A bit of Christmas Cheer

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A couple of years ago my wife Jane got a bit bored ( with work – not me – I hope  ) and decided to teach herself iOS programming. At the time I was a bit sceptical ( she was not an IT person ) but I am please to say that my scepticism was unfounded.

Jane’s latest app is now out in the iTunes App Store. Its free so take a look and if you get the chance please give it a rating.

It was a whole family affair. She stole ( literally ) my Mac, I provided cups of tea, she did the programming and the kids provided the sound effects for the “pond” – click on the Frog – that’s John – age 8.

Thanks also to the games department at UCLAN who did the graphics as part of their course work.

http://www.plinky-plonk.com/app-store/

Thanks, Sean

A nice bonus when using Source Control and Java

Being from a LotusScript background i really like being able to see all of the code from my script library in one long searchable block.

I get very frustrated with Java script libraries when I know a keyword I have searched for is in there somewhere but I am forced to navigate though each class within a script library to find it.

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If you are using source control you can see all of the script library as a single file within the ODP. This then allows you to search for keywords and backtrack up the text file to see which library the code you want was in.
I use Notepad ++ which is free and excellent. Notepad++ will also reload the ODP file as it is changed in DDE.

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The other trick with Java is that once you are back in the editor you can press f2 and then click from a reference to a class through to that class

Image:A nice bonus when using Source Control and Java

If anyone has a better way of navigating Java please let me know – it seems so awkward.

Computed Embedded Outlines not compatible with Domino Source Control

We are getting on really well with Source Control using GIT in Domino but there are a couple of niggles that waste a lot of time.

One our standard design patterns uses a page with a computed outline for a horizontal menu as shown below. When you build the project from an ODP the embedded outline is missing – this affects 95% of our apps.

When you look at the DXL or the ODP neither mentions the formula that defines the Embedded Outline – it only records the outcome of the formula at the time the ODP was created. This is in 9.0

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Work-around – avoid computed outlines on pages 🙁

Does anyone know who is the “Paul Hannan” of Source Control ?

Sean