I’ve been working on this huge application that was written years ago and is full of hard coding of server/database names, email addresses, etc. These databases also usually have many script libraries that contain no functions, only sub-routines. These sub-routines do not return any values and mostly modify the values in a document somewhere. I really don’t like this technique, I prefer to use functions that return a value, this way at least the function is kind-of reusable, even if it is only reusable within the specific application that it resides. Now, to get around all the hard-coding I use a profile document whose sole purpose is for recording the path

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I’ve been working on this huge application that was written years ago and is full of hard coding of server/database names, email addresses, etc. These databases also usually have many script libraries that contain no functions, only sub-routines. These sub-routines do not return any values and mostly modify the values in a document somewhere. I really don’t like this technique, I prefer to use functions that return a value, this way at least the function is kind-of reusable, even if it is only reusable within the specific application that it resides. Now, to get around all the hard-coding I use a profile document whose sole purpose is for recording the path

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I’ve been working on a reservations application for my employer and one of the requirements was for a picture to be provided of a resource and for that picture to show up in the reservation. Now that sounds like a simple enough request but unfortunately it’s easier said than done, or so it seems. Now, the normal way to do this is to create a “Computed Text” area with a value containing an tag with the appropriate URL to the image. But, this doesn’t really work, you get a red box with an X in it instead of the image. Also, whenever you open the document in edit mode the picture

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I’ve been working on a reservations application for my employer and one of the requirements was for a picture to be provided of a resource and for that picture to show up in the reservation. Now that sounds like a simple enough request but unfortunately it’s easier said than done, or so it seems. Now, the normal way to do this is to create a “Computed Text” area with a value containing an tag with the appropriate URL to the image. But, this doesn’t really work, you get a red box with an X in it instead of the image. Also, whenever you open the document in edit mode the picture

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Posted in Domino, SnTT

Over the past 24 hours I’ve been trying my hand at composite applications. Needless to say I haven’t been making much headway. I’ve found several tutorials on them but the tutorials already have some of the wiring properties, code and property assignment to actions in the demo databases. Also, going through the tutorials, they don’t explain why you do something a particular way. I’m the type of person who needs the why in order to learn something new. I’m only starting to comprehend what’s supposed to be in the wiring properties, kind-of, but I’ve still got a long way to go. I started down this road because of a project I’m

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Over the past 24 hours I’ve been trying my hand at composite applications. Needless to say I haven’t been making much headway. I’ve found several tutorials on them but the tutorials already have some of the wiring properties, code and property assignment to actions in the demo databases. Also, going through the tutorials, they don’t explain why you do something a particular way. I’m the type of person who needs the why in order to learn something new. I’m only starting to comprehend what’s supposed to be in the wiring properties, kind-of, but I’ve still got a long way to go. I started down this road because of a project I’m

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Posted in Composite Apps, Domino

My place of employement is starting to roll out Lotus Notes 8.0.1 standard. I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and thought I would post up my initial impressions and a quick review. Likes The UI is gorgeous, but we all knew that. No problems with backward compatibility, so far Composite apps, more on that later The sidebar able to accept Google Widgets Now, I know all of that is old news, as is Lotus Notes 8x and these are things most everyone likes. In the few weeks I’ve been using it I’ve encountered on a couple of issues and they were mostly my fault. But these are the

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My place of employement is starting to roll out Lotus Notes 8.0.1 standard. I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and thought I would post up my initial impressions and a quick review. Likes The UI is gorgeous, but we all knew that. No problems with backward compatibility, so far Composite apps, more on that later The sidebar able to accept Google Widgets Now, I know all of that is old news, as is Lotus Notes 8x and these are things most everyone likes. In the few weeks I’ve been using it I’ve encountered on a couple of issues and they were mostly my fault. But these are the

