|On this episode we interviewed IBM's Paul
Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about
the recent release of the IBM
2012 Tech Trends Report. During
the interview we talked about:
the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when
in actuality it's really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.
- Paul's role at IBM
- What exactly does the Tech Trends Report
- What surprised Paul in the report
- The growing skill gaps in technology
- What IBM Is doing to help shrink the
- Paul's advice for developers and IT
admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
- Social Business and Collaboration. Did
the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
- and much more...
Connections product managers
Slavens, and Luis
Benitez fill us in on the
new features of the Connections 4 (IC4) release, including:
miss the InformationWeek
simulcast on IBM Social Technologies
coming up tomorrow. A few more links to help get you up to speed on Connections
- Embedded experiences and activity streams
- Improvements to the home page
- Easily sharing information from any
context with the Sharebox
- What's coming in the Connections mobile
- Reporting and metrics (over 100 new
- Bridging content from external websites
and news sources
- And more...
new in IBM Connections 4?
Connections 4 Reviewer's Guide
Capabilities in Connections 4
(there's also a YouTube video link on that page)
This show runs 32:55
|Giulio Campobassi and Frank Maric of IBM
Business Partner Salient Solutions (@goMobilite)
talked to us about their Mobilite
product for mobilizing Notes
and Domino applications. |
We talked about:
show runs 26:48.
- Frank and Giulio's bacgkround using
Notes and Domino
- How and why they came up with the Mobilite
- Why IBM Domino is a great delivery mechanism
for mobile apps
- Installation, setup and configuration
- What customers looking for in terms
of mobilizing their apps
- The business climate in Australia
- and much more...
|We spoke with Chris
Reckling (Program Manager,
Mobile UX at IBM) and Rob Ingram (Manager of Mobile Strategy, Social Business
at IBM) to get the inside scoop on what's new with IBM mobile apps. Topics
we cover included:
Even if you don't have Connections
or Sametime in-house, you can try those apps out against Lotus
Greenhouse, and you can also
download a version of IBM Worklight that's free to try (look for a link
to the Developer Edition on the Worklight
home page). Also, don't miss
the upcoming IBM
Connections mobile tech talk
on August 15.
This show runs 41:01.
|Walfred Marzahn from YouAtNotes
spent 20 minutes talking to us about their "Domino
To Go" product. Domino To
Go allows you to create native mobile apps that can access your Notes/Domino
databases. We covered:
sure to check out the Domino
To Go FAQ.
- Who is YouAtNotes and what do they do?
- Which mobile platforms are supported
- How easy it is to create apps with Appcelerator's
Titanium and Domino To Go
- Which development languages you need
- The pricing tiers for Domino To Go Cost?
- Are there any limits to the number of
databases you can access from a single app?
- What about offline access?
- and more...
This show runs 21:33.
|Today we talked to Mark
Roden about using jQuery in
XPages. Topics included:
website is xomino.com
and his Twitter handle is @markyroden.
Other links mentioned in the show were docs.jquery.com,
and Matt White's XPages101
- Why use jQuery instead of (or along
- Any considerations about using jQuery
and Dojo on the same page?
- What are some good jQuery plugins to
- What about jQuery for mobile web apps?
- How about documentation?
This episode runs 37:23.
|On this show we sat down with all of the
authors of the new "XPages
Extension Library" book
which is now available for purchase. This 537 page book was written by
Paul Hannan (@pdhannan),
The book is also available as an eBook, on Kindle and as an iBook.
On the podcast we discussed:
can also follow Julian (@jrobichaux),
and The Taking Notes Podcast (@takingnotespod)
- How the book came to be
- What tools they used to produce the
OpenNTF Extension Library Project
and the associated Upgrade
Pack 1 documentation on the
- An introduction to the XPages Extension
Library and what it exactly is
- How the book is goes beyond being "the
- Who else was involved with the creation
of the book content
- Paul, Declan, Jeremy, Paul and Tim talk
about the chapters they co-authored and some of their favorite XPages Extension
- Tim's WatrCoolr
project on OpenNTF
- Russ Maher and his
unique way of reading this
great new book
XSP Starter Kit Project on OpenNTF
by Nathan T. Freeman
- XPages architect Phil Riand and Tim's
upcoming interview with Taking Notes (Exclusive!)
- and much more....
The show runs 40:10. Oh and before we forget! Be sure and listen to Episode
154 of Taking Notes to hear Paul Calhoun and Russ Maher
talk about all things XPages. Thanks for subscribing.
Calhoun and Russ
Maher have travelled to many
different countries and cities over the past 2 years, training people on
XPages with their basic and advanced multi-day
bootcamps. Bruce and Julian
caught up with them at the AdminDev
2012 conference to discuss:
podcast is 21:57 in length, 21mb in size.
- What kinds of topics are people interested
- Is mobile XPages development "hot"
- How about XPages in the Notes Client
- Will knowledge of XPages development
help you learn Websphere/J2EE?
