|Today we interviewed Lynda.com author Jess
Stratton. Jess has been a member of the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community
for over decade. She has spoken at Lotusphere and other industry events.
Jess now works for the online learning company Lynda.com
where she helps author video training for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office
and other products and technologies. |
Rather than listing out all of the super cool things Jess talks about we
suggest that you just push play and start listening. Jess does recommend
that you "Like" the Lynda.com Facebook Fan Page where you can
find out about the latest tutorials and promotions.
|Today we had the pleasure of interviewing
the creator of the awesome Notesin9
screencast - David Leedy (@notesin9).
We were also joined by special guests Paul Calhoun and Dr. Mark Roden.
We talked about:
show runs 31:36 and best listened to while eating Pennsylvania OR Texas
- How and why David got started with Notesin9
- Where the name for the show came from
- What goes into producing a show
- What community resources David provides
XPages Cheat Sheet
- What is the "Drive
to 99" Event?
- The number of shows David has published
- The number of contributors who have
appeared on the show
- How people can get involved and contribute
to the show and what do they need to do
- Which XPages topics do people want to
learn more about
- and much more...
|We talked with XPages developers Jesse
Mark Roden (@markyroden)
episode runs 37:42.
- How Jesse got started with Notes/Domino
- How Jesse's interest in Ruby on Rails
spilled over into XPages
- How a Notes/Domino programmer like Jesse
has approached and been successful with XPages
- How to approach XPages app development
- What about Lotusscript?
- How to write "clean" code
- Using source code control
- Moving from Lotusscript to MVC
- Why Expression Language and Java are
- What XPages can offer that other platforms
cannot or offer in a different way
- The adaptability and flexibility of
the XPages platform
- and much more...
|Giulio Campobassi and Frank Maric of IBM
Business Partner Salient Solutions (@goMobilite)
talked to us about their Mobilite
product for mobilizing Notes
and Domino applications. |
We talked about:
show runs 26:48.
- Frank and Giulio's bacgkround using
Notes and Domino
- How and why they came up with the Mobilite
- Why IBM Domino is a great delivery mechanism
for mobile apps
- Installation, setup and configuration
- What customers looking for in terms
of mobilizing their apps
- The business climate in Australia
- and much more...
|Russ Maher of QDiligence
and Paul Calhoun (@ptcalhoun)
Solutions talk to us about
the evolution of IBM's XPages rapid application development platform. Russ
and Paul are also the instructors of The View's popular XPages
Bootcamp which is taking place
in Las Vegas and Chicago this Fall. We would like to thank The View and
their XPages Bootcamp for sponsoring this show. |
We talk about:
show runs 44:50.
- History of the XPages Bootcamp and how
they kept the course material in-line with the XPages point releases
- Upcoming changes in Domino 8.5.4 (Niklas
Heidloff's blog post)
- The new Java jar design element in 8.5.4
- What OSGi plugins are
- OSGi and the Extension Library and how
it has evolved
- How XPages in Domino 8.5.4 has evolved
- How OneUI has grown over the years
- Dojo and how it has evolved within the
context of XPages
- XPages in the Notes Client (XPINC) and
how it has evolved
- and much more..
|On this episode we spoke with Michael Sampson
about his new book "Collaboration
Roadmap - You've got the technology now what?"
We talked about:
show runs 38:13. Oh, and be sure and go
order Michael's book now.
- Why do companies need to develop a collaboration
- Are there any special "tricks"
to making collaboration happen?
- ROADMAP and what it means
- Does the book apply to any specific
- Are there differences in the way groups
and teams need to collaborate?
- Is there one platform that can "do
- Are successful collaboration efforts
based on grass root efforts?
- Michael's take on "Social Business"
- What's the future of collaboration
- What role does video conferencing play
- What has made collaboration a topic
- What do you get when you buy Michael's
- Michael attending Lotusphere 2012
- and much more...
|Today we talked with Mark
Myers from the London
Developer Co-op about all things
podcast runs about 40 minutes and is chock full of great NoSQL goodness.
