Monday, September 30, 2002

Light Sabre Emulator

Light Sabre Emulator via
Over at Codestore there are code examples for sending HTML mail via either Java (all platforms) or LotusScript (win32 only).
See Three Part Java example (and sample db), or LotusScript (and sample) version.

Both these samples write to port 25 to manually create an smtp message. Seems like overkill - but of you need to do this and don't want to just use the java mail interface, be my guest.

Simplified JSP Development

Simplified JSP Development is a new tutorial at Lotus Dev Domain on the new JSP Tag Libraries available with Domino 6. The tutorial is broken at the moment, but assume it will get fixed when the US of A wakes up.

The first paragraph states:
Do you need the powerful collaborative features that Lotus Domino provides, such as industrial-strength messaging, interactive applications, secured access, workflow, and content management? Do you also want to take advantage of J2EE applications and the object-oriented, portable, multi-threading capabilities they provide? You can have it all with JavaServer Pages (JSPs) technology. The latest release of Lotus Domino -- version 6 -- provides custom tag libraries that make it easier to build JSP pages that allow you to access, update, create, and delete information in Lotus Domino.

Lotus Notes and Domino (the tutorial uses version 6)
Application Developer configuration of WebSphere Studio (4.0 or higher)
WebSphere Application Server (4.0)

Friday, September 27, 2002

Eclipse 2.1 Stable

Eclipse 2.1 Stable now includes MacOS X as part of the standard build process.


leJOS LeJos is a Java VM for the Lego RCX programmable brick. There is even a plug-in for Eclipse.
Lego have a whole separate set of kits and programming tools for the Mindstorms robots that are aimed at the education market.
Details on the internals of the RCX robots are also in abundance.


QuickelSoft by Michael Mathy. Another great site for Notes & Java tips. Latest article that uses some client side XML in IE is well worth the registration and read - it came in handy just yesterday.


nsftools - and another Notes/Domino developer blog. Great Java bits too.

Ben Poole - Notes and MacOS X - my two fav-o-rite things. Ben is also getting his head around Tomcat and Web Services - all good stuff.

Ned Batchelder

Ned Batchelder: Blog - Ned has some really interesting links here. A blog from a maths geek.

codestore | blog is another Notes/Domino flavoured blog. Worth checking out every day or two. is a really useful source of Notes developments ideas and discussion. Worth a look. Also has links to very useful information such as this - just what Joshua wants for his next birthday.

Websphere, the new Powerpoint

Yesterday Lotus announced that they would be bundling a copy of Websphere Server (4 now, 5 when it ships) with Domino 6.
I suppose this is like adding Powerpoint to MS Office. Powerpoint was never that great- but if it is free with Word and Excel, why would you pay for another presentation tool ? Does anyone remember Harvard Graphics or Adobe Persuasion ?

Lotus PR for Websphere/Domino bundle.