XPages Extension Library Update for August 2015Martin Donnelly | 17 hours ago | Comments
In July, the XPages team delivered an XPages
runtime for IBM Bluemix along with
an associated XPages
NoSQL playground service that enabled
you to experiment with building modern Domino applications in the cloud.
That was swiftly followed with a webcast
that highlighted the features and functions of both the runtime and the
service, as well as a general tour of Bluemix itself.
That webcast also spoke of things to come…
namely an enhanced security model that would allow you to exercise fine-grained
control over any Java code contained in your application (see webcast slide
below). So today that feature has arrived – an updated runtime is
already live on Bluemix and the design-time part of the app dev equation
is available here in the latest XPages Extension Library release for Notes/Domino
9.0.1. The readme document contained in this release gives full details
of the updated security options and how to configure them using Domino
In fact Domino Designer has a whole new
section in the Bluemix Manifest Editor for working with all the
XPages environment variables associated with Bluemix - check it out.
This release is also notable for its community
contributions (kudos to
Jesse Gallagher, Serdar
Basegmez and Paul
Withers), which means you will find
some improvements with the XPages picker controls and with general utility
APIs. As usual there are fixes for defects in both the XPages runtime and
in Domino REST services (DAS). Please download and install this release
and as always your feedback is greatly appreciated to help us continuously
improve the product.
OpenNTF ElectionsPaul Withers | 3 weeks ago | Comments
It is that time of year again when we elect
new Board members to OpenNTF.
If you are interested in running as an OpenNTF Board member, please send
me an email (email@example.com) along with a "Candidate Statement"
which will be sent to the voters.
There are four Member Director positions open, as well as three Contributor
The Directors representing OpenNTF Members (i.e. companies) are elected
for two years. The terms of four of these directors expire this October,
and the terms of the other five expire in 2016. Members whose terms
expire this year may, of course, run again for another two year term.
Member Directors whose terms expire Oct 13, 2015:
Member Directors whose terms expire Oct 13, 2016
Contributor Directors' terms are for one year only. There are three Contributor
Directors, whose terms expire Oct 13, 2015:
Nominations close September 18th
Circulation of Candidate Statements from September 18-25
Voting from September 28 to Oct 2
Winners take office on October 13.
Posted on behalf of Peter Tanner
XPages Extension Library ... now with BluemixMartin Donnelly | 2 months ago | Comments
Although this is the thirteenth release
of the XPages Extension Library release for Notes/Domino 9.0.1, and I am
composing this release blog entry on the July 13th, the superstitious amongst
you would do well to set aside any nagging anxieties and install this latest
version right away. Why? Because it's got exciting new content that will
enable you to develop Domino applications in the cloud! This Extension
Library release goes out in parallel with the public unveiling of the XPages
runtime and IBM XPages NoSQL Database service on Bluemix - see https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/labs
- so now you not only have a premier cloud platform to develop on, but
all the tools with which to do it ... what's not to like ?
Once you have installed the Extension
Library into Domino Designer you will notice a new Bluemix entry under
the Domino Designer preference page. This will enable you to connect to
Bluemix and integrate applications with your cloud development space. Exploring
further, you will find new wizards under the Tools menu to help you pull
and push your apps over and back to Bluemix, and there is also a new editor
that will enable you to optimally configure your Domino Bluemix development
environment. And that's just the tooling! In the XPages runtime you will
find a new bluemixContext
class amongst the set of standard global objects. This class is your new
best friend as it gives you granular control over your application behaviour
at runtime, helps you manage your bound services, enables you to build
a single app that will run both on-cloud and on-premises, and so forth.
So... lots to see and do here, and more detail is available in the readme
file included in this release.
Outside of Bluemix you have enhancements
to our Bootstrap-based responsive design offering, which continues to steadily
evolve after its initial release last November (901v00_10.20141105-0922).
Fixes are also included for issues reported with respect to DAS (REST services)
and the XPages iNotes calendar control.
Your feedback on all the content included
in this release is, as always, very important. Be aware that the XPages
runtime, service and boilerplate on Bluemix are all experimental at this
stage. Among other things an experimental offering means it is intended
for prototyping and testing only, and not for production applications.
Questions and answers can be posed and fielded here on OpenNTF,
or on StackOverflow
and IBM developerWorks...
and we look forward to working with you to improve this offering as the