How we use XPages 

By Sean Cull | 8/19/19 7:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Cameron, Jesse and Paul have been putting a lot of effort into explaining how they use XPages and it has prompted me to post this on how we at FoCul use XPages, something I have been meaning to do for a while. I will hopefully post more about why we like XPages so much but this is a long enough read for now.

Developing Open Liberty Features, Part 2 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/19/19 12:07 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In my earlier post, I went over the tack I took when developing a couple extension features for Open Liberty, and specifically the way I came at it with Tycho. Shortly after I posted that, Alasdair Nottingham, the project lead for Open Liberty, dropped me a line to mention how programmatic service registration isn't preferred.

Developing an Open/WebSphere Liberty UserRegistry with Tycho 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/17/19 11:10 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In my last post, I put something of a stick in the ground and announced a multi-blog-post project to discuss the process of making an XPages app portable for the future. In true season-cliffhanger fashion, though, I'm not going to start that immediately, but instead have a one-off entry about something almost entirely unrelated.

Upcoming Webinar – How we are using XPages 

By Cameron Gregor | 8/16/19 9:25 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

If, like me, you’ve been following Jesse Gallagher’s blog you will see he has been putting a lot of thought into ‘the XPages problem’ (where to next for those of us still heavily dependant on XPages). I have been following Jesse’s thoughts with interest as I am hoping to make the right decision for our company about where to focus our efforts on next.

A Possible Role For XPages 

By Paul Withers | 8/16/19 8:19 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A comment from Mark Maden on my recent blog "Thoughts on the Problem of XPages" prompted me about a potential area XPages could add value for the future. One of the strengths of XPages from the start has been flexible reporting.

How Do I Use XXXX Java / JavaScript in XPages? 

By Paul Withers | 8/16/19 12:52 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

A common request seems to be how do I use XXXX Java or JavaScript project in XPages. One of the strengths of XPages was that it made the approaches more standard. So the answer is often less an XPages question, and more a generic web development question. There are a few caveats, but many of those are standard for web development.

When low code is no code - saving space for mobile 

By Ben Langhinrichs | 8/14/19 9:26 AM | App Dev - Mobile | Added by John Oldenburger

This is the second in an occasional series on what you can do right now with Notes/Domino, and some ways our products can help. As before, the top half is general and non-commercial, while the bottom half is where I mention how our products enhance the situation, so you can skip that if you want.

Thoughts on the Problem of XPages 

By Paul Withers | 8/14/19 8:25 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Jesse Gallagher posted a thoughtful blog about the challenges for the way forward with XPages. It's a challenge I've had a number of discussions around, many of which are ongoing. The reason there's not a simple solution - throw whatever resources are required into XPages - is that it simply doesn't make business sense.

The low code you already know 

By Ben Langhinrichs | 8/14/19 2:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Over the next few posts, I hope to show some different features of Notes/Domino which actual customers use, both to suggest things you may not have thought of, and to highlight (after the fold) where our software is important even with these native applications. This first comes from an application a customer developed with the lowest of low code.

Is IBM Smart Cloud Really Dead? 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 8/14/19 2:43 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by John Oldenburger

In short: The answer to the blog post title is yes. However, HCL is committed to Connections in the cloud as well as on premises. It’s just going to be different. Here’s what we know so far.In the past few days I’ve done some digging and asked around. And here are the facts I’ve found.

Fail2Ban Support for Domino on Linux -- Intrusion Detection 

By Daniel Nashed | 8/14/19 2:41 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Domino supports Internet password lockout, which is meanwhile working for all internet protocols (it came in thru a fix I think somewhere in the 8.5.x code stream and isn't really documented). This does already help to protect individual accounts. But it doesn't currently help for the same IP trying to hack different accounts.

Onboarding With HCL 

By Gabriella Davis | 8/14/19 2:38 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

It’s now been several weeks since HCL took full ownership of what were the ICS (IBM Collaboration Solutions) products that include Domino, Sametime, Notes, Verse, Traveler, Portal and Connections. In those few weeks there’s been a lot of activity.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like XPages? Redux 

By Jesse Gallagher | 8/13/19 3:49 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

The better part of a year ago, I mused about what to do about the XPages problem. For better or for worse, I'm still musing about it to this day, without a good answer. The nice part for me is that it's not actually my job to come up with a real plan to "solve" XPages in a grand scale, but I do have my own set of clients I'm responsible for, and I've been personally invested in it for so long that I'd like to be involved in bringing it to a safe landing.

It's Beta Time! 

By HCL Digital | 8/7/19 12:16 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

It's incredible to think that it's been about a year since we started the successful Domino V10 beta program. We've made so much progress, and now we need your help to keep the momentum going. We are excited to announce the HCL Domino V11 portfolio beta program, and call on our community to share honest, constructive and thoughtful review and testing of the Domino V11 portfolio beta software.

First month with HCL software 

By Ales Lichtenberg | 8/5/19 3:07 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

We have completed the first month when HCL fully took over from IBM Collaboration software (Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections …..). Information comes from all sides, we gain access to individual systems. Everything is not going smoothly, but from my own experience I know that the people of each teams are trying to help. I wish everything was successful and thanks to all HCL people and customers for patience.

