Podcast: Interview with the authors of the XPages Extension Library book

On this show we sat down with all of the authors of the new “XPages Extension Library” book which is now available for purchase. This 537 page book was written by Paul Hannan (@pdhannan), Declan Sciolla-Lynch (@qtzar), Jeremy Hodge(@jeremyhodge), Paul Withers (@paulswithers) and Tim Tripcony (@timtripcony).

The book is also available as an eBook, on Kindle and as an iBook.

On the podcast we discussed:

  • How the book came to be
  • What tools they used to produce the book
  • The OpenNTF Extension Library Project and the associated Upgrade Pack 1 documentation on the IBM Wiki
  • An introduction to the XPages Extension Library and what it exactly is
  • How the book is goes beyond being “the documentation”
  • Who else was involved with the creation of the book content
  • Paul, Declan, Jeremy, Paul and Tim talk about the chapters they co-authored and some of their favorite XPages Extension Library controls
  • Tim’s WatrCoolr project on OpenNTF
  • Russ Maher and his unique way of reading this great new book
  • The XSP Starter Kit Project on OpenNTF by Nathan T. Freeman
  • XPages architect Phil Riand and Tim’s upcoming interview with Taking Notes (Exclusive!)
  • and much more….

You can also follow Julian (@jrobichaux), Bruce (@belgort) and The Taking Notes Podcast (@takingnotespod) on Twitter.

The show runs 40:10. Oh and before we forget! Be sure and listen to Episode 154 of Taking Notes to hear Paul Calhoun and Russ Maher talk about all things XPages. Thanks for subscribing.

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My slide decks from AdminDev2012

Last week I traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the AdminDev2012 conference being sponsored by The View. In addition to delivering two sessions on XPages, I was also part of a keynote panel of “IBM Champions”. All in all the conference was an excellent opportunity to interact with IBM ICS customers. I also had the opportunity to sit in on some great sessions being delivered by the other speakers.

The conference was also a blast from the past as there were several people who stopped by the conference to participate in the Washington, DC Lotus User Group. It was great to see Kevin Pettitt, Jack Dausman, David Gursky, Chris Byrne and many others.

Here are the slide decks from my sessions. Let me know if you have any questions about them.

Mobilizing Your XPages Applications

XPages Performance Tips

Julian Robichaux and I were also able to record a podcast with XPages masters Russ Maher and Paul Calhoun. Be sure and check it out.

UPDATE: Link to US Airports IBM Notes database (NSF)

Announcing AdminDev2012

The VIEW have announced the AdminDev2012 conference which will be held in Washington, DC on May 16-18, 2012. I will be attending and am presenting two sessions, one on XPages performance and one on mobile development using XPages and the OpenNTF Mobile Controls.

The list of sessions and speakers is impressive. Will you be attending?

 

Podcast: Mobile AppDev Strategies with Graham Acres

On this episode of Taking Notes Julian Robichaux and I talked with Graham Acres, of Brytek Systems, an IBM BP in Canada, about how to develop a strategy around mobilizing your applications in the enterprise.

Graham discussed mobile strategies in general as well as his own personal experiences, including:

  • Deciding which devices to support
  • Working with users and business units
  • Defining how the mobile app will work, and what it will look like
  • Problems with networks, firewalls, and device settings
  • Dealing with “bring your own device” policies
  • Choosing a toolkit
  • And more…

Graham gave a Lotusphere session on this topic, and his slides can be found at the Brytek Systems website. You can also follow him on Twitter at @gacres99.

This episode runs 36:48.

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Team effort = XSnippets

Last week OpenNTF introduced the XSnippets code sharing beta. XSnippets allows developers to share “code snippets” quickly and easily. XSnippets is replacing the original OpenNTF “Code Bin” that served the community for many years. Once the XSnippets beta is over the template will be made available as open source on OpenTF.

XSnippets was developed by IBM’s Niklas Heidloff, developi’s Serdar Basegmez and e-Office’s Frank van der Linden and myself. We began the XSnippets project back in September and used LotusLive to coordinate project activities and the OpenNTF SVN server for source control management. Recently Rene Winkelmeyer joined the development team. Rene will be creating an Eclipse plugin and associated server-side code to surface XSnippets in Domino Designer.

XSnippets includes the following features:

  • Source code highlighting
  • Viewing snippets by language
  • A list of popular snippets
  • Recently added snippets
  • Snippets by author

Please visit the XSnippets site (http://openntf.org/xsnippets) and contribute some of your code snippets. While you are there feel free to browse the snippets added by others.

IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting Replay available

Earlier this week IBM’s Niklas Heidloff and I presented all things OpenNTF to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community. Yesterday Joyce Davis posted the replay. The MP3 file can be downloaded. An IBM Lotus Greenhouse ID is required to access the video and audio replays. I would like to thank those people who attended. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.