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Get Source Code Control for Notes Development with Teamstudio CIAO!

 
Teamstudio CIAO!

January 23, 2015

“Freewheeling” and “application development” are two terms that should never appear together, but the reality is that they describe the way many Notes shops manage their business. The result is massive inefficiency, a rat’s nest of design versions, and errors that make it into production with embarrassing frequency. While "open source" development is one of the greatest things about using IBM Notes and Domino, it also creates a host of problems from incompatibility to serious security loopholes.

So, what's the solution? For developers and administrators enjoying the flexibility of Notes and Domino, the source code control service nonpareil is Teamstudio CIAO!

XControls v1.3: XPages Controls with Improved Programmability and Desktop Navigation

 
Date picker in XControls v1.3

January 21, 2015

This week we have released version 1.3 of the XControls project on OpenNTF. As ever, we have dealt with as many bugs and change requests as possible. So for new features there are several which include date pickers for Internet Explorer and Firefox, and drop-down menu support for the header bar in desktop browsers.

Our Top 5 Blog Posts about XPages

 
XPages

January 21, 2015 

XPages is a web and mobile application development platform. It allows IBM Lotus Notes data as well as data from relational and other sources to be displayed to browser clients on all platforms. Whether you’re a developer or an admin, our most popular XPages blog posts will help you improve performance, give you development tips, suggest mobile options, and provide a look at the way we approach application development with XPages. 

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4 Features to Look For in Mobile CRM Applications

 
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January 16, 2014

As the use of smartphones and tablets trends upward, more companies are taking advantage of the power of mobile applications for all aspects of business. CRM is no exception to this, and mobile CRM applications have a lot of potential. However, without the right features, a mobile CRM app can become more of a problem than a solution. These four important features can spell the difference between increased productivity and frustrated users.

3 Approaches to XPages Development Developers Should Know

 
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January 14, 2015

XPages is a powerful technology for Web and mobile app development, allowing data from IBM Notes and Relational Databases to be presented across all platforms. This power makes XPages a fantastic tool for IBM Notes and Domino developers. But since its introduction, developers have identified different approaches to solving common XPages problems. A few of these approaches include: REST, MVC, and the Partial Refresh. This blog post will explore these approaches and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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4 Common IBM Notes Errors and Solutions from 2014

 
4 Common IBM Notes Errors and Solutions from 2014

January 9, 2015

There are a few errors that caused IBM Notes developers and users pain last year. In this post we’ll take a look back at some of the most common IBM Notes errors and their solutions. One of the most common issues is caused by an Adobe update. Another bug is a classic permissions issue caused by a migration.

Glossary of IBM Notes and Domino Terms [eBook]

 
Glossary of IBM Notes and Domino Terms eBook

January 7, 2015

From Application Lifecycle Management to XWork Server, our Glossary of IBM Notes and Domino Terms defines some of the most commonly used terms surrounding IBM Notes and Domino. Whether you’re looking for a starting point or need a refresh, this free glossary is relevant and practical for anyone seeking familiarity with the software.

Click the image below to download your copy and have this reference tool at your fingertips.

IBM Notes Search and Replace with Teamstudio Configurator

 
Teamstudio Configurator

January 2, 2015

The success of major projects such as upgrades and server consolidations depends in no small part upon the efficient and error-free execution of “minor” tasks such as the global replacement of a server name. This isn’t something you want to do manually, unless you’ve got developers kicking around with lots of extra bandwidth, no ego, and a zest for the blindingly mundane (we’ll assume you don’t). Anyway, it’s for tasks just like this that software tools were invented. And for the task of IBM Notes search and replace, the best tool around is Teamstudio Configurator.

Database Documentation with Teamstudio Analyzer

 
Teamstudio Analyzer

December 31, 2014 

When Teamstudio was founded in 1996, our first two products were Analyzer and CIAO!. These products were designed to help developers manage their IBM Notes source code and improve the quality of apps delivered in their projects. We’ve expanded our product line since then, but we continue to offer and improve Analyzer for IBM Notes and Domino professionals who need database documentation and code-quality auditing.

Effective User Acceptance Testing for IBM Notes Applications

 
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December 26, 2014

User acceptance testing (UAT) is the most critical level of testing because it’s the final opportunity to identify any problems before an IBM Notes application is released into production. User acceptance testing concludes with the client signing off on the application. User acceptance testing must be conducted thoroughly and accurately to give the final assurance of quality and check that the solution meets the specified requirements defined at the beginning of the project.

This blog post will outline the considerations for developing and executing a user acceptance test plan. It will also provide insight into achieving final sign-off for the project.

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