Node-RED for Integration Testing

When I was working with John Jardin on our session at IBM Think, one of the key aspects was testing the REST services I was writing. For that testing I used Postman, a standard REST service client. But the final test I needed to do comprised a call to a bulk process marking ToDos as …

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Plugins Not Picked Up From Update Site

Recently I’ve been working on an extensive OSGi REST service plugin, based on ODA Starter Servlet. Local development is using a pde launch configuration to load my plugins directly from Eclipse. Even with ODA Starter Servlet being maven-enabled, which means building the update site takes moments, running directly from Eclipse is much more preferable. The …

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The Changing Domino Environment Architecture

This article has been prompted by my previous one on Domino application development. One of the major differences between Domino application development in the past and the approaches for Node.js-related development in the future is architecture. But part of that could also be an inhibitor for existing customers, because of the incubated world of Domino. …

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Whither XPages?

Some years ago I wrote a blog post called “Whither the Notes Client”. At the time (2012) XPages was flourishing, the Notes browser plugin (subsequently ICAA) was being launched, Symphony was being stopped and the IBM-specific enhancements routed back to Apache OpenOffice and iNotes was being integrated into what is now Connections Cloud. My takeaway …

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Social Connections 14

A couple of weeks ago I attended Social Connections 14 in Berlin. I flew in on the Tuesday morning and out again on Wednesday evening, so it was a flying visit as well as a rather tiring couple of days. I was fortunate enough to deliver two sessions there. Social Connections 14 – You Get …

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Domino V10 Developer Resources

It’s great to see the buzz around Domino over the last two days, with the launch events at Frankfurt on October 9th and around the world October 10th. I was fortunate enough to be at the London event and it was a great turnout from customers. According to figures Andrew Manby gave about the Frankfurt …

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IBM Domino, HCL and Websphere

One of the announcements from HCL at ICON UK was that their partnership with IBM had expanded since the HCL Factory Tour to include work on additional products, one of which is Websphere. Historically the word “Websphere” has often grated with Domino developers, because it seemed that Websphere was the preferred app dev environment over …

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What’s New in Domino V10: LotusScript Profiling Extended

Profiling of LotusScript agents has been something that can be enabled for some time and I’ve long been a fan of it, blogging about it in 2011. Profiling was also something built into XPages Toolbox by Phil Riand. It’s also something I’ve built into RADAAR and my OSGi plugins in Java – just a simple …

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ICON UK Review and State of Domino Development Musings

It’s a little over a week now since ICON UK and a couple of weeks until the Domino V10 launch, so it’s a good time for a review. ICON UK was a very busy time for me. This year as well as speaking and being involved with Intec as Platinum Sponsor, I was also Development …

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Restricting Access to XPages

At ICON UK I was talking to another developer about methods of restricting access to data in XPages. Historically, when I started with XPages my approach was probably one most people use, ACL-driven – readers fields, roles and the “acl” property on an XPage. But as I started digging deeper with ODA and using more …

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