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The Mission of OpenNTF is to support the open source projects hosted at OpenNTF.Org. OpenNTF provides the framework to develop open source applications which may be freely distributed.

Browse the catalogs to find the latests releases you're looking for which have been made available under the Apache license or under the GPL license. Browse the project area to find the latest project updates before they have been cleared.

OpenNTF November Webinar - Water Cooler Talks: The Mystery of Docker Part 1

Paul S Withers | 11:19:52 AM Friday, November 6, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
November's webinar will start a dive into Docker, starting at a high level about why you should be interested. The session covers all audiences:

Why Use Docker for Managers, Developers, or Administrators - Christian Guedemann, Webgate
Docker Demo from a Developer Perspective - Dan Dumont, HCL
Using Docker for Admins - Roberto Boccadoro, ELD Engineering

This webinar will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM. There will be time for questions at the end.

To register for this webinar go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6977196635926756366

October Webinar - XPages Flexible View Control with Michael G. Smith

Paul S Withers | 10:22:16 AM Friday, October 9, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
If you’ve been building XPages applications for any amount of time then you probably have struggled integrating view data into your apps and thought to yourself “it shouldn’t be this hard”. The Flexible View Control for XPages can simplify this process for you. The FVC is a re-usable XPages custom control built on jQuery and DataTables that sources data from Domino REST Services and xAgents.

By using “View Definitions” to handle all of the formatting for the View such as column order, sorting, categorization, and data types, the FVC separates View data from the design and keeps Domino Views in the back-end, allowing for much more flexibility and efficiency in your application. Using a creative approach to building your back-end View indexes helps minimize the number of Views needed and can eliminate single-use Views.

Take advantage of the tight integration with DataTables and bring your View to life with the immense functionality available in that library to create a rich, interactive experience for your users. By the end of the webinar you will see the many benefits of the FVC, how easy it can be to drag and drop highly functional Views into your application, and why I ditched the built-in XPages View components many years ago.


This webinar will take place on October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM. There will be time for questions at the end.

To register for this webinar go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6552291465971683596

Announcing the New Board of Directors

Paul S Withers | 3:10:12 AM Thursday, September 24, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
It's a pleasure to announce the new OpenNTF board. We already have four Member Directors who still have one year left on their tenure:

Paul Withers
Dan Dumont
Oliver Busse
Graham Acres

The following Member Directors have been elected to a two-year tenure starting this year:
Christian Güdemann
Adam Foster
Jesse Gallagher
Doug Robinson

The following Contributor Directors have been elected for a year:
Roberto Boccadoro
Fredrik Norling
Howard Greenberg

After a number of years as a contributor director Nina Wittich this year decided to step down from the board. Thank you, Nina, for your work on the board.

In Nina's place, we are happy to welcome Roberto Boccadoro to the board. He has worked for some time curating content for CollaborationToday and has coordinated the OpenNTF Guides. His strong background in all things admin will bring an additional perspective to the board.

The new board will take up their positions on 3rd October, when we will also elect the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary positions.

Call for Nominations for OpenNTF Board Members

Paul S Withers | 10:27:31 AM Friday, September 11, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
It's the time of year when elections are opening for the OpenNTF board. We have five Member Directors up for election this year:

- Christian Güdemann
- Adam Foster
- Jesse Gallagher
- Serdar Basegmez
- Doug Robinson

The terms of the three Contributor Directors are also expiring. Anyone with an ICLA or CCLA can apply for the post, which has a one-year term. The current incumbents are:

- Nina Wittich
- Fredrik Norling
- Howard Greenberg

Anyone interested in standing submit their names and a candidate statement to ip-manager at openntf.org.

The election schedule will be:
- Nominations open until 22nd September
- Voting from 23rd September to 30th September
- Winners take office on 2nd October

OpenNTF September Webinar - What's New with Domino Query Language with John Curtis from HCL

Paul S Withers | 10:15:01 AM Friday, September 11, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
Domino Query Language is not standing still. Come learn from John Curtis about where DQL is and where it is headed.

Version 12 will see extended capabilities never before possible through programmatic means with Domino. Enhancements to the language itself will begin the talk, including the addition of Formula Language, client/server NRPC support and complete Full Text Index exploitation. The ability to federate and combine results from multiple queries as well as any (Notes)Document collection using the new (Notes)QueryResults processing engine will be highlighted extensively with a demo in its current state. Time permitting, additional new Notes and Java backend class features like transaction support will be revealed as well.

This webinar will take place on September 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM. There will be time for questions at the end.

To register for this webinar go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4007218914974652431

OpenNTF August Webinar - Water Cooler Talks: A Look into a Developer's Workbench

Jesse Gallagher | 2:52:45 PM Monday, August 17, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
OpenNTF presents Water Cooler Talks, an irregular new series of webinars to provide a stage for individuals sharing their stories, experiences and best practices with their peers.

