Of most interest to the developer, however, are Lotus Notes and Domino 8 enhancements related to building applications. And here the story is rich. Lotus Notes and Domino 8 tools support the building of composite applications for both Lotus Notes client software and for WebSphere Portal (browser) delivery. Using these tools in conjunction with other IBM Workplace™ tools, you can craft a Lotus Notes application, a portlet, an Eclipse component, and a composite application to help improve your organizational productivity. These tools include:
Lotus Domino Designer also provides new design elements to let you easily create Web service consumers in a Lotus Notes application using LotusScript or Java. These Web service consumers can run on the Lotus Domino server and Lotus Notes client, and they support the move to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) prevalent in modern application design.
The third major addition to Lotus Domino Designer is the refined application support for the optional IBM DB2® software integration. This functionality allows you to expose Lotus Notes data to be used relationally. It also makes access to relational data possible from a Lotus Notes client or a from a Web browser.
These tools and others are discussed in greater detail later in this appendix.
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