Working with PDF files in XPages apps

I’m just making this quick short note to save myself a few searches next time I’ll need this: Do you want to manipulate PDF files, for example to merge them? Use Apache PDFBox. Version 2.0.1 works just fine on Domino, API is well documented and reading PDF files from notes documents is easy - EmbeddedObject has method getInputStream().

Family reunion 2016 (also known as Engage)

This is starting to be a little old, but after every BLUG/Engage every blogger from the community simply has to - contract is very strict about this :) - write that Theo and Hilde did it again, that Engage was bigger than last year, venue was impressive and event most successful. It’s very easy to do so, as it is 100 % true. In previous years you may have noticed, though, that most of the “post-event” blog posts don’t mention specific sessions but more the general vibe of the event (and that’s not because sessions are not good, they sure are).
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#WinterInSpain My "digital nomad" experience

My wife and I are not the biggest fans of winter, especially version of it that we usually have in Prague. Every year we plan our vacation to cover as much winter time as possible. Last year we spent 7 weeks in Nicaragua and at the end of our stay we felt we hit the limit of how long we can/want be abroad and NOT doing anything else than travelling. Therefore we’ve decided to try another approach.
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Let's Encrypt certificates and BlackBerry

You may have heard about Let’s Encrypt. If not, go there and check it. You can have SSL certificates for your servers for free, so there is now no excuse for not using https by default. But Let’s Encrypt certificates are not yet trusted in all browsers/systems. And one of those is my beloved BlackBerry OS 10. Here comes the good news: there is a way to fix it! Go to https://letsencrypt.
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Plugins disabled in DDE after installing 9.0.1 FP5IF1

You may already have 9.0.1FP5 or better FP5IF1 installed. If Designer is part of your installation, chances are all your plugins in DDE got disabled. I mean the plugins you have installed to DDE, such as newer version of Extension Library or OpenNTF Domino API. Solution seems to be simple: in Designer go to File - Application - Application management, expand the second entry and there you should see list of user installed plugins.
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IBM Champion for 2016

I finally have some more time to write blogpost about thing that has made me very happy recently. Thanks to all of you who have nominated me and all people involved in final decision my IBM Champion status has been extended for the next year! Being awarded for something I love to do is very nice, right? I mean I was making contributions to the community before I was awarded. I never did it because I wanted to be awarded.
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Conferences. Conferences? Conferences!

You may know that I’m involved in organizing Social Connections and SUTOL conferences. I do love working with both teams to make those events happen. It’s never ending work, lots of hours, lots of effort and lots of fun. But during the events I don’t (none of the organizers) have time to enjoy it. So what we need is the feedback from attendees, speakers, sponsors and pretty much everybody else involved.
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Agenda for 7th SUTOL Technical Conference

It has been quiet here for some time and this is the reason: I’m very happy to announce agenda for our 7th technical conference in Prague, Nov 11. You can find all the details about our event at the conference site. Space is limited in the venue, so do not wait and register now.

Are we all (subconsciously?) giving up on Domino yet?

Starting with Lotusphere (you know what I mean) this year I noticed stronger movement inside our yellow bubble. It seems lot of the people that are active in presenting and blogging are already partly “investing” in other technologies than Domino/Notes. And it is only logical. Despite the fact that XPages team guys are extremely helpful and open (we’re talking IBM here!) I’d say number of problems and drawbacks is a bit too high.
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Call for abstracts for 7th SUTOL conference is open

As you may have noticed, Czech Lotus User Group (SUTOL) opens its annual conference for foreign speakers and attendees this year. Official language of the conference is (for the first time) English. So you’re more than welcome to attend or (even better) speak on November 11th 2015, at Hotel Barcel√≥, Prague. You can submit your abstract now! Should you have any questions regarding conference (sponsoring, attending, speaking, accommodation, travelling tips, …) please contact me at email address jinoch@gmail.
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