® Expeditor Toolkit provides a complete, integrated set of tools that allows you to develop, debug, test, package and deploy client applications that use Client Services.
You can use the toolkit to develop the following types of client applications:
- Eclipse Rich Client Platform applications (desktop client only)
- Web applications
- Portlet applications (desktop client only)
- Database applications
- Messaging applications
- Web Services applications
The toolkit provides wizards that enable you to create Client Services projects to develop client applications. The toolkit uses Target Definitions to provide a convenient method for you to specify the runtime environment, the build-time environment, and the set of components that can run on the platform. For example, when you create a Client Services project, you select a Target Definition and set of Features from a list of available targets and the toolkit automatically sets up the Java
™ Build Path and runtime for your project. You can then edit, compile, and debug your project. The toolkit provides a default list of Target Definitions; however, you can create your own definitions.
You can also use the toolkit to build custom client platforms for the desktop client and the device client. However, custom platforms require an OEM license from IBM
The toolkit extends the powerful Eclipse and Rational
® development tools so you can leverage your existing skills and software components.
Note that many of the Lotus
Expeditor Toolkit procedures in previous release of this documentation have now been migrated into Eclipse Cheat Sheets. This includes instructions for actions such as creating, exporting, and importing Client Services Projects, setting Client Services Project properties, creating Client Services Fragment Projects and more. To access them, select Help > Cheat Sheets
, then click Lotus Expeditor Toolkit
Parent topic: Developing Applications for Lotus Expeditor