Loading widget data in IBM Connections 5 by the aggregator

One of the areas that changed fundamentally in IBM Connections 5 is how widget resources (JavaScript and CSS) is loaded by the browser. In prior versions the resources were loaded by the end-user browser through the AJAX proxy in IBM Connections Profiles or Communities depending on the feature in use. Starting with IBM Connections 5 the resources are aggregated and loaded by the Common feature that now also caches the resources. For end users this is great as speed and performance improves but for developers and admins it can be hard to diagnose what’s going on.

In Profiles it’s pretty easy – once you know how – to see what the aggregator is aggregating for the current user. The below video shows how to see this is Profiles. I’m still trying to fully understand it in Communities and will post the info once I have it.

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

Excellent TED video on why work doesn’t happen at work.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

“Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.”

“Jason Fried thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. He’s the co-founder of 37signals, makers of Basecamp and other web-based collaboration tools, and co-author of “Rework.””

DNUG 2011 video of yours truly – Plug yourself in and your apps will never be the same!

The kind people from DNUG was kind enough to tape my presentation in November and send me a link to the video. Sides being extremely weird to see one self on video I thought someone might enjoy it – so here it is. Further down is the presentation on Slideshare from BLUG.

Link to video.