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Quick-Tip: Java program in Eclipse prompts for password

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:18 PM UTC
After months of developing a new company product with Eclipse using the local Notes client to access databases etc. I started to create another customer app today. I also did this some hours. All of a sudden, Eclipse prompted me to enter my Notes-ID password when I wanted to test my code. After ignoring it (as it won't work anyway) I wasn't able to access a database on my server anymore. W [...] 

You asked the experts - and they answered

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:06 PM UTC
Today's OpenNTF webinar "Gurupalooza" perked up a good old "tradition" from the LotusSphere (and everything that happened after it with different names) days, the "Gurupalooza" session. The idea was to bring the experts together in a single webinar to provide answers to your questions in a "live" session, hearing and even seeing the protagonists in th [...] 

Help wanted!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:26 AM UTC
Today's post is a bit unusual as I am not telling you anything but asking you for help. I have an app that collects data from another database (docs from various views) and transforms them into JSON. Basically I go through a view and for each document in there I add JSON to a JSON array which finally is stored as a string inside a MIME entity of a separate document. The goal is to "pre [...] 

Technical Documentation? Here you go!

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:25 PM UTC
I admit: I love to write technical documentations. It's an unusual habit of a developer to do so, but somehow I adore having something to look at after a while and still be able to understand what's going on. In the past I used several tools for that. What I can say is that word processors like MS Word are NOT suitable to write a decent documentation for software. Just do not use them. [...] 

November OpenNTF Webinar - Gurupalooza!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 11:18 PM UTC
Got a question about Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections or any other product or solution from HCL? Joins us and ask the gurus! We have gathered the brightest minds to take your questions about development and administration. You can ask ahead of time at or ask live in our webinar. Are you a guru and want to be on the panel? We welcome all g [...] 

Cool stuff in Notes/Domino 12.0.1 beta 2

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:04 PM UTC
It's amazing how HCL manages to surprise me every time they release a new version of Notes and Domino and this is even true with beta versions. There is so much stuff added in the latest beta 2 to the prior one that I can't even show everything after playing around with it for some days. I have to skip the latest additions to DQL and the new Query Results Processor (QRP) for now since t [...]