Every release of Lotus Notes and Domino has included improvements that enable IBM customers to increase their organizational productivity while preserving forward compatibility. This long-standing tradition of product enhancement and commitment to customers continues in the next major release of Lotus Notes and Domino.
Slated for early 2007, the next major release of Lotus Notes and Domino continues the tradition of added value and incremental improvementa tradition that helps you get the most out of this release while preserving your significant investment in your Lotus Notes and Domino enterprise resources.
This appendix describes many of the features you can expect to see in this next release and provides Lotus developers with a look at the expanded developmental potential provided in Lotus Notes and Domino 8. Version 8 extends Lotus Notes capabilities with its support of new programming options and techniques. It enables developers and organizations to innovate by building powerful composite applications and cross-platform solutions. Best of all, developers can continue to use their Lotus Notes and Domino skills and organizational assets while enjoying the option of extending those skills and assets to the realm of composite applications.
Composite applications can surface in the Lotus Notes client (also referred to as the rich client), as Lotus Notes 8 supports both the Lotus Domino and Eclipse platforms. Lotus Notes and Domino 8 also contains major improvements to mail, calendar, and contact management functions. Lotus Notes and Domino 8 also introduces activity-centric computing.
Major themes of the Lotus Notes and Domino 8 release include:
You can create an Activity that represents an ad hoc process. For example, people involved in a project such as a product rollout, an RFP, or other collaborative effort can manage the varied information related to the project by viewing the project as an activity. Email threads, chat logs, documents, meeting minutes, Web content, and voice messages can be collected, managed, and accessed in one place: the activity. By placing the focus on completing a task or process, activity-centric computing provides a logical and more natural way for a group to collaborate.
An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite
Getting Started with Designer
Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace
Domino Design Elements
An Introduction to Formula Language
An Introduction to LotusScript
Fundamentals of a Notes Application
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Authors: Mark Elliott