Lotus Mashups – tough start

After a successfull installation of Lotus Mashups in a VM I started to play around with it today. To be honest, this start was not as easy as I expected. I understand, that basically mashups either show data from feeds or from webpages. Feeds can be accessed directly, if already provided as such, or generated from different data sources via the mashup hub.

The data sources can be relational databases, domino databases, ldap directories, excel tables, other xml sources and so on. Mashup hub automatically transforms the data from these sources to feeds and these feeds can be used in Lotus Mashups to show, connect and interact.

With that basic understanding I tried to connect to my data sources. Excel works just fine, but when it comes to domino databases or ldap (which is a domino server as well in my case) struggling starts. It says that the domino server must run the diiop task, so I started it.  I am capable of accessing the diiop_ior.txt file via http, but as soon as I try to connect using mashup hub I get an error. Same for ldap access. I try to figure this out and come back with my results.

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A Lotus Link Collection

Here is a collection of links to lotus resources and information. The list is most likely incomplete. Links missing but worth listing are welcome. I don’t list links to Lotus Notes / Domnio resources here since there are too many. If there is a demand for such a link list please let me know and I will provide a separate list.

LOTUS CONNECTIONS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/connections/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf
Developerworks: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/connections/
Lotus Greenhouse (Test Connections Online): https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20connections
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Connections
Blog (The Connections Blog): http://lotusconnectionsblog.com/ 
Blog (Synch.rono.us): http://synch.rono.us/social/blog.nsf
Blog (Luis Benitez): http://www.lbenitez.com/

LOTUS QUICKR:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/quickr/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lqwiki.nsf
Developerworks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/quickr/
Lotus Greenhouse (Test Quickr Online): https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20quickr 
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Lotus_Quickr
Blog (The Quickr Blog): http://quickrblog.com/

LOTUS MASHUPS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/mashups/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/mashupswiki.nsf
Developerworks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/mashups/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20mashups
Wikipedia: —
Blog (): —

LOTUS FOUNDATIONS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/foundations/start/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lfndswiki.nsf/ 
Developerworks: —
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20foundations
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Foundations
Blog (Foundation and Empire): http://lotusfoundations.blogspot.com/ 
Blog (Bilal Jaffery): http://www.bilal.ca/ 
Blog (Foundations for SMB): https://www.asnddesigns.com:4443/blog/Fdn4smb.nsf/

 

This list should enable everyone to get started. Finally there is one more source of information I want to recommend:

PlanetLotus.org: http://planetlotus.org/

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