The Power of Eclipse: Domino Designer Search

If you’ve been developing Domino applications for any length of time, you will be aware of the Design Synopsis. Mainly you’ll be aware of it as a major selling point for third-party tools like those of TeamStudio or Ytria. If you’re new to Domino development with XPages, you’re not missing anything. With Notes 8.5 we […]

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Domino Designer Shortcuts, Build Project and Quirks

Some time ago Nathan Freeman blogged about making Domino Designer work the way you want, lots of excellent productivity tips for improving performance of Domino Designer. One of these was to turn off Build Automatically. If you ever, ever, for any reason whatsoever, ever, ever, ever open a database that’s on a server in Domino Designer

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Enhancing Your Lotus Experience – A Couple of Usability Tips

While at EntwicklerCamp a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to share a couple of usability enhancements which seem to have slipped under the radar of some developers. The first is a useful resource for developers using XPages. As many will know, SVN is possible within Domino Designer now and from all the

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View Optimisation – A Cautionary Tale or When Children Can Help You

At the moment I’m reviewing some older databases to look for performance improvements. Some leap from the screen, like changing GetNthDocument for GetFirstDocument and GetNextDocument in script, removing unnecessary sorting, removing private views that had been created for support purposes. Much of what I’ve been looking at is based on the whitepaper article by Andre

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Domino Designer Content Assist Preferences (in case you're not aware of them)

I came across a tweet yesterday evening about content assist for LotusScript in Domino Designer being slow. I committed the cardinal sin of assuming that the person in question already knew of the setting in the Preferences. Just in case the information, and more, is of use to anyone else – and because the Full

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XPages: Validation for Radio Buttons, Check Boxes and List Boxes: Part One

I recently had the need to add validation to radio buttons, check boxes and list boxes for an XPages app. Sounds straightforward, surely it’s just the same as for any other control. However, I was creating the Radio button group, Checkbox group and List Box controls for Domino documents in a repeat control. So for

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