This chapter will focus on two types of collaborative applicationsdiscussion forums and newsletters. Technically speaking, virtually all Lotus Notes applications are considered collaborative in nature because they enable usersoften separated geographicallyto work together, share information, and achieve a common goal.
Some of the common types of collaborative applications include
By the end of the chapter you will have learned
This chapter includes step-by-step instructions for two Lotus Notes applications.
There are many types of collaborative applications, and the ones you implement will vary based on the business needs of your company. But for all their variety, they share a common purposeto facilitate sharing, dissemination, and discussion of information. However, for purposes of this chapter, we'll look at two applications used to share informationa discussion forum and a project control notebook.
For this chapter, we'll review the architecture and design elements with each project because the rules are project specific. At the most fundamental level, both of these applications allow users to capture and share information.
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?