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I "discovered" this blog from Ed's blogroll, but thought it was worth pointing out here, too. It's called An Antic Disposition, written by colleague Rob Weir. Rob's an interesting guy, a great developer, and writes well. I first worked with Rob on K-station, where he led a team to analyze and fix performance problems. He really broke down the problem and we got some enormous improvements. He's recently been on a real tear covering open document editors and ODF format issues.
(Inside Lotus is moving to a new location.)
We're moving this blog to a Domino infrastructure, starting now. This will allow us Loti to use Lotus Notes to author our entries and experience firsthand what our customers are using. I really like the fact that I can work offline and replicate the changes to the server. I also like using Notes for authoring, since I'm familiar with it and it does everything you need to do without having to go into "View Source" and muck with the HTML.
New Address: Inside Lotus blog
I will continue to cross-post here for a while and link back to the entries on the other server.
thanks for reading!
Manager, Product Design
TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  eclipse sametime blog development designer 1 Comentário 3.051 Visualizações
Calling all developers... Go forth and share your code!!
Some years back an internal IBM prototype development team had a scheming plan - to build an instant messaging client that was more than just a end user application, but also an extensible platform. Fast forward a few years and that internal prototype inspired the current version of Sametime. The scheme has been realized and Sametime 7.5 is now more than an application, it's also a pluggable platform. Using the Sametime SDK developers can build plug-ins that take advantage not only of the screen real estate, but also the messaging connections.
The success of the internal prototype was due in part to the community of IBM developers that dove into the code and produced useful plug-ins that they shared with users and other developers. In an effort to duplicate that success the folks from developerWorks have teamed up with the Sametime development team and the Lotus ISV Enablement team to deliver the Sametime Code Exchange. The Sametime Code Exchange is a space where developers can post plug-ins and code snippets to share with others - open to anyone with a developerWorks login.
Frank Jania, special guest blogger for InsideLotus, problem solver, social software blogger, and technical evangelist in the Lotus ISV Enablement Team.
I got tagged by Chris and so here are some personal facts:
1. I never used a computer until I was 19. I got my first computer when I was 21. I am now 27.
2. I was a Beverly high school varsity letterman in the following sports: Cross Country, Indoor Track, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse (capt.) and Golf. I continued on to play Lacrosse at Virginia Wesleyan College. I still get out for an occasional round of golf and play second base on the Franco-American men's softball team in Danvers. I'm no French.
3. I cried after Bill Buckner's error in the '86 World Series. I didn't cry when the Red Sox won in 2004.
4. When I was 22, I achieved my first software certification (Microsoft Certified Profession -Windows 2000). Since then, I have railed off nineteen IBM software certifications including Sametime, Portal, and Domino.
5. Lotusphere 2007 will be my first time attending the event. When I was 18, I did stay at the Dolphin during Lotusphere and hit up the theme parks with a friend while my father attended the event as a customer. I recall seeing hundreds of people walking around with bags and Lotus badges while I was swimming in the pools. I also recall watching John Elway beat Brett Favre in Super Bowl XXXII on some large projection screens that I think were on sand.
And as a bonus - I was debating about buying tedstanton.com, but instead some bird lover beat me to it.
I tag Steve Castledine.
For a long time, I've wanted to configure my laptop for a duel boot of Windows and Linux. I have little Linux experience so I've been hesitant to install. I was also afraid I might mess up my laptop and end up losing all sorts of data. Luckily, last month I received a new T60p laptop. With no data and just the standard IBM image, I decided now was the time to setup the duel boot.
After about 3 hours, I had Windows XP and Linux Red Hat installed and ready to take the plunge with the . It took me a day or two to remember or lookup some of the common commands and navigation around Linux. I was also excited to see all of my favorite IBM software applications were supported on Linux. I'm still learning but enjoy an alternative OS to explore the freedom of open source.
By the way, this is my first blog entry using the Domino 7.0.2 blog template and I am using Lotus Notes on Linux.
TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  lotus web2.0 blog notes tag 1 Comentário 3.757 Visualizações
I have the Web 2.0 bug and been working with social networking technology lately both in and around Lotus products. I recently published a link about creating tag clouds in Lotus Notes and thank to my colleague, I now have another site to reference.
Article: Domino Tag Clouds
Also interesting - Developing a Web 2.0 client for IBM Lotus Domino
TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  blog collaboration lotus web2.0 domino 3 Comentários 4.002 Visualizações
For about the past 3 weeks I have been playing around with the Domino 7.0.2 blog template. I have been helping a customer test it as well as looking to possible more the content from InsideLotus over to the Domino blog template. While working with Steve on all the great features and functions, I have been able to see the diverse characteristics this template can offer. I am truly impressed and can't recall the last time I was this astatic about a new template design. The following is a very short list of websites using a variation of the template designed by Steve. It really shows how customizable the template is and this is all done without using Lotus Designer.
Out of the box
Nice Web2.0 Features - Tag Cloud
IBM developerWorks group blog
It can even be used for Intranet/document site
For more information about the Domino blog template, I strongly urge you to visit Steve Casteldine blog site or view some of the recent technotes.
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TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  notes tag lotus blog web2.0 1 Comentário 2.831 Visualizações
In keeping up with Web 2.0 and using folksonomy as a more efficient method for labeling content, Smokis NotesBlog used DXL generation to show the ability to create tagging clouds within Lotus Notes. I am a big fan of tagging clouds as the preferred method of labeling content on blogs. I have been playing around with the Domino 7.0.2 blog template and I am already trying to get tagging clouds into the template.
