ILUG2008: Sidebar appdev code

Here are the demos I had the time to do at ILUG2008. I didn’t get through all the demos I had planned but that’s life. The zip-file contains a couple of projects you should be able to import into Eclipse.

The included projects are:

  • Basic how to build a sidebar app demo
  • Responding to the workbench – selection listener and ISelection adapting
  • Interacting with Notes data – Notes URLs, resolving URL to document, Notes threading and UI threading
  • OSGi bundle dependency demo

I have a lot more demos ready for Lotusphere! 🙂

Questions? Let me know.

Demo code (ZIP)

ILUG2008: Battle of the giants

I’m back at out booth in the exhibitors area after attending Nick Shelness session titled “What are Microsoft’s Plans in the Collaboration Space?”. We met Nick over a pint of Guiness on Tuesday so I had already heard some of the message but it was a really good session with some very interesting contents. The bottom line? He thinks IBM/Lotus is loosing terrain to Microsoft and that Microsoft has now become that trusted partner that IBM used to be. Also he had some nice slides on how the Microsoft portfolio cover the space – I need to get a hold of them…

Besides that it was interesting to see that he appeared a little bit intimidated by the fact that the IBM’ers (especially Ed) was attending. Oh and Ed couldn’t quite resist taking the bait on some of the comments… 🙂

Only point where the crowd did object was when he said that Notes wasn’t built for workflow. That didn’t go down very well with the attendees!

ILUG2008 session

So my session at ILUG2008 has been moved to Friday at 2:30 PM in the big room – don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing. The title was rushed to the organizers due to me being too busy so on the agenda it’s called “Creating power sidebar plugin” which isn’t so great a title. As of now the working title is “Developing sidebar applications for Notes 8 – while staying sane…” and will address a number of topics that I had to figure out the hard way when I started doing sidebar development. I will try to address as many as possible and we’ll see how far I get. Oh – and if you have specific requests let me know before the session.

If I don’t get to cover it all I hope I get to do the session again at Lotusphere… 🙂

See you all in Dublin tomorrow.