Certified Application Developer Notes 9

Today I passed the second exam for my certification for IBM Application Developer Notes and Domino 9. My last certification dated from the Notes 7 era so I was forced to take the two core exams as explained in the image below:

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This second exam was much more focused on development with XPages, using the Extension Library and the Mobile controls. I guess according what you would expect in modern Domino development. There were the ooccasional LotusScript and @Formula questions, but the majority of the questions were XPages related. Personally I find the setup a bit odd. I Hardly use @Formula or LotusScript in new projects. I wonder why IBM is not defining exams within each technical area seperately e.g. XPages, @Formula & Functions, LotusScript, Java and Extension Library if you wish.

Overall I liked the second exam better, no odd questions about Notes client installation, parameters in the client, more practical development questions. But also expect questions on JSF, XSP configuration etcetera.

A tip I could give is to take a look at the API documentation:

XPages configuration file format

I have not considered to upgrade my certification to the ‘Advanced’ level since I have not worked with administration so intensively lately. I expect though that the XPages mobile advanced topics would be a “piece of cake”. What are your experiences? After all it is also a financial question because the exams are not free. Maybe there will be the option to take an exam on IBM ConnectED 2015?

 

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Handsons from EntwicklerCamp 2014

Subject Download Presentation
Javascript – Die ersten Schritte http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/aa9f566f61ab0287c1257be200295c9d/$FILE/H1-Javascript_HandsOn_1_0_0.pdf
Lotuscript – die ersten Schritte http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/4865dda7cb38ffc0c1257be200295ca0/$FILE/H2-LotusScript.pdf
Formeln – die erste Schritte http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/f33e4cd0f2817177c1257be200295c99/$FILE/H3-Hands%20Out%20Formel.pdf
C-API – die ersten Schritte http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/ab13b5dfac044f51c1257be200295c9a/$FILE/H5-C-API-Erste%20Schritte.pdf
XPages Grundlagen http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/715e4cb5349a351cc1257be200295c9b/$FILE/H6-XPages_0_0_2.pdf
Webservices unter Notes/Domino http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/41dc29a6c9b3d108c1257be200295c9f/$FILE/H8-Webservices%20unter%20NotesDomino.pdf

Presentations from EntwicklerCamp 2014 – Track 4

Track Session Subject Download Presentation
Track4 Session1 The Road to Damascas – LS and @Formula to SSJS http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/ddd7b3baaf49dbadc1257be200295cc1/$FILE/T4S1-Xpages-road%20to%20damascas.pdf
Track4 Session2 Wo speichert Notes was? Und was kann der Entwickler damit anfangen? http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/2071360f70207a00c1257be200295cbf/$FILE/T4S2-Wo%20speichert%20Notes%20was.pdf
Track4 Session3 WebServices unter Notes/Domino http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/0eca636da0020f78c1257be200295cb7/$FILE/T4S3-WebServices.pdf
Track4 Session4 C / C++ Api benutzung in Domino und Notes http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/c7c7068c38e3ce99c1257be200295cb4/$FILE/T4S4-Domino%20C-API.pdf
Track4 Session5 Coffee from a Friend – Using Third Party Java Libraries http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/c9fadb7e1ca4a6d2c1257be200295cb5/$FILE/T4S5-Xpages-coffe%20from%20a%20friend.pdf
Track4 Session6 Notes und die Zeit http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/3b9b4049f4b5a50fc1257ca200413f27/$FILE/T4S6-Notes%20und%20die%20Zeit.pdf
Track4 Session7 Schick mit Grid – DataGrids in XPages http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/0a3a4e6d95ce04c3c1257ca200411c72/$FILE/T4S7-SchickMitGrid.pdf
Track4 Session8 Wo speichert Notes was? Und was kann der Entwickler damit anfangen? http://www.entwicklercamp.de/konferenz/ent2014.nsf/bc36cf8d512621e0c1256f870073e627/59dd26d2f93162f6c1257ca2004120c3/$FILE/T4S8-Wo%20speichert%20Notes%20was.pdf

Thank You Today (TYT) – Tommy Valand

With a project in development and facing some problems questions on XPages I thought I create a new category on my blog called “Thank You Today” (TYT could become tomorrow Thank You Tuesday hehe) and show my gratitude for those in the yellowsphere that blog about stuff sometime that helped me today fixing problems.

My TYT goes out to Tommy Valand for his post+comment on multi value fields:

Our workaround is adding input translation @Explode( @ThisValue ; separator ) (separator -> @NewLine, “,”, etc.), to the fields in the Notes form, and enable compute with form on the data source in the XPage.