I had some feedback on the designer some weeks ago, that it would be good to filter away closed databases in package explorer. This does already exists in Designer today, Kudros to Dan O’Connor that showed me this. (The icon has changed from 8.5.3 to Designer 9)
And uncheck Closed projects
Now your package explorer is much cleaner and you can find you databases alot faster.
The closed project does also show up directly in the menu so you easily can toggle it.
You can also use worksets here to get better filtering of databases and on disk projects
There is a easy way to check if the browser as internet access or not. In the wireless and mobile world a check if the loaded page has internet access can be very good, a very easy check can save you alot of problem.
The only thing you need to do is
How many times have you had multiple blocks of code that you want to copy to a new place.
Or had information in a excel spreadsheet in multi columns that you want to copy to diffident places.
i.e. a company address. and you start to copy them one by one. I have a solution for you that will increase your productivity. It’s a free clipboard manager that is on Sourceforge Ditto
To set it up your should install it and go to options – Keyboard shortcuts
set the send paste check box and add Ctrl+1 to Ctrl+0 into the position fields
Let’s start to be productive.
People editing documents at the same time can be a big pain for the developer resulting in unwanted problems in an deployed application. To handle this problem I created a managed bean DocLock to handle the problem. The managed bean stores the username and an id each time the users edits a document. If another user tries to edit the document, you can block the user from entering edit mode.
To implement the managed bean in your own database is very simple, Copy the java class and add the managed bean setup into faces-config.xml ( check the supplied readme file)
The project is released on Openntf –> Link
Enjoy getting less document conflicts.
Compare databases for differences
If you have two versions of an application and have missed to document what the differences between them were. Here’s how you could find out how.
Add the two versions to Domino Designer. Goto package explorer, select the two databases and right click.
And when you compare the databases, you will get a structure where you can see what’s different.
There are folders that you can skip to look at like the local folder. If we now open up the xpage folder we will in this can find that an xpage called document is changed.
The differences is highlighted with grey, I have also added a red line below them in this example. the buttons at the top also makes is simple to add the changes between the databases displayed. Or if you only want to document the changes.
There is not difference between Notes 9 and 8.5.3 this works the same in both versions.