Using Property Broker Monitor to emulate your actions

Mikkel wrote about this functionality in the debug tool a bit back. You can also see a really good article written by Craig and Jo on DevWorks with a similar function and unit testing your composites. I love the new Camtasia tool because a picture says a 1,000 words and an animated GIF even says more.

Here I show how I can drive two “set” actions right from the broker monitor Emulation tab. The emulation tab shows all of the active actions for the current perspective and then shows the input property type information exposed for calling.

You can get the tools from the sandbox. We are also updating the tools for the XPD 6.1.2 and Notes 8.0.1 release.

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I am on the Bleed Yellow Sametime!

I registered and added myself to the Sametime server so if you see me online feel free to ping me.

Thanks to Nathan I found two groups on the server that may be helpful:

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My new best friend

Its snowing outside, I am congested, feel like crap. This guy makes it all better. I am amazed how well this stuff works for me, it is almost like it should be illegal.

Very cool calendar UI

Ok, I am not sure when this got into Notes but I actually just noticed it about 2 weeks ago. I was scrolling through my calendar and I noticed the calendar entries keep the base text still as the time scrolls up. Once the meeting is out of “scope” the text begins to close down or disappear. Way cool!

(ok, now everyone can tell me its been there since 5.0)

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Allowing assemblers to define scripts from within the Composite Application Editor

I have now heard there are several companies incorporating some kind of scripting capabilities inside of Lotus Notes and Lotus Expeditor. I have even seen demos where some customers are doing this now with Expeditor.

Does it make sense to have a full blown scripting engine at the finger tips of assemblers?

Some of the ideas floating around are:

– scripts for transformations between wires
– new buttons in the global toolbar to do “whatever”
– scripts to automate certain things like filling out forms, etc

Groovy is being talked about pretty heavily for this. I would like to hear if there is a requirement building out there. Would you like to see this in the core product?

If you think it should be, make sure you vote over at IdeaJam. So far its not looking too good.

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Back from Vegas – the mancation is over

What can I say, Vegas was awesome. Almost 3 rounds of golf, some great gambling – didn't lose my shirt, and a lot of drinks and laughs. I know what's done in Vegas stays in Vegas but I did want to recommend a few things I thought were great:

The Moon Club at the Palms – definitely rent a table. The $400 rate is well worth it. You get a bottle, all the mixers, your own bartender, and a set of security guards watching your table. The best part is when people stand in front of your view of the dance floor and catwalk and are removed by your security! Ok, that's not “the” best part but you know what I mean.

– The oxygen booths with fragrance is not worth it.

– The Bellagio seems to be the classiest hotel with the new Wynn coming in a close second. They also seem to have the most hookers hanging out in the casino – not that I noticed or anything.

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez in New York, NY was great. $20 and you get some great Mexican food at a low cost.

– Golf could have been a little warmer but over all it was pretty nice. If you rent a Teammate don't expect any authority on PGA rules – they are not worth it.

You can email me directly if you want the skinny on any clubs, courses, or places to see.

Great news about Project Zero

Students at North Carolina State University are
learning to build business applications in the Web 2.0 mold
using an IBM incubator project called Project Zero.

Check it out->link