I Will Be Speaking at BLUG

Hot on the heels of attending a very interesting presentation skills seminar, I got notification over the weekend that I had been accepted to speak at BLUG (Belux Lotus User Group) on 30th March. My session is entitled XPages From A Different “View”-point and here’s the abstract: With repeat controls and data tables you can …

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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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Embedded View from a Different Database – A Scalable Alternative

One of my standard interview questions is to pose a challenging real-life scenario I encountered a few years ago. The scenario posed is of a suite a databases developed for use on Notes Clients minimum release of 6.5.x and maximum release of 7.0.2. The requirement is for users to open a document in database A …

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XULRunner and XPiNC

Not for the first time I came across something I had not been aware of before, and then had a second occurrence within a week. It’s something I’ll bear in mind for the future and, as such, I think it’s worth sharing. The first occurrence was last week. I’ve long held it true that if …

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Date Time Picker and Internet Explorer 8

A few weeks ago one of my colleagues was having a problem with the Date Time Picker control in an XPage. You can see an example here. Whenever he clicked the calendar icon, the form refreshed immediately, before a value could be selected. After further investigation, this was happening only on Internet Explorer, but not …

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Dojox Charting Tutorial – Part Six: Appendices

As I said in Part One, this series came about through an awareness of dojox charting and a desire to investigate its suitability to replace our current third-party solution. At the time I was not aware of NotesReconn on OpenNTF, which recently won second place in the TeamStudio Spotlight awards, and that’s definitely on my radar now …

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Dojox Charting Tutorial – Part Five: Line Chart HTML Markup

In the previous parts of this tutorial (accessible from the link on the left-hand side of this page) I have shown how to use the dojox charting code to create pie charts, bar charts, column charts, and a line chart via javascript. In this part, I will create a line chart similar to the one created in …

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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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Dojox Charting Tutorial – Part Four: Line Chart Via Javascript

So far in the tutorial I have shown how to create series in javascript, generate a pie chart on an XPage with animations and a legend, and generate bar and column charts using a custom tooltip to show more than just the content of the series. In this part I will show how to generate …

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Dojox Charting Tutorial – Part Three: Column and Bar Charts

In Part One I have given some background and generic code quired on any page showing a dojo chart. In Part Two I added a series using javascript onto my XPage and generated a pie chart. In Part Three I will cover the other two chart types shown on my first demo page, column charts …

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