A Legacy Notes Developer's journey into madness.

Brown Belt vs. Black Belt Administrators / Programmers

Devin Olson  July 14 2017 12:43:28 PM
Comparing a "Brown Belt" to a "Black Belt" Programmer or Administrator

Both can wield extreme power, but the Black Belt has wisdom about what NOT do do that the Brown Belt has yet to master.

OpenNTF Documentation Posted

Devin Olson  April 11 2017 12:37:20 PM
The OpenNTF documentation (javadoc) stuff is really nice, and quite helpful.

The only problem is I can never seem to find it when I need it, especially when working in multiple VMs on multiple machines.  

This leads to going and finding the download (and I can never remember where I put it).  Then I have to extract the zip file, and navigate through the extracted content to find index.html, just so I can load it up and then finally hunt down the thing I'm interested in.   I was thinking it sure would be nice if somebody put this online in an easy to find place.  Then I remembered I have this site called Learning XPages.  

So, yeah.

I'm feeling a bit sheepish for not having done this already.  

The links are over there on the right, under the "Links" heading.  

You're welcome.

IBM Connect 2017 DEV–1533: Big Data with Graph, IBM Domino and OpenNTF API

Devin Olson  December 29 2016 09:31:15 AM
I am very honored to have been selected as a speaker for IBM Connect 2017.

My session is DEV-1533: Big Data with Graph, IBM Domino and OpenNTF API

Session Description:
What do IBM Watson, Bluemix, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Wal-Mart, Match.com, eBay, eHarmony, and Amazon all have in common? They all have billions of records; and they all use Graph technology to manage those records. Graph excels at quickly processing huge volumes of data. Even if you don’t fully understand how Graph databases work, you will want to attend this session to learn how their amazing capabilities that are already built into the OpenNTF Domino API (ODA) can EASILY deliver unique solutions for your own Notes/Domino environment. This session will introduce the fundamentals of Graph, explain how Graph can be applied to NSF data using the ODA, and demonstrate some techniques to implement Graph on your next project.

(CrossPost from redpillnow.com) IBM Traveler and Verse: Device Security and Administration Overview

Devin Olson  November 8 2016 08:34:31 AM

There currently seems to be a great deal of confusion about IBM Traveler and Verse with regard to device security and administration. The necessary overview information is available from IBM, but is rather dispersed and somewhat difficult to track down in a single concise location. This document will attempt to answer some of the most common points of confusion and concern for those considering a Traveler deployment in their Domino environment -without necessarily having IBM Connect or Cloud solutions in place.

Daddy’s got a brand new gig!

Devin Olson  October 31 2016 08:27:22 AM
I am thrilled to announce I have taken the Red Pill, and tomorrow I will be joining the team of brilliant minds over at Red Pill Now.  

This is going to be a seriously awesome adventure.  I can't wait to get started.

Session Slides for MWLUG 2016 AD107 Extreme Development: Pair Programming

Devin Olson  August 19 2016 09:31:20 AM


MWLUG Extreme Development - Pair Programming

Devin Olson  August 16 2016 03:06:34 PM
I and my partner Mike McGarel will be presenting this session at MWLUG on Friday at 11:30 AM  Wednesday at 2 PM.  

AD107 - Extreme Development: Pair Programming

Friday, August 19, 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

Pair Programming is a technique in which two developers work simultaneously on the same code. While Pair Programming has been in use for decades (NASA’s Project Mercury in the 1960s), it has been largely overlooked in Notes / Domino universe. Which, considering the otherwise extreme levels of collaboration and communication within our community, seems odd. Pair Programming has been proven to produce higher quality, less buggy, and better documented code faster and cheaper than solo development. So why is it not more prevalent in our community? Join two seasoned developers, Mike McGarel and Devin Olson, as they bring you the REAL WORLD of Pair Programming. They will introduce basic concepts, teach you how it works, discuss the benefits and perils (tread lightly: here be dragons!), and explain how they Pair Program in their daily work.


Speaking at MWLUG 2016

Devin Olson  July 28 2016 07:06:59 PM
I will be speaking with my awesome partner, Mike McGarel, at MWLUG 2016 in Austin, Texas this August.  

Hope to see you there!

Speaking at ICON UK 2016

Devin Olson  July 28 2016 02:30:38 PM
I am thrilled to have been selected as a "Pre Announced" speaker at ICON UK in London.  

Hope to see you there!  

Speaking at AdminCamp 2016

Devin Olson  July 28 2016 02:24:10 PM
It is official.  I will be speaking at Das AdminCamp 2016 in Gelsenkirchen this September.  

"Es ist bald wieder so weit – der längste Tag im Jahr naht – und somit das nächste AdminCamp vom 19. bis 21 September 2016 in Gelsenkirchen. Auch wir erwarten gespannt das inzwischen 25. Konferenz-Highlight unter unserer Fittiche! "

Hope to see you there!