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Updated by Thomas Duff on Jun 30, 2013
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July 2013 Developer Tips "Newsletter"...

These are the July articles for the Developer Tips Newsletter

Small Changes To Modernize Your Apps

I've written a few articles on Twitter Bootstrap, this is not one, but I mention it because "modernizing" your applications is a popular topic these days. Your users want Web 2.0 (which at this point almost seems old, shouldn't we be on Web 3.4 or something?), they want streamline, user-friendly, "modern" applications.

Modern Mobility

In another article this month, I wrote about how small changes can make a big difference in modernizing an application. Modernization can also help your applications make the move to mobile. In general, mobile layouts are small. Tablets and phones just don't have the same screen real estate as giant double-monitors do.

What Does That Do? Application Layout Control

This will hopefully be the beginning of several videos I will post here, entitled "What Does That Do?". I will pick an XPages control and just jump into what it does and give a brief overview on how to use it. This month, I've started with the Application Layout Control.

Looking For The Next Opportunity

It's a horrible feeling... The economy is down and your company is making "reductions in force"... The organization is making a change in "strategic direction", and IBM Notes/Domino products are not part of it. Your entire IT department has been outsourced or off-shored.

Bootstrap by Jake Spurlock Kathy Brown has written a couple of articles over the last few months on using the Twitter Bootstrap framework in XPages applications. I admit I had not heard of it prior to her articles, but I've seen it crop up a number of times since then.