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Quick-Tip: Kill Domino server tasks reliably

Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:49 AM UTC
I just ran into a weird behaviour on one of my local Domino running on Linux: the server was not available but there were all processes active when I fired top in the console. But they weren't really active as CPU time was below 1% - which is suspicous. pstree gave the answer: several "Zombie" processes like router or pop3 were still around. A simple killall -u notes [...] 

Nomination time again - but different

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:08 PM UTC
Autumn is here and it's the time of the year again where you and others can earn recognition by being nominated as an IBM Champion. No idea what an IBM Champion is? Check out this site! If you nominated someone during the years before then you know what to do. There are some changes I associate with the IBM Champion program this year: the IBM Champion wrangler for ICS has [...] 

Bananen-Republik DeutschlandPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:03 PM UTC
Nein, es geht hier nicht um den Ausgang der Bundestagswahlen vom 24. September 2017. Dazu haben andere genug geschrieben und gepostet. Nur soviel: es ist ein Trauerspiel. Meine Wahlentscheidung hing u.a. davon ab, wie sehr sich eine Partei für das 21. Jahrhundert bezüglich Digitalisierungsprozesse, nachhaltige Energienutzung und Bildung einsetzt. Der Bereich „Digitalisierung&ldq [...] 

Creating a simple REST service in XPages

Monday, August 28, 2017 10:18 PM UTC
This evening I encountered this question on twitter: Do any Notes friends know if you can use JAXB to unmarshall XML in a java Notes Agent? — Steve Zavocki (@szavocki) 28. August 2017 The answers were clear and so was mine: don't try to mimic XML or something using an Agent. Use a Custom REST Service instead. The principle is very simple: create an XPage, place a REST [...] 

Midpoints LE4Domino - a closer look

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:42 PM UTC
2 days ago Ulrich Krause and Detlev Poettgen posted about Midpoints' free NSF-based tool for all of us running a Domino server with an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. If you are not familiar with this service: they offer SSL certifcates for free, valid for 90 days. You have to re-new the certificates after that period which is not that convenient. Midpoints' tool fixes th [...] 

XSL Transformation on Domino - same but different

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:09 AM UTC
Lately I encountered a weird behaviour when it comes to XML handling and transforming in a server side executed code on Domino. My code does the following: grab a document or design element from an NSF export it to XML via the DXLExporter grab the XML and translate it with XSL via a javax.xml.transform.Transformer use the translated XML for further use I use the XSL Transformer wi [...]