Archive for 2011

XPages Extension Library on OpenNTF updated to match Upgrade Pack 1

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

The XPages Extension Library project on OpenNTF was updated yesterday to version 853-20111215. This version matches the newly released Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1. If you want to use the OpenNTF version (and not Upgrade Pack 1) you can update your servers and clients using the update site method. You can find the installation instructions for the […]

Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1: Great news for XPages

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Great news for XPages today: Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 has just been released. In short, Upgrade Pack 1 is an IBM supported version of the XPages Extension Library. This should help remove the fear of the Extension Library being open source that some customers have had, and thereby improve the adoption of XPages out […]

The 46th DanNotes conference is a wrap

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Last week we held the 46th DanNotes conference. We had 80 participants and 7 speakers. Some of the presentations are available now as links on the agenda. Others will be added to the agenda later. We will also publish videos from the event once they have been edited. On the agenda you can find links […]

IBM Certified Application Developer – Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Last week at the DanNotes conference IBM offered certification tests at half the price. I took the LOT-951 test in record time between lunch and the developer BOF and passed with a score of 87.5%. The test focuses on Domino Designer in Eclipse features, some @Formula and Lotusscript programming enhancements, and a lot of XPages. […]

I’m a guest on This Week in Lotus episode 79

Monday, November 28th, 2011

A quick blog post to let you know that last week I was invited to be part of This Week in Lotus episode 79 together with Stuart McIntyre, Darren Duke – and Gab Davis as the 2nd guest. We discussed Sametime, OpenNTF, XPages and very naturally the 46th DanNotes conference which took place the day after the recording. It was […]

XSnippets: code snippets for XPages

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

The beta version of XSnippets was recently announced by Niklas Heidloff on the OpenNTF blog. XSnippets is a code repository of useful XPages code snippets that OpenNTF contributors can contribute to. If you have useful code snippets then consider adding them to XSnippets. I have added my first code snippet to XSnippets based on my blog […]

I am a member director on the OpenNTF board of directors

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

As previously blogged my company PHL Consult and I support OpenNTF and open source. To further show my support I nominated myself for one of the 9 member director positions in the OpenNTF board of directors. The board of directors for the newly incorporated OpenNTF has now been set and I am happy to have […]

My 1st year as self-employed consultant at PHL Consult

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

One year ago I started as self-employed consultant at my own company PHL Consult after having worked for IBM for 16 years – and what a great year! Starting on my own has proved to be one my of my best decisions ever. It has been a year of classic Lotus Notes application development work, XPages […]

Going to Lotusphere 2012

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Lotusphere 2012 takes place January 15 – January 19, 2012 in Orlando, Florida – and I am very happy to report that I will participate in the conference. This will be my first ever Lotusphere in the US (I participated in the Lotusphere conference in Berlin in 1999). I arrive Friday evening (January 13) and leave […]

Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.3 and IBM XWork Server 8.5.3 are here

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

It’s October 4th and Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 are now available for download on Passport Advantage. The brand new IBM XWork Server has also been announced. I have been looking forward to this release in general, and in particular because of features specifically for XPages developers: improved JavaScript editor finally a java design element for XPages […]