ATOM Publishing Protocol (AtomPub): XML based format for reading and writing information with structured meta data. Properly implemented is makes heavy use of Dublin Core meta data descriptions. ATOM is behind a lot of data exchange and API including OData (the format Microsoft and SAP have committed to). There is Apache Abdera for Java, support for Atom in Dojo and even jQuery
OpenSocial: Framework to build applications for integrated experiences. The title might be a bit misleading, since it is much more than "add a share this" button to your page. It is a complete widget definition and interaction standard. Extends iWidgets. Both IBM Portal as well as the IBM XPages server will be both OpenSocial containers and widget contributors. Already today a Domino server cann serve a component in RCP Widget and iWidget format, so we can expect that the component model will support OpenSocial too
ActivityStreams: While OpenSocial defines interaction up to the UI level, ActivityStreams are the pipes feeding new information into your experience. The ver brief definition: ActivityStreams are ATOM data feeds that have at minimum the agreed set of attributes ad defined by the ActivityStreams working group. I expect ready ActivityStreams controls to first appear in the XPages Extension Library before they move to the product core control set
Last not least the IBM Social Business Toolkit: It brings all the above components together. The real remarkable aspect: As of today there is no shipping IBM product supporting the full API, nevertheless IBM provides a working test environment, so you can test and be prepared
From my training experience I can tell: If you grew up with web standards, developing on the XPages platform is fast and fun.
You want to move to Domino? You need a plan!
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 6:12a Stephan H Wissel Cloud services are all en vogue, the hot kid on the block and irressitible. So you decided to move there, but you decided your luggage has to come along. And suddenly your realize, that flipping a switch won't do the trick. Now you need to listen to the expert.
The good folks at Amazon have compiled a table that gives you some idea how much it would take to transfer data:
Available Internet Connection
Theoretical Min. Number of Days to Transfer 1TB at 80% Network Utilization
T1 [read] Keywords: domino
Mustache and CKEditor - Round two
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 9:11a Stephan H Wissel ving just a few static values in the CK Editor drop down list really doesn't cut it. So we extend the bean today to have more flexible options. There are a few that spring to mind:
List of all items in a given document
List of all fields in a form (including subforms), eventually with or without the $ fields
List of provided field names
So here we go:
Mustache and CKEdit demo
The big change here is the replacement of the EL Expression mustache.sampleData wit [read] Keywords: ibm
Lotus de la Mancha
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 10:12a Stephan H Wissel One of my personal heroes is Don Quixote de la Mancha. He is a bat-shit crazy knight, who is true in his courtship of his Lady Dulcinea and never tired to pick a fight with a giant (windmill). His charge against the windmills, is regarded as a result of his craziness, but digging deeper you will find a nobility, worthy of a true knight: stand in for what you deem is right, regardless of the odds of success. Being true to your calling resonates with me. Wikipedia has an image of the crest of La [read] Keywords: lotus
CKEditor and Mustache become friends
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 9:11p Stephan H Wissel In the beginning there was WordStar and CSV and the possibility of (then printed) personalized mass-communication arrived in the form of mail-merge. For Notes eMails that is still a challenge (the latest version of OpenOffice now seems to have a reasonable eMail-Merge, but that's off topic here) since creating the template is kind of fuzzy (a.k.a usually out of the reach of mere mortal users).
XPages, Mustache and CKEditor to the rescue! The CKEditor shipping with XPages can be easily customiz [read] Keywords: ibm
MongoDB to switch to IBM storage backend
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 6:12a Stephan H Wissel One of the rising stars in NoSQL land is MongoDB. It is prominently featured in IBM BlueMix and in conjunction with Node.js the darling of the startup scene.
However it isn't trouble free, has been called broken by design, bad for data and a folly.
In a bold move to silence all critiques, the makers turned to IBM to get access to a distributed, robust and secure backend storage engine: the venerable NSF. As Bryce Nyeggen clearly stated:"But actually, thatâ€™s the Tao-like genius of MongoDB â [read] Keywords: ibm
Communicate with a German
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 6:12a Stephan H Wissel It was going around for a while, how to decode what an English man actually means when he says something. A Harvard Business Review article attributes the insights to Nannette Ripmeester's research and insights. What I was missing in all those tables is the reverse translation. So here it goes:
What a German saysWhat the British should hearWhat the German meant
Bad idea!Please think about that some moreBad idea! But I will still drink beer with you
This won't workInteresting approach, qui [read] Keywords: google
On a quest for the best biking application
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 9:11p Stephan H Wissel Preparing for my June adventure, I'm tracking my cycling progress. So far I tried Endomondo, RunKeeper and had a look at Strava. They all have their ups and downs:
Endomondo doesn't provide a open data API and I never got the live broadcast working, but the UI is readable on a bike
RunKeeper UI is too tiny for cycling mount, but live broadcast works nicely and the data API is open
Strava doesn't seem to provide live updates, but rather tracking after the tour
Battery live sucks for all of th [read] Keywords: application