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The idea is simple. At the start of your day - upon completion of your first task - create an entry highlighting what you did and whether you feel it was an efficient or inefficient use of your time. Based on several requests, you can also select the priority, apply categories, or even align your time against a project.
For Lotus Notes Client v8.0 and above, you can use the Time Tracker Widget to make this process even easier!
My Configuration-based Rich Text Mail Merge and Emailing Utility, Zephyr allows you to create rich, data-driven emails to support automated workflow - all via Microsoft Word Mail Merge-like architecture. Dear <firstname> allows you to personalize each email message not only to the individual recipient, but also to the individual application workflow event!
xCopy is a simple configurable xCopy client for the Lotus Notes client. By creating and defining xCopy Profiles, you can batch process your file backup or remote upload jobs. With the addition of the xCopy sidebar widget, you can easily kick-off these jobs, and modify both the xCopy Profiles and xCopy itself.
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12/10/2013 12:32:00 PM by Chris Toohey
It's a question that I've been wondering since the shift from Lotusphere (an event which was highly-technical developer and administration focused) to Connect (more management and enterprise social strategy focused)... and even moreso that I'm attending this year.
I know what I like to see at a booth and I know what I can't stand at a booth... but I don't know if I'm in the minority or the majority.
When I'm in the product showcase (which is honestly - aside from seeing friends that I only get to see at events like this - my favorite part of Lotusphere/Connect), I want to see what people are doing with the technologies that I use. I want to see innovation and I want to see things that will inspire me. I want to be WOW-ed.
I want to interact with fellow developers and administrators, not sales and marketing types that're only interested in selling me their shrinkwrapped solution.
The problem is, the marketing and sales budgets that are tethered to what is actually showcased at events like this depend on the audience. If Connect is now a managers show, then can we expect a managers-focused showcase?
Does that mean that we lose the developers at the booths? Does that mean that we'll have to wade through the celebrity look-alike photobooths (that happened), car show-esc short skirtted models (that happened, too), and toothy insincere sizing up of attendees? I hope not...
I'm "working a booth" at Connect this year, and I plan on being a resource to those attendees who, like me, want to collaborate with a fellow developer who uses IBM Notes Domino, XPages, Connections, and even non-IBM technologies. I plan on answering questions, not scanning badges. I plan on discussing problems and suggesting potential solutions.
I plan on hanging out and talking - talking to whoever shows up at the booth.
And I might personally be showing off some cool, non-product, proof of concept demos that might not be completely business-applicable.
... because that's the type of booth I like, but again, I might be in the minority there.
What kind of booth do you like at shows like Lotusphere and Connect? What do you think makes a good demo? And what would you love to see from someone working a booth? Let me know in the comments below.
The Modernization and Moblization products and services work that we offer is what I've been spending the better part of a year working on - on the IBM XPages front, we're talking reusable Custom Controls and componentry, Dojo and JQuery-based UI Frameworks (like Twitter Bootstrap and Foundation UI), functional SSJS and CSJS libraries to create reusable core functionality, and incorporating a lot of adaptive user experience design and progressive enhancement tactics and methods to create task-oriented UX and drive business logic through user interface and user experience design.
It's been a blast and certainly a great learning experience creating componentry vs. simply cranking out single-use (or even multi-use within the same application/project) design elements -- it's allowed me to see application platforms in a whole new light, and it's something that I'm looking forward to sharing both at IBM Connect 2014 as well as on this site.
So, are you going to IBM Connect 2014? Leave a comment below: if you are attending, what are you looking forward to -- if you're not, why not? Should make for an interesting exchange...
08/08/2013 11:43:00 AM by Chris Toohey
I'm current writing the demo and slidedeck for my latest session, Gamification of Enterprise Applications with IBM Domino XPages II... in which
our heroes find the princess in the other castle we'll cover leveling up employees through user experience design and driving business process through the application of gaming tactics and industry-tested psychological ploys.
In other words, this session is Level 2.
Here's the session summary:
In this session, we will further explore the adoption of gaming tactics in enterprise applications using IBM Notes Domino XPages. Learn how to create fully-interactive user experiences for your applications that foster collaboration and automate business logic. Find out how to spot jobs and tasks within your organization that can benefit from gamifying process and the apps that drive it. We'll also review the light and dark side of gaming and user psychology, and how lessons learned here can boost employee performance and make for more effective users.
This webinar is scheduled for August 20th, 2013 at 2PM (Eastern US), and here's the registration page (required to attend).
For those of you who have attended these webinars in the past, you'll know I leave a good 15-20 minutes for an open Q&A (sometimes on-topic, sometimes not), so attending the webinar live has its benefits.
(Note: Turn-out and participation drives these webinars, not only having a solid Q&A at the end of the session... but also being able to justify to my bosses that these webinars discussing trending development topics specifically for our platform are critical -- so register, already!)
Have you attended my previous webinars? If you attended or were unable to attend, let me know in the comments below. And don't forget to Share/Like/+1 this post to help spread the word!
... now back to my demo (which, spoiler, is extremely sales/sales-support focused)!
08/07/2013 01:47:00 PM by Chris Toohey
Just received this email from Amazon.com Mobile App Distribution:
Dear Mobile App Developer,
Your web apps or mobile optimized websites can now reach Amazon customers in nearly 200 countries worldwide on Kindle Fire and select Android smartphones.
Web developers with HTML5 apps and mobile-optimized web sites can easily get started at the Distribution Portal. Once you're logged in, go to "My Apps", and choose "Submit a Web App".
Furthermore, we could easily use the XWorks Domino licensing model to create SaaS-driven solutions that are surfaced via HTML5 XPages web applications.
So, what're you up to this weekend?
Find out more about the Amazon Web App and Resources here... and what applications would you love to see running on or served via XPages?
07/24/2013 10:54:06 AM by Chris Toohey
In this session, I deep dive into using Themes and Theme-friendly XPage source scaffolding to easily transition from a custom Dojo borderContainer-based layout to a Twitter Bootstrap layout for an application without having to modify the XPages markup.
The problem with these webinars is that there's no dialog -- it's one-way medium -- so it's very difficult to judge how well a given topic and presentation style are received. That said, I want to make these TechTuesday sessions better: are the topics of interest, is there a better way to get you this material, etc.
Feedback, as always, is appreciated. Also, if you like these sessions (and want to see more of them), don't forget to Like / Share this post and comment below.