SSJS: The Best of Languages, The Worst of Languages

Let’s face it, Server-Side JavaScript is the most powerful and flexible language that I have ever come across, in twelve years as a Domino developer. Yes, you need to build a few muscles to automatically type commas instead of semi-colons in @Formulae and learn how to create a vector for doing getDocumentByKey against multiple columns. …

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XPages Help Application – Mobile Navigation

I’m currently in the process of developing a mobile interface for viewing articles in the XPages Help Application. One of the significant differences is the navigation model. The initial page has links to the relevant views of the data – Contents, Index, Search (if the database is full text indexed) and Bookmarks (for authenticated users). …

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Using The Update Site: Object Variable Note Set

Tonight I installed the latest version of the Extension Library, or tried to. I installed it into Domino Designer first, then, after the restart, tried to import it into the Update Site template. But whether I imported as a local update site or imported the features, I got an object variable not set error. Because …

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One Reason for Installing At Least One 8.5.3 Designer Client

There are a host of good enhancements in 8.5.3. But one that is worth it’s weight in gold is the ability to review, set or clear the Prohibit Design Refresh setting on all design elements in an application in one go. From Domino Designer, just right-click on the application and select Application -> Set Prohibit …

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Domino 8.5.3: Greater Power Over Dojo. Thanks IBM For Your Work

I’ve been rather busy today so I’m yet to upgrade to Domino 8.5.3 but there are a host of goodies in the new release, not least for XPages developers. While preparing for my session at Lotusphere last year one of the areas I looked at was managing the Dojo version used by XPages. With research …

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The IBM XWork Server: More Than A One-Trick Pony

Late yesterday Ed Brill announced the new IBM offering, the IBM XWork Server. It’s been in the planning for a long time now and has been, on the whole, well received by the community. There’s a lot of discussion about what it is and what it is not. But the one thing people agree is …

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'Get Bold' by Sandy Carter: Why It's A Book You Can't Ignore

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from IBM Press about Sandy Carter’s new book ‘Get Bold‘. Shortly afterwards, my copy arrived. I’m not one for reading many IT books – most of my library comprises fiction, often based in the Classical world. But I was interested to get a bit more of …

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XPages Help Application 2.0.0 Now on OpenNTF

Over the weekend I uploaded a new release of the XPages Help Application to OpenNTF (now available under the short URL http://xhelp.openntf.org. As well as a few minor changes, the main enhancement was a change to use the dijit.Tree Dojo widget for all navigation throughout the application. This may seem a relatively small piece of …

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Why Social Business Makes Sense

Over the last week or so I’ve been making some major enhancements to the XPages Help Application I provided on OpenNTF earlier this year, now available at the shortened URL http://xhelp.openntf.org. The main areas have been adding dijit.Tree support for the navigation, but also fixing an issue that meant images didn’t appear when viewed in Notes …

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Thoughts on Recent XPages News

Last week two announcements were made in the world of XPages that were worthy of further mention. The first was the new IBM course on Modernizing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 Applications. The main author of this course is Jeremy Hodge, with whom I’ve been working on the upcoming Extension Library book. He has been involved …

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