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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Upgrade Pack 1 Has Arrived

In a busy week for IBM, Notes/Domino Upgrade Pack 1 has shipped today, as announced by Ed Brill. The upgrade pack is important for a number of reasons: For customers requiring officially IBM-supported code (an argument I struggle to understand in application development, but that’s beyond the scope of this blog), this provides a supported …

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Outcomes of a Java Discussion – What is Static and Final

Earlier today myself, David Leedy, John Jardin and Jeremly Hodge were discussing Java integration with XPages. Particularly with the introduction of the new Java design element, developers are starting to try Java. For those – myself included – who have come from a traditional Domino development background some aspects come more naturally than others. The …

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How to Add In-Built Java Packages

Peter Leugner reminded me of the best method for including Java Packages that come with the Notes install and, for those who have never done it before, here is a pictorial description. From the Package Explorer you have access to the plugin.xml. As well as an XML editor this also has GUI tabs, one of …

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Why Reinvent The Wheel When There Are 1500 Already

During a recent discussion on Java I bemoaned the fact that some basic pieces of functionality we’ve exploited for years in Formula Language are missing. The example I gave was @Right, being able to get a portion of a string based upon the existence of another string. In JavaScript and Java there are no inherent …

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Why You Shouldn't 'Count' on a NotesViewNavigator

Agent profiling is not new in Domino, but it’s something that gets little press. Because it’s only available for agents, it’s probably also going to become less useful as more and more development is done in XPages. But, working from the premise that the methods in use in LotusScript do the same work on the …

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XPagesWiki.com Goes Mobile

If you’ve worked with XPages for any length of time you’ll probably have used some of the tips on XPagesWiki.com by YouAtNotes. It’s a well-categorised resource built on XPages too. Today came the news that it’s available on iPhone and iPad as a native app, so you can get the content at any time. Priced …

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XPages Help Application v3.0.0

I’ve just completed development of new release of the XPages Help Application. There are a number of enhancements and modifications, including some refactoring of the Java code based on the learning I’ve gained over the last six months. The most significant enhancement is a mobile interface, accessible via the m_Content.xsp XPage. You can see some …

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