Tim Tripcony: What the heck is a bean?
Sun, Jun 12th 2011 10:31p Bruce Elgort For those of you who are wondering about what the heck managed beans are and how they related to all things XPages I highly recommend reading Tim Tripcony's blog entry entitled "What the Heck is a Bean" which he orginally posted on May 5, 2011.
Also, the Mastering XPages book does a good job of explaining managed beans. I am very thankful for both Tim's article and the Mastering XPages book as both of these resources helped me out today preparing some material for my "Social Business Toolki [read] Keywords: xpages
Students using XPages video and more...
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 9:59a Bruce Elgort In the Fall of 2010 students in the ICT Technology cirriculum at ROC Mandriaan have developed a real-world relationship management system XPages application for the Round Texel Regatta with mentoring from "Lotus Loves People".
Here is a video of the students talking about the app (English subtitles are supplied):
Here is a copy of the slide deck showing the app that they build:
XPages Project Mondriaan ROC
View more presentations from Rob Bontekoe
And also a blog entry by Rob Bontekoe. T [read] Keywords: ibm
The MWLUG 2011 XPrize Design Competition
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 2:53p Bruce Elgort Hot off the press:
XPages brings Domino Web application development to an entirely a new level. It allows you to modernize your existing Domino applications and provide an incredible user experience and interface. XPages allows you to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Domino platform and build powerful and dynamic applications that can easily beat out competitive solutions.
As part of the Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2011, MWLUG is sponsoring the MWLUG XPrize Design Compet [read] Keywords: domino
Intec Blog: Maximising the Benefits of XPages in 8.5.2 Whitepaper
Sun, Jun 5th 2011 6:17p Bruce Elgort Premier IBM Business Partner Intec has a fantastic updated whitepaper entitled "Maximising the Benefits of XPages in 8.5.2:
Almost a year ago I wrote a whitepaper called "Maximising the Benefits of Lotus Domino 8.5.x with XPages". This was an open discussion of the pros and cons of XPages, based on Domino 8.5.1. I have updated the whitepaper to take into account the significant enhancements in XPages in 8.5.2 and a year's more experience of developing applications in XPages. XPages is stil [read] Keywords: domino
Tim Tripcony: Taking Themes to the Next Level
Sun, Jun 5th 2011 12:58p Bruce Elgort If you have not yet looked into the power of using themes in your XPages applications, may I suggest that you download and review a presentation given by Tim Tripcony of GBS at the BLUG and UKLUG conferences entitled "Taking Themes to the Next Level - Getting more out of XPages the easy way". The slide deck covers:
What is a Theme?
How are Themes typically used?
How do Themes actually work?
Going beyond the typical to...
Keep your XPage markup clean
Enhance application performance
Maintain [read] Keywords: xpages application
Mark Barton: Creating Barcodes with an XPage / Reading them with Flex
Sat, Jun 4th 2011 11:26a Bruce Elgort Mark Barton has a must read blog entry on generating barcodes with XPages:
Due to the ability for an XPage to easily leverage Java code it is quite straightforward to integrate an existing Java library, so when the XPage is called a rendered barcode is returned.
For this demo I have decided to use a commercial library – the code will operate in a demo mode and is reasonably priced if you decide to buy it. For this demo I am only interested in the Datamatrix barcode so I downloaded th [read] Keywords: xpages java
Learn XPages at a discount
Tue, May 31st 2011 3:22p Bruce Elgort XPages101 is offering developers a special deal during the month of June which has been declared "Learn XPages Month". You can learn more about the "Learn XPages Month" campaign here.
To get your discount use the coupon code "learnxpages".
XPages101 has also made available Lesson 22 - Custom Properties. This lesson teaches you all about Custom Properties and you can use them with your Custom Controls. [read] Keywords: xpages properties
So now that you are an XPages guru answer these questions for me...
Tue, Apr 19th 2011 1:00p Bruce Elgort Now that many, if not all of you have dabbled with XPages, built full-blown applications with XPages or have decided not to learn XPages at all, how would you answer these three questions:
What criteria do you use to determine whether an app should be migrated to XPages?
Which apps should never be considered for migration to and/or developed using XPages?
When should a hybrid approach be considered which adds XPages to new/existing Domino apps?
I will be offering a $50 (US) Amazon gift certifi [read] Keywords: domino
Calling all ISV's, Consultants and Others offering XPages Products and Services
Thu, Mar 31st 2011 6:19p Bruce Elgort Earlier this week I received a call from a company based in Pennsylvania who needed help with an XPages app that was built for them by a former employee. They indicated that they had a hard time finding information about companies offering "anything" XPages. I know you are saying to yourself "but Bruce, haven't they ever heard of Google..."? (I am saying it aloud with you). With this I thought it would be a good time to collect a list of ISV's offering XPages based apps, consultants offeri [read] Keywords: xpages development
Running a Business on XPages
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 10:09a Bruce Elgort This year at Lotusphere 2011 Brian Benz (blog) presented a session entitled "Running a Business on XPages" (slide deck, session abstract). Julian Robichaux and I spent 30 minutes on Episode 132 of the Taking Notes Podcast with Brian discussing with him an incredible XPages app that he helped develop for Deloitte Recap. Brian also discusses things he learned during the project, recommendations for developers new to XPages, source control management and much more.
