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Internet Site configuration refresh timer

I have been having problems with changes to the Internet Sites view not being picked up by the HTTP task automatically. The issue has been solved via Lotus Support - solution inclosed in the post. Domino server sold separately, no purchase necessary... :-)

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Those guys at Lotus Support sometimes makes me laugh...

Lately we have been having an ongoing conversation with Lotus Support due to a customer site where their Domino server is performing poorly when building views. Their latest response had us laughing out loud...

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JavaScript function for date processing using Regex

Just a quick posting to memorize some JavaScript code to format dates using regex.

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DOCTYPE in Domino

This post on Jake Howletts blog points to a document describing how to change the DOCTYPE generated by Domino 6.5.3+ servers. This comes as a God sent since I am about to start a new web project where this will be very welcome.

Learning something new every day - a reserved LotusScript comment

When looking into supporting web services in LotusScript.doc I found out something interesting - it appears some comments are reserved for Lotus only... It is not really a problem but more a piece of trivia you can use when demonstrating unusable knowledge of the LotusScript language.

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Non-capturing parenthesis' in regex to save the day

Many programmers has heard about regular expressions (regex) and many use them in their day-to-day programming. Not all however have heard of non-capturing parenthesis' which is really a shame since they are a great asset when working with sub-matches. Using an example I'll show you what non-capturing parenthesis' are all about and why they are so great. Working LotusScript agent-code and regex patterns are included.

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Ubuntu Linux is DB2 ready...

Ubunto Linux has been certified for DB2!! This is really nice since it means that there is a FREE certified Linux distribution supported by IBM. A press release is available.

I'm downloading an ISO of Ubunto as I write this...

Of cause there is still the wording which is very IBM. Some distributions are "validated" and some are "recommended and validated"...

Further reading: Recommended and Validated Distributions for V8.2.

Domino domains are for mail routing...

I just read the "Domains, Servers, Databases, Directories... What does it all mean?" post on Alan Lepofskys blog and I feel compelled to point out a mistake. The reason I want to point this out, is because it is a common source of confusion at customer sites when planning and managing Domino infrastructures. The reason I don't post this comment on Alans blog is because this kind of detail don't really fit into the overview style of the post. I feel however that the point needs to be made.

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The gadget ideally suited for Lotusphere 2006 has arrived

Every serious über-geek must show up sporting the Jedi Negotiation Tool from ThinkGeek. Via Slashdot.

Rumours of the demise of Notes keeps circulating - now customers are calling us asking whether it is true!!

At the office we have received two calls from different customers asking to the rumours that are circulating about the future demise of Lotus Notes. Apparently the customers have been contacted by Microsoft shops asking them whether they really want to bet on a loosing platform that IBM plans to stop investing in after 2007!!

Who starts these rumours? Well I guess we know but how can they get away with it?

I really hope IBM will rise to the challenge and with BIG WORDS in the printed press clearly make the point that Lotus Notes is here to stay!

Creating a download tracker for Domino

Thursday I was asked to develop a download tracker that should run under Domino. At first it seemed quite easy and like something a Java agent should be able to do. The approach should be something like the following - based on parameters supplied by the user find the correct document and attachment, log which attachment the user was downloading a then stream the attachment bytes to the browser. Well while it seemed easy it turned out not to be so...

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Firefox 1.5 RC2 - I took the plunge...

Just took the plunge and upgraded my Firefox to the latest release candidate 2 and I like what I see.

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Re: Domino 7 web services woes

Cool! I just saw that I have received an e-mail from Torben Bang with some C API code to get at the LotusScript for the web services in a Domino 7 database. I haven't had a chance to look at the code yet but it sure sounds promising. Thanks!!

Domino 7 web services woes

For LotusScript.doc I'm trying to get at the code for web services so they can be documented but no... It isn't as easy as it is for the other design elements where I can simply use DXL.

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LotusScript.doc well received

As you might know LotusScript.doc has been released and I'm very pleased that I'm seeing a fair number of downloads without any promotion. Very encouraging.

Once the article in The VIEW is out I expect it to pick up further.

My personal experience after using LotusScript.doc in production for internal code and for customer development for a couple of months is very good. Once all projects is automatically being documented developers start adding more and more code comments which further enhances the benefit. I have even had developers come up to me and say how they started using code from other projects. Sweet.

How I would love if IBM Lotus would promote OOP in LotusScript

In the Lotus Support RSS feed I saw a technote about what to do if the you need an array with an index larger than an Integer (32767). Their suggestion is to use a List with string keys!! A List!!

Why not promote the OO features of LotusScript and provide an ArrayWrapper class that simply handles multiple arrays internally and a Long for the counter? I know it would have limitations such as the fact that you cannot use it in Forall statements but still... An object would be so much more elegant. I know OOP is more advanced but if you need such large arrays you really should know what you are doing.

I'm baffled - why not use the opportunity?

Technote 1221020: How to use a list to get around the Array size limit

LotusScript.doc Lotusphere submission

My abstract submission for a Lotusphere 2006 session about LotusScript.doc was not accepted. I just received an e-mail from the track owner. Major bummer since I think it would have been a great session and a good venue to promote code documentation and object oriented design and development...

I will have to cry myself to sleep... :-(