- The four different types of NoSQL databases
- Why the need for NoSQL
- Why NoSQL has become some popular over
the last few years
- How the NSF has provided NoSQL type
functionality for a long time
- Some discussion about CouchDB, MongoDB
and other NoSQL offerings
- Mark's blog entry about how
to improve the NSF
- How and why Mark thinks XPages are much
easier to use for development than other technologies he has used
- How the IBM XWork Server is well positioned
to become a database server
- Who will be buying the first round of
drinks at Lotusphere 2012
- and much more....
|Julian and Bruce sat down with Justin Hill
(CTO) and and Jon Schultz (President) of Prominic.
What we did we talk about? Well, all things "cloud" including:
episode was brought to you by the letter "C" and your local weather
station. The show runs 32:57. Enjoy.
- To the "cloud" - Prominic
has been in the cloud business a long time. Why is everybody looking at
the cloud to host their mail, apps and other servers?
- What are some of the things that people
need to consider when thinking about a move to cloud services?
- What are some best practices for Notes/Domino
in the cloud? Hybrid, managed replicas, etc.
- The types of apps, services people are
moving to Prominics cloud?
- Who shouldn't consider a 3rd
party hosting service
- Crystal Ball - predictions for the cloud.
- and much more...
|This year at Lotusphere 2011 Brian Benz
presented a session entitled "Running a Business on XPages" (slide
abstract). Julian Robichaux
and I spent 30 minutes with Brian discussing with him an incredible XPages
app that he helped develop for Deloitte
Recap. Brian also discusses
things he learned during the project, recommendations for developers new
to XPages, source control management and much more.
Brian also has posted
a collection of excellent videos on YouTube which demonstrate
the app and are required watching. Got it?
32:22 with Brian. Enjoy and code on with XPages.
This podcast was brought to you the letter X, IBM Watson and of course
extra crispy bacon.
|TeamStudio's Craig Schumann and Karen Frasca
talk about the Spotlight
Awards 2011 contest. Theo
Heselmans, the winner of the 2010
Spotlight Awards joins the podcast and shares his experiences with the
submission process and especially how easy it is to enter this exciting
These awards honor and reward the developers in the Lotus Notes/Domino
community for their remarkable applications. Take a listen and see
why you should enter and have a chance at winning some really great prizes.
Oh and this year there is a brand
new spanking category for Mobile Apps! The DEADLINE is fast approaching,
so be sure and get your contents submissions in. It's easy to enter!
Here are some blog entries Theo wrote about the awards:
The show is runs 20:22 minutes.
|Today Bruce and Julian interview Bob
Balaban from Looseleaf Software
Pollack from Northern Collaborative Technologies
episode runs 37:05. Oh and thanks for staying subscribed.
- Bob's "Drain
- Andrew's Second
- The history of the Lotusphere C.U.L.T.
- Why cloud computing is a lie
- Using Domino as a "swiss army knife"
- Bob's role as a Lotusphere track manager
- and lots more...
|Bruce and Julian talk with Adam Brown,
Matt Newman and Andrew Welch from IBM Premier Business Partner ISW
about their new Wildfire application available from OpenNTF.
Check out the Wildfire
project on OpenNTF.
a video demo Wildfire and
We talked about:
show is 22.1 mb and runs 24:04 minutes.
- What Wildfire is and how it works
- What social networks Wildfire works
- How a developer new to Lotus Notes developed
the sidebar app in three weeks
- Their experience with the open source
OpenNTF.org community and how easy it was to get their project started
- How they benefit from contributing projects
on OpenNTF as a business partner
Heads review of Wildfire
- Why they are excited about sidebar development
- Hear how Matt plays the roles of Mary
- Info about ISW and what they do
|Bruce spoke with Mainsoft President Yaacov
Cohen about their SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes V2.5 announcment.
During Lotusphere 2010 Mainsoft will
preview SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes V2.5. Built using the Eclipse
Rich Clicent Platform, the Lotus Notes sidebar application makes SharePoint
easy to access and easy to use from Lotus Notes. The preview introduces
support for Sharepoint 2010 including integration with SharePoint-based
Yacoov talks about how first time, IT
users in mixed IT environments will be able to access a slew of information
(contact details, photographs, areas of expertise, experiences, connections,
and more) on the contacts they know, and the they'll be able to search
for new contacts based on their areas of expertise and experience. All
of this, plus SharePoint-based document collaboration and calendards, right
at their fingertips, within Lotus Notes.
