|Today we had the pleasure of interviewing
the creator of the awesome Notesin9
screencast - David Leedy (@notesin9).
We were also joined by special guests Paul Calhoun and Dr. Mark Roden.
We talked about:
show runs 31:36 and best listened to while eating Pennsylvania OR Texas
- How and why David got started with Notesin9
- Where the name for the show came from
- What goes into producing a show
- What community resources David provides
XPages Cheat Sheet
- What is the "Drive
to 99" Event?
- The number of shows David has published
- The number of contributors who have
appeared on the show
- How people can get involved and contribute
to the show and what do they need to do
- Which XPages topics do people want to
learn more about
- and much more...
|We talked with XPages developers Jesse
Mark Roden (@markyroden)
episode runs 37:42.
- How Jesse got started with Notes/Domino
- How Jesse's interest in Ruby on Rails
spilled over into XPages
- How a Notes/Domino programmer like Jesse
has approached and been successful with XPages
- How to approach XPages app development
- What about Lotusscript?
- How to write "clean" code
- Using source code control
- Moving from Lotusscript to MVC
- Why Expression Language and Java are
- What XPages can offer that other platforms
cannot or offer in a different way
- The adaptability and flexibility of
the XPages platform
- and much more...
|We talked to IBM User Experience Development
team members Amanda
Giles, and Mike
Stewart about what's going on
these days with the IBM Wikis. Topics included:
trivia: did you know that the short URL to the Lotus (aka ICS) wikis is
- History of the IBM wikis
- Types of content on the wikis (it's
not just random information spread across various pages)
- New features in the latest iteration
of the wiki template
- Improvements in navigation and search
- Dynamic content control
- And more...
|Russ Maher of QDiligence
and Paul Calhoun (@ptcalhoun)
Solutions talk to us about
the evolution of IBM's XPages rapid application development platform. Russ
and Paul are also the instructors of The View's popular XPages
Bootcamp which is taking place
in Las Vegas and Chicago this Fall. We would like to thank The View and
their XPages Bootcamp for sponsoring this show. |
We talk about:
show runs 44:50.
- History of the XPages Bootcamp and how
they kept the course material in-line with the XPages point releases
- Upcoming changes in Domino 8.5.4 (Niklas
Heidloff's blog post)
- The new Java jar design element in 8.5.4
- What OSGi plugins are
- OSGi and the Extension Library and how
it has evolved
- How XPages in Domino 8.5.4 has evolved
- How OneUI has grown over the years
- Dojo and how it has evolved within the
context of XPages
- XPages in the Notes Client (XPINC) and
how it has evolved
- and much more..
|In this episode we talked about developing
applications for IBM's Connections social software platform. We were joined
by three very special guests:
covered during the show included:
- Overview of the options available to
developers (APIs, Widgets, Java)
- How widgets and apps are deployed within
- Integrating apps with the Connections
- Surfacing apps and widgets within Communities
- How IBM Connections Next will utilize
OpenSocial and ActivityStrea.ms
- How Kudos Badges was built and how it
integrates and is managed within Connections
- Why developers should use XPages to
- How you can work with iWidgets and XPages
- How to access the Connections REST API's
- Where you can find and download sample
- What other extensibility features might
be important for XPages developers
- and much more...
- Landing for all things ICS development related including Notes/Domino
"Next" and Connections "Next"
The show runs 41:53.
Be sure to listen
to our interview with IBM's Ed Brill and Trust Factory's Wueter Aukema
about the new partnership between their companies, news about Notes Social
Edition and Ed's forthcoming book.
|Based on his recent
blog entry about learning XPages,
we brought Mark
Myers on the show to discuss
his approach to wrapping your head around XPages, especially coming at
it as a person with a strong Java background. Matt
White was also on the podcast
to offer the perspective of someone who has been helping people learn XPages
for several years now. We discussed things like:
and Matt are both members of the London
Developer Co-op, and they
have graciously renewed the TakingNotes discount code for XPages101 online
training courses. If you go to the XPages101.net
website and sign up using
the discount code "taking notes", you will receive a 33% discount
off the list price of your subscription.
- NOT thinking of XPages as "another
Notes design element"
- Coming to XPages from the Java developer
- The amount of learning resources and
help available now versus a few years ago
- Some of the struggles that newbies might
- And more...
|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...
|Today we talked with Mark
Myers from the London
Developer Co-op about all things
podcast runs about 40 minutes and is chock full of great NoSQL goodness.
- The four different types of NoSQL databases
- Why the need for NoSQL
- Why NoSQL has become some popular over
the last few years
- How the NSF has provided NoSQL type
functionality for a long time
- Some discussion about CouchDB, MongoDB
and other NoSQL offerings
- Mark's blog entry about how
to improve the NSF
- How and why Mark thinks XPages are much
easier to use for development than other technologies he has used
- How the IBM XWork Server is well positioned
to become a database server
- Who will be buying the first round of
drinks at Lotusphere 2012
- and much more....
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!
|On this episode we talk with IBM's Jim
Quill and Phil Riand about the forthcoming relational database support
for XPages coming with Domino 8.5.3 and the OpenNTF Extension Library.
idea on IdeaJam can now be
marked as "Completed" :-) |
The podcast runs 30 minutes. We hope you enjoy it!
|In this episode of Taking Notes we spoke
with IBMers Dave Delay and Phil Riand about the forthcoming REST API's
for Domino and XPages. We cover:
learn more about these REST services you should also read these posts from
the OpenNTF blog:
episode runs 27:28.
- What REST services are
- What the XPages
Extension Library is
- How you can add REST capabilities to
your XPages applications
- How you can get at the Domino data model
- A walk through of what you need to do
to start using the new services and controls
- and much more
|This year at Lotusphere 2011 Brian Benz
presented a session entitled "Running a Business on XPages" (slide
abstract). Julian Robichaux
and I spent 30 minutes with Brian discussing with him an incredible XPages
app that he helped develop for Deloitte
Recap. Brian also discusses
things he learned during the project, recommendations for developers new
to XPages, source control management and much more.
Brian also has posted
a collection of excellent videos on YouTube which demonstrate
the app and are required watching. Got it?
32:22 with Brian. Enjoy and code on with XPages.
This podcast was brought to you the letter X, IBM Watson and of course
extra crispy bacon.