Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Flex & Domino blog by Mark Barton

I recently found the blog of Mark Barton who has a complimentary agenda to Flexdomino.net.

Two postings are of particular interest:

Adobe Flex & Lotus Notes Presentation

Authenticated Multi File Uploads – A possible solution

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Domino Access Services will not be included in Lotus Notes Domino 8.5.2

According to IBM the Domino Access Services (formerly named ISV APIs) will not be included in the 8.5.2 release because it is not complete against all of the market goals. Next steps for Domino Access Services for the post 8.5.2 time frame are currently under consideration.

So what does this mean? Well, it means that FlexDomino.net and Qkom.de with its product SoapGateQ is again alone in its efforts to provide some kind of access API to Domino. Of course our strategy is somewhat different in that SoapGateQ provides a web service based API rather then the RESTful services API IBM has been working on. As IBM dropped its API from the 8.5.2 release it is pretty futile to discuss the pro's and con's vs. SoapGateQ at this time.

Our goal is to have SoapGateQ (currently Beta 3) available by the time 8.5.2 goes gold and it will support all Domino 8 releases.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

SoapGateQ and SoapUI

We completed SoapGateQ Beta 3 today and I thought a good way of showing what SoapGateQ does, is to demonstrate its use with SoapUI. To make it very short, SoapUI is a free utility to test web services. To avoid you needing to read the SoapGateQ wsdl file and create all the meaningful request messages, we simply share our SoapUI test project with you.

Here is what you need to do to test SoapGateQ with SoapUI:

Right click on Projects in the project pane and select Import Project or simply press CTRL + I

In the file select dialog select the project xml file you just downloaded and presumably saved on your Windows desktop and click Open

The SoapGateQ test project will appear in the project pane. Open for instance the DBCOLUMNX web service function and double click on the request message called Request dbColumnX Row

In the Request dialog click the green triangle top left corner to send the SOAP message to our Domino server and you will receive the result almost instantly

Feel free to send any of the available requests and change parameters to see what it has for an effect on the results.

Note: the web service function dbSendDocument will not send any email for obvious reasons.