LDC Via at IBM Connect

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A week today people from all over the world will be beginning the annual trek to Florida. A new venue, but the same community and great content in sessions.

As always, the LDC Via team will be attending IBM Connect. Matt, Mark, Ben and Julian will all be there.

To make it easier to get hold of us, we’ve decided to put ourselves at your mercy and open up our diaries.

If you would like to talk about LDC Via, see it in action or discuss the technology, simply book a meeting with us using this natty site: https://ldcvia.youcanbook.me/

LDC Via webinar coming soon

LDC Via webinar, January 12th 2016

We busy folks at LDC Via are hosting a webinar on January 12th which will introduce you to the LDC Via tool and platform. If you want to know what this stuff is all about, and see it in action, you should sign up right away.

Julian and Matt will be presenting the webinar itself, and Ben will be “back-room boy”, responding to any questions on-line and in the webinar chat.

We hope you can join us: we have had a fair bit of interest in LDC Via over the past few months, but equally a lot of people still ask us what it is all about. This session will answer those questions, and more!

Virtual (computed) fields in LDC Via Lens

We’ve spoken before about LDC Via Lens, but some things bear re-visiting, especially when the LDC Via pixies have been hard at work delivering new features that will put a smile on any developer’s face!

Today, we want to talk to you about “virtual fields”, a relatively new addition to LDC Via Lens. Anyone with a Domino background will be comfortable with the concept of virtual fields: essentially they a modern version of computed-for-display fields in IBM Lotus Notes & Domino applications.

A virtual field forms part of a collection schema, and can be referenced both from an API call and from any user interfaces you use with your migrated data—either within the LDC Via Lens application itself, or your own custom UI.

If you want to see how virtual fields work, and how simple they are to implement, check out our recent video on LDC Via Lens (virtual fields are covered around one minute in, but you should most definitely watch the whole thing).

You can read more about using virtual fields over on our support documentation site.

Lock me up and throw away the key

Domino can be a bit of a silo. In much the same way that the ocean can be a bit wet. We know that Domino is very good as a repository for your data, but what if you need to integrate with other applications and systems? Yes, there are ways of surfacing its data in other environments, but that can quickly get tricky and messy, and doesn’t always perform as well as you might like.

How about this for an idea? Push selected data to LDC Via, with its REST API layer and pleasing user interface, and then integrate with that instead. All modern application platforms play well with RESTful systems, and LDC Via provides a platform for customisation and extension as you see fit. Thereafter, the globe is your mollusc.

We’d love to hear about your Domino integration challenges. Drop us an email, or give us a call.

You just can’t get the staff, you know

Fifteen years ago, ‘Lotus Notes’ was the hot ticket. There were countless IT service companies offering software development services to create application after application on Notes. In some cases, when the only tool you have is a hammer, and everything looks like a nail, the applications didn’t pass the test of time. But for many others, the application — probably amended, enhanced and extended way beyond its original concept — still survives as the bedrock of your business.

But… there are no longer countless IT companies offering the right skills. In fact, some might say that the pool of available skilled people — both developers and infrastructure experts — is slowly but surely drying up. The risks of doing nothing are, well, risky.

With LDC Via, you are not restricted to just those skilled with IBM’s Domino Designer client. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find yourself restricted at all. LDC Via’s comprehensive APIs are all REST-based, so you can pick the development tools and approaches that suit you: .NET, PHP, MEAN stack, Ruby, Python, Java, even XPages — whatever floats your boat.

Liberate your data, and liberate your developers at the same time. LDC Via.