Archive for 2008

Rational Team Concert 1.0 is now available

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Rational Team Concert 1.0 is now available on You can download a free version with a server and 3 client licenses included. Team concert “provides a development environment that allows developers to collaborate together using integrated Source Control, Work Items, Build, Dashboards, Reports, and Process support. ” I am especially interested in the support […]

XPages in Domino 8.5: impressive!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Nathan Freeman has posted an impressive demo of the XPages functionality in the upcoming Domino 8.5. As Nathan writes: “The rumors are no exaggeration. Xpages are the next wave of Lotus evolution, and they will turn everything you know upside-down. Get ready to be a novice again.”

Download Firefox 3 today – and help set a Guinness World Record

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Mozilla Firefox 3 will officially be available today at 17:00 UTC. Go download Firefox 3 and help set a new Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours. If you just can’t wait then the download is already available elsewhere.

iNotes for iPhone

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Great news for Lotus and iPhone users: Lotus iNotes for iPhone coming later this year as part of Lotus Domino 8.0.2. Via Alan Lepofsky and comments by Ed Brill.

Notes and Domino 8.5 beta available

Friday, May 30th, 2008

The Lotus Notes 8.5 and Lotus Domino 8.5 Public Beta is now available for the usual operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X for the client and AIX, Linux, Windows, Solaris and i5/OS for the server). Via Ed Brill: “Notes/Domino 8.5 public beta available now”

IT architect accreditation accomplished

Monday, May 26th, 2008

As announced on Twitter my accreditation package was approved today and I am now an IBM accredited IT architect. This IBM accreditation can be compared to the Open Group level 1 certification called “Certified IT Architect”. Part of my package included 2 project profiles for projects that were both Lotus Domino based web projects involving […]

Performance basics for Lotus Notes developers

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Andre Guirard has just published his whitepaper on “Performance basics for Lotus Notes developers”. The whitepaper “addresses the most important and most serious factors affecting IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino® application performance. It is intended for developers of Notes client applications, to help them maximize performance by identifying problem areas and by offering solutions.”

Dojomino 1.1-0: Dojo 1.1 for Domino

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Version 1.1 of the Dojo javascript toolkit was released a month ago and now Dojomino has been updated to include the version 1.1 code of Dojo. The Dojomino update includes a very cool online demo site where you can try out some of the many features of the Dojo toolkit.

Webcast: Web-enabling Lotus Notes Applications

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Rocky Oliver and John Kingsley from Teamstudio are hosting a webcast on web-enabling Lotus Notes applications tomorrow Wednesday, April 16 at 2.00 PM eastern. If you are interested in participating then head over to Rockys blog for more details on the webcast. Update April 19: if you missed the live webcast, it is now available […]

How I got started with Lotus Notes

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Inspired by Theo Heselmans and many others here is my version of “How I got started with Lotus Notes”. I have been with IBM since 1994 and in 1997 I worked in a support team that developed and maintained tools to support the product introduction process. IBM had acquired Lotus in 1995 so it was […]