Posts Tagged ‘lotusphere2009’

Lotusphere update

February 6th, 2009 No comments

So, I don’t think I’m going to get around to a post for each session I went to, suffice to say they were all great. I learned about about Javascript, enough to know I need to learn more. Lots of new stuff in administering Domion 8.5, and hopefully we can get in on the Design Partner program for the new SSO and Directory Independence projects.

Overall, my impression was great – definitely the best Lotusphere I’ve been too, and this is my 7th.

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JMP206 – Domino Designer 8.5 with Eclipse

January 18th, 2009 No comments

Wow, this is huge. All the usual Eclipse goodies (html/xml/css/javascript editor, project management) plus all the Domino stuff. The new designer sees a Domino database as a ‘project’ in Eclipse parlance. you can do built-in search and replace, edit DXL directly, edit properties without using the info box, etc.

Also, you now get to do all the cool XPages stuff. That is incredibly powerful and extensible!

The only shortcoming right now is that there is no new Lotusscript or Java editor. That is coming in 8.5.1, along with an improved JavaScript editor.

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JMP204 – JavaScript for Lotusscript developers

January 18th, 2009 1 comment

Great session with Henry Newberry as an introduction to JavaScript (still foreign territory to me) for Lotusscript developers (which I still kind of consider myself to be). The language is pretty straightforward, and in some ways is easier than Lotusscript; i.e., no need to declare variables, but some gotchas, like those variables being case-sensitive.

Need to pick up the JavaScript Bible by Danny Goodman.

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January 18th, 2009 No comments

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) looks pretty cool, basically a way to standardize data layout so JavaScript can work with it. Also like it because it uses dot notation.

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a set of extensions to JavaScript that allow it to do cool, client-side stuff that allows manipulation of the on-screen page with little or now trips back to the browser.

JQuery ( is a JavaScript library that lets you easily do all the JSON stuff in an AJAX-enabled browsers with some quick library calls.

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At Lotusphere

January 17th, 2009 No comments

I’ve arrived for Lotusphere 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Flight was good, but crowded (as always). Got on a shuttle pretty quickly, and got to the hotel, checked in, registered at the conference then headed to ESPN for a beer. Pretty crowded and warm in there, and I had spent the day on a crowded plane, so I headed out and got some dinner at Big River Grille on the boardwalk.

While I was there I ended up sitting next to a couple of guys from TriLog group. Before they were TriLog, they were the folks at Relavis behind their Domin0-based CRM product. We had a nice chat about the CRM market, and about how the days of dominant applications are over. Customers want to buy what they want, then used standards-based interfaces, like Web Services, to get them to all work together.

Now I’m back at the hotel room blogging, and getting unpacked.

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Gearing up for Lotusphere

January 12th, 2009 No comments

I’m heading off to Lotusphere 2009 this Saturday, and I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row. We’re about done with a major project, and I think I have my bases covered for my time away. I’ll have the trusty iPhone with me and a laptop, so I should be covered.

During this trip I’m hoping to learn quite a bit more about Domino 8.5 (which shipped last week), including new features like streaming cluster replication, ID vault, and AD integration (though that won’t ship until 8.5.1 or 8.5.2, there is a session on it). I’ll also poke my head in on a Portal session or two.

Since I’m staying at the Swan this year, I’m back to taking the Mears shuttle again. It will be nice to be on-site for once – first time in 7 ‘spheres!

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No Presentation

November 12th, 2008 No comments

So, no presentation for me at Lotusphere 2009. That would have been fun, but Rocky and Mac got over 300 submissions for 30 spots in the Best Practices track, so I guess the odds were against me.

Instead I’ll just relax and enjoy the show, network and otherwise have a good time.

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