Please check out our Lotusphere 2010
sponsors Simplified Technology Solutions or "STS" at http://simplified-tech.com.
STS also has started a new series of screencasts "TipsInTwo"
Also, be sure and attend Darren Duke's Show-N-Tell Session at Lotusphere
2010 on Sunday from 4-6 PM in the Swan Osprey room.
The show is 14.8mb and runs 16:02 minutes.
|For our inaugural episode of 2010 we talk
Head, Director Enterprise
Collaboration at The
PSC Group about Lotus
Symphony. We cover:
show is 35mb and runs 38:07 minutes.
- Some background on the version history
- What kind of API's are available for
developers to create integration points for Symphony
- Lotusphere 2010 sessions covering Symphony
- Document format support
- and much more...
|Bruce and Julian talk XPages (in Lotus
Notes 8.5.0 and 8.5.1) and Open
Source Lotus Awards with XPages
This podcast was brought
to you by Conxsys's
nsfRewind and the letter "X".
NOTE: check the blog
entry we linked to above for more
information on due dates, rules, and suggestions for the Open Source Lotus
Awards. There were two conflicting dates we found during the podcast.
The show is 42mb and runs for 44:00.
|This evening, Julian Robichaux and Bruce
Elgort met up with productivity specialist, Eric Mack (Notes on Productivity),
and IBMer Chris Blatnick (Interface Matters)to discuss a variety
of topics, including:
This episode runs 49:51
and is 45.7mb (128kbs). |
|Eight and a half minutes with Lotusphere
Idol 2009 contestant Andy
|In a podcasting cross-pollination experiment,
we bring Chris
Toohey and Tim
Tripcony on the show -- you know
them from the YellowCast
podcast for Lotus Notes developers -- to talk about the pros and cons of
developing Notes applications for free. Or trying to make a small profit
Oh, and sorry it took so long to push
this out. We actually recorded over 2 weeks ago, but we've all been busy.
You know how it is.
This podcast was brought to you by Elguji
Software, the makers of IdeaJam
(social bookmarking for Lotus Notes/Domino). It is 27mb and runs 57:35
minutes at 64kbs.
"Captain Oblivious" McDonagh
Head talk about the forthcoming
Domino Server 8.5 feature called "XPages". During the show
you will learn about:
podcast was brought to you by Elguji
Software, the makers of IdeaJam
(social bookmarking for Lotus Notes/Domino). It is 24mb and runs 52:19
minutes at 64kps.
- Why XPages are important
- What the heck XPages are
- What XPages can't do
- How XPages will change the way you design
- Will XPages run in the Notes client?
- What are some of the new design elements
in Domino Designer 8.5
- What yellow water is and much more...
|Bruce and Julian talk to Nathan
Freeman and Chris
Whisonant about the BleedYellow.com
site, discussing things like:
if you haven't visited the BleedYellow site yet, go take a peek -- registration
is free and there are plenty of things you can look at without having to
log in. If nothing else, it's a good look at what a Lotus Connections site
has to offer.
- What the heck is that logo anyway? Is
- Unleashing your "inner beast of
- How the site got started and how long
it took to put together and customize
- What can you do with the site now?
- What's coming next? (Sorry, you'll
have to listen to find that one out)
This podcast was brought to you by the letter "L". It is 13.8mb
and runs 30:07 minutes at 64kps.
|Bruce and Julian talk with John Head from
The PSC Group and John de Gorgio from Integra4Notes where we talked about:
podcast was sponsored by Instant
Technologies. It is 20.7mb
and runs 45:08 minutes at 64kps.
