IBM Connections is a great Plattform to bring people centrict data to a single point of storage and processing. Processing this datas with analytics and bring data, people and the work of them into relation is key to have 360 view of your employee, data and processes. But to get this view, you have to attract developers around the globe to develop applications, which use the power of IBM Connections.
But todays developers are not the same, then 5 years before. They have the power and freedom to choose that framework, which matters for them best. Thats one of the reason why we have such a large and brilliant XPages community. They love the things they can do with one of the most advanced java appdev server!
The IBM SocialBusiness Toolkit Team was wise enougth, to know these fact. And they have made the Toolkit available for a lot of different plattforms. I’m very proud that OpenNTF is the Home of the Social Business Toolkit. And the Toolkit is your key to the IBM Connections Plattform.
So join us (OpenNTF) on wednesday 10 am and learn what the Open Source Comminity for Collaboration Solutions can offer you, for your success. We also have a booth on the Solutions Showcase.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
The last week was so special. It all starts with the simple Idea to make “FindBugs” available in the Domino Designer. I was fall in love with FindBugs at the first moment, when I’ve tried the plugin on some Java projects.
But the plugin did not run in the Domino Designer for some reason. After a deeper analyze, I found 2 major problems:
- The Findbugs Plugin was designed for Eclipse 3.6 and higher
- The FindBugs Plugin loads compiled classes direct from the filesystem (the credit for discovering this problem goes to Nathan. He guided me to the right part of the code)
First Problem was a 10 minutes Issue, the second takes longer. I had to program an own CodeBase implementation and an own CodeBaseEntry implementation which loads all compiled class files direct from the NSF. But some hours and some line of code later it works.
A short E-Mail exchange with Peter Tanner, our IP Manager helped me to discover that I’ve to publish it under LGPL 3 Licence. After a very short internal testing, I’ve published the project and also an easy to install way. And then something happens, which I didn’t expect. Only 12 hours after publishing FindBugs for Domino Designer, I’ve found 2 blog entries about it!
Would you expect such a fast adoption?
And the release of the new OpenNTF Website this weekend has made the week absolute superb!
It’s now over 3 years ago that I head to take over a project, which covers a critical business case. And it was one of my most painful experience ever. It ends up that each day I worked on that project, I took pain-killer. The request was quite simple: “Please rollback a Java agent to a LotusScript Agent”. But I’ve never seen such a painful implementation of Java. It was quite horrible and against all that I’ve learned about Java.
But Java is the most important language for the future of IBM Domino. If you’re an Application Developer please learn Java. And please learn it, like you would learn something new. Trow away all your knowledge about programing, you can reintroduce it later. Here my advises how you should start:
- Download Eclipse
- Read Head First Java
- Do all examples from HeadFirst Java
- Read Design Patterns from HeadFirst
- Read Effective Java from Joshua Bloch
“I have not the time for that” could be your answer. The most of us do not have the time for our own education, but only 30 minute per day will pay of in a short time. And reading this books has also a positive effect on coding with Lotus Script 🙂
“How do I bring that in my Domino / Notes Projects?” – This is one of the most critical part. But in fact it’s very easy. DECIDE and DO….
…. and there is webinar this Thursday January 16 from TLCC and Teamstudio which covers XPages and Java Development. I hope you will participate: http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/xpages-webinar
And when you feel your self fit with Java, it’s time for the best-selling developer book form IBM Press called Mastering XPages.