Posts Tagged ‘oneui’

22 Oct 2011

A full day of Xpages and Dojo

Good day/evening all :)

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 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.

Have a good weekend all.


8 Oct 2011

Weekly Wrap Up For – 8th August 2011

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.

5. Conclusion

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.

Have a good day all :)