- Using Integra4Notes to generaated pixel
perfect reports from Notes
- Integra4Notes Personal Edition - FREE
- Lotus Symphony
- Some predictions about Lotus Symphony
- and much more
|Bruce and Julian tracked down Paul
Mooney and Warren
Elsmore to discuss the recent
acquisition of BE Systems (Warren's company) by Blue Wave Technologies
(Paul's company) -- Warren also has a very good write-up on the whole thing
his website if you're looking
for even more answers.
In the podcast, we talk about not only
what the motivation was behind the merger (because they're both GROWING
their business, not because they're struggling), but also a little about
the state of the Domino consulting market in the UK (very positive).
We then go on to talk a bit about the
recent Admin/Developer 2007 View conference in Barcelona where Paul, Warren,
and Julian were among the cast of speakers, and also about upcoming Lotusphere
2008 where all of us (including Bruce) are doing sessions.
|Julian and Bruce talk to Rob
Novak (and, just before the
podcast started, we tricked Lance
Spellman into joining us too).
If you haven't yet signed
up for CollabU, there's still time! Visit the CollabU
website for details.
The podcast is 25.3mb and runs 55:17 at 64kps.
Mooney and Bill
Buchan tell us all about the
2007 conference -- taking
place on May 24-25th in Dublin -- including:
You will also be regaled
with a rousing 10 or 15 minutes worth of Worst
Practices stories. It's too
bad we didn't have the pre-podcast conversations recorded for you -- it
was almost as amusing as the pre-session
banter from this year's Worst
Practices Lotusphere session. |
The podcast is 15.2mb and runs 33:14 minutes at 64kps.
|In Episode 44 of the podcast we talk to
Lynch the creator of the successful
blogging template for Lotus Notes and Domino. We talk about:
44 was sponsored by Integra
for Notes, solutions for Lotus
Notes integration and reporting to Microsoft Word and Excel.
- The history of Blogsphere Version 1
- A review of all the new features that
are part of the soon to be released Version 3 including the all new "tag
and template" engine, the new tag cloud support and the new blog themes
- Declan and Bruce kid about "BS-ing"
- How to upgrade from Versions 1 and 2
to Version 3
- Where to find and download the beta
of the Version 3
- Come see Declan and Steve Castledine
at their Lotusphere 2007 session "Ready,
- and many other cool things you never
knew about Declan and his Blogsphere project
The podcast is 15.8mb and runs 34:21 minutes at 64kps.
Technorati: Lotusphere2007 OpenNTF Blogsphere podcast My Odeo
|We thought we give you a heads up of some
podcasts we have in the queue:
we mention that we still have all of our podcast sponsorships open?
If you are interested drop us an email.
Poole Master Project Chef
of the OpenNTF DominoWiki
project talks about the recent
updates included with V1.1. New features include multi-lingual support,
a new page difference engine, OpenLog
integration and much more. |
The podcast is 17.6mb and runs 14:07 at 128kps (variable bit rate).
|Bruce and Julian got a chance to interview
Mike Rhodin, IBM General Manager for Workplace, Portal and Collaboration
Software (and Lotusphere
MC). We asked him a wide range of questions, touching on topics like:
There was also a lot of
discussion around SOA and Lotus
Expeditor too, and a whole
lot more. Overall, a fantastic interview. Take a listen!
- What was the internal design process
for the Hannover/Notes 8 product? Was it UI-driven?
- How do I take advantage of the new Hannover
technologies in my old Lotus Notes applications?
- What about Ajax? And XForms? And Activity
Explorer? And the DB2 back-end data store? And the rest of the IBM software
line? How will the new Notes 8 client be able to take advantage of these
- Will we be able to run the Hannover
- Who's the comedian for Lotusphere going
We also would like to thank Elana Fernandez
of the IBM Media Relations Team for making the interview with Mike possible.
The podcast is 20.5mb and runs 44:30 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Do you have any questions you'd like to
ask Mike Rhodin? (for clarification, we're talking about the Mike Rhodin
who is IBM General Manager for Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software...
not some other Mike Rhodin we're trying to trick you with)
Your lovely hosts here at the TakingNotes
podcast may have the opportunity to interview Mr. Rhodin in the coming
weeks, and we'd like some help with topics of discussion. We won't guarantee
anything, but we know that all of your ideas are good ones.
