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Engage 2018

Later this month I will be speaking at Engage, delivering the session that John Jardin and I gave at IBM Think, “Tips and Tricks: Domino and JavaScript Development Masterclass”. As ever, Engage looks to be a major conference on the ICS calendar, with a very strong and interesting agenda. The direction that community sessions have …

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IBM Think Presentations

At IBM Think I presented four sessions. Two were on The IBM Champion and Community Day on Sunday. One was titled “Social Zero to Community Hero” with Tony Holder and Alex Ivanov, who was also announced as an IBM Lifetime Champion that afternoon. This detailed what a Champion is and the different paths a champion …

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Swagger for Domino Developers – Part Four: Generating Domino Design Elements

This final part has taken a while, because of problems that will become apparent during the blog post! But I’ve finally overcome them, in a (hopefully) future-proofed manner, which I’ll also go into. Introduction Another one of Stephan Wissel’s projects on GitHub is the Swagger Domino Code Generator. If you’ve followed the other parts of …

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Swagger for Domino Developers – Part Three: Mock Server and Thanks Stephan Wissel

Stephan Wissel – One of Our “IBM” Champions As you may have seen, Stephan Wissel has recently left IBM to join SalesForce, as Rene Winkelmeyer and Mikkel Heisterberg did last year. because this part of my blog series will cover Stephan’s session from IBM Connect earlier this year and setting up a mock server for …

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Swagger for Domino Developers – Part Two: Swagger Editor

In Part One I gave a bit of background on Swagger. Now onto some tools. The Swagger Editor comes in an online version but you can also install it locally. My preference was previously to use the online version because the local install used NodeJS, so it was a bit outside my comfort zone. After …

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Swagger for Domino Developers – Part One: Introduction

Background At IBM Connect I led a team for the Hackathon. Technically and in terms of meaningful outcome, the day was a bit of a disaster. In terms of learning and working together, it was still enjoyable. My main focus for the day was never to win. For me, the main aims were for the …

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REST Services, JsonJavaObject and Dates

In REST services, the standard format for dates is the ISO 8601 format, which formats the time offset against UTC. So 24th September 2016 12:00:00 British Summer Time would be a string in the format “2016-09-24T12:00:00+01:00”. However, when you want to use that in your application, you need to convert the text string to something …

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