Source Control, DXL and Traditional Domino Web Elements

While using source control I recently encountered one aspect of traditional Domino development that does not play well with DXL round-tripping. Because I tend to be merging changes outside of Domino Designer, in my preferences (Domino Designer > Source Control) I have Use Binary DXL for source control operations deselected.   Recently I was working […]

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IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting

Tomorrow (April 23rd) I will be speaking on the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting at 3pm BST (10am ET). The topic of this month’s meeting is XPages. The main part of the community meeting will see Abby Butts and Sam Bridegroom talking about how they have used XPages to develop applications to benefit a not-for-profit

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org.openntf.domino – A New Hope for Java Developers

Yesterday marked the release of the first milestone of org.openntf.domino, a community-driven project with a number of goal: To make it quicker and easier to handle Domino objects. To avoid gotchas for new Java developers like recycle(). To give useful parameter names to all methods. To extend the packages with additional functionality. To implement best

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Beginners' Guide to the Java Debugger and Tips From Using It. And a Teaser

Declan Lynch has been writing a very comprehensive introduction to Java for XPages developers. I would strongly encourage it for any XPages developer. Like many Domino Developers, my Java experience was limited at best prior to XPages, but a knowledge of Java opens up a door to greater power. You can take advantage of managed

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This Week in Lotus 19 – XPages Xcellerated…and Taking Notes

This week I was invited to take part in This Week in Lotus, the main topic for which was the XPages Extension Library and OpenNTF. I would strongly recommend any XPages developer to listen to the podcast, it’s one of the resources I use rigorously to keep me up to date on all things Lotus

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XPages 8.5.2 & Rich Text: Extending the CKEditor

Those who have followed my blog will be aware that I posted an article earlier this year about extending the Rich Text Editor. That showed that the Rich Text Editor used an extension of a dojo class, ibm.domino.widget.layout.DominoRichText, and could be extended by defining various dojoAttributes, for example fontName as Arial, extraPlugins as [“createLink”,”|”] to

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Domino 8.5.2: Enhancements I'm Looking Forward To

With today’s announcement of a release date for Domino 8.5.2, it seems the right time to review some of the features I’ve come to like in the closed beta. Some of them are just usability enhancements, others are functionality enhancements, and many are XPages enhancements. Before continuing, I must include the caveat that this article

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