Leave us a comment or send
us an e-mail.
|Bruce and Julian have a nice chat with
Lepofsky (Competitive Marketing
Intelligence at IBM/Lotus) and Eric
Mack (eProductivity specialist
about the difficulty of helping co-workers and customers "get"
Lotus Notes. We talk about a variety of topics around this theme, including:
31 was sponsored (once again) by Collaboration
The podcast is 27.6mb and runs 48:08 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Taking Notes episode 24 is an interview
Oliver, longtime LotusGeek
and recently pulled (back) into the ranks of IBM. Bruce, Julian, and Rocky
discussed topics such as:
24 was sponsored by Genii
Notes Access for SAP, and
Rocky's involvement on that project
- How that fits in with the larger Project
Harmony, which extends to
both Lotus Notes and Workplace
- Is it too early to start planning for
- Why did Rocky leave a successful independent
consulting practice to go to work for IBM, anyway?
All this and much, much more. See what you think!
The podcast is 19.4mb and runs 34:36
at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Julian and I will be interviewing Rocky
Oliver a.k.a. "Lotus
Geek" of IBM for an upcoming
podcast. Rocky has been a long-time luminary in the Notes and Domino
world and has recently helped develop Notes
Access for SAP Solutions or NaSS
as it is known within IBM.
We are preparing a list of questions
for the interview and would love to receive some questions from you such
as "How did you become such a Lotus Geek" or "What is it
like to be a track manager for Lotusphere". Let the question
submission process begin!
|Episode 23 of the TakingNotes podcast is
an interview with Damien
Katz -- former Iris/Lotus/IBM
smart guy, current heads-down coder on his own CouchDB project. We talk
about things like:
a quick intro to Couch, a good place to start is the CouchDb
Wiki. We also plan to do a
part 2 of this podcast, based on questions from the audience. So please
leave some comments and tell us what else we should ask Damien.
- what is CouchDB?
- what is a "document oriented database"?
- you used Erlang
to program this thing... what's up with that?
- when will it be ready?
The podcast is 19.6mb and runs 36:27
at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Today's podcast is a quick interview with
Pollack of Northern Collaborative
Technologies, ruminating on such topics as:
always, listen and enjoy. What are you waiting for?
- How the Workplace Managed Client technology
has merged with Lotus Notes in the past 3 years
- The resurgence of Lotus Notes as an
important technology at IBM
- The opportunities that lie ahead for
developers and ISVs as Hannover becomes reality in the next 12 months
The podcast is 16.1mb and runs 29:16 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Julian and Bruce gab about a few random
And of course,
more Talking News with Michael
Sampson (where he announces
Brill's new job), and another
OpenNTF update with John
The podcast is 20.8mb and runs 37:33 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|On Thursday night Julian and Bruce had
a nice podside chat with Ed
Brill. Ed answers some of
our questions in addition to some of the ones submitted by our listeners
over the last week.
The podcast also includes segments by:
The podcast is 27.7mb and
runs 50:36 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|On Thursday Julian and I will be inteviewing
Brill who is the Business
Unit Executive for the Worldwide Lotus Messaging Sales, IBM Software Group
(just in case you didn't know who Ed was) for Episode 16 of the Taking
Notes podcast. We are currently putting together our list of interview
questions and are also soliciting questions for Ed from you our listening
audience. You can either post your questions here or send them to us as
an MP3 audio file.
Please have your questions in by Wednesday
|Today we had the pleasure of interviewing
Scott Wenzel better known as The Turtle. The Turtle runs The
Totally Unofficial Gonzo Lotusphere
site which is a great resource for Lotusphere attendees. During the
interview The Turtle discusses how to avoid paying high prices for things
you may need at Lotusphere such as food, water, and beer and he also gives
you some tips on places to eat, party and to simply have fun. |
The podcast is 15.8mb and runs 27:57 at 64kps.
|Podcast coming soon. For now listen
to what Brendon has to say. |
Learn more about Puakma here.
|Come and listen to our latest podcast --
this time with Bill
Buchan, on the subject of
large-scale enterprise Notes deployments. Topics of discussion include:
The podcast also includes
another one-minute power tip from Jess
- What it is like to migrate a 100,000+
user deployment to a new version?