Brian also has posted a coll [read] Keywords: domino
Gravatar - XPages Managed Bean
Sun, Jan 16th 2011 9:10a Jeremy Hodge I've been head down in several fun XPages projects for a while, and it has left me little time to blog as of late. Something I intend to rectify going forward.
So here's a small example of something you can do with managed beans, different from what I've shown in the past. This managed bean creates a Gravatar object that you can use to insert a user's Gravatar image into your XPage. It's uses the Java code example from gravatar.com, and expands upon it a little bit to create a simple functi [read] Keywords: xpages database
XPag.es, the URL Shortener - XPages Thanksgiving present from Jeremy Hodge
Fri, Nov 26th 2010 6:19a Paul Hannan This is the time of year, for a couple of days at least anyway, that folks Stateside think about nothing but being with the family, turkey dinners, and that strange stop-start American Football game. You don't expect to hear anything sicnificant from that part of the world around this time of year.
Yesterday, Fellow XPager Jeremy Hodge announced the 'soft launching' of a new app that allows you to take long URLs and shorten them so that they can be copied and pasted elsewhere, like Tw [read] Keywords: xpages twitter
Designer and XPages Day at ILUG (unofficially)
Thu, Nov 11th 2010 4:02p Paul Hannan Tommorow, Friday, November 12th, in Room 2 from 10:15 until 15:45, some of the great XPages and Designer legends will be sharing with those of you, who are luckily there in Belfast, their knowledge over four not to be missed sessions. 10:15 - 11:15
XPages: Enter the Dojo | Speaker: Paul Withers
11:45 - 12:45
Domino Designer in 2010 - It's Not Getting Older, It's Getting Better! | Speaker: Maureen Leland
13:30 - 14:30
XPages Blast, 30 tips in 60 minutes | Speakers: Tim Clark and Matt [read] Keywords: domino
Mastering XPages Book goes to the TOP
Fri, Oct 8th 2010 7:14p Paul Hannan Did you know that Mastering XPages was top of the Amazon Hot New Releases heap for about 24 hours until sometime last night? Luckily my colleague Martin was there to take a screen shot ;-)
If the goal of XPages was to re-invigorate the Notes/Domino app dev community then here's more evidence of its success in doing so!
p. [read] Keywords: domino
XPages and Beginner's Java Part II on Notes In Nine
Fri, Oct 8th 2010 11:14a Jeremy Hodge Yesterday saw the post of the second in a series in learning & applying java for XPages on the Notes in 9 screencast.
This one covers the start of creating a custom class and using it as a managed bean to control the logic for a document. I go into some very basic debugging items, and you should get a sense of how to get rolling your own java code.
Go check it out at Notes in Nine!
The next one in the series will go deeper into the java managed bean object and we'll create some logic to con [read] Keywords: notes
Massive saving on XPages Book
Tue, Oct 5th 2010 9:56a Matt White We've been contacted by IBM Press and Amazon to let us know that the upcoming Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language is available for pre-order with a whopping 37% discount at the moment. I suspect the book is going to be very good, give that it's written by people who work on core XPages development inside IBM so if you're looking for an XPages book then this will definitely be a good bet. [read] Keywords: ibm
Request an Article on XPages
Fri, Aug 27th 2010 9:45a Paul Hannan So you've searched the web, searched the XPagesBlog, searched the wiki, searched the help, searched PlanetLotus, XPages101, NotesIn9, the forums... you've even searched the biscuit jar in the kitchen and yet you cannot find any information on that particular XPages topic you're interested in. So what do you do?
You could post something to your own blog in the hope someone from the community will respond with the information. Or you could make your way to the 'Requested Articles' section on [read] Keywords: domino
Multiple Value Editboxes with Ajax Typeahead and What's Your Favourite Pub?
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 10:14a Paul Hannan I'm not endorsing mixing beer and work with this post, not unless you work in a brewery (that and working in a chocolate factory would be my ideal jobs ;-). What I'd like to do is point you to a nice little XPages App posted last week by Paul Calhoun where he invites you to state what are your favourite 'Pubs of the World'. It's all purely for science - Paul is looking for sample data - so a good cause.
Go there and select the 'Add a Pub' button. This brings you into a new document to re [read] Keywords: xpages ajax
XPages multi-column filtering using a vector of non-categorized columns
Fri, Aug 20th 2010 12:44p Paul Hannan As requested and hot on the heels of yesterday's post on multi-level categoryFiltering enhancement, here is an example of how you can filter multiple sorted non-categorized columns with a vector. And here we're using the 'keys' property which allow you to filter a view of sorted non-categorized columns.
For this example you won't have to wait until 852 is out next Tuesday, this is something you can do right now. And again we're going to use the XPages Demo App from OpenNTF to show this in [read] Keywords: xpages java
XPages Goes To Belfast for ILUG 2010
Thu, Aug 12th 2010 10:52a Paul Hannan The Irish Lotus Users Group are having their 2010 conference in Belfast this November (12th to 14th), and looking at the sessions on offer - http://www.ilug2010.org/ILUG/ilug2010.nsf/sessions.xsp - there's a healthy selection XPages related content.
Domino Designer in 2010 - It's Not Getting Older, It's Getting Better! - Maureen Leland
Building an in-context UI with XPages - Tony McGuckin
Supercharge your Apps with the XPages Extensibility APIs - Jim Quill
XPages Blast, 30 tips in 60 min [read] Keywords: domino