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This site is dedicated to (web) development with IBM Collaborative Solutions (esp. IBM Notes/Domino and XPages), work, life and other stuff I may find important enough to write about. The rules are simple: if it fits in here I post it - and you are invited to comment on that if you like.

Desktop Intelligence - Amazon Echo

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:08 PM UTC
A few days ago I ordered an Amazon Echo Dot device. I got my invitation to order it last week. It’s somewhat strange that one have to get an invitation to spend money though… Anyway, it arrived today. Do I need it? No. I already saw some videos of it showing useful and useless use cases and I wondered how this device could integrate with my toys I already have at home. I don&rsq [...] 

Resolutions for 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:06 AM UTC
Happy New Year, my friends! I am happy to have some days behind me without any work related time and serious programming. Instead I tried my first own and alone DIY stuff - which turned out to what I expected. I am not a craftsman and it looks like „the best I can deliver“. Anyway. I actually did some programming these days. Not Domino, not XPages, not Java. I dabbled around with No [...] 

I am torn

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:19 PM UTC
Wow, it’s hard to find the right tone for this post as my current background is that I have been re-newed as an IBM Champion for the next year. Currently I am not feeling so IBM Champion-ish to be honest. As an IBM Champion you are rewarded for evangelising and advocating IBM solutions - which I always did during the last 16 years, especially Notes and Domino. But even wi [...] 

Being in the "Class of 2017"

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:16 PM UTC
Again, the 3rd time in a row, I am humbled and happy to be elected as an IBM Champion! This time the ICS Champions community has 123 people including 44 brand new or returning champions. I thank all who voted for me, I really appreciate it. See all of them here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/762e655e-e86c-4624-9662-ee81c6874de1/entry/Introducing_the_2017_IBM_Ch [...] 

My thoughts on IBM Verse, Workspace and others

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:33 PM UTC
Wow, this has been a very busy year so far. Busy in my daily work in the development team with pushing Aveedo to the current state and IBM pushing their stuff to the „outside“ world. This is no rant but just my personal thoughts. What IBM did so far The most important news this year was the commitment to Domino support at least until 2021. Of course they offer this as Domino is t [...] 

Slides and demo code from my session at SUTOL 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 12:35 PM UTC
The slides and the demo app (please checkout the branch "sutol2016") from my session at the 8th SUTOL conference in Prague are now available. It was a pleasure to be here again, talking to familiar and new people, learning new things and having fun overall. See you next time  [...]