrich provided a good approach about how to use Java in [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client xpages applications bleedyellow bleedyellow.com development dojo java mysql openntf web 2.0 widgets

Duel of the Fates: Me and a stubborn SSL Certificate...
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 1:57a   Serdar Basegmez
Do you procrastinate tasks that you hate? I am... I had a long-waited task to install a legitimate wildcard SSL for my customer's Domino servers for internal access. More than ten servers and nobody achieved to teach people to trust home-made SSL certificates... I have worked with SSL certificates in the past and it's an headache. Because SSL shops think that all servers on the world are using IIS :) First of all, some credits to friends in the yellowverse that helped me with their bl [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus lotusscript notes database google ideajam ideajam.net password server websphere

Google, IBM, Microsoft and Localization of everything...
Mon, Aug 8th 2011 1:13p   Serdar Basegmez
I have posted an entry into the Turkish part over a year ago. I will extend its content a bit... My post was based on this screen shot: The scene above is from Google Reader and in Turkish, as you may notice. It's not 'Google-translated'. But the key part is on the little screen shot on the left. Someone in Turkey created a collection of well-known Turkish RSS resources and prepared a screen shot for this 'localization'! That makes it 'Localization', rather than 'Translation' [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes R5 sametime development facebook google interface microsoft twitter

Message Security on Cloud...
Sun, Aug 7th 2011 12:08p   Serdar Basegmez
Using cloud-based services for message security makes sense... The problem is simple. You have a mail server, you simply put an Anti-spam/Anti-virus software/appliance on your DMZ to receive your messages at the edge of your network, checks them for spam and virus risks and permit clean messages only. I rather prefer moving the edge system out to the network. You simply change your MX records, a service provider receives your messages, scans them and transfers clean messages to your mail [read] Keywords: administration archiving google microsoft network security server virus

Developi Information Systems joins OpenNTF Alliance...
Wed, Aug 3rd 2011 10:45p   Serdar Basegmez
I am very proud to announce that my company, Developi Information Systems have been a member of OpenNTF Alliance. As I said in OpenNTF's announcement: So far, we were trying to support OpenNTF activities at an individual level. Because we believe in open source communities leverage the value of their software technologies. It's not only downloading sample codes or ready-to-use projects; such an initiative bands passionate developers together, improves communication and collaboration wit [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus applications community openntf

One week of IBM (Lotus) Sametime 8.5.2 Experiences...
Sun, Jul 31st 2011 1:24p   Serdar Basegmez
Last week I had a couple of Sametime 8.5.2 implementations, one upgrade and another from zero... I'd like to share my experiences... First of all, products working on Websphere platform like Sametime, Quickr and Connections needs extreme caution in installation and upgrades... The golden tip is in the book! Follow the guide and in any suspect, ask for recomendation. Write down every anomalies you have seen. There are some additional resources which should be reading before start: My f [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm ldd lotus notes quickr sametime application community google network profile server websphere wiki xml

Is this LUG working?
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 2:50a   Serdar Basegmez
We have founded LUGTR in 2008, established an executive committee in 2010, organized the first community event, LUGTR 2011 conference in March. Beginning this year, thanks to our sponsors, we launched a powerful server with Quickr 8.5.1 for our web site. And this is the screen shot from the 'Forum' part of Turkish Lotus User Group... The last message has been received in June. There are only three members participating discussion out of the executive team. There are times people g [read] Keywords: lotus quickr community server

Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.2 FP3 has been released...
Tue, Jul 19th 2011 1:37a   Serdar Basegmez
IBM announced that Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.2 FP3 packages are ready to be downloaded. The fix pack contains several critical fixes and is recommended for all 8.5.2 users. Preliminary fix list contained by FP3 can be seen on: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/r5fixlist.nsf/8d1c0550e6242b69852570c900549a74/b23767bb4ff78657852578d1005f85b8?OpenDocument There are a couple of improvements in this release, such as Firefox 5 & Internet Explorer 9 support for iNotes. To download FP3, you can u [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes ldd lotus notes notesdomino firefox

My Custom Control xInvolve: New version with commenting...
Wed, Jul 6th 2011 11:50a   Serdar Basegmez
I posted an entry a couple of weeks ago about my custom control for the OpenNTF Contest... I have upgraded xInvolve with commenting ability. New version 1.10 provides a customizable interface for rating and commenting about documents (or other elements based on a unique identifier) for non-anonymous users. Here are some screen shots... [read] Keywords: community interface openntf

