Article archive for 2004 – Page 2

Friday, October 1, 2004

User Web profile documents

User profile documents are an essential tool if you are planning to build any serious Web application. Whether it is color schemes and style-sheets or language and timezone settings, most Web developers need a method of keeping track of individual user preferences. This article, the third in Daniel’s series, extends the techniques from the first two articles to allow you to create individual user profile documents by adding the ability for each user to select their own preferred calendar language in the Domino Web popup calendar application.

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Friday, October 1, 2004

Adding Search functionality to Domino

One of the benefits of Notes applications is all of the functionality that’s available to developers and end-users right out-of-the-box. A good example of this is the search functionality. While applications developed in other platforms require additional code to be written or modules to be implemented, Notes client users can begin a search in any Notes view simply by showing the search bar using the techniques described here by author Michael Sobczak.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Geek out the vote!

When you think about technological innovations, you might think about computers, cellular phones, or even rockets. Yet none of these innovations have changed the world like the simple concept we’ve grown to know as voting. No matter who you support or what your cause, that single, simple action of voting connects you to free people throughout the world, back through history, and forward into an unknown, but hopeful future. This article announces a special program that should encourage you to get out, register, and vote.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Global Web profile documents

Even though Contributing Editor Daniel Koffler is a long time advocate of designing Web applications in Domino, he’s developed a few pet peeves over the years. The biggest of these is the fact that there are a host of features that have been available to developers targeting the Lotus Notes client for years that are still not available in the browser. This is the second article in a series that intends to fill your toolbox with re-usable widgets, code-snippets and tips that will make programming Domino Web applications into a friendlier experience.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Some quick tips to reduce internationalization nightmares

Ever wonder how to make sure your server can service customers worldwide? There are a couple of easy tips that might make your life substantially easier. Read this helpful article by Douglas Robinson and you’ll stand a better chance of keeping international relations calm and happy.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

The six stages of incident handling

In the course of business, bad things are bound to happen; the question is how we respond to them. Do we strive for higher principles, to make the ethical choices even when controversial things happen? This interesting article by Stephen Northcutt helps you understand the six stages of incident handling when it comes to an IT ethics challenge. It’s important reading for every IT manager.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Build a Domino pop-up calendar widget using formula language

Although available when programming for the Lotus Notes client, Domino does not provide any built-in widget or applet that lets Web client users easily select a date from a calendar to fill in date-based fields. As it stands, most Domino forums and programming guides advocate installing a 3rd party JavaScript or Java applet-based calendar. This is wholly unnecessary as the Lotus Formula Language has amazing date handling functions that will let you easily build a customizable and reusable popup calendar in any web accessible Domino database. This article by Daniel Koffler takes you through all the steps.

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Sunday, August 1, 2004

Seven myths, exposed

A few months ago I asked you to tell me your favorite Notes and Domino myths. We got a number of short responses and a great essay by Notes developer Richard Wheadon that just needs to be shared. Here are his comments.

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Sunday, August 1, 2004

The evolution of anti-spam technology

In this very important article by Technical Editor Ron Herardian, we examine how spam has evolved and the evolution of anti-spam technology used to fight back against spam.

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Sunday, August 1, 2004

A look at R7 Designer: A developer’s perspective

It hasn’t been that long since Release 6.5 came out, but the Release 7 Beta is already underway. Kim Reddington figured a good way for her to get rolling on the task was to write an article, forcing her to get into the nitty-gritty and tell you all about it. This is that article. Read and learn.

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