I’m quite surprised with these results

Yesterday I performed a completely unscientific poll asking “What’s your primary app development target platform?” and I am quite surprised with two things:

  1. 44% of the 75 participants are still primarily developing rich client apps
  2. Only 9% are developing primarily for mobile/tablet

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 7.22.34 AMWhat’s your take on these results?

Podcast: There’s Gold in Them XPages

We talked with XPages developers Jesse Gallagher (@Gidgerby) and Dr. Mark Roden (@markyroden) about:

  • How Jesse got started with Notes/Domino
  • How Jesse’s interest in Ruby on Rails spilled over into XPages
  • How a Notes/Domino programmer like Jesse has approached and been successful with XPages
  • How to approach XPages app development
  • What about Lotusscript?
  • How to write “clean” code
  • Using source code control
  • Moving from Lotusscript to MVC
  • Why Expression Language and Java are important
  • What XPages can offer that other platforms cannot or offer in a different way
  • The adaptability and flexibility of the XPages platform
  • and much more…

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Updated: IBM Notes/Domino mobile solutions podcast roundup

Over the last couple of months Taking Notes (@takingnotespod) has interviewed three five companies who provide software, tools and services that can help you mobilize your Notes and Domino applications:

We also recently had some other mobile related shows that you may find interesting:

  • jQuery in XPages with Marky Roden (Episode 157)
  • Mobile App Strategies with Graham Acres (Episode 152)
  • What’s New in IBM Connections 4 (Episode 168)
  • What’s New in IBM Mobile Apps, with Chris Reckling and Rob Ingram (Episode 164)

Podcast: Learning XPages with Mark Myers and Matt White

Based on his recent blog entry about learning XPages, we brought Mark Myers on the show to discuss his approach to wrapping your head around XPages, especially coming at it as a person with a strong Java background. Matt White was also on the podcast to offer the perspective of someone who has been helping people learn XPages for several years now. We discussed things like:

  • NOT thinking of XPages as “another Notes design element”
  • Coming to XPages from the Java developer perspective
  • The amount of learning resources and help available now versus a few years ago
  • Using Java and server-side JavaScript (SSJS)
  • Some of the struggles that newbies might face
  • And more…

Mark and Matt are both members of the London Developer Co-op, and they have graciously renewed the TakingNotes discount code for XPages101 online training courses. If you go to the XPages101.net website and sign up using the discount code “taking notes”, you will receive a 33% discount off the list price of your subscription.

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