- Does Notes really work in such a large
- What are some development mistakes you
need to avoid?
- Why should developers be nice to their
Download and enjoy!
The podcast is 22.5mb and runs 42:52 at 64kps.
|Today's episode of Taking Notes is a discussion
of Ajax development techniques, and how to use them with Lotus Notes/Domino.
Lance Spellman and Dwight Wilbanks are with us to talk about:
again, we have another great "Collaboration News" segment from
Sampson. We also have a quick
tip from Ulrich Krause, and some bumper music by Notes developer (and sometime
blogger) Alex Hernandez.
- What is Ajax?
- What are some cool ways we can use it
in our Domino databases?
- What are some things you have to watch
- What cool Ajax things will we see examples
of in Ben Langhinrich's Lotusphere Sessions database?
Come download the MP3 and take a listen!
The podcast is 18mb and runs 39:09 at
Lance Spellman -- http://www.workflowstudios.com/lance/blog.nsf
Dwight Wilbanks -- http://www.dwightwilbanks.org
Richard Schwartz's Domino Ajax page -- http://www.rhs.com/poweroftheschwartz/htdocs/lotusdominoajax.htm
Lotus Advisor interview about Ajax and Domino Web Access -- http://my.advisor.com/doc/17019
|Today's podcast features Chris
Linfoot -- Domino mail guru
-- talking about spam, and what you can do about it at the server level.
The discussion includes:
of the points he makes is that a good anti-spam measure you can take in
your Domino environment is to have at least one Domino 7 server running.
- some Best Practices for fighting SPAM
in a Domino environment
- how your company can stay off blacklists
- the importance of whitelisting in Domino
- some third-party tools that may be useful,
and no.Spam.Java (www.drcc.com/nsj)
We also have another great "Collaboration News" segment from
Sampson and also another great
song by our musical guests Fly
Download now, and take a listen on your
favorite MP3 player. The
podcast is 19.9mb and runs 43:20 at 64kps.
|We will be sitting down with SPAM guru
Linfoot this weekend to record
Episode 7 of the Taking Notes podcast. As usual if you have a question
you would like to have answered by Chris you can send the question or an
audio clip of the question here.
|Episode no. 6 has Julian interviewing Bruce
about OpenNTF. Topics include:
also added a few exciting new features with this podcast:
now, and take a listen on your favorite MP3 player.
The podcast is 17.4mb and runs 37:48
- How did OpenNTF get started?
- What are some of the more popular projects
- How can people get involved?
- Where can I meet Bruce at Lotusphere?
|Carl Tyler answers our questions about
IBM's Lotus Sametime instant messaging/web conferencing product. Carl discusses:
also answers a question from the audience and tells us about Instant-Technologies
and the products they offer.
- history about the product
- how Sametime differentiates itself from
other IM products
- Notes 6.5 Sametime entitlement
- how to integrate Sametime with other
enterprise IM products
- can Sametime be integrated with telephony
- arguments you can use to get your boss
to let you install Sametime
- why Sametime doesn't have emoticons
The podcast is 11.7mb and runs 25:31 at 64kps.
New music, Friction by Fly
|Next week we will be interviewing Carl
Tyler of Instant
Technologies and talking about
their products as well as discussing Carl's expertise with Lotus Sametime
in addition to questions from the audience. Please be sure and send us
your questions in the form of an audio file or simply post them here and
we will be sure to have Carl answer them for you. |
Following Carl will be an interview with Libby Ingrassia of LotusUserGroup.org.
Stay tuned for more information on the podcast with Libby.
|Our fourth podcast brings Bruce and Julian
to the phone of Ben
Langhinrichs, master of all things
that are Notes Rich Text. Listen as Ben answers questions like:
much, much more! Download the podcast and take a listen. It's about 20
- What is rich text, anyway?
- How the heck did you learn so
much about this stuff?
- Have you ever had a chance to
sit down and talk to IBM about any of this?