This article shows how to build IBM® Lotus® Notes® components, providing some tips and techniques for using your existing Lotus Notes applications in composite applications. Learn how to use the power of composite applications to provide a context that combines information from multiple components and leverages that context when performing tasks.
The Lotus Domino Designer 8 Help discusses how to build Lotus Notes components in the section "Composite Applications - Design and Management. " The section discusses the APIs used, including an example that walks you through the creation of a simple composite application based on Lotus Notes components, and it instructs you in how to create basic components from scratch.
This article builds on that information, providing some tips and techniques for using your existing Lotus Notes applications in composite applications. We explore some of the components in the Lead Manager composite application sample for IBM Lotus Notes 8 posted on Lotus Sandbox, using our example of an existing Lotus Notes application.
To read the entire article, see Designing composite applications: IBM Lotus Notes components on the developerWorks website.
This article is the sixth in a series of articles on composite applications being published on developerWorks® Lotus. See the previous developerWorks articles,"The Lead Manager application in IBM Lotus Notes V8: An Overview," "Designing composite applications: Component design," "Designing composite applications: Design patterns," "Designing composite applications: Unit testing," and "Designing composite applications: Writing an Eclipse component for IBM Lotus Notes."