Second Custom Control for the OpenNTF Contest: xInvolve
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 3:02a   Serdar Basegmez
The second custom control for the OpenNTF Contest has been released a couple of days before. xInvolve is a customizable and reusable custom control bringing user interaction to your XPages applications. It can be used on single page and views. Current version 1.00 has been designed only to rate documents (or other elements based on a unique identifier) for non-anonymous users. I am planning to extend this control for commenting and anonymous contribution in the future. However, I can't fi [read] Keywords: xpages applications community dojo openntf security widget

It’s classical, also awful: XPages is running Java huh?
Sat, Jun 25th 2011 5:34a   Serdar Basegmez
One more classical Java problem! Now in air with XPages development! I have completed my second Custom Control for OpenNTF Contest. I were packing up everything. I created a blank database, copied all my design elements and set ACL's and other stuff. Ooops; one more unclear error message launching my XPage: Error 404 HTTP Web Server: Item Not Found Exception OK, calm down, I said. I googled and I found it might be related with building. I tried different combinations, restarted my [read] Keywords: acl domino ibm notes notes client xpages database development java openntf server

The lesson of the day: Think simple while debugging XPages!
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 1:10a   Serdar Basegmez
Server side javascript in XPages is very difficult to debug. XPages lab is aware of that and try to figure out a solution. OpenNTF has lots of tools and recommendations for debugging. However, sometimes error messages make me crazy! Here is an example... I am developing an XPages project and I worked on SSJS persistence and scope issues a lot. Yesterday, in the middle of night, I had a stupid problem in my code. function getDoc(someParams) { // ... do something ... // return [read] Keywords: xpages development javascript openntf server

One of fifty... It feels good :)
Thu, Jun 23rd 2011 1:11a   Serdar Basegmez
Yesterday, Ed Brill announced 50 special people as IBM Champions of Lotus Software and IBM Collaboration Solutions. I am so honored to be a part of this special group. I'd like to thank all selection committee and of course, Joyce Davis for listening to the community and running this program. Also congratulations to all my fellow champions... [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus community

My Custom Control for the OpenNTF Contest: xProperties
Wed, Jun 22nd 2011 12:29a   Serdar Basegmez
At last I submitted my custom control to the OpenNTF Contest sponsored by We4IT... Now I am waiting for two iPad 3 or 3 iPad 2, whatever comes first :))) Anyway, this is a short summary for the xProperties control. My custom control imitates the traditional document properties box we are using in Lotus Notes client. The reason I have chosen this, it seemed really challenging for me. In fact, it is not possible to imitate our precious Document Properties box completely. Because it [read] Keywords: domino lotus lotusscript notes notes client community openntf properties

Dojo Dialogs in XPages: Deep dive into Partial Updates...
Sat, Jun 18th 2011 8:13a   Serdar Basegmez
If you are not yet decided to use Extension Library, you still have to use ordinary dojo dialogs and partial update tricks in your applications. I have dived into the world of partial updates recently. We will complicate things in this post. Ready? Go! We know how to use a dojo dialog, right? Let's have a simple example here... [read] Keywords: ibm xpages applications development dojo javascript server xml

About Partnership Programs: I will Resell your product, but?
Fri, Jun 17th 2011 8:12a   Serdar Basegmez
From time to time, I have been pinging different companies about participation into reseller programs. One thing I never understand is the 'Partnership Fee' payments or other financial interactions between mother companies and their resellers. I admit that I am not an ordinary reseller candidate. Because, sarcastically speaking, I don't believe in 'sales' :) If I were a European company and willing to enter into the Turkish market (talking about the first entrance of course), I wou [read] Keywords:

Multiple Custom Controls and Events aware of their owners...
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 11:55a   Serdar Basegmez
I am developing a simple (really simple) custom control for the OpenNTF contest... There are very good controls there and I don't think my humble control will be a revolutionary :) Anyway, I really messed up this thing... Because I didn't plan the architecture right, I have to re-implement everything. The problem started when I tried using multiple copies of the same custom control. This post will be a quick tip for a very simple problem. If you are developing a custom control which may [read] Keywords: ibm development javascript openntf xml

Social Media and our Multiple Personality Disorder...
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 10:51a   Serdar Basegmez
Years ago (before 2000), my friend who was studying on the theoretical problems of information technologies, brought this issue on the table... He said that with the evolution of emerging social tools we are going to have a real problem of identities. The issue has multiple dimensions. One is our passwords. It's a technical complication. You are using twitter, friendfeed, facebook, linkedin, gmail, etc. Every service you are using requests a seperate credentials. I am carefully listing [read] Keywords: connections lotus blogger facebook google linkedin network profile skype twitter

Lesson of the day: I need to learn more about XPages
Sat, Jun 11th 2011 9:39a   Serdar Basegmez
Today, I noticed there are lot more to learn about XPages... Here is the problem. I am creating a custom control for general use. There is a simple business logic behind it and when certain state is achieved, it needs to fire an event at the mother XPages. This event could be a Lotusscript agent, SSJS code, sending a message, data source transaction etc. It could be anything. So it needs to be a 'parameter'. I participated XPages Guru's webcast a while ago. There were an incredibly u [read] Keywords: agent lotusscript xpages development

The dilemma of Body field: I know it’s wrong, but I’m still using it.
Fri, Jun 10th 2011 9:12a   Serdar Basegmez
This is from Designer Help - NotesDocument class: GetFirstItem method: If multiple items in a document have the same name, programmatic access is limited to the first item. The remaining items yield invalid data. A work-around is to get the first item, process it, remove it, again get the first item (which was the second item), and so on until you process all the items with the same name. If you do not save the document, the items are not actually removed. However, the recommendation is th [read] Keywords: development properties

Don’t ask me about Lotus Workflow...
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 2:11a   Serdar Basegmez
If there were a Lotus Workflow fan club, I would be the first member. It was a great application with its flexibility, ease of use, customization capability etc. I know lots of customers that are still using... But nowadays, many are stuck with their applications and looking for non-Lotus alternatives to move out. Why? Because IBM does not seem to have a decision on Lotus Workflow. This is going to be another 'Dear IBM' post I think. I am tired to give the political answer: "IBM [read] Keywords: ibm lotus application applications

IBM Lotus Certifications Overview
Sat, Jun 4th 2011 5:53a   Serdar Basegmez
Certification is becoming an important issue in recent years... I can see this issue with 4 different angles: I am an expert taking exams, an employer, an IBM BP and co-leader of LUGTR... I will be considering our market, of course. If there are differences, don't hesitate to comment in. First of all, I want to summarize the certification process in IBM Software Group, specifically the Lotus brand... Certification has three main components. - Courses / Training - Tests / Exams - [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus notes quickr sametime xpages application development java microsoft odbc oracle server sql twitter

CEO Blog with DominoBlog template...
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 1:14a   Serdar Basegmez
We were dealing with a cool project for a couple of weeks. My client is Hillside Leisure which created the pioneer and leading brand in 'Feeling Good' business with 2 astonishing hotels, 3 sports/recreation centers, 4 cinemas and a large SPA chain. Their brand is unique with the service quality approach which has been saturated into the corporate culture... You should stay at Hillside Beach Club to understand that. Corporate culture is hard to seed, manage and quantify. Being decentral [read] Keywords: domino lotus applications development

Translated my presentation: "More XPages!"
Tue, May 31st 2011 10:54a   Serdar Basegmez
This is Learn XPages Month! So I translated slides of my recent session in Social Business Roadshow Istanbul 2011... Don't expect too much. This is an introductory session for upcoming workshops planned in Turkish LUG. I am putting this here because of two reasons. First, Cristian D'Aloisio (dominobaloney.com) requested :) Second, I wanted to contribute if anyone needs an introductory outline for a session targeting newbie XPage developers... You may use, modify and distribute this. J [read] Keywords: xpages

After my first UKLUG event: I was there...
Tue, May 31st 2011 10:00a   Serdar Basegmez
UKLUG is over days ago. I am tired of getting around London and thinking about how I am going to organize so many things in a blog post about UKLUG... This blog post was hard to edit. I started at Manchester-London train, continued between my coffee breaks during London trips and ended in the plane returning home. I have completed whole a week after UKLUG, sorry for that (if you care)... Starting with the participation... There was so many people there. I don't know the exact number, but [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus lotusphere notes xpages blogger community development iphone office tivoli twitter

Still don’t know XPages? Learn in June!
Thu, May 26th 2011 3:11p   Serdar Basegmez
This June has been declared as the 'Learn XPages Month'. It doesn't mean that we will sit and wait for you until you learn it well :) This month, we are going to participate into discussion! It doesn't matter how much you know... Because even asking a question into a forum or making a comment into any blog entry will help somebody else. As Turkish LUG, we will also be trying to organize a workshop this month. Many companies will have discounts next month. Bloggers (including myse [read] Keywords: xpages development

Bookmarks opening in new window always...
Thu, May 26th 2011 12:08p   Serdar Basegmez
One thing that makes me really annoyed about Eclipse based Notes client is the CTRL-TAB key issue. Design team has lifted this key combination as Lotus Notes moved into Eclipse in the R8. At UKLUG, Mary Beth Raven cleared the issue at last (or I hear that for the first time). The design team canceled this key combination due to the accessibility principles. Because according to this principles, Ctrl-tab is an advised combination for rich text fields. Naturally, one thinks about why all b [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes notes client R8 rich text sametime applications database eclipse

New features of XPages in 8.5.3
Sun, May 22nd 2011 7:54a   Serdar Basegmez
In DNUG, I had chance to chat about XPages... Version 8.5.3 is coming with great features. Some key points are like that: I talked with Martin Donnelly. He is a great guy and fantastic presenter. He told us that probably, 8.5.3 will not contain a new extension library. However IBM is planning to release a stable version independent from the release stream, using update sites. XPiNC features will be extended in 8.5.3. XUL will be upgraded to the equivalent of Firefox 3.6.x. A good featur [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes xpages applications development dojo firefox javascript mobile server widgets

After my first DNUG conference...
Sat, May 21st 2011 12:36p   Serdar Basegmez
So DNUG is over. Including preconference, DNUG was a three-day conference. As I said before, most of the sessions were in German. so my participation doesn't count to be educatory :) In my long travel, my point was to see other Lotus communities and user group conferences. DNUG is a great organization. They have been gathering for 17 years and twice a year. While we couldn't find 100 persons together in a free conference in LUGTR2011, getting hundreds of people from different cities of [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes sametime traveler xpages application blogger community google iphone mobile planetlotus skype

Day Zero in DNUG, Day One in Germany...
Wed, May 18th 2011 3:30p   Serdar Basegmez
My twitter (version 3.4.2) followers noticed that I am in Germany for DNUG Conference. After organizing LUGTR conference, (even I am late) I decided to see other user group conferences. I picked two very distinct types of events: UKLUG and DNUG. So far, DNUG is not like a user group conference. Looking at the agenda, it seems like European Lotussphere! Well-organized event has a very deep content... I were a bit late for the Day-0 activities and only catched live streaming of Social Bus [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime twitter

Authenticating Notes users for Web apps automatically...
Wed, May 11th 2011 10:27a   Serdar Basegmez
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned about a way to authenticate user for a web application inside an iFrame in XPiNC page. Now I found another solution for this. When a user clicks a link inside a Notes Client application, we may authenticate him on the web server application (either XPages or 'legacy' (!) web application)... This is very important. Because for over 5 years I were searching for such a solution. Normally, if you are using hybrid application scheme (that is your [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm lotus lotusscript notes notes client script library xpages application applications bug database development firefox java javascript password server xml

Dear IBM, It’s time to integrate Skype and Sametime...
Wed, May 11th 2011 4:52a   Serdar Basegmez
I personally think that Microsoft has overpaid Skype and it won't return that much profit in tangible or intangible quantities. However, I think it's time to connect Skype to Sametime Gateway product. Considering lots of SMBs are using Skype, it will be a benefit. IBM has a strategy to make its products compatible with different competitors' technology. On the other hand, I hear what IBM will say. There are technical problems and uncertainity about the future of Skype. But I just needed [read] Keywords: ibm sametime integration microsoft skype

XPages Tip: A modal waiting dialog for background processes.
Tue, May 10th 2011 5:44a   Serdar Basegmez
When there is a background processing where the user should wait until it's done, I don't want him/her to click anywhere else in the screen. But I also want the user to know s/he'll have to wait. Overdemanding? I found a very simple solution to this problem. Sure there is more elegant solutions without dojo, but let me share it... This is the main screen: When user clicks the pointed button, there is a background process which would take 20-25 seconds. It is a long time fo [read] Keywords: agent xpages application css development dojo javascript widget

So, superior features sell the product?
Mon, May 9th 2011 10:56p   Serdar Basegmez
Do superior features sell your product? Yes? So compare these two products: - Which one is more robust/stable/reliable? - Which has more 'social' capabilities? - Which has more connectvity? - Which provides more features (discussion, commenting, threading...)? - Which is more successful? [read] Keywords:

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