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This weekend I installed Lotus Domino 8.0 on Open SuSE Linux 11. The install process went pretty flawlessly and no errors were encountered until I went to start the Domino Server, with the exception of a warning that SuSE 11 isn’t supported, but I’ll get to that in a second. My Linux box is a basic computer with a Pentium celeron processor running at 1.8 GHZ with 700 MB RAM and 3 disk drives totalling about 350 GB. This server is serving the roles of the home Lotus Domino server for documentation storage, testing, etc. It’s also a web server running Apache for setting up and testing some of my customer’s

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This weekend I installed Lotus Domino 8.0 on Open SuSE Linux 11. The install process went pretty flawlessly and no errors were encountered until I went to start the Domino Server, with the exception of a warning that SuSE 11 isn’t supported, but I’ll get to that in a second. My Linux box is a basic computer with a Pentium celeron processor running at 1.8 GHZ with 700 MB RAM and 3 disk drives totalling about 350 GB. This server is serving the roles of the home Lotus Domino server for documentation storage, testing, etc. It’s also a web server running Apache for setting up and testing some of my customer’s

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Posted in Domino, Linux

Here’s another freebie for you. A simple little app that doesn’t even save any documents but provides a means to lookup users to see what groups they’re a member of or to lookup groups to see who is a member of them. It’ll use the Domino Directory on whatever server the database resides. Pretty simple really. But you can find it over in the downloads section. Enjoy! Share This:

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Here’s another freebie for you. A simple little app that doesn’t even save any documents but provides a means to lookup users to see what groups they’re a member of or to lookup groups to see who is a member of them. It’ll use the Domino Directory on whatever server the database resides. Pretty simple really. But you can find it over in the downloads section. Enjoy! Share This:

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Posted in Domino, OpenSource

I’ve posted a little DB I developed for copying databases over in the downloads section. It works OK, especially for the price Enjoy! Share This:

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I’ve posted a little DB I developed for copying databases over in the downloads section. It works OK, especially for the price Enjoy! Share This:

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Posted in Domino, OpenSource

I can understand the all too often common perception that Notes is bad or out dated or insert your own complaint or whatever. I’ve recently moved to an organization that is a very large notes shop. Some of the apps are very old to say the least and badly written. I can and usually do spend hours trying to figure out where an element is getting it’s sometimes 5 deep of computed values, value from. This makes the application slow and on top of that the UIs are terrible and there are hundreds of views in some of the apps, further contributing to the slowness. As I’ve said before, the perception

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I can understand the all too often common perception that Notes is bad or out dated or insert your own complaint or whatever. I’ve recently moved to an organization that is a very large notes shop. Some of the apps are very old to say the least and badly written. I can and usually do spend hours trying to figure out where an element is getting it’s sometimes 5 deep of computed values, value from. This makes the application slow and on top of that the UIs are terrible and there are hundreds of views in some of the apps, further contributing to the slowness. As I’ve said before, the perception

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Posted in Domino, Soapbox

After reading the Event Binding series over on Tim Tripcony ‘s website I found something useful for the DominoField Class that I wrote about a while back. The idea was if I could get a handle on the Field class for a particular field I could run a postopen event of a document, collect all the fields as an instance of the DominoField class in the array and then define my own events or extend the built in events for each field on the document. I could then define some form of validation or have an event for each field on the form which would then make the DominoField class useful.

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After reading the Event Binding series over on Tim Tripcony ‘s website I found something useful for the DominoField Class that I wrote about a while back. The idea was if I could get a handle on the Field class for a particular field I could run a postopen event of a document, collect all the fields as an instance of the DominoField class in the array and then define my own events or extend the built in events for each field on the document. I could then define some form of validation or have an event for each field on the form which would then make the DominoField class useful.

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Posted in Domino

OK, I’ve made a few more updates to the ExcelData class and fixed a few bugs. You can find it over in the downloads section. I hope you find it useful. Share This:

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OK, I’ve made a few more updates to the ExcelData class and fixed a few bugs. You can find it over in the downloads section. I hope you find it useful. Share This:

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