- What are some good learning resources?
- And more...
|We talked to Graham
Acres, an IBM BP in Canada,
about how to develop a strategy around mobilizing your applications in
the enterprise. Graham discussed mobile strategies in general as well as
his own personal experiences, including:
gave a Lotusphere session on this topic, and his slides can be found at
Brytek Systems website. You
can also follow him on Twitter at @gacres99.
- Deciding which devices to support
- Working with users and business units
- Defining how the mobile app will work,
and what it will look like
- Problems with networks, firewalls, and
- Dealing with "bring your own device"
- Choosing a toolkit
- And more...
This episode runs 36:48.
|Learn about Teamstudio
Unplugged, a tool that helps
you mobilize (as in mobile smartphones) your Lotus Domino applications.
We spoke with Nigel Cheshire, president and CEO of Teamstudio, and Craig
Schumann, Teamstudio senior developer, about:
episode runs 34:00.
- The rise of Apple and iOS in the enterprise
- The rise of XPages in the Lotus developer
- Teamstudio's approach for adding a mobile
interface to Domino apps
- Replicating data to and from a device
for offline use
- Choosing a strategy for mobilizing your
apps, to make sure your project is successful
- And more...
|Today we spoke with Joyce Davis and Colleen
Burns from IBM about the upcoming Lotusphere 2012 and Connect events being
held in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida NEXT week!
We would like to thank Ken
"MacOSKen" Ray for
the new Taking Notes intro that he graciously produced for us. Ken produces
three outstanding Apple focussed podcasts including:
can also hear Ken on MacBreak
Weekly with Leo Laporte on
We also suggest you follow Ken on Twitter at @macosken.
you all at Lotusphere in a few days. Oh, and we will be recording several
live shows from Orlando.
This show runs 26:56 and goes quite well with a glass of pinot.
On the podcast today are Ed
Brill and Pete Janzen from
IBM, to talk about the release of Lotus
Notes/Domino 8.5.3 as well as
the new IBM XWork Server. The discussion included:
podcast is 38.9 MB in size and 40:30 in length. For other news about the
XWork Server and Domino 8.5.3, check out Chris
Miller's webcast and the IBM
XWork Server page on the IBM website.
- What is the IBM XWork Server?
- Who is the target market?
- How is it licensed, and what are the
- How much does it cost?
- What are the changes in licenses and
entitlements with Domino 8.5.3?
- What are some of the architectural changes
and enhancements with Domino 8.5.3?
- The OpenNTF extension library, feature
packs, and extending Domino server functionality
Heidloff's blog post about his favorite 8.5.3 features
- Anything new with Traveler?
- and a whole lot more!
|In Episode 140 we sat down with Urban
Airship CEO Scott Kveton.
For those of you not familiar with Urban Airship here is what they do:
"Urban Airship powers the world's
most successful mobile apps. Providing breakthrough technology, Urban Airship
makes mobile marketing far more engaging, effective, and efficient. Top
brands depend on Urban Airship's innovative platform to reach and engage
target audiences and increase app revenue streams through push notification,
rich messaging, in-app purchase, subscriptions and user engagement tracking."
In the show we talk about:
- Something near and dear to us all -
"bacon" and specifically Scott's bacn.com
- How Urban Airship got started.
- What exactly Urban Airship sells.
- Why building apps that customers want
and need is important. Just don't build apps because they are technically
- The difference between mobile advertising
services and Urban Airships "Platform-as-a-Service" or "PAS".
- Why a developer would use Urban Airship's
PAS rather than adding push notifications themselves.
- How geolocation ties into push.
- How Urban Airship makes money and how
customers are making money using their products and services.
- The number of push notifications served
as of August 2011.
- Scott's involvement with the Portland
Incubator Experiment. Listen
to Episode 138 of Taking Notes
to learn more about the Portland Incubator Experiment with Rick Turcozy.
blog post Scott wrote talking
about boots trapping a startup company.
- What's next for Urban Airship.
- and much more...
This show runs about 28 minutes. On Episode 141 we will be interviewing
IBM's Ed Brill about Notes/Domino 8.5.3 and more.
|On this show we talk with the CEO of Appcelerator
Jeff Haynie. You may have heard of Appcelerators' Titanium development
"Titanium makes cross-platform
native application development easy. A free and open source application
development platform, Titanium lets you create native mobile, tablet and
HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP."
We talk with Jeff about:
podcast runs 29:43.
- Who is Jeff Haynie and how did Appcelerator
- How the Titanium product has evolved
- That time in history when Steve Jobs
said that developers could only use XCode to develop native apps for all
- How someone can get started with Titanium.
- What products and services Appcelerator
- Where you can download
- What the differences are between the
community and paid versions of Titanium.
- The upcoming "Code
Strong" Appcelerator Developer conference and "hackathon"
being held in San Francisco September 18-20..
- and much more...