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  • First Impressions: Appcelerator Titanium Studio

    by Chris Toohey on 03/02/2015

    One of my IBM Notes Domino customers who is looking to create native versions of their Domino-based application for BlackBerry, Android, and iOS asked me to look into using Appcelerator Titanium Studio. Always interested in adding a new (to me) solution to my arsenal, I went to and downloaded the free Eclipsed-based IDE.

  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Enterprise Business Applications

    by Chris Toohey on 01/08/2015

    As a Corporate IT developer and designer, there are various languages and platforms that you can use to deliver applications to your users... but this post dives into 4 platform-agnostic methodologies that can be used to improve your enterprise business application development.

  • The Role of the Corporate Developer

    by Chris Toohey on 01/05/2015

    Before we get started, let's define the "corporate developer". A "corporate developer" is an employee of the company's IT department who is tasked with individual assignments for various business units. They code, design, deploy, and maintain applications (and most often, the application platforms) that are used throughout the organization. They are also often forced to concede best practices and established development standards for the constant "the VP of Finance needs an Excel export of the [data from their application] from this past year to date" scenarios.

    I submit that there are three "corporate developer" archetypes, and I urge you to be honest with yourself about which one best fits you today and make a decision about which of these you actually want to both personally and professionally identify you... because - and you'll have to trust me on this - the decision makers in your organization will identify you in exactly this way.

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  • XPages Extension Library from IBM Press

    by Chris Toohey on 06/04/2012

    As the technical editor of the latest book from IBM Press on XPages, I had a first look at what was shaping up to be an absolute must-have resource for the Extension Library and XPages development.

  • XPages Portable Command Guide from IBM Press

    by Chris Toohey on 03/26/2012

    My review and giveaway of the latest XPages guide from IBM Press for the Lotus Notes Domino Application Developer. Read the complete review and find out how you can win your own copy of the XPages Portable Command Guide courtesy of IBM Press.

  • Mastering XPages by IBM Press

    by Chris Toohey on 04/11/2011

    IBM Press recently released the definitive guide for IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5.2 XPages: Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language...

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