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IBM Connections 2014 Day 2

Another day in the Connections week has past and my reflections today was SBT (Social Business Toolkit) is big. This is a really big investment by IBM, and I see alot of great things in this. IBM seams really commited to get this api out to everybody. They have support for javascript, php, Xpages, IOS and more. Hope that they will really try to get all the big cloud vendors to adapt this, that would be really great.

Social Business Toolkit is apart of one of IBM:s focus areas SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud that they are working on and will continue to move forward.


Also I saw the SBT playground, that looks really promising as a way to document development, an XPage help version perhaps 🙂

Also it seams like Twitter bootstrap is gaining ground against One UI because more and more is released using that framework, and it’s responsive One UI is not. But I head something about a IBM alternative framework, after some research I think it’s called UAX (Thought is was IDX first, thanks for commenting ) but I’m not sure. Will come back in this matter.

I also watched some more live streams regarding digital experience and one thing I heard that made me hopeful and that was that they were making big investments to improve the rich text editing experience in that product. Hopefully The XPage team could buy them some lunch and get a copy of that code.

Comment if you have seen anything interesting you want to share or if you have a question.

IBM Connections 2014 Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of IBM Connect 2014. The Opening session was full of news for the Cloud area and Mail and IBM Notes probably gets a name change to IBM Mail.

Domino Applications will be able to move to IBM Smartcloud with IBM Soft Layer and the Hybrid Notes will continue to grow. Hybrid Notes is where you use your Notes client for Mail, Calendar and apps but your servers is in the cloud.

The Big announcement was Mail Next a new way to look at the inbox. And from twitter I got some confirmations that this is should be for the Notes Client also, great.

This is of course an example on how it might look but when though it looks interesting. And a beta will come out in the first half of 2014 and to be released in the second half but it’s cloud first.


Some other things noted is that the browser notes plugin will get a mac release, There will be a full traveler mail client like the Android client for IOS and a lot of news about Connections Next, a new context aware archive named Alcatraz 

But as an developer I’m very excited to see what the future of Application Development will show on the live stream today at 11:15 AM. What time is that in my local time you might say, I say google is your friend.

Google for “Time in Orlando” and then you can match that against your local time, works perfect.

And you you have the time before that check out the KeyNote with Smarter Workforce it starts at 8:15AM

The streams can be found at


And the Schedule is can be found here



10 Developer Things I like IBM to show at Connect 2014

Exciting times Connect 2014 is around the corner unfortunately, I’m not attending in person but I will follow it closely as always.

These are the top 10 things I would like to see IBM show at connect

  • Update of Eclipse version in Domino Designer to get better coding environment
  • DOTS Designer Editor, an integrated editor in Domino Designer for DOTS tasklets. So they are as easy to create as an XPage/Agent.
  • Webdav support for attachment editing both for iNotes and Custom applications so users can edit and save files without download and upload attachments
  • Closer integration with Source Control, we want to do automated builds, and better fine tuning of DXL exports (Not all Binary or none binary)
  • New version of One UI that uses responsive design
  • Dojo or JQuery as backend framework for all controls
  • Editor for Faces-config to setup beans and all other things that needs to go in there
  • Social Business Toolkit upgrade for easier use of internet services, twitter, facebook, dropbox and more services. SBT has to much configuring today, with end points and configuring lots of files. This must be easier to get the wider use of this. 
  • HTML5 Websocket support 
  • Better richtext editing experience for the endusers To get a more smoother transition from old Notes Applications to XPage Applications

What thing do you wish??