TLCC Notes and Domino Newsletter

Published on February 8,2016

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In This TLCC Newsletter:
1. Connect 2016 Comes to a Close!
2. Issue with Chrome and XPages
3. New Extension Library Release
4. Upcoming XPages Webinars - Registration is Now Open!
5. IBM Releases Interim Fix 1 for Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 to fix a Security Issue
6. Engage Conference Keynote Speaker Announced
7. OpenNTF News
8. Upcoming Events for IBM Collaborative Solutions Professionals
9. Latest TLCC Course Updates
10. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's courses are now available at the Talent@IBM site
11. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

1. Connect 2016 Comes to a Close!

Connect 2016 just ended. This year the event not only had a new location but every attendee (and exhibitor) I talked to thought it was a great success. If you didn't go or just want to review what happened I have posted links below for you to watch some of the sessions, download the presentations, or just read some of the feedback. Some of the highlights for Notes and Domino are support for Outlook clients, IBM Verse on premises, and the ability to move view indexes out of the NSF to allow databases to hold more data beyond the 64GB limit. For developers look for Java 8 support, the ability to encrypt documents, Bluemix support, and the inclusion of Bootstrap and the other extension library capabilities into the core Domino product. There were lots of other news for Connections as well as a Project Toscano. Watch the Opening General Session for more details and demos, as well as some great customer stories.

Session Database (available slides) by Chris Miller:

Review of the Opening Session by Chris Miller:

Watch The Connect General Session - Click on View Sessions and then the desired Session:

Read Johnny Oldenburger's highlights of some of the sessions:

See some of the Notes and Domino Planned Features at Adam Osbourne's site:

Rob Novak's Review of the Opening Session

Julian Woodward's Comments on Connect

2. Issue with Chrome and XPages

Version 48 of Google Chrome may have an issue with Dojo that prevent XPages from working properly (depending on the point release). Users may experience page freezes and controls like pagers may stop working. Chrome just came out with a fix in Version 48 in version 48.0.2564.103 m.

For more information see the NotesIn9 blog entry:

3. New Extension Library Release

Release 16 of the Extension Library was released last week on OpenNTF. This release adds more support for Bluemix, updates Bootstrap to version 3.36, adds a new function to get XSP properties, and fixes several issues. Be sure to read the warnings in the readme file about the new version of Bootstrap since this has a small chance of affecting your application if you hard-coded to any of the Bootstrap resources. This release also includes support the for alpha version of Bootstrap 4.

To learn more about Bootstrap for XPages attend our webinar on February 16th (see below).

To download Release 16 of the Extension Library go to:

4. Upcoming XPages Webinars - Registration is Now Open!

We have a great lineup of speakers to kick off our 2016 XPages Webinar series. Registration is now open for the webinars below:

Building Responsive Applications Using XPages

Let Connect come to you! In this webinar Brian Gleeson and Martin Donnelly from the IBM Development Team will present their Connect 2016 session.

Bootstrap was integrated into the XPages Extension Library in 2014 and has continued to rapidly evolve ever since. This responsive design capability empowers you to build the slickest Domino web applications ever - where the user experience dynamically adapts for the desktop, tablet or smaller mobile devices. Brian and Martin will show you how to quickly and easily transform your old applications into something that will impress your end users (and your boss)!

February 16th, 10:30 AM to Noon (New York time)

Brian Gleeson, IBM
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Martin Donnelly, IBM
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Optimus XPages: An Explosion of Techniques and Best Practices

Starting a new XPages project but not sure it’s going to be done right the first time? Do you have an existing application that doesn’t seem to have that “X” Factor? In this webinar John will demonstrate how XPages developers can apply proven techniques and best practices to take their applications to a game changing level.

You will learn:

  • Rapidly develop responsive applications
  • Improve user experience and response times with background and multi threaded operations
  • Keep your XPages lightweight with code injection
  • Create scheduled tasks the XPages way
  • and much more...
March 15th, 10:30 AM to Noon (New York time)
John Jardin, Ukuvuma
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Getting Started with the OpenNTF Domino API

Do you use Java in your XPages applications? Want to have a better way to access Domino data? Over the last year more and more developers have started using OpenNTF Domino Java API. In this webinar, Paul and Jesse, part of the team of developers working on this open source software project, will explain why you should be using the OpenNTF Domino API. Get a jumpstart into getting started with the Domino API and improve your XPages development experience!

April 12th, 10:30 AM to Noon (New York time)

Paul Withers
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Jesse Gallagher
I Know Some Guys
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To register for any of the webinars or get more information go to:

5. IBM Releases Interim Fix 1 for Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 to fix a Security Issue

IBM has released Interim Fix 1 for Domino 9.0.1 to fix an potential security issue. In addition, there are several TLS 1.2 fixes.

For more information go to:

6. Engage Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

The keynote speaker for Engage will be the new General Manager of Social Software, Inhi Cho Suh.

Engage is a NO-CHARGE conference that will be held on March 23-24, 2015 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and will feature top speakers from all over the world. Eindhoven is easily accessible by car, train and plane, and is situated in a central position in relation to other large cities in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels and Aachen are all within a 140 km range. The airport in Eindhoven has connections to over 60 cities in Europe.

For more information on Engage go to:

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7. OpenNTF News

Below are news items about OpenNTF, the Open Source software community for IBM Enterprise Social Software developers. This is a great source of XPages (and other) projects, code snippets, and examples you can put to use in your applications at no charge. There is also a vibrant community of users who are passionate about XPages development.

Release 16 of the Extension Library Available -

A New XPages KnowledgeBase -

8. Upcoming Events for IBM Collaborative Solutions Professionals

IBM InterConnect is in Las Vegas on February 21 to 25th, 2016

Inform 2016 is in Sydney, Australia on March 10th and 11th, 2016

Engage User Group Meeting is in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on March 23 to 24, 2016

EntwicklerCamp on April 11 to 13, 2016 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

9. Latest TLCC Course Updates

TLCC always protects your investment in your training! You can reinstate access to a course that has expired and download the latest version of that course for $99. You can also upgrade to the newest Domino version of most courses for only $99. For example, even if you have a course for Domino 7 you can get the same course for Domino 9 for just $99! No other training provider does that!

Login to TLCC's Homeroom to check on the status of your courses, reinstate access, or upgrade to the latest version of a TLCC course:

To view the history and latest status for any TLCC course go to:

10. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's Notes and Domino 9 courses are now available at the Talent@IBM site

TLCC's technical courses are available at the Talent @ IBM site for IBM employees including the XPages courses. There is no need to use a credit card or get a purchase order! (Note, there may be an internal department charge depending on your geography.)

To see a complete list of courses available to IBM employees and suggested skills paths go to:

11. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

TLCC offers several demonstration and complete courses at no cost. The demonstration courses work just like the actual TLCC course but contain a subset of the lessons. The following demonstration and full courses are available:

Developer courses: User courses: If you are receiving this newsletter then you do not have to register again at the TLCC site to try a demonstration course. Your username is at the end of this newsletter.

To try the demonstration courses (and view the Notes and Domino 8.5 demo courses) go to:

To view the XPages learning videos (highly suggested to view along with taking the Introduction to XPages Development course above) go to:

TLCC periodically offers live webinars on popular topics. In addition, many of the previous webinars are recorded and available for your viewing.

To view the list of upcoming webinars as well as the recorded webinars go to:

Tips Archive
TLCC has archived all of our tips for Notes/Domino. The Tips Archive, which can be searched, is an excellent source of ideas and sample code to try in your applications.

To view the archive of all the tips go to:

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