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SOTU Sidebar Widget Demo

While creating a redirection rule for to redirect all traffic to the YellowCast media files to the environment (thanks Lotus911! You guys continue to rock!), I found myself using SOTU (my simple Remote Console Command and Reporting application) to issue the "tell http restart" commands. Today, I thought about how cool it would be to put that in the sidebar of my Lotus Notes Client...

I honestly don't know how an "end user" is supposed to do this sidebar widget adding (IBM - see how Google does it from iGoogle for a "how-to"), but I created a more simplified version of the "wizard" and added it as a Sidebar Widget - and for a first run I'm happy with the results:

Click the screen-capture below to see a full-screen Flash Demo of the SOTU Sidebar in action!

SOTU v0.2 Sidebar Demo

I've added this form to the v0.2 release of SOTU and will probably continue to improve both the Sidebar and the application itself. I've heard some great feedback and suggestions on this simple-yet-useful application, but always interested in hearing more. If you like it, or have a suggestion on a way to improve it - leave me a comment!

About the author: Chris Toohey

Thought Leadership, Web & Mobile Application Development, Solutions Integration, Technical Writing & Mentoring

A published developer and webmaster of, Chris Toohey specializes in platform application development, solutions integration, and evangelism of platform capabilities and best practices.

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