CollabSphere 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended  

By Richard Moy | 8/4/19 3:48 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Matteo Bisi

Many request because of vacation, work or the Factory Tour has delayed some of you from submitting. So we will be extending the abstract submission CollabSphere until August 18, 2019 at midnight. So submit your abstract.

Domino Portable Edition - Building the smallest Domino server - Hot Pants for Geeks 

By Thomas Hampel | 8/4/19 3:45 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

Two weeks ago at the the HCL Factory Tour #3 we've shown the (possibly) smallest Domino server ever built. With just 47,88 ccm (6,3 x 9,5 x 0,8 cm) it is just a little bigger than a credit card and small enough to fit your pocket. Also, for those of you who remember, it's much smaller than the Lotus Foundations box which Mike Rhodin introduced at Lotusphere 2008. Thanks to Panagenda we also were able to show that you can run Domino off the grid.

Connections 6.0 CR5. pay attention to the path in case of manual upgrade of TinyMCE editor ! 

By Matteo Bisi | 7/30/19 4:08 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Since Connections 6.0 CR5 , was released there was also an update of the great optional editor formerly know as Ephox now named TinyMCE 5. I love this editor ( and my customers love it too) because all the features available, so I usually add it to all my Connections setup. In almost every cases the setup is very easy because to perform the setup it's needed only to run a script and install an EAR on the appserver but in some cases due particular SSH config, it could be required the manual setup. During my last CR5 upgrade I wasn't able to use the script so I've followed the manual setup like it's written on IBM Documentation at this page..

Domino Docker on Astra Linux 

By Daniel Nashed | 7/30/19 4:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This morning got up early and took another look into Astra Linux. First of all I did another install without GUI to see how things would work with a server that is comparable to a CentOS minimum install. The installation was very smooth and straight forward even on command-line. The only part I had to setup manually was the network configuration and I had to install the SSH server (apt install openssh-server). That was the base for my installation.

Modernising Domino Applications: Technical Deep Dive Part Three 

By Paul Withers | 7/25/19 3:30 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

In part one we covered Notes Client and XPages. In part two we covered Domino Mobile Apps. Technically, with both the previous parts we’ve covered interacting with a Domino application via a REST service. That’s nothing new – a LotusScript agent could have been a poor man’s REST service endpoint.

Domino on Docker Project Updates  

By Daniel Nashed | 7/24/19 3:15 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Thomas and me are working on the Domino on Docker project which has been around for a while. We are constantly updating it with more functionality. Beside the main functionality of providing an automated installation we have a management script that can help to build custom Domino docker images for (e.g.) including applications.

Cross Certifing a Notes ID only works with a Safe.ID via C-API/Lotus Script/Java 

By Daniel Nashed | 7/24/19 3:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

For the Docker project I looked into cross certifying IDs via C-API and the Lotus Script/Notes Java classes. It turned out that this only works well for safe.ids. The information from the ID files which is needed for cross certification requires to open the Notes.ID. In Lotus Script/Java in a client you are prompted for the password.

Problems With MongoDB During Sametime Install 

By Gabriella Davis | 7/24/19 12:46 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

In my previous blogs I discussed installing Sametime 10. My installs all ran perfectly except for one point – when I tried to install MongoDB as a service it installed but then wouldn’t start with the service error “1053”, reported as “service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”.

Installing Sametime 10 – The Proxy Server 

By Gabriella Davis | 7/24/19 12:44 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

The Sametime Proxy Server is needed if you have a Community server you want people to login to using either a web or mobile client, this includes having Sametime awareness for other products such as Verse or Connections. The Sametime Proxy server uses a DB2 database for iOS push notifications.

HCL - Key concepts going forward 

By Ben Langhinrichs | 7/23/19 8:25 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

At the recent HCL Factory Tour in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA, there were a number of large roadmap presentations followed by smaller, more focused presentations covering specific topics and products. Slides from all these should be forthcoming soon.

Domino on Docker Project Updates 

By Thomas Hampel | 7/23/19 8:20 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Daniel and me are working on the Domino on Docker project which has been around for a while. We are constantly updating it with more functionality. Beside the main functionality of providing an automated installation we have a management script that can help to build custom Domino docker images for (e.g.) including applications.

HCL Connections – The Future is Bright 

By Milan Matejic | 7/23/19 2:29 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by John Oldenburger

Yesterday I took part of the Webcast, “HCL Connections: The Future is Bright”, it was hosted by “DNUG” (a big thumbs up for that). In this Webcast Danille Baptiste showed us the future plans for HCL Connections. And indeed I do think that the future of the product is bright.

IBM Connections is no more, long live Connections!  

By Femke Goedhart | 7/23/19 2:25 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by John Oldenburger

So anyone who has anything to do with IBM connections will have already heard this and must be fully aware but yes, the sale of the IBM Collaboration portfolio (including IBM Connections) was finalized by the first of this month. This means that from now on IBM Connections is…. Connections.

Connections Cloud end of service, some facts and personal thougs about it 

By Matteo Bisi | 7/22/19 2:07 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

During last days HCL has published this technote where it's announced the End Of Service of Connections Cloud for July 16, 2020 and Richard Jefts , has published this blogpost more details and clarifications also about this topic. The destiny of Connections Cloud and Smartcloud Notes is is an important topic for our community so I like to write a recap about facts and some of my hopes for the future.