In July, the XPages team delivered an XPages
runtime for IBM Bluemix along with
an associated XPages
NoSQL playground service that enabled
you to experiment with building modern Domino applications in the cloud.
That was swiftly followed with a webcast
that highlighted the features and functions of both the runtime and the
service, as well as a general tour of Bluemix itself.
That webcast also spoke of things to come…
namely an enhanced security model that would allow you to exercise fine-grained
control over any Java code contained in your application (see webcast slide
below). So today that feature has arrived – an updated runtime is
already live on Bluemix and the design-time part of the app dev equation
is available here in the latest XPages Extension Library release for Notes/Domino
9.0.1. The readme document contained in this release gives full details
of the updated security options and how to configure them using Domino
In fact Domino Designer has a whole new
section in the Bluemix Manifest Editor for working with all the
XPages environment variables associated with Bluemix - check it out.
This release is also notable for its community
contributions (kudos to
Jesse Gallagher, Serdar
Basegmez and Paul
Withers), which means you will find
some improvements with the XPages picker controls and with general utility
APIs. As usual there are fixes for defects in both the XPages runtime and
in Domino REST services (DAS). Please download and install this release
and as always your feedback is greatly appreciated to help us continuously
improve the product.