IBM Premium Service Manager/IT Specialist
Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software[Read More]
A couple or four random sightings in the last week or so for your consideration.
1. The Boston Globe reports that Cardinal O'Malley, of Boston will start blogging when he goes on a trip to Rome next week.
"It is a relatively new practice for clergy to write blogs. While O'Malley is not the first Catholic leader to do so, he is the highest-ranking, a church official said."Link to story in the Globe
Link to Cardinal O'Malley's blog
2. Brookline High School, in Massachusetts (USA), has been using blogging software for at least a year. They call their site "Blog Central" (same as what IBM calls our internal blogging site). Teachers can post assignments, students host their clubs there, and parents can see what's going on (within the bounds of the security imposed). My son is using his teacher's blog to post assignments and comment on classmate's work. Each school department seems to have an area and there's one for the headmaster's announcements, which I find invaluable, so I can "quiz" the kids about what happened at school. Otherwise, I'd have no idea. I heard that J.J. Allaire was helping them out. I did notice that they've posted videos using the Brightcove service, a Cambridge startup founded by his brother, Jeremy.
3. I was talking to a friend of mine who is a 7-8th grade History teacher. He was asking me about blogs and what they are used for. I explained what they were - a way to easily share information, even start a dialog with your colleagues - and he immediately understood. He was looking for a way to extend the conversation that the teachers in the school system normally have face-to-face every month or so. He also wanted to be able to share research and resources with his colleagues. Sounds like a good use of a blog.
4. Social-networking site Facebook is reportedly in talks with Yahoo for <insert Dr. Evil voice here> 1 billion dollars!
That's it for now!
Product Design Manager, Lotus[Read More]
TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  web collaboration design domino portal blog programming 2 Comentários 3.789 Visualizações
Lets bring the debate to Lotus customers. I'm not just talking about the large Lotus blogging community, but really looking for feedback on a strategic direction IBM should get involved in around syndication. The two most common methods to syndicate information are RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0. While it is perfectly acceptable to use both of these methods, the past technologies will tell us that eventually one of these methods will prevail and be the standard. Whatever method is chosen, is usually based on the more advanced technology that has the ability to expand and grow as Web 2.0 evolves and continue growth into the 3rd generation of the internet.
While RSS is more commonly known and used by internet sites today, the code has been frozen so there does not seem to be growth within this syndication method. Some people view that as a weakness while other agree in freezing the code so that it does not become a complicated technology. On the other hand you have Atom. Another method of syndication that is designed to expand with technology. As Atom expands, so will it's complexity which may turn the avid user away from Atom and use a more simple method such as RSS.
P.S. RSS capabilities coming to Notes and Domino this fall.[Read More]
The following contains information about the future direction of IBM products, but it not a commitment that IBM will deliver specific features or capabilities, or that IBM will deliver any product releases at all. Future product direction, dates, features or capabilities can change at any time without notice. The screen shots in the blog represent non-production build and the UI is subject to change.
Over the past couple of months, I have been blogging about Sametime every Sunday. There are more then 100 new features going into Sametime 7.5 and I have only scratched the surface. In order to show all the features I would of had to start blogging in 2004 about 7.5. The other day I had a conversation with a customer about all the great features in the Sametime 7.5 client. After I rambled on for about 10 minutes, I realized the person started to look confused. It was then I realized how much cool functionality went into Sametime 7.5 and I how I had the ability to adopt these features as it was developed.
When people first see Sametime 7.5, they may be overwhelmed with all the great features. I was able to see these features built into the product through months of alpha and beta testing. Since the user population is what is going to drive Sametime, it is important to train users on the new interface and features. IBM takes into consideration teaching users of a new client interface when deploying a product. This is one reason whey Help in Sametime is more robust.
Through preferences, the user has the ability to change how they would prefer to have help displayed using the client.
There is also the ability to specify a help server. This concept is something that I am starting to grasp more. If you haven't read Adam Gartenberg's Blog yet, I strongly advise you to do so. This week he had one particular post that I was very curious to see responses on. He was looking for feedback on a Sametime Help Wiki. At first I thought this wouldn't work and could be more administrative nightmare, but the more I think about it, the better I like the idea. I would appreciate your feedback on the idea of a Wiki for help documentation.
TedStanton 0600014754 Marcações:  collaboration blog domino sap 4 Comentários 6.560 Visualizações
By now I'm sure that everyone is familiar with Lotus Notes and Domino maintenance Release (ie 6.5.x, 7.0.x). The next maintenance release for the 7 code stream will be 7.0.2 which is targeted for this fall. Penny Scharfman and Mike Mottola just published an article on lotus.com about 7.0.2 and how it will not just be a maintenance release but will also have some nice new code enhancements. I don't want to spoil you from reading the article, but if your interested in the following points as it relates to Notes and Domino, this is a must read.
Yesterday I read an interesting blog on ZDNet by Joe McKendrick. The topic was about IBM focus on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). No argument here that Joe's point out that IBM can talk the talk and walks the walk as a leader in SOA. Joe also had the pleasure of speaking with Howie Miller, IBM's vice president for enterprise architecture about IBM internal SOA initiatives. On of the services that I benefit from daily is the web identity service that allows me authenticate and get authorization across IBM applications using a single user id and password. From an end user standpoint, this web service saves me time and effort when navigating around IBM's 4,000 applications.
OK, so I actually don't use 4,000 application at IBM. It's probably more like 20-30 applications. What Howie explained was that in 1998, IBM had about 16,000 application and through the a governance model and SOA approach, the number of applications is now around 4,000. That is a 300% reduction in application over eight years.
IBM walks the SOA walk