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One Line of Code, 1.2Mb To The Size

A current project involves creating a custom ICEC widget. Thankfully, Dmitri Prosper created a great starter utility for doing so.It’s a Node.js application that uses webpack to build a finished JavaScript file that is your custom widget. The custom widget I’ve been creating is quite complex and has involved a lot of to-ing and fro-ing …

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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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IBM Connections Engagement Center, Customised Widgets and Recovering ICEC

Last week I started to dive deeper into Connections customisation using ICEC. I dared to try to create a custom widget. There was a lot of learning involved, not least because I’m a jQuery novice and far from expert at JavaScript. I’m a big fan of the stronger validation at compile time of Java. For …

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Thoughts on IBM / HCL Deal

It’s a few days since the news broke about the deal to sell various software solutions from IBM to HCL, coincidentally on the 29th birthday of Domino. There have been a number of blog posts, including reminiscencies to analyst reviews to interviews with HCL execs to HCL’s initial update to the community and various community …

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Upcoming Sessions at Conferences – ICON UK and Social Connections

Its going to be a busy time over the next couple of months, wth three brand new sessions to present. ICON UK Do You Wanna Build A Chatbot, Thursday September 13th, 4:15pm, Room 4 First up is ICON UK in less than a month’s time. My session will focus on Watson Assistant (formerly Watson Conversation) …

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Domino and Connections Ideas: Revolutionise the Platforms

Over the last week two new sites have been launched. We were told they were coming at DNUG last month. The first is for Domino ideas and the second is for Connections ideas. I’ve deliberately worded this blog post and I’ve been meaning to write it for a while. Along with the jams, this is …

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Engage Debrief

The last few days at Engage have been very interesting and extremely useful. The event began on Monday for me, with Red Pill Now’s Take-5 Modernization workshop. The event was very well received, reinforcing my experiences from the face-to-face Domino Jam and since, namely that design thinking is a powerful and effective approach for engaging …

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