I was honored to be asked by IBM to participate in an upcoming "XPages Guru Webinar" on June 1 from 11 AM - 12 PM Eastern:
What is XPages? - Matt White
Case Studies - Discussion database, XTalk, etc. - Bruce Elgort
Benefits of XPages - Matt White
Why should I transition? - Tim Tripcony
Roadmap to XPages (How do I get from here to there?) - Chris Toohey
What resources are out there? - David Leedy
Q & A
This webinar won't be deep-dive training... by the end of the hour, you won't know all there is to know about XPage development. Instead, you'll hear several perspectives, from a few of us who have been in the proverbial trenches of XPage development for several years now, regarding some possible motivations for discovering more about XPages... and where to go for help if you decide that moving in that direction makes sense for you and/or your organization.
To that end, this webinar is not intended solely for developers; IT managers and other decision makers will gain useful insight into the potential advantages of investing in XPage development and strategies for doing so. Hence, if you've been wanting to dive into these waters, but there's someone you need to convince first, pass this invitation on to them as well. IBM has been very vocal of late that XPages are the future of Lotus Domino development... hopefully it will be interesting and useful to hear more about why, from a few of us who have already begun our journey into that future.
locating XPage components with XspQuery
Sun, Apr 14th 2013 12:00a Tim Tripcony Several years ago, I wrote a utility Java class designed to make it easy to search for components within the current XPage instance based on various criteria. I've found it enormously useful, and, apparently, so has Keith Strickland, because he added it to org.openntf.xsp.extlib, complete with a few refinements. As an example of how you might use this, examine the following line of code:
List requiredFields = new XspQuery()
.loc [read] Keywords: ldd
your how is not your what
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 11:36a Tim Tripcony I've noticed a pattern emerging when I'm asked for help with XPages. Here's a representative conversation:
"I'm trying to do [X] and it's not working. How can I do that?"
"What are you trying to accomplish?"
"I already told you. I'm trying to do [X]."
"No, that's how you're trying to do it. What are you trying to do?"
For example, replace "[X]" with "reach into a repeat control from outside it" (since this has become the most frequent topic I'm asked about [read] Keywords: xpages application
my new favorite quote
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 5:20p Tim Tripcony "We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space, or the atoms of which we are made and on whose stability we fundamentally depend. Except for children (who don’t know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is; where the [read] Keywords: wiki
Taking the scary out of Java in XPages: Prologue
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 9:50p Tim Tripcony The discussion following my last post made stark the need for greater availability of information that makes the nature of Java more accessible to Domino developers. Credit for the title of this post goes to Declan, who is considering writing a series of blog posts on this topic. I will be doing the same; hopefully there will be a fair amount of duplication. As David Leedy is fond of stating, it's a good thing when several people share the same information, because that makes it easier for the [read] Keywords: domino
Passthru vs. component - my perspective
Sat, Feb 16th 2013 9:40p Tim Tripcony Paul Withers posted a thorough article explaining the differences between namespaced XPage components (e.g. ) and their corresponding passthru elements (e.g. ), providing numerous examples of what actually happens when these objects are constructed. I've always heard (and often repeated) that passthru elements are more efficiently processed than their namespaced equivalents, so Paul's post inspired me to offer my own perspective.
Simply put, there's practically no difference... but there a [read] Keywords: acl