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for a short overview of the SDK.
: This article is reproduced from the original version published on the IBM Social Business web site
Watch a Video with a Sample App
Watch this video
to see a sample partner community application.
Prepare your Environment
The following instructions assume that Connections is used on IBM Greenhouse in combination with an on-premises IBM Domino server and local Domino Designer client.
Everyone can register free accounts to try Connections on IBM Greenhouse. Developers can program against this environment using their accounts and basic authentication but no custom gadgets can be deployed.
The SDK needs to be installed on the on-premises IBM Domino server. Download the latest SDK
and follow the instructions
how to set it up.
IBM Domino Designer can be downloaded for free
Code your first App
Create a new application and configure the Connect
BasicEndpoint to the Connections server.
1. Click File -> New -> Applicatio
2. Select a server, name the application, and click OK
3. Use the Package Explorer to open Faces-config.xml
4. Click the source
tab and replace the source content as follows:
<!-- Connections -->
<!-- Trust the connection -->
<!--AUTOGEN-START-BUILDER: Automatically generated by IBM Domino Designer. Do not modify.-->
<!--AUTOGEN-END-BUILDER: End of automatically generated section-->
5. Use the Xsp Properties editor to ensure that the application has both the extlib
libraries in its list of dependencies.
Consume the SDK from an XPages application by leveraging the server-side Java APIs:
1. Click File -> New -> XPage.
2. Name the XPage MySocialXPage
and click OK
3. Copy the following content to the page:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Here is the list of public Communities:
<xp:repeat id="repeat1" rows="30" var="community">
<xp:text escape="true" id="computedField1"
To find out what functionality the SDK provides read the Java API documentation
. The partner community sample can be downloaded from OpenNTF
. A second sample is the trouble ticket application
, which you can download as well. Watch this webinar
to learn how to get started with XPages in the Social Business Toolkit SDK.