Thoughts About HCL’s Update

Yesterday Richard Jefts published an update on the acquisition, specifically relating to cloud. Before talking about the content, I want to comment on the approach HCL have taken. Although the blog post points to a tech note, what we have is more than a tech note and more collaborative than a press release. HCL have …

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Need Advice for Collabsphere Contest?

Recently Richard Moy announced the Collabsphere 2019 Beauty Contest, a competition to enhance a yet-to-be-decided database for use on DMA. I don’t intend to be involved on a specific team. However, I do intend to make myself available to offer advice and experience to anyone looking to get involved. As well as technical experience, I …

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LotusScript and The “Static” Keyword

Moving from language to language, I’m constantly re-evaluating how coding improvements can be made to make the applications I work with more pleasurable and the code I write smarter. Unless a language has a narrow focus or limited power, there are likely to be aspects you’ve not dug into. That’s particularly the case if it’s …

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Goodbye IBM and ICS, Hello HCL and Digital Solutions

One thing with a tight community like our is that good news spreads quickly. Yes, there are times when news should be kept quiet and it is. But when news spreads, it always spreads quickly. So it’s already an open secret on social media that HCL’s acquisition closes today (June 30th) of Domino, Connections, BigFix, …

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Converting Dates to ISO Formats

Today I came across a blog post from Daniel Nashed about international date conversion. It’s a problem I came across about a year ago with getting JSON dates from Notes fields in ODA. The code there was getting the GMT format by parsing specifically for US date formats. For a temporary workaround at the time, …

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Adventures in Understanding Directory Assistance Setup

tl;dr Node-RED is great for quick setup of polling, Directory Assistance document path separators are platform-specific and adding a correct new Directory Assistance makes any new directories immediately available. I’ve made no secret of my passion for Node-RED. I’m also someone who will find out how something works rather than just go for the nuclear …

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The Future of Collaboration Solutions Under HCL – Replay and Additional Questions

A couple of weeks ago we presented an excellent webinar with Uffe Sorensen titled “The Future of Collaboration Solutions Under HCL”. Obviously there were topics that were off-limits until the acquisition closes. But it was useful to see some of the visions and the themes of the Digital Solutions portfolio. You can access the replay …

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Want MarvelClient Upgrade for FP2? Act Quickly!

Panagenda have long been a great supporter of Notes and Domino and the community. With free entitlements like ApplicationInsights, MarvelClient Essentials and MarvelClient Upgrade Free they have continued to support IBM’s and HCL’s investment in the platform. MarvelClient Upgrade’s free edition allows upgrade to 10.0.1 FP1 so. But last week FP2 was released. Isn’t it …

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Domino App Dev Pack: Understanding Scopes

One of the aspects of the app dev pack yet to fully coalesce is the concept of scopes. But I think it will be key to the future, as an app dev and admin tool. It’s certainly something that will not be familiar to those who have never stepped beyond Domino. First off, if all …

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Modernising Domino Applications: Technical Deep Dive Part Two

Last time I covered Notes Client and XPages modernisations. In this blog post I’ll cover Domino Mobile Apps enhancements. DMA is already available on iPad, with Android and iPhone to follow. You can use a Notes Client application on mobile with no changes. My personal view is that if you just hand it over, without …

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