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XPages Bindings: When # Runs at Page Load

As developers get more comfortable with XPages, one of the steps is to start to using the Compute on Page Load option instead of the Compute Dynamically option for Server-Side JavaScript. But there are times when that can’t be done. I encountered this last week and it took a chat with Jeremy Hodge for me …

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NotesViewEntryCollections

One of the benefits of XPages is the power of repeat controls to effectively perform ‘joins’, whether that is with nested repeat controls or merging data prior to displaying in a repeat control. When it comes to collections of documents I tend to favour NotesViewEntryCollections. This is both for performance (predominantly using getColumnValues().get) as well …

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Whither the Notes Client?

This morning I came across a tweet from Ed Brill about Symphony / Open Office with a link to this article about Apache OpenOffice IBM Edition. The article is positive reinforcing that although Symphony 3.0.1 is likely to be the last release, IBM’s commitment to OpenOffice continues (as those of us in the yellow bubble …

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Lotusphere in Review

Lotusphere is over for another year (and the perennial debate about the name also seems to have been put to bed – announcements have always said “Lotusphere 2013”). From the Domino standpoint it’s been another step on the road to the Vulcan vision and a reaffirmation of a new deployment model. We’ve seen in the …

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Lotusphere Day 2 Review

The second day of Lotusphere began with OpenSocial integration to generate embedded experiences. With Lotus Domino 8.5.4 Social Edition, embedded experiences are going to be a significant addition to the Domino developer’s toolkit through the second half of 2012. With OpenSocial and embedded experiences developers can add functionality into the mails they send. Whereas in …

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Lotusphere Day 1 Review

The dust has settled on the first day of Lotusphere, so time for a quick review. The OGS was spectacular and a huge improvement on last year. Even before the OGS started, as IBM Champions we had a dedicated area at the front right of the stage. Thanks to Joyce and everyone at IBM for …

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My Plans for Lotusphere – What I think Will Be Hot

So I’m at Lotusphere now, my plans for this year are learning and being social. So what do I think will be important for XPages developers over the next year? The first is Java. Server-Side JavaScript is powerful, but Java is something I’ve embraced over the last nine months because it offered me more. That’s …

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XPages Source Panel: Navigate to Next Sibling

As a student of Classics and university and an IT professional, one of the key phrases in my life is a saying of the ancient Athenian lawgiver: “As I grow old, I always learn more.” One of the beauties of XPages is you can always learn more. Sometimes it’s through the pain of incompatibilities of …

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Have a BOF Idea? It's Not Too Late

Just before Christmas two new communities launched on Lotus Greenhouse for Lotusphere and Connect The communities have a wealth of useful bookmarks, wiki articles and other content. IBMers and Champions have been adding content over the last few weeks and will continue to build in that in the lead up to Lotusphere and during the …

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XPages Date Picker: My Preference

Today I took part in the Ask The Xperts webinar by GBS and TLCC. One of the questions was about problems with the XPages date picker in Internet Explorer 8. When not in compatibility mode, the page refreshes as soon as the user clicks on the date picker. There may be times when you want …

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