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.