Getting Your Hands On Graphs
Nathan T. Freeman
Next week I will be in Austin, TX at MWLUG 2016. Red Pill Now is a platinum sponsor again this year, and I am fortunate to have been accepted to present a two-hour workshop on the GraphNSF technology from the OpenNTF Domino API. I’ve been working on the GraphNSF implementation for over 3 years now. It’s software that, for me, is as intensely personal as it is useful.
This session will be the first time I’ve built a live graph application in front of an audience. I’ve shown code snippets and samples before, but this time we will build a live model for an org chart application over the course of the workshop. If you are familiar with Eclipse, Java interfaces, REST APIs and Postman, the XPages API Toolkit and setting up ODA on a Domino server — you are welcome to code along in the room. However, I think for most people, your best bet will be to watch how I work with a properly configured environment to build a graph plugin that integrates with the OpenNTF Domino API REST Service extension to Domino Access Services.
If you would like to get a headstart on the workshop, you should check out the latest episode of David Leedy’s NotesIn9, featuring Oliver Busse’s introductory tutorial to using GraphNSF in XPages. He has learned a great deal about how to set up graphs from NSFs, and I intend to answer some of the questions and issues he brought up during this video.
Once you’ve learned how to build a GraphNSF application with a REST interface, you’ll want to learn how to access it from a web application. I would strongly recommend you check out my colleague, and prior IBM Champion, Keith Strickland’s session on Web Components. He’ll be co-presenting with our own Kito Mann on how to use Web Components to interact with REST services like those provided by GraphNSF.
You can also check out our CEO Peter Presnell co-presenting with the CIO of The Salvation Army Southern Territory about our implementation of GraphNSF to surface all their Notes applications in a single responsive web portal.
For a full listing of all Red Pill Now’s sessions at MWLUG 2016, check out the schedule below. We can’t wait to see you there.
Getting Your Hands On GraphsNathan T. Freeman: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Getting Your Hands On GraphsYou’ve heard about graph databases at the last two MWLUGs; now it’s time to graduate from theory to practice. Nathan Freeman will lead a hands-on workshop to build live graph applications on NSF.
Design Matters 2.0Bob Kadrie and Keith Strickland: Thursday, August 18 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Design Matters 2.0Join Red Pill Now’s Creative and UX Director, Bob Kadrie, and Software Engineer, Keith Strickland as they interview each other in a mock panel discussion of how good design can profoundly impact the effectiveness of the applications you develop.
Rethinking NotesThursday 1:00 PM with Peter Presnell and Nathan T. Freeman: Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rethinking NotesJoin The Red Pill Now Team as they share their latest thinking on how to transform data held in Notes databases. We will challenge your thinking of what is possible with Notes data, focusing on those emerging technologies that excite us the most.
An Introduction to Web ComponentsKito Mann and Keith Strickland: Friday, August 19, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
An Introduction to Web ComponentsComponent-oriented UI development has been popular for almost as long as Lotus Notes. The promise is simple: packaged reusable code that makes powerful widgets like grids, toolbars, menus, input controls, and panels, easy to integrate into applications.
The Lotus PositionA Case Study with The Salvation Army USS Clarence White, The Salvation Army USS CIO and Peter Presnell: Friday, August 19, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
The Lotus PositionWith 1.5 million members in 127 countries, The Salvation Army has been a long time user of Lotus Notes for both messaging and applications. Like many organizations it is having to decide how it takes its existing investment in Notes and make it relevant in a world that demands mobile access, modern Web interfaces, and seem-less integration between databases. In this session we outline four distinct strategies adopted by The Salvation Army’s US Southern Territory to take a portfolio of Notes applications largely developed in the 1990s and prepare them for use in 2016 and beyond.