New THE VIEW article is out!

I’m happy to say that my newest article is online at THE VIEW website. The article is on managing and provisioning lotus.domino.Session objects to plug-ins in Sametime Connect 7.5.1 – a subject that’s a little tricky due to the native code underneath the Notes/Domino Java API and due to the way that classloaders work in Sametime Connect/Expeditor.

For the ones who’s already on Sametime 7.5.1 please see the errata (

Article abstract:

Take the mystery out of providing multiple Notes sessions from Sametime Connect. Plug-in developers find that running multiple Sametime plug-ins that access Notes at the same time is tricky; the reasons are due to how the Sametime 7.5 Java application-programming interface (API) differs from the one Notes uses, and how Java class-loaders load native library code on Windows. The solution provided in this article uses a bundled group of plug-ins, invisible to connect users, for managing lotus.domino.Session objects across other plug-ins. You also learn how to achieve fast plug-in deployments with automatic Connect configuration, plus easier plug-in maintenance. The solution code is available for download at THE VIEW Web site.

New article for THE VIEW

After submitting my presentation for my Lotusphere 2007 session (BP308) I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my next article for THE VIEW. The draft is due before I leave for Lotusphere.

The working title is somewhat of a mouthful (“Solving the native library binding problems of the Notes/Domino Java API in the Sametime 7.5 Connect client plug-ins”) and it will probably be changed a couple of times before the article goes to print.

The article is slated for publication in the Mar/Apr 2007 issue of THE VIEW.