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Extended XPages Extension Library Demo Database (a.k.a node-demo.nsf)

With the App Dev Pack available on Windows and IAM server out of beta, HCL and IBM have done the work to go beyond the anonymous access to Domino data from Node.js. And with Engage around the corner, no doubt all speakers are thinking about demos, if they haven’t started doing them already. Obviously installing …

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Adventures in Git

I’ve been using source control and git flow for a long time. Indeed I delievered a session with Declan Lynch at Lotusphere 2014 on source control. (If you want all 337 slides at over 17Mb, here is the download. If you prefer videos, I did a NotesIn9 covering the SourceTree part.) A blog post would …

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Preventing “Build Automatically” Via Policy

As one of the first steps in XPages training I cover making configuration and settings changes to Domino Designer to optimise your experience. One of those is switching off Build Automatically. Unless your day-to-day ID only has Editor or below access to applications, sooner or later having Build Automatically enabled will cause problems. Its enabled …

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XPages and Java? Use ExtLibUtil

If you’re not primarily coding in (client-side) JavaScript, my recommendation has always been that any XPages developers who have worked with the platform beyond a few projects should be coding in Java. That’s why I developed a course specifically around Java development in XPages*. Server-side JavaScript is a good starting point, but only a starting …

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XPages Partial Refresh and Server-Wide Xsp Properties

A new IBM technote has been released for XPages Partial Refresh Throwing CLFAD* Errors. As suspected, the cause was tightening up validation and, instead of falling back to reloading the page, it throws an error. I remember in 8.5.1 a similar issue where passing an error object to some logging started throwing an error because …

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OpenNTF Snippets – Investigating The Design

As you’ve hopefully seen, we’ve relaunched XSnippets as OpenNTF Snippets. There are quite a few changes, some decisions made that are less than traditional, but driven by some key factors. Indeed some may seem bad practice and are certainly not what may be made for other applications. But the driving force is a deep understanding …

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Why Source Control is Key to Everything

After a couple of days deep in XPages development (more on that shortly), I surfaced again to read Oliver Busse’s blog post about development IDEs. He makes some very salient points, but there is a more critical pre-requisite that’s not mentioned – source control, or rather DXL round-tripping. The root of the issue about development …

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Installing ODA Into DDE Without Download

Just before Christmas Jesse Gallagher added directory download support to OpenNTF’s p2 Repository Browser. This means projects like OpenNTF Domino API can be installed into Domino Designer directly from a URL rather than going to OpenNTF and manually downloading the relevant release. It also means it’s possible to get the latest snapshot code as well. …

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