This month's topic is all about developers' workbenches. As developers, we all have tools and routines we use to develop, collaborate, and test our applications. We have experienced lots of issues and made mistakes and have a workflow that does the job, but may not be ideal. Are there better ways to do our jobs? Come learn from your fellow developers in this webinar that looks at the typical toolbox and workflow routines of several OpenNTF Board members and how they develop apps, manage tasks, track bugs, handle versioning and more.
        •        Howard Greenberg develops Notes/Domino/XPages applications for a variety of  clients. Come learn how he uses source control in Domino Designer along with SourceTree and BitBucket to collaborate with his clients and maintain a history of all changes.
        •        Jesse Gallagher develops XPages and webapp projects that target Domino. He will present his development environment and discuss using Maven and Jenkins to automate builds and delivery.
        •        Serdar Basegmez utilizes Domino to create RESTful APIs for his clients. He will present his development environment and share some tips on Eclipse configuration, deployment and testing Domino plugins.

This webinar will take place on August 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM US Eastern (3 PM GMT). There will be time for questions at the end.

To register for this webinar go to:

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

OpenNTF July Webinar: Hear the Latest from the User Groups!

Graham Acres | 2:24:14 PM Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
OpenNTF July Webinar: Hear the Latest from the User Groups!

The OpenNTF Webinar series continues in July. Join us to hear from the organizers of many of the user groups that take place all over the world. This fast paced webinar will include what all the user groups have been doing and what their future plans are in this COVID world. Our lineup includes:

  • DNUG (Germany) - Daniel Reichelt and Andreas Weinbrecht
  • Let's Connect (Worldwide) - Wannes Rams and Maria Nordin
  • Rnug (Russia) - Ivan Kuzmenkov and Vladislav Tatarincev
  • HCL Factory Tour - Tim Clark
  • Collabsphere (US) - Richard Moy
  • NCug (Scandinavia) - Hogne Bo Pettersen
  • Sutol (Czech Republic) - Jan Valdman
  • Engage (EU) - Theo Heselmans
  • C3UG (Canada) - Graham Acres

This webinar will take place on Thursday, July 23 at 11:00 AM US Eastern (3:00 PM GMT). To register, go to:

To see information on our previous webinars, click the Webinars tab on our Interact With Us page.

New Language on OpenNTF Snippets

Paul S Withers | 11:01:25 AM Sunday, July 12, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
About eighteen months ago we relaunched XSnippets as OpenNTF Snippets with expanded languages and scalability for the future. Building on that, we've added a new language Javascript (Volt), for you to add snippets of JavaScript for use in HCL Volt apps. These may not be relevant for low-code developers and citizen developers to add. But it may be something that a mid-code developer can add into an existing Volt application to add value for their business users or set up in a starter application for their business users. We want OpenNTF to be the "go-to place" for the HCL Volt community, as it has been over the years for the Domino community. We're already speaking to HCL about various initiatives, so stay tuned. As part of that, there will be opportunities for our community to get involved in a variety of capacities.

OpenNTF June Webinar: What's New at HCL

Paul S Withers | 6:57:14 AM Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
OpenNTF June Webinar - What's New at HCL?

Learn what is new at HCL and the Digital Solutions products! Find out the latest news and what HCL has planned in this exciting webinar on June 18th at 11:00 am EST (3pm GMT).

  • Welcome to the OpenNTF Webinar - Howard Greenberg and Graham Acres
  • Top of Mind, what's new at HCL Digital Solutions - Richard Jefts, HCL
  • What's New from the Digital Solutions Labs - Jason Gary, HCL
  • Domino, Notes, and Volt Update - Andrew Manby, HCL
  • Sametime Update - Ginni Saini, HCL
  • Connections Update Danielle Baptiste, HCL
  • Digital Experience Update - David Strachen, HCL
  • Questions and Answers - Everyone

To register go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8976153851634681356

You can also access the recording of our last webinar in May 2020 "Spotlight on OpenNTF Projects" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW9pQZn1fSc..

WEBINAR: Spotlight on OpenNTF Projects - Make The Most of Domino

Paul S Withers | 6:40:02 AM Monday, May 4, 2020 | Full Story and Comments
OpenNTF Webinar Series - Essential Projects You Want to Know About

Come join us and learn how OpenNTF projects can maximize Domino in your organization. In this webinar we will spotlight several popular projects. Whether you are a developer, admininstrator or manager you will see how these projects can maximize your return on your Domino investment.

Wine Tasting App - See how an old stodgy Notes client application was quickly turned into a mobile application using Nomad presented by Theo Heselmans.

DQL Explorer - This application will allow fast queries to huge Domino databases using the new Domino Query Language. This application is ready to deploy and is a great example of how to use LotusScript to do queries. Presented by Luis Guirigay.

OpenLog - this project allows for logging messages and errors in one common log database regardless of the programming language. Why search in 5 different logs to find out why your application is failing? Presented by Paul Withers.

NSF ODP Tooling - Create an application without Designer? Add to Eclipse to support autocompletion? Export an NSF to an ODP (On Disk Project)? Learn how to bring your Domino development tooling into the modern ages using Maven presented by Jesse Gallagher.

OpenNTF Domino API - Get the latest status on this project presented by Jesse Gallagher.

This webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 19th, at 11:00 EST (15:00 GMT). Register and reserve your place using the link below. Even if you can't make it then register to get notified when the recording of this webinar is available.


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