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6 Coding Best Practices For IBM Notes Application Development

Coding Best Practices For IBM Notes Application Development

August 29, 2014

Adopting good coding practices ensures that the code you write and IBM Notes applications you create are easy to understand and maintain by all members of your development team. How you write your code is just as important as what features go into the applications you build. Your coding practices will affect the ultimate quality of the application as much as the testing strategies you use.

This blog post will provide an overview of naming conventions, standard tools, and IBM Notes application development strategies to be used as part of any development project. There are many aspects to a good coding practices policy. The details of each subsection may be different for some applications, but the important thing is that you adopt a standard approach and make sure everyone uses it.

What BCM Professionals Need to Know about the Ebola Outbreak

BCM Pros Need to Know About Ebola

August 27, 2014

The World Health Organization has recently issued a statement saying that all countries with Ebola cases should declare a national emergency. The recent outbreak of this virus in West Africa has raised concerns among BCM professionals. Although most experts say the probability of this outbreak spreading to Europe or the United States is unlikely due to the screening precautions already in place, concerns about containing the virus have caused many business continuity experts to question how they can prepare their own organizations.

Image Courtesy Cynthia Goldsmith, CDC

Getting Started with Teamstudio Continuity

Welcome to Continuity

August 22, 2014

Getting started with the Teamstudio Continuity application on your mobile device is a straightforward and seamless process. Once completed, you’ll have all your configured workflow actions, contacts, and business continuity management documentation replicated locally to your device for quick, efficient, and offline availability for when it’s most critically needed.

Addressing the Needs of Disabled Employees in Your Business Continuity Plan

Addressing Needs in Your Business Continuity Plan

August 20, 2014

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) of 1990 requires an employer to provide "reasonable accommodations" to enable a disabled employee to do their job once he or she is hired. This includes a reasonable level of expenditure to make workplace adjustments to enable the disabled employee to do his or her job.

Furthermore, an employer must make reasonable efforts to include the needs of any employee with a disability in their business continuity plan. The ADA does not specifically mention emergencies, but the Act is generally interpreted by the Department of Justice to imply that provisions in business continuity planning must be made without discrimination for disabled employees.

Defining an IBM Notes Strategy with a Design Specification Document

IBM Notes Design Specification

August 15, 2014

Designing how you implement your IT requirements is an important consideration. A design specification document defines a process that ensures sufficient resources are committed to thoroughly understanding requirements and constraints, and documenting a sound development approach. Accurate design specifications improve the efficiency of the IBM Notes development effort, the quality of the deliverables, and mitigate the risks that the product will fail to meet the business need.

What You Need to Know About Mobile CRM Applications

Mobile CRM Applications

August 13, 2014

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a term for the tools that help a company manage its interactions with customers. These tools are often procedures, software, and mobile CRM applications. CRM goals include understanding the customer, improving their overall satisfaction with the company, and increasing profitability. 

Improve Security and Audit Compliance with Teamstudio Build Manager

Teamstudio Build Manager Audit Trail

August 8, 2014

Getting your application from development to production shouldn’t be an adventure. Teamstudio Build Manager provides a framework for organizing, managing, and automating the build process so that every build is consistently efficient, secure, and predictable. Build Manager improves the security of your promotion process by providing safe, automated database signing, and design rollback for when things go wrong. The audit trail of actions it provides ensures compliance with internal policies and external regulations.


Tips for Using Social Media During Disaster Recovery

Social Media for Disaster Recovery

August 6, 2014

Social media can be defined as user-generated content that’s distributed with the intention of being shared. This content is distributed through various tools such as RSS feeds and video sharing, and networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

The world’s Internet users are increasingly turning to social media for news and updates during natural and manmade disasters. Enterprise employees are no different. Social media users turn to Twitter and these other tools seeking more localized information than what the mainstream media can provide. It’s a way to find out what’s happening in their immediate geographical area, or with a user’s friends, family, and acquaintances in real-time.

Implementing a Request Management Strategy in IBM Notes Enterprises

IBM Notes Request Management

August 1, 2014

Request Management is the process of managing all products, applications, and projects across an IBM Notes organization that will support the business strategy, drive efficiency and effectiveness, manage risk at acceptable levels, and achieve regulatory compliance. The purpose of having a Request Management policy is to outline a strategy for ensuring the products, applications, and projects providing the highest value to the organization are funded. Your company may or may not have all three types of requests.

jQuery Mobile: An XPages Mobile Option for Domino Developers

jQuery Theme Roller

July 30, 2014

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ve seen our previous two blog posts in this series on options for XPages mobile development in the enterprise: IBM Dojo Mobile Controls and the Unplugged XPages Mobile Controls. This post will explore a third option: the jQuery Mobile Controls.

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