node node.js, domino-db & Docker (12): DominoDB and a big NO-NO? 

By Sven Hasselbach | 11/15/18 7:17 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Disclaimer: This is a response on Heiko’s post about his security considerations with the domino-db module. It is good to have such a discussion, and hopefully this discussion will go on. This is my personal view on this topic. If you have another opinion, feel free to add a comment.

(470) 451-9050 

By Heiko Voigt | 11/14/18 5:26 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

So folks, the beta of DominoDB is out and people are starting to use it. One of my early-adopting customers started to play around with it and started to create a React.-based application using DominoDb to modify database content. They secured their Proton task using the SSL encryption. So far so good. What I did not expect was the flaw in the architecture of the app that I came across when I looked at the source

Tips for User (IBM Notes 10) - Part 02: Give your IBM Notes Client a makeover! 

By 8335515668 | 11/12/18 5:52 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

This Feature has to work out of the box, without any installation – ( no Third-Party Product, no install). Preferences\Fonts,Colors and Themes -> Select: Theme: IBM Theme

My opinion about Domino on Docker – ICS & IBM Connections 

By Hermaphroditus | 11/12/18 4:58 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In this post, I would like to summarize my thoughts about Domino on Docker. I will mainly focus on “What do I need to run Domino on a scale in a containerized environment” and the requirements which would be needed to do so.


By 814-598-0515 | 11/12/18 4:33 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

This article has been prompted by my previous one on Domino application development. One of the major differences between Domino application development in the past and the approaches for Node.js-related development in the future is architecture. But part of that could also be an inhibitor for existing customers, because of the incubated world of Domino.


By (916) 315-7540 | 11/12/18 2:32 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Mojave (macOS 10.14) changes the default appearance on your Mac. It is no longer light, but new dark. This change prevents IBM Notes from starting if the Operating System Theme was previously set in IBM Notes preferences (IBM Notes –> Preferences –> Windows and Themes).


By Remco Angioni | 11/11/18 7:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

For those who installed VOP1.0.5, loading the INBOX wasn’t working anymore. Seems there was a bug in the 1.0.5 release. But after installing the IF1, it’s up and running again. All the new features are working nice. I enabled the Gravatar option and you can see the results. It’s working perfectly.


By DNUG | 11/8/18 1:51 PM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

One month ago IBM launched Domino V10. We had the chance to talk to Andrew Manby, Director of Product Management, IBM Collaboration Solutions after the roadshow. Here is the interview.


By Paul Withers | 11/8/18 9:55 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Some years ago I wrote a blog post called “Whither the Notes Client”. At the time (2012) XPages was flourishing, the Notes browser plugin (subsequently ICAA) was being launched, Symphony was being stopped and the IBM-specific enhancements routed back to Apache OpenOffice and iNotes was being integrated into what is now Connections Cloud.

Java Hiccups 

By (646) 376-6499 | 11/8/18 5:30 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

To take a break from the doom-and-gloom of my last post, I figured it'd be good to dust off a post idea I've had in my drafts for a while: common hiccups that Java developers - particularly those coming from a Domino background - run into. This is sort of a grab bag of non-obvious concepts that are easy to assume incorrectly about, whether because of the way other languages work or the behavior of the lotus.domino API specifically.


By (614) 637-0824 | 11/7/18 5:49 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

On my server I upgraded VoP to 1.0.5 and Traveler stopped working. Looking at the console there were no errors but the devices could not connect to the server anymore; opening /server/traveler gave a 404 error.

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.5 is available 

By Rainer Brandl | 11/6/18 4:09 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today IBM announced the availability of VoP 1.0.5 ( part number CNWQ5ML ) with the following new features

Using Node.js to access Domino  

By Tim Davis | 11/5/18 5:10 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Kenio Carvalho

Before we get started using the Domino module in Node, we do need to do some admin stuff on our Domino server. It has to be running Domino 10 and we have to install the Proton add-in, and we also have to create the Design Catalog including at least one database.

node.js, domino-db & Docker (5): memcached 

By 7808187053 | 11/5/18 3:04 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

To use memcached in our Docker container, we have to modify the existing Dockerfile a little bit. First it is required to install memcached in the container itself, and then it is required to change the CMD command to start the service and our express application.

Deploying The AppDev Pack – An Admins Guide 

By 506-263-8643 | 11/4/18 6:33 PM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Over here on the blog is Tim’s next entry talking about Node development and Domino, this time he explains how to use the early release of the app dev package to access (read and write) Domino data via Node. However I don’t let developers do Domino admin so this is the bit where I explain how to configure Domino. It’s all very easy and also all still early release so things may well change for GA.

IBM Domino Mobile Apps - the Notes Client for your iPad 

By 8779161461 | 11/4/18 6:11 PM | App Dev - Mobile | Added by Oliver Busse

At the IBM Domino V10 Launch event in Frankfurt we announced to start a public Beta for IBM Domino Mobile Apps (=DMA), which is a Notes Client for the Apple iPad to be available on Oct. 31 and perfectly on time for Halloween we opened the Beta Sign up form for anybody to participate and also tweeted about it.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like XPages? 

By 7122076902 | 11/2/18 1:57 PM | App Dev - XPages | Added by Oliver Busse

Fair warning: this is a meandering one and I'm basically a wet blanket the whole way through) Last week, HCL held the third of their Twitter-based developer Q&As, with this one focusing on XPages and Designer. The majority of the questions (including, admittedly, all of mine) were along the lines of either "can we get some improvements in the Java/XPages stack?" or "is XPages still supported?". The answer to the latter from HCL, as it would have to be, is that XPages is still alive and "fully supported".

Query Domino data with Domino JNA (part 3): REST API and infinite scroll 

By vesico-ureteral | 11/2/18 7:36 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

With the demos from part 1 and part 2 we now have a list running in XPages that has sorting, paging and filtering. But what if you want to use Domino JNA in a REST API? To serve a JavaScript/ Angular/ React/ Vue application or, why not, an app running in Office 365?

node.js, domino-db & Docker (4): Error Handling 

By Sven Hasselbach | 11/1/18 11:03 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

When we started our express application and accessed it in the browser, an error raised on the console and no response was sent back to the browser. The reason for this behaviour is that the database connection is not correctly configured, and the request from our application fails.

node.js, domino-db & Docker (3): Adding domino-db 

By 4439338994 | 11/1/18 3:46 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

The express application is still the boilerplate created by express generator. Now let’s look into the existing code and use the domino-db package. First we have to understand express a little bit better. I won’t go deeply into details, because there are many tutorials available, and the documentation is really awesome.

node.js, domino-db & Docker (2): Dev Environment 

By (844) 810-7465 | 11/1/18 3:45 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Before we can start to create a new app we first have to setup a development environment. While there are multiple IDE’s around, I have made most of my node.js development with Atom instead of an IDE like Eclipse or Visual Studio. Maybe this will change in the future, but for a better understanding, let’s start with Atom and do the required steps manually.

node.js, domino-db & Docker 

By paniclike | 11/1/18 3:45 AM | App Dev - Web | Added by Oliver Busse

Here is an example to create a express application with the new domino-db npm module and run it in a docker container. Requirements are that node.js & Docker is installed. Everything is done in the command line and a text editor.


By 773-804-6501 | 10/30/18 4:07 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

While in Chicago, I met up with Ed Brill, former head of Notes/Domino and IBM Collaboration Solutions, and got him to tell his side of the story. This story was originally published on Swing Software’s blog. – My contract with IBM has some limits on things I can say, but it doesn’t stop me from sticking to the facts! As was true when I wrote Opting In, transparency matters. The words are those of Ed Brill.

My Initial Thoughts on IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat: Open Source, ICS, and Culture 

By Bill Malchisky | 10/29/18 2:57 AM | Business - Social Business | Added by Oliver Busse

As you most likely heard, on Sunday, 28 October, IBM and Red Hat (RH) announced their longstanding collaboration efforts will become permanent: IBM is acquiring Red Hat. In watching the Twitter threads rooted on the announcements, many die-hard independent pro-Linux geeks became irate simply because they felt Red Hat was the firm to keep enterprise corporations in-check, not join them. In the words of Red Hat's Paul Cormier, "Today is a banner day for open source."--See Red Hat Link 4 below. In speaking/chatting with several people in the IBM Community Sunday evening to learn their concerns and perspectives, along with Mr. Cormier, I too offer a more optimistic take.

(619) 867-0086 

By Daniel Nashed | 10/27/18 10:13 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

There are new abbreviated command line switches in Domino V10. They are helpful if you have to type them in manually and because the dbmt compact command line has a limit of 128 bytes. It was in discussion earlier and finally made it into Domino V10. Beside those abbreviated commands there are also 3 new command-line switches are documented below. -ods is not yet documented in the dbmt -help command but the other two have been added.

(639) 882-3612 

By Daniel Nashed | 10/27/18 10:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Today I had another look into the statistic collection option that is available in Domino 10. The idea of my post is to give you an idea what this can do for you. Even if you have no central system yet or if it was to complicated to integrate. This sample might be helpful to see how it works out of the box with very simple configuration. This new functionality pushes the server statistics per minute to a defined target via HTTP post.

Paaaartyyyyy! Domino Forever! 

By self-perpetuated | 10/24/18 5:30 PM | Community - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

The superlatives and positive messages about the Norwegian user group’s (ISBG) launch of IBM/Notes Domino V10 in Norway yesterday has been pouring in all morning. As the leader of ISBG, this makes me immensely happy. And it gives bright hope for the future, and we will use this momentum when we’ve now started preparing for the spring seminar. Read on to see what happened at the launch!

[V10] – nserver -c command not working properly when used with te amgr run 

By Ulrich Krause | 10/24/18 5:48 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Andy Brunner informed me a couple of days ago that using the “te amgr run” in a server program document command does no longer work after upgrading the server to Domino V10. I have created a case with IBM support. The case number is TS001489373 and the issue is tracked unter SPR# GFALB5NKTV. The case has already been escalated to development and they are investigating the issue and I’m awaiting their feedback.


By Daniel Nashed | 10/24/18 5:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Let me introduce my Domino 10 Deletion Log Annotation and Backup Application. Here is the first version with a short documentation. It's available for free and is a full solution to analyze and backup Domino 10 Deletetion Logs. To get a copy of the database send a mail to dominodeletelog at with the Subject line "nshdellog". You will receive the template in a zip file.

Creating meta-functions in IBM Notes Domino XPages SSJS for CRUD Operations 

By 6042170388 | 10/24/18 5:44 AM | App Dev - XPages | Added by John Oldenburger

If you ask ten developers how to do something, you'll often get ten different ways of doing it. Each will feel it's at least their "best practice" if not the best practice, and each developer - if presented with the other nine ways to do the very same thing - will critique each method against their own. Good developers will walk away with new techniques to add to their arsenal.