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Domino REST Service Plugins and Pre-Loading Caches

Last week I had an email from Mat Newman passing on a query for a REST servlet plugin. The person was noting that when sending a tell http osgi ss command to the server, the plugin was showing as “<<LAZY>>” and only changed to “<<ACTIVE>>” after the first call, when the code in the Activator …

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Development Server Installation Gotchas

Following on from my last blog post, when I came to installing Domino I encountered two issues, both of which I’ve encountered before and both I’d forgotten the resolution and struggled to find it. Making mistakes is unavoidable. Making the same mistake twice, however, is. So I’m resorting to my standard resolution: blog about it. …

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Domino Server for Developers Entitlement Announced

Today at Engage Ed Brill announced that in Q3 there will be a Domino server licensing entitlement for developers. Yes, you read that correct. There are still some logistics  to be finalised (e.g. access to feature packs to keep up to date), but this is great news. I’d like to thank Ed, Barry Rosen and …

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Domino and Notes Feature Pack 8

Today Notes and Domino Feature Pack was released. It’s good to see a developer-heavy release finally delivered. Apart from the Extension Library on OpenNTF, developers have had little to engage their interest over the last three years. But FP8 is a marquee release for developers and app dev server users. Extension Library The most noteworthy …

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OSGi Plugins (Extension Libraries) and Loading Order

Those who were at my session about ODA (OpenNTF Domino API) with Stephan Wissel at IBM Connect may remember him mentioning that his preferred place for adding plugins was directly on the server, because of some issues he had encountered. After Connect I asked for some clarification, so I could understand the risks, symptoms and …

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From XPages to Web App Part Seven: OSGi Application Development Introduction

Table of Contents Introduction Part One – The Application Part Two – XPages Advanced 1 Part Three: XPages Advanced Database Separation Part Four: XPages Advanced Document Wrapper Part Five: XPages Advanced MVC Controller Part Six: Use of OpenNTF Domino API Part Seven: OSGi Application Development Introduction Part Eight: OSGi JAX-RS REST Access with ODA Part …

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pde launch configurations and "Xsp Initialization error – Could not load class or methods"

This week I’ve been working with a significantly re-organised repository of OpenNTF Domino API. There were a few issues and it prompted me to finally get round to installing the latest fix packs for Notes and Domino. They had come out just before Engage, where I was speaking, so I chose not to upgrade then …

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