Nginx/Domino server setup with websocket plugin 

By Csaba Kiss | 9/18/17 1:42 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In this blog post, I will show you how to set up an Nginx reverse-proxy server in front of a websocket enabled Domino server to handle SSL/TLS encryption and direct http and ws traffic to the appropriate ports on the Domino server.

Big News for Domino, Connections and OpenNTF 

By Paul Withers | 9/15/17 3:35 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

There are signs you can tell summer is over. For us in the northern hemisphere, the weather starts feeling chillier (although it’s been very changeable in UK most of the “summer”). And things start ramping up as people get back from holidays and Q3 comes to an end.

IBM Connections Desktop Plugin folder sync issue - now solved 

By Robert Farstad | 9/15/17 1:29 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

I had an issue with the IBM Connections Desktop Plugin. IBM introduced the "My Drive" and the ability to sync folders and sub-folders some months ago, and this seemed to be working fine when I connected the plugin to on-prem installations of Connections. I was able to sync folders, files and sub-folders.

Say hello to "" 

By OpenNTF | 9/14/17 2:04 PM | App Dev - Open Source | Added by Oliver Busse

We at are excited to launch our new brand - OpenNTF has a proven track history in building open source communities around interesting technologies and products, e.g. it was the incubinator for the success of XPages.

Generating and Downloading Files Using XPages’ Persistence Service 

By Cameron Gregor | 9/13/17 8:50 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

When developing an XPages application you may run into the need to generate files to be downloaded by the user. For the temporary place problem, some common solution is to either generate the files to some ‘in memory’ representation or alternatively use the Java Temporary Directory..

IBM Domino Community Server for Non-Production intends to meet the high-impact challenges of application testing in non-production environments 

By IBM Corp. | 9/12/17 4:21 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

IBM® Domino® Community Server for Non-Production will be a nonwarranted license option that enables your organization to test applications in a non-production environment. This offering will provide students, developers, and vendors with the capability to test their custom IBM Domino applications.

Announcing IBM Bluefizz - goodbye IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse 

By Chris Miller | 9/12/17 4:20 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

There is no word on how the catalog will be migrated or even if it will be migrated to a new marketplace. It was two years ago (almost to the day they are doing the sunset now) that I wrote a blog posting about Greenhouse was being retired.

Node-RED Samples for IBM Watson IoT Hackathon 

By Niklas Heidloff | 9/11/17 8:31 AM | App Dev - Cloud | Added by Oliver Busse

Recently I gave an one hour webinar to help developers to prepare for a hackathon related to IBM Watson IoT. I demonstrated Node-RED and coded live some sample flows.

I have no confidence in entities 

By Simon ODoherty | 9/11/17 8:12 AM | App Dev - Cognitive | Added by Oliver Busse

I have something I need to confess. I have a personal hatred of Entities. At least in their current form. There is a difference between deterministic and probabilisitic programming, that a lot of developers new to Watson find it hard to switch to. Entities bring them back to that warm place of normal development.

IBM JUMP Session - Whats new in IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 

By John Oldenburger | 9/8/17 4:57 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

There will be an interesting IBM Jump Session on September 15th, Whats new in IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9. JUMP stands for Join, Understand, Master and Participate.

IBM, please fix the Feature Packs installations! 

By Roberto Boccadoro | 9/6/17 2:53 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Every time there is a HotFix applied on top of a FixPack or Feature Pack, the installation of the new version of the FP fails. It says it found the wrong version. You have to uninstall the HotFix reverting back to the Base FP, then you can upgrade to the newest FP.

Replacing Lotus is…. complex 

By Keith Strickland | 9/4/17 3:31 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

If you followed Peter’s series on replacing Lotus he outlined some of the pitfalls, processes and decision points to undertake for success. I wanted to point out the technical side to a lot of those decisions. The short answer is that you need a tool to surface your domino data en-masse until such a time when decisions are made on each application. I have been working on that solution for quite some time now and I have to say, it’s complex.

Orient Me: Rethink your Docker storage driver configuration 

By Nico Meisenzahl | 9/4/17 3:30 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

I did some research around Docker storage drivers, CfC and Orient Me the last days because I had some issues in different Orient Me installations. Finally, I came to the conclusion that the Docker storage driver configuration which is installed by the Orient Me setup might need to be customized for a production environment.

Domino 9.0.1 FP9 SMTP Issue 

By Daniel Nashed | 8/31/17 4:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Last Friday a friend contacted me about a SMTP issue. I was able to reproduce the root cause of the issue but the emails I receive still look OK. So it depends on your STMP configuration how much impact this issue has in your infrastructure with FP9.

Introducing the new IBM Champion Wrangler for ICS! 

By IBM Champion Program | 8/29/17 3:54 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

I'm super excited that this worked out. There are only two people in the company to whom I would entrust MY IBM Champions. And thankfully, one of them is taking over the IBM Champion responsibilities in ICS! He will not take on the other things, like user groups, community, and customer council, so this is purely an IBM Champion thing.

IBM Domino, a very annoying performance issue now SOLVED 

By Jesper Kiær | 8/29/17 3:03 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

For the past years a customer of mine has had IBM Domino performance issues with a Domino Server. The issue concerned was really felt when working with attachments. The company has small offices around the world, so we use SmartUpgrade (which in general works well) to manage Notes Feature Pack upgrades.

Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 3 

By Peter Presnell | 8/28/17 7:10 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Kenio Carvalho

Let’s start by dealing with the 800 lb (363 kg) gorilla in the room. Is “Lotus Notes” dead? Well technically yes, because the official name has now been changed to IBM Notes. Many people, including most of us at Red Pill Now, have been heard to claim this is true even if it perhaps it is not an entirely true statement.

Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 2 

By Peter Presnell | 8/27/17 9:00 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Kenio Carvalho

For those of you who have read Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 1, I have a small confession to make. I do not really own a yellow 1989 Lotus! I wish I did, as it would have been really cool to turn up to Lotusphere each year in one of those. What I do own is a 2011 Lexus RX 350.

Lessons Learned Replacing Lotus: Part 1 

By Peter Presnell | 8/25/17 2:17 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Back around 1989 I became a Lotus enthusiast. Yellow even became my favorite color. While I never got to the point where I would dress up in a yellow suit, I would describe myself as somebody who would bleed yellow. With my Lotus I could do almost anything.

Midpoints LE4Domino - a closer look 

By Oliver Busse | 8/25/17 1:58 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

2 days ago Ulrich Krause and Detlev Poettgen posted about Midpoints' free NSF-based tool for all of us running a Domino server with an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. If you are not familiar with this service: they offer SSL certifcates for free, valid for 90 days. You have to re-new the certificates after that period which is not that convenient. Midpoints' tool fixes that problem by automating the process for you.

Notes, Domino, The Cloud and Performance 

By Paul Withers | 8/24/17 10:44 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Over the last month or so, I’ve been working on an application that pushes performance quite a bit. Last week I published a blog post about aspects of developing for performance. I’ll be writing a future blog post (maybe more than one) on the approaches I’ve taken for performance. But in this blog post I want to take a step back and discuss why I had to address performance, even after quite a bit of optimisation from the initial development.

OpenNTF Board of Directors - Call for Nominations 

By OpenNTF | 8/24/17 8:04 AM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

It's the time of year when we invite anyone interested in participating in OpenNTF's Board of Directors to submit their names to ip-manager at Employees of member organizations may be nominated as a Member Director – with a two-year term. There are four such board positions open for election. Contributors may be nominated as a Contributor Director – with a one year term. There are three such board positions open for election.

We found ourselves a palace! 

By Social Connections | 8/23/17 11:28 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

A palace! Nothing will suit us better than a palace when we return to Europe for our 12th conference. Welcome to Social Connections 12 in Vienna and Palais Pallavicini. The beautiful city of Vienna is awaiting us with its stunning architecture, good restaurants, chocolate cakes, castles, horses and den schönen blauen Donau.

Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino - Just Do SSL 

By Detlev Poettgen | 8/23/17 11:25 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

o enable HTTPS on your website, you need to get a certificate from a public Certificate Authority (CA). Let’s Encrypt is such a CA, which offers free trusted certificates. The only limit is that the certificates expire after 90 days. But you can renew them as often as you like.

Thank you, ICS Community, for all you did for me! 

By Amanda Bauman | 8/23/17 11:05 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

As you may have heard, I recently announced that I'm leaving IBM and I'm off to a new opportunity. When I first joined IBM in 2000, I never dreamed that I'd be here for 17 years! But IBM has nurtured me, supported me, enabled me, and has helped me become the person I am today, and for that I'm eternally grateful. I've worked with some of the brightest people in the industry, and learned so much from them!

XSL Transformation on Domino - same but different 

By Oliver Busse | 8/23/17 8:43 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

Lately I encountered a weird behaviour when it comes to XML handling and transforming in a server side executed code on Domino. I use the XSL Transformer with some options to e.g. ignore the DTD schema that is defined in the exported XML from the exporter as it caused problems. Though I try to ignore it, it seems that it's still used somehow - anyway, it works - as long as your Domino server runs on Windows.

What is the SIZE of a Docker container? 

By Ulrich Krause | 8/21/17 1:31 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I recently was asked, if it is possible to tell the size of a container and, speaking of disk-space, what are the costs when running multiple instances of a container. Let’s take the IBM Domino server from my previous post as an example.

Installing IBM Connections Touchpoint in an TLS-Only Environment 

By Martin Leyrer | 8/21/17 11:13 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

During the installation of IBM Connections Touchpoint for a customer a stumbled upon an "issue" that is not (yet) covered in the documentation but is/will be an issue in the "real world™": "ssl-only environments" (properly: "tls-only"). The Connections documentation has a whole chapter called "Forcing traffic to be sent over an encrypted connection" on how to redirect all HTTP traffic to Connections to HTTPS (which you should do in times like these).

Do you want The charity auction has opened 

By René Winkelmeyer | 8/21/17 4:28 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

Some time ago I was fast enough to catch the domain when it expired. Nowadays I’ve no use for it – maybe others want it. Instead of just letting the registration expire I’m bringing it to a good cause. If you want it, you can have it – for some money that goes to a charity.

Source Control disruption in DDE 

By Patrick Kwinten | 8/21/17 3:00 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

In a project me and my colleague faced major complications working towards a GIT repository on TFS. In short: she did not see the changes I had made in her Domino Designer even though her GIT client had transferred everything correctly to the On Disk Project (ODP) on her local drive.