You are previewing Domino 7 Application Development.
O'Reilly logo
Domino 7 Application Development

Book Description

"

Writing and upgrading applications for the latest IBM Lotus Notes Domino Platform

  • Get to grips with all of the major new developer features in Lotus/Domino 7

  • Use DB2 as your Domino data store, optimize your code for performance, adopt best practice

  • Domino Designer 7, agent profiling, remote Java debugging, web services, and more

  • In Detail

    Written by Lotus insiders, the book provides a practical guide to developing applications making use of the important features and enhancements introduced in Notes/Domino 7. These experienced experts use their own experiences to map out the benefits you could gain, and the dangers you may face, as you develop Domino applications in your business.

    Written by specific experts, edited and overseen by Lotus content generator Dick McCarrick, this book is the definitive guide to developing Domino 7 applications.

    TECHNOLOGY

    Domino is an application server that can be used as a standalone web server or as the server component of IBM's Lotus Domino product which provides a powerful collaborative platform for development of customized business applications. It also provides enterprise-grade email, messaging, and scheduling capabilities.

    This book is aimed at the Notes/Domino application developer, and it will show you how to take advantage of the new application development and programming features of Domino Designer 7.

    "

    Table of Contents

    1. Domino 7 Application Development
      1. Domino 7 Application Development
        1. Warning and Disclaimer
          1. IBM
      2. Credits
      3. Foreword
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewer
      6. Preface
        1. What This Book Covers
        2. Conventions
        3. Reader Feedback
        4. Customer Support
          1. Downloading the Example Code for the Book
          2. Errata
          3. Questions
      7. 1. A Short History of Notes and Domino
        1. Summary
      8. 2. New Notes 7 Client and Domino 7 Server Features
        1. Lotus Notes 7
        2. Domino Administrator
        3. Domino Server
        4. LEI
        5. Summary
      9. 3. Lotus Notes/Domino 7 and DB2
        1. DB2 as a Domino Data Store
          1. Prerequisites
            1. Software Required for the Domino Server
            2. Transactional Logging
            3. DB2 Installation Accounts
          2. Installation and Configuration
          3. Testing Connectivity to the DB2 Instance
          4. Verifying DB2 Version Information
          5. Additional DB2 Configuration
          6. The DB2 Server Enablement Tool
        2. The DB2 Access Server, DB2 Access Views, and Query Views
          1. Installing the DB2 Access Server
        3. DB2 Access Views
          1. Creating the DB2 Access View Definition
          2. Populating DB2 with Domino Data
          3. Mapping DB2 User Names to Domino
          4. Query Views
        4. Summary
      10. 4. New Lotus Domino Designer 7 Features
        1. AutoSave
          1. Configuring the Lotus Notes Client for AutoSave
          2. Configuring Applications for AutoSave
        2. Design Enhancements
          1. Shared Columns
          2. Design View
        3. Input-Enabled Formulas
        4. The Default Form Indicator
          1. Design Elements
            1. Design Elements Sortable by Name
            2. Inline Editing of Design Elements
        5. New SmartIcons
        6. Agent Profiling
        7. Accessing Modified Documents
        8. Right Mouse Button
        9. Java
          1. Sun Java Support
          2. Remote Java Debugging
        10. Summary
      11. 5. Upgrading Domino Applications
        1. Lotus Notes 7 Client Features
        2. New Domino Designer Client Features
        3. AutoSave
          1. Things to Consider when Enabling AutoSave in a Form
        4. Referencing Profile Documents in Views
          1. Web Services
        5. DB2 Design Integration
          1. Tips when Using DB2
        6. Template Management
          1. Reviewing Code
          2. Customizing New Templates
          3. Recompiling Script Libraries
          4. A Final Note about Templates
        7. Summary
      12. 6. Upgrading Formulas
        1. Before you Begin: Devise a Backup Strategy
        2. New @Commands and @Formulas
          1. @Command([DiscoverFolders])
          2. @AdminECLIsLocked
        3. DB2-Related @Functions
          1. @IsDB2
          2. @DB2Schema
          3. @IsEmbeddedInsideWCT
          4. @PolicyIsFieldLocked
        4. Obsolete @Formulas
        5. Third-Party Tools
        6. Summary
      13. 7. Upgrading Agents and LotusScript
        1. Before You Begin
          1. Design a Test Plan
          2. Create Backups
          3. Recompile All LotusScript
          4. Other Considerations
          5. Third-Party Tools
        2. New Features
          1. Profiling
          2. New LotusScript Methods
            1. NotesDatabase.GetModifiedDocuments([ndtSince], [intClass])
            2. NotesDocumentCollection.UntilTime
            3. NotesUIWorkspace.IsEmbeddedInsideWCT
            4. NotesAgent.GetPerformanceDocument
            5. LotusScript Debugger
            6. Agent Design View
        3. Summary
      14. 8. Web Services and Domino 7
        1. Creating a Simple Web Service Using Domino Designer 7
        2. Implementing a Simple Web Service
        3. Exploring the Web Service Using a Browser
        4. Adding Exception Handling to the Web Service
        5. Expanding the Web Service to Include Complex Data Types
        6. Other Complex Return Types
        7. Implementing the CompanyInfo Web Service Using Java
        8. Domino Designer WSDL Actions
          1. Export WSDL
          2. Import WSDL
          3. Show WSDL
        9. UDDI Registries
        10. Summary
      15. 9. Optimizing Application Performance
        1. Database Properties
          1. Unread Marks
          2. Optimize Document Table Map
        2. Views
          1. Reducing View Size
          2. Categorized Columns
          3. Time/Date
          4. Reader Names
        3. Forms and Agents
          1. Domino Objects are Expensive
          2. Search Methods
          3. Saving Documents
          4. Keyword @Db Formulas
        4. Summary
      16. 10. Code Samples
        1. The Save & Close Action Bar Button
        2. Preventing Editing of Fields and Documents Dynamically
        3. Fast DbLookups
          1. Creating Keyword Drop‑Down Fields
          2. Using the PostModeChange Event to Refresh the Keyword List
          3. Creating a View for the Lookup
        4. InViewEditing
          1. Overview: What does a User See and Do with InViewEditing?
          2. Setting Up a View and Columns for InViewEditing
          3. Points to Consider when Using InViewEdit
          4. The Sample InViewEdit Code
          5. Tips
        5. Summary
      17. 11. Troubleshooting Applications
        1. Testing your Application
        2. Asking the Right Questions
        3. Logging
        4. Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)
        5. Agent Profiler
        6. Summary
      18. A. Vendor Tools
        1. Angkor
          1. How Angkor Works
          2. Results
        2. PistolStar Password Power 8 Plug-Ins
          1. Password Power 8 Domino Plