Article archive for 2006

Friday, December 1, 2006

Looking forward to 2007

Another year is coming to an end, which of course means another year is about to begin. Funny how that works. As the new millenia turns one year older, our thoughts turn to the happenings of the past year and wishes for the year to come.

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Friday, December 1, 2006

An obscure utility saves the day

What happens when adding new disks to a SAN causes pandemonium to a Domino server? In Contributing Editor Nancy Hand’s case, she found an obscure little utility that managed to save the day.

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Friday, December 1, 2006

Deleting corrupt icons may save your Notes database

A few weeks ago, in "Before you reinstall the Notes client, try this", we discussed some ways to clear up problems dealing with mail files. In response, Marleen Overkamp, a senior application developer with Exedra Solutions in The Netherlands, had some interesting suggestions.

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Friday, December 1, 2006

How to retrieve POP mail from a non-Domino server

Contributing Editor Nancy Hand is back with another story from the support trenches. This time,she’s retrieving POP mail from a non-Domino server.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Will the book Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox be something you want to add to your toolbox?

Senior Technical Editor Mick Moignard digs into the 1070 grams and 700 pages of Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment, an IBM Press book by Mark Elliot. Should you consider adding the book to your own toolbox? Perhaps you should read Mick’s hard-hitting review first.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Developing an intuitive UI for Domino applications

OK, so we can definitely talk a lot. But when we get an interesting Business Partner into a discussion where key developers are tell us their inside secrets, we figure it’s good to listen. We continue our series of interviews with Lotus Business Partners. This is the third (and final) part of our interview with Marek Szymanski and Scott Tomlinson of DLI.tools. In this third installment, Scott and Marek help us understand how to create an intuitive interface and discuss the process of developing for ND7.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

DocLogic and optimizing the UI in Domino applications

We continue our series of interviews with Lotus Business Partners. This is the second part of our interview with Marek Szymanski and Scott Tomlinson of DLI.tools. Marek’s the Product Development Director and Scott’s their Marketing and Alliances Director. In this in-depth interview, Scott and Marek take us through their DocLogic product and help us understand how they approach the development of an intuitive user interface for Domino applications.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Before you reinstall the Notes client, try this

Contributing Editor Nancy Hand is back with another story from the support trenches. This time, a user’s mailfile gets all weird. Eventually, the Notes client is reinstalled. But you don’t have to do that. Read Nancy’s article and you’ll learn how to fix Notes without reinstalling.

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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Integrating AJAX and RSS into Domino applications

We continue our series of interviews with Lotus Business Partners. This week, I had the opportunity to interview Marek Szymanski and Scott Tomlinson of DLI.tools. Marek’s the Product Development Director and Scott’s their Marketing and Alliances Director. In this in-depth interview, these gentlemen help us understand document management, AJAX, RSS, and more. In fact, we started off with our usual 10 question interview and the discussion got so in-depth we wound up with more than 20 questions — and an interview that will span both this week and next week’s issues.

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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Preparing for the impending IE7 release

Like a hurricane on the horizon (which, fortunately, we’ve managed to avoid this season), Internet Explorer 7 is getting closer and closer. In fact, if reports are to be believed, IE7 is about the make landfall in the next few days — and it’s coming to your PC whether you want it or not. In this important article, we show you how to prevent it from automatically installing.

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