Creating composite applications is a multistage process that can be distributed across several types of application development and administration team members. This topic provides an overview of that process.
You can build IBM Lotus Notes NSF components that use inter-component communication supported by the new property broker functionality of Lotus Notes client. Property broker has been available in IBM WebSphere Portal and is now available for use in IBM Lotus Notes, in both NSF-based composite applications on the IBM Lotus Domino server and in composite applications hosted on WebSphere Portal server.
Components used in composite applications are meant to be designed with the idea of reuse in mind.
The following steps outline a typical process for creating new composite applications to be used by Lotus Notes:
It is assumed that you are familiar with creating new Notes databases in the Lotus Notes client. It is also assumed that you are familiar with using prior versions of Lotus Domino Designer to modify Notes views, create simple Notes forms, and use the Programmers pane to input Notes formulas and LotusScript code. For more details on these procedures, refer to the appropriate sections found in this help system.
The process can be can be distributed across application development and administration team members. Assembly and wiring may also be performed by LOB (line of business) users with appropriate permission.
Designing your application components
Building your components
Generating portlets and deploying to Websphere Portal (for WebSphere Portal only)
Assembling and wiring your composite application
Deploying and testing your composite application