I have been working on IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK for a long time. Last year we have introduced a couple of cool demos on IBM Connect with my friend Graham Acres.

One example was the XPages integration with Basecamp. It has been on my to-do list for months to blog more details on this topic. Finally, here I am...

This is going to be a series of blog post. What I'm planning is to blog about a basic example that integrates XPages applications with one or more cloud-based services for specific scenarios. I have selected The Box as the first example. The most important reason would probably be that I'm using Box extensively for myself :)

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"Deep Dive into Social Business Toolkit with XPages: The Box Integration (1)" »
Serdar Basegmez   |   15 September 2014 16:00:00   |    Development  HowTo  Social Business Toolkit  Social Software  XPages    |   Comments [0]

A little tip on XPages development...

We are binding values everywhere on our pages. Are you optimizing the way you use them?

Basic value binding is straight forward. If you use a data source, scope variable or any other property/map/list object from your bean, etc, you are good. However if you 'compute' something to get a value, that computation has a processor and a memory cost.

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Serdar Basegmez   |   8 September 2014 10:45:00   |    Development  Tips  XPages    |   Comments [1]

After a looong time, I'm blogging XPages again :)

Last time, I was blogging about mini patterns (this and that). These are partly reusable design patterns for common cases.

Today I'd like to introduce a simple pattern which I have been using in a couple of applications. This is also an example how you get benefits from Managed Beans for specific purposes. Let's start.

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"Mini Patterns for XPages: Using Beans for Parent - Child Documents" »
Serdar Basegmez   |   1 September 2014 10:15:00   |    Development  XPages    |   Comments [6]

After a very long period of silence, here I am with a tiny little trick about File Download Control in XPages.

I saw that there are lots of questions about this component, related to showing attachments instead of downloading them. Instead of using Repeat controls to iterate within @AttachmentNames, I'm using the native download control with a little SSJS function to solve this problem.

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"Changing URL in File Download Control..." »
Serdar Basegmez   |   25 June 2014 15:15:58   |    Development  Tips  XPages    |   Comments [0]

Just a quick question.

Especially large domains have lots of users with the same full name. In modern directory systems, we can decrease the possibility of conflict by using hierarchical naming, however that will become an issue eventually, when you need to specify an e-mail address. I have seen that adding a number to the first or last name (John Smith , John 1 Smith, etc.) is highly popular.

How do you handle people with the same name in your environment (e.g. Domino, AD, Connections, etc.)?
 
Serdar Basegmez   |   10 June 2014 11:26:02   |    Lotus Connections  Lotus Domino  Lotus Notes  Social Software  System Administration    |   Comments [1]

12 May 2014 Monday

RIP Tim Tripcony...

As many friends around, we are shocked and deeply saddened by unexpected loss of our own Tim Tripcony.

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Serdar Basegmez   |   12 May 2014 21:57:39   |    Blog  Community  Personal    |   Comments [0]

22 February 2014 Saturday

E-mail will be dead... For some people...

Just an off-topic post, but can't help blogging about that.

We are having bad times in our country. Summaries in English can be found here, here and here.

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Serdar Basegmez   |   22 February 2014 13:19:37   |    Off-Topic    |   Comments [1]

It's been a week after my session with Graham Acres. Sorry about the delay but we needed some time to prepare demo databases...

Here is the slidedeck:

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"IBM Connect 2014 slidedeck on the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK" »
Serdar Basegmez   |   5 February 2014 09:20:00   |    Development  DOTS  Lotusphere  Social Business Toolkit  Social Software    |   Comments [0]

This is going to be my third IBM Connect and second session. Excited!

Last year, my session co-presenter was my dear friend Bruce Elgort. I feel privileged this year again, because I am sharing the stage with a great speaker, Graham Acres...

The session is all about the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK, which has been first announced at Lotusphere 2011. After three years, we will see much more content about it this year.

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"BP308 - The Journey to Becoming a Social Application Developer" »
Serdar Basegmez   |   21 January 2014 13:15:00   |    Lotusphere  Social Software  XPages  Social Business Toolkit    |   Comments [0]

7 December 2013 Saturday

My previous blog post was ’Hot’!

Yesterday, I have blogged about the renewal of my IBM Champion title.

This morning I woke up with lots of notifications on my mobile. Apparently, my dear friend Bruce liked my blog post very much and he has posted it everywhere (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Google Plus). The real surprise was on PlanetLotus waiting for me :)

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Serdar Basegmez   |   7 December 2013 11:19:43   |    Blog  Community  Social Media    |   Comments [2]

6 December 2013 Friday

Still part of it: IBM Champions

Yesterday, Oliver Heinz and Joyce Davis announced IBM Champions of 2014.

I have been recognized as IBM Champion for the third time but it's still exciting like the first time :)

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Serdar Basegmez   |   6 December 2013 14:08:32   |    Community  IBM  IBM Champion  Personal    |   Comments [0]

18 November 2013 Monday

Change is good...

Yes! Change is good...

For a couple of weeks, I've been working on Bootstrap and as I learn it, my blog became a great playground for me!

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Serdar Basegmez   |   18 November 2013 13:02:00   |    Blog  Bootstrap    |   Comments [22]

2 October 2013 Wednesday

Thank you Mr. Bruce Elgort...

Before writing this post I tried to remember when I have met Bruce for the first time. It was just 2.5 years ago when I received a twitter DM from him. I was at an airport in Germany waiting the boarding time. I remember had a short discussion over Skype.

2.5 years? Really? I feel like I know Bruce for decades.

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Serdar Basegmez   |   2 October 2013 19:00:00   |    Community  Personal    |   Comments [0]

ICONUK 2013 is over. I had so much fun again and hope it wasn't the last one...

Me and Frank van der Linden had a joint session this year: "An XPager's Guide to Process Server-Side Jobs on IBM® Domino®"

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"ICONUK 2013 Slidedeck, Demo Application and a Surprize..." »
Serdar Basegmez   |   11 September 2013 15:15:00   |    Activity  Community  Development  Java  XPages    |   Comments [0]

I'm flying to London and will be attending a great user group conference. As a first-time speaker, I'll have two sessions this year.

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"ICON UK: Speaking for Fun, Speaking for XPages..." »
Serdar Basegmez   |   30 August 2013 10:22:57   |    Activity  Community  Fun  XPages    |   Comments [0]