Watch this video
for a short overview of the SDK or watch this longer video
to learn about the IBM
Collaboration Solutions application development strategy. Watch this video
to lean how to get started with Quick Start Image (QSI).
provides a Playground
APIs of the SDK against test environments in the cloud. Watch this video
to understand how to use the Playground.
To use the SDK in your applications, download and install the SDK from OpenNTF
as follows depending on your platform:
Developers can use the SDK in different IBM
Connections test environments as follows:
- IBM Collaboration QuickStart - There is an image in the IBM SmartCloud that comes with IBM Connections and IBM Domino® pre-installed and pre-configured. As a developer, you get full access to the image.
- IBM Greenhouse - Everyone can register for free accounts to try IBM Connections. Developers can program against this environment using their accounts and basic authentication but no custom gadgets can be deployed.
- On-Premises: IBM Connections and IBM Domino can be downloaded via the IBM Passport Advantage Online website. Read these slides for step-by-step instructions on how to install IBM Connections. IBM business partners can also download an IBM Connections image.
The following table shows a comparison of the environments:
Parent topic: SDK Documentation
Feature \ Environment
IBM Collaboration QuickStart
Create OAuth tokens
Full admin access
Default: $0.48 / hour
Test user accounts
IBM Domino and SDK preinstalled