Well LotusPhere 2011 has come to a close. I’m writing this while sitting at the Orlando Airport waiting on a delayed flight. I enjoyed this year’s LotusPhere more than previous ones but I believe that’s because I didn’t go alone. I hung out with the guys from GBS and had a great time. The sessions this year the sessions seemed a little beginner level but some were very good. If I had to give a “Best Of” I would say it was AD115: XPages Extensibility API: Free Your Mind. Excellent information was put out with no fuss no muss (what does that even mean?). But I throughly enjoyed this sesssion. There

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Well LotusPhere 2011 has come to a close. I’m writing this while sitting at the Orlando Airport waiting on a delayed flight. I enjoyed this year’s LotusPhere more than previous ones but I believe that’s because I didn’t go alone. I hung out with the guys from GBS and had a great time. The sessions this year the sessions seemed a little beginner level but some were very good. If I had to give a “Best Of” I would say it was AD115: XPages Extensibility API: Free Your Mind. Excellent information was put out with no fuss no muss (what does that even mean?). But I throughly enjoyed this sesssion. There

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Well I’ve officially been thrown into the Java pool. As you may/may not be aware of products that GBS is currently working on, my current position has required quite a bit of custom component development, tweaking and re-writing of existing components. With guidance from the best in the business I’m starting to understand Java more every day. I think my initial apprehension with the language is that it’s strongly typed. As a Java newb you try something only to be complained at from whatever IDE you’re working in. You’re inital reaction is to track down whatever is complaining only to find out it’s a difference in syntax from what you’re used

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Well I’ve officially been thrown into the Java pool. As you may/may not be aware of products that GBS is currently working on, my current position has required quite a bit of custom component development, tweaking and re-writing of existing components. With guidance from the best in the business I’m starting to understand Java more every day. I think my initial apprehension with the language is that it’s strongly typed. As a Java newb you try something only to be complained at from whatever IDE you’re working in. You’re inital reaction is to track down whatever is complaining only to find out it’s a difference in syntax from what you’re used

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Yesterday was a pretty full day and attended some good sessions. Of particular note was my visit with Martin Donnelly about a calendar view for XPages. He was battling with a nightly build of Lotus Domino Designer so he was to say the least experiencing some issues, coupled with a software update being pushed to his computer, the experience left me a little wanting to say the least. As I told Martin there are 7000 people at LotusPhere and only a handful of IBM developers and everyone wants time with them, so I understood his predicament. I also met Declan Lynch down in the product showcase and we spoke about BlogSphere

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Yesterday was a pretty full day and attended some good sessions. Of particular note was my visit with Martin Donnelly about a calendar view for XPages. He was battling with a nightly build of Lotus Domino Designer so he was to say the least experiencing some issues, coupled with a software update being pushed to his computer, the experience left me a little wanting to say the least. As I told Martin there are 7000 people at LotusPhere and only a handful of IBM developers and everyone wants time with them, so I understood his predicament. I also met Declan Lynch down in the product showcase and we spoke about BlogSphere

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OK, so I started the day off meeting “The Grumpies” which consist of Bob Balaban and Paul Mooney. It was a very entertaining session and they gave good advice on when to say no or direct your customer in another direction or to just ask the all important question of why. I don’t think we ask this question enough as developers and just go about doing whatever the customer asked us to do. But we need to learn to say no sometimes and ask more questions. Later today I will be on the quest of determining if you can display a calendar view on an XPage. I saw a couple of

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OK, so I started the day off meeting “The Grumpies” which consist of Bob Balaban and Paul Mooney. It was a very entertaining session and they gave good advice on when to say no or direct your customer in another direction or to just ask the all important question of why. I don’t think we ask this question enough as developers and just go about doing whatever the customer asked us to do. But we need to learn to say no sometimes and ask more questions. Later today I will be on the quest of determining if you can display a calendar view on an XPage. I saw a couple of

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Well day 2 of LotusPhere 2010 is in full swing. Today’s sessions have been excellent. “The Great Code Giveaway” showed some awesome techniques for extending a lotus notes application to any type of platform whether lotus notes is present or not, which some of it I would have never thought of, especially the sametime bot, very cool. The session on migrating your existing apps to XPages was also very cool. Since that session I have come upon a question of: Is it possible to replicate the functionality of a Lotus Notes Calendar view? I’ve done a quick web search but have only come across a demo by Declan Lynch on creating

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Well day 2 of LotusPhere 2010 is in full swing. Today’s sessions have been excellent. “The Great Code Giveaway” showed some awesome techniques for extending a lotus notes application to any type of platform whether lotus notes is present or not, which some of it I would have never thought of, especially the sametime bot, very cool. The session on migrating your existing apps to XPages was also very cool. Since that session I have come upon a question of: Is it possible to replicate the functionality of a Lotus Notes Calendar view? I’ve done a quick web search but have only come across a demo by Declan Lynch on creating

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OK, well all my sessions are done for today. I attended the Worst Practices session by Paul Mooney and Bill Buchan and as usual they were very entertaining and informative. This is a must see anytime they do this. I also attended the Filthy Rich User Interfaces session which was a little misleading. It was about extending the Lotus Notes client with widgets, plug-ins, etc. While they did put out some good information it was a little dry. I’ve spent the rest of the day speaking with IBM employees about various issues I’ve encountered and how to go about tackling a monster application full of hard coding. So, not really much

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OK, well all my sessions are done for today. I attended the Worst Practices session by Paul Mooney and Bill Buchan and as usual they were very entertaining and informative. This is a must see anytime they do this. I also attended the Filthy Rich User Interfaces session which was a little misleading. It was about extending the Lotus Notes client with widgets, plug-ins, etc. While they did put out some good information it was a little dry. I’ve spent the rest of the day speaking with IBM employees about various issues I’ve encountered and how to go about tackling a monster application full of hard coding. So, not really much

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I just arrived at the LotusPhere 2010 General Session. I was able to get a decent seat right off the bat which is surprising seeing as how I overslept this morning. But if you’re following along I’ll keep refreshing this post as things are added. I’ll fix the formatting later… Got slides scrolling by… lotusknows.com had 19,000 visits on it’s first day 3.5 millino seats added to Lotus Quickr 10 million seats added to Lotus Symphony 12,000 new customers for Lotus Notes and Domino since the 8.0 release 1/3 of all new sametime installations are microsoft exchange customers Lights dimming, and some violinist and drummer on the stage More drummers came

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I just arrived at the LotusPhere 2010 General Session. I was able to get a decent seat right off the bat which is surprising seeing as how I overslept this morning. But if you’re following along I’ll keep refreshing this post as things are added. I’ll fix the formatting later… Got slides scrolling by… lotusknows.com had 19,000 visits on it’s first day 3.5 millino seats added to Lotus Quickr 10 million seats added to Lotus Symphony 12,000 new customers for Lotus Notes and Domino since the 8.0 release 1/3 of all new sametime installations are microsoft exchange customers Lights dimming, and some violinist and drummer on the stage More drummers came

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Today was a great day. I learned a lot in all the sessions I attended and they were all very informative. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, my feet already hurt, but it’s all worth it. At the Reception party I met a few other bloggers. Bruce Elgort spotted me and said hello, I also got to meet Kevin Petit for the first time really and also met Richard Schwartz. I saw Jess Stratton but didn’t get a chance to meet her, she was hanging out with Julian Robicheaux among others. I ate entirely too much, kept following the prime rib slabs of meat around and getting more In the morning we

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Today was a great day. I learned a lot in all the sessions I attended and they were all very informative. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, my feet already hurt, but it’s all worth it. At the Reception party I met a few other bloggers. Bruce Elgort spotted me and said hello, I also got to meet Kevin Petit for the first time really and also met Richard Schwartz. I saw Jess Stratton but didn’t get a chance to meet her, she was hanging out with Julian Robicheaux among others. I ate entirely too much, kept following the prime rib slabs of meat around and getting more In the morning we

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The JMP 105: XML and Web Service Jumpstart session was very good. Paul Calhoun put out a lot of information on XML and Web Services. The tympo was very fast paced as he covered what was normally a 2 session agenda. But he certainly inspired me to delve a little deeper in to XML and Web Services. He also cleared up a lot of my misconceptions of XML and Web Services. I’m looking forward to messing with both topics in the very near future. I’m now awaiting the start of Show112: How to build an XPages Application from Start to Finish. Got good music playing and some entertaining slides going by

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The JMP 105: XML and Web Service Jumpstart session was very good. Paul Calhoun put out a lot of information on XML and Web Services. The tympo was very fast paced as he covered what was normally a 2 session agenda. But he certainly inspired me to delve a little deeper in to XML and Web Services. He also cleared up a lot of my misconceptions of XML and Web Services. I’m looking forward to messing with both topics in the very near future. I’m now awaiting the start of Show112: How to build an XPages Application from Start to Finish. Got good music playing and some entertaining slides going by

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I arrived at LotusPhere 2010 last night! I wasn’t able to make it to the B.A.L.D party unfortunately, but I was there in mind. After finally arriving at my hotel, there seemed to be a mis-communication on the status of the bill, but it was all resolved and as always the Disney crew were very helpful and courteous. So, after checking into LotusPhere I headed back to the hotel to eat and get some rest before the long week ahead. I started this morning off by attending the JMP 101: Lotus Domino Designer 101 jumpstart session. It was a very informative session and the presenters covered a wide array of features

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I arrived at LotusPhere 2010 last night! I wasn’t able to make it to the B.A.L.D party unfortunately, but I was there in mind. After finally arriving at my hotel, there seemed to be a mis-communication on the status of the bill, but it was all resolved and as always the Disney crew were very helpful and courteous. So, after checking into LotusPhere I headed back to the hotel to eat and get some rest before the long week ahead. I started this morning off by attending the JMP 101: Lotus Domino Designer 101 jumpstart session. It was a very informative session and the presenters covered a wide array of features

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