Using Lotus Domino Designer 8.5, we will create a Lotus Domino XPage web
application that utilizes advanced Web 2.0 technology, and explain what
we are doing it along the way. This step by step demonstration will
highlight many of the application development improvements for Lotus Domino
8.5. See how you can develop with Domino Designer and XPages. We
will explore AJAX, Script Libraries, DoJo and custom controls.
to get started. This is a 172 page presentation that is a step-by-step
guide on how to build this cool application with XPages. It demonstrates
in three parts how you can rapidly put this application together.
Part 1 - The Basics
You will learn the basics workings of XPages. Here you will create a basic
Profiles application from scratch in which you will be able to create,
read, update and delete documents. You will start at the beginning by creating
a blank application and from there create Forms and Views for your data
sources, Custom Controls and XPages for your user interface, simple actions
to work with your documents, show and hide options, and other stuff, that
will build the backbone of this application.
At the end of of this section you should end up with an application like
the following (download
Part 2 - Styling and Search Features
There are two part to this section. For Styling, using images and style
you will rapidly transform the application you've built in Part 1 to have
a cool look and feel. For Search, using filtering of a View you put together
a search feature for your application.
At the end of this section you will have an application like the following
Part 3 - Contain your Friends in a Repeat
For this section we jump ahead in the design of the application with the
Here we have something that resembles the final application. You will also
learn how to use a Repeat Container Control. On the profileForm custom
control you will add a form that allows adding an existing profile contact
as a friend as well as the list of current friends with the option to remove
For more information on XPages...
- Try out the XPages Tutorial on Domino
Designer 8.5 Help (Lotus Domino Designer XPages User Guide);
- Check out the articles
on the Designer Wiki;
- See what the blogs
are saying about XPages.
Paul Hannan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Azadeh Salehi - email@example.com