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We need an Ultimate Connector for Everything...
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 time to design a universal content connector for every repositories we have. It's not a big problem for the server-side platforms because most of these systems has document APIs based on REST.

I have a small wish list for this connector:

- It should be implemented with Eclipse. It would be heavy, but it will be platform-independent and can be easily integrated to existing applications (Sametime, Notes and Symphony).
- A seperate Mobile version is a must.
- User should be able to create multiple proffiles for multiple repositories.
- Should support offline capability. User would make some libraries available offline to sync them later.
- Administrative deployment for large systems.

What do you think about it?


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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
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XPages Tip: Realizing the Cost of a Value Binding...
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 2:06a   Serdar Basegmez
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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
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Changing URL in File Download Control...
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 7:11a   Serdar Basegmez
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Mon, May 12th 2014 1:55p   Serdar Basegmez
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E-mail will be dead... For some people...
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 5:14a   Serdar Basegmez
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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
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BP308 - The Journey to Becoming a Social Application Developer
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 5:09a   Serdar Basegmez
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