1. This is an extended Post to David Leedy’sNotesIn9 Posting of “Intro to XPages and Relational Data – Part 2“.
2. I do apologize that this took a while to publish. This is one of the more challenging years to find some free time to contribute to the Domino and XPages community. Having said that, I have quite a few Video Tutorials planned before this year ends, so stay tuned
Now that that’s out the way…..this post is Part 2 to the “Integrating XPages with DB2 – Part 1“. In this Video I show you how to Create/Read/Update/Delete DB2 Data using XPages. More importantly, I show you how to empower the User to perform all these functions via a User Interface. It’s usually easy to write this logic in the back-end, but a little more involved when handing that power over to the User.
Later on in the near future, I will think up a straightforward Tutorial which will show you how this all works.
I hope you enjoy this Video. I really enjoyed making it. It was one of my smoothest recordings where everything went right the first time.
2. An installed version of Domino Designer 8.5.3. I tested everything on my Domino Server, but there’s no reason why this shouldn’t work using your local HTTP session for Domino Designer – Click here to download.
3. An UpdateSite to install OSGI Plugins on Domino Server. NOTE: The UpdateSite database gets used for Domino Servers, and will not work for your local environment. To test everything using your Local HTTP, you’ll need to install the OSGI Plugins manually. You do this by extracting the contents of the Plugins Zip File to the Notes Data Directory, under “domino/workspace/applications/eclipse” folder.
Click here to view the Tutorial on how to setup the UpdateSite database and deploy OSGI Plugins on your Domino Server.
4. With reference to point number 3, Install the XPages Extension Library and JDBC Driver Plugins.
Click Here to open the Ukuvuma Xpages Showcase. You will get to a login page. Simply enter ‘guest‘ as the Username and ‘guest‘ as the Password. I more than welcome feedback and comments from everyone. Enjoy
NOTE: This Showcase is hosted in South Africa, and while it will provide an almost real time experience for South Africans, it might take a few seconds to load internationally.
COMING SOON!!! Create Timesheets and Projects using a Xpage Timesheet Dashboard.
As I had hoped, I had an awesome 10 full hours of XPages today. What a learning curve for the most part. I made the decision this morning to investigate and manipulate some of the Controls in the XPages Extension Library. Sadly, I found a defect as well as an inconsistency.
First and foremost, a big SALUTE to the XPages Community for supporting me today. You guys make programming in XPages such a joy.
Today I created a Travel Requisition Dashboard, which is made up of the following:
The Famous Jeremy HodgeZetaOne Modal Dialog, which contains a Dojo Accordion Container for Form Input
The defect I found was in the Dojo Tab Container. It works well for the most part, but if you enable the “Closable” Property in the Dojo Tab Pane, you will experience a hiccup now and then. Essentially, if you try to close a tab when that tab is inactive (i.e. if you’re currently viewing another tab), the tab will be removed in the UI, but not in the backend, which just messes up your entire page. I will be logging this on OpenNTF soonest and hopefully the guys will sort it out soon.
Then, I used the Extension Library Dialog Control, and inside it, I added the Dojo Accordion Container with the Button Dialog. After much troubleshooting, I finally got it working in Firefox, but sadly not in Chrome or IE. I had to wash my hands off the Dialog Control for now.
Then, thanks to Jeremy Hodge and Mark Hughes, I got the ZetaOne Modal Dialog working on my Page. It took a little while initially, but once I got it up and running, I added the Accordion Container, and guess what….My first test was successful on IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Now that’s what I call POWER CODE.
To sum it up, it’s Friday 10:30pm, and it’s been a Power Day. I look forward to chilling a bit this weekend. New Zealand play France tomorrow.
Hi Everyone. I trust everyones weeks and weekends went well. Mine was pretty inventive. Below is my first Weekly Wrap up on this Blog. I trust you will enjoy it, and comments are always welcome
1. Wrap Up (Personal Life) – A wrap up of events that occurred in my personal life for the past week
2. Wrap Up (Work Life) – A wrap up of events that occurred in my work life for the past week
3. Why this week Mattered – Events that occurred in my week that I feel made a difference in my Personal and Work life.
4. Forecast for the following week – My general plan for the following week that i’ll most likely blog about.
5. Conclusion – A final Thought.
1. Wrap Up (Personal Life)
One of the reasons I enjoyed last week is because I am starting to dedicate more time to my personal life. Work has been hectic of late, but I am positive that balance will soon be restored.
My family came to visit this weekend, as we had a 30th and 60th celebration on Saturday for my Cuzzy and Uncle. It was awesome to see everyone again. My brothers and I also finalized a game we invented called Frispoline which involves a Frisbee and a Trampoline. Check out the 2 short videos below for stunts my brothers and I are currently pulling off
My favorite Rugby Team (The Sharks) beat Western Province on Friday…What a nail biter….They took the game in the last 4 minutes. The Springboks unfortunately lost against Australia. Don’t worry guys, there’s still 1 more game, and then THE WORLD CUP!!!
Other than that, I watched Hereafter which I didn’t really enjoy. The trailer oversells the movie. It was good to see The Bone Collector again. I’m quite a Jeffrey Deaver fan.
Finally, happy Womens Day to all the women out there for Tuesday the 9th August 2011.
2. Wrap Up (Work Life)
The week started off a little hectic. It was a week of deadlines and reviews. I’m glad to say that all were met. I’m especially happy that I ended off my week by presenting to one of my clients their first Xpage Report, which involves a Dojo Tree Grid that gets populated using JSON. I am planning a video tutorial on this in the near future, but will first be showcasing the technology on my Company Website in the next 2-3 weeks. I’m also wondering if I will be able to turn this Tree Grid into a Custom Control. Shouldn’t be too scary. I know it would add value to many developers out there.
After my awesome Xpage Presentation, I met 2 hours later with another of my Clients to discuss their first Xpage Application. This technology is selling like Hot Cakes.
3. Why this week Mattered
One thing that mattered for me was that one of my Microsoft developers got a taste of extending the oneuiv2 Theme in Xpages, as well as playing around with some Xpage Controls. This has led him to become very interested in what the technology has to offer, which is always great to see.
4. Forecast for the following week
I’ve been tasked by IBM to Review a R8 Designer Tutorial they created and that they want to use for their Domino Designer Wiki. I happily volunteered for this, and can’t wait to submit my feedback to them at the end of the week.
I have scheduled 3 Enhancement Implementations at my clients, which I am quite excited about.
I will also be migrating many of my tutorials to this Blog. They currently only exist on my BleedYellow Blog as they focus mainly on Domino and Xpages Development.
Well, this is my first official Wrap Up. In some ways it feels weird to blog about all of this, but hey…I am assuming that someone out there will be entertained with what I have to say. It also helps me not sound too serious, which is how I am portrayed when submitting tutorials, videos, etc.
I definitely welcome feedback from everyone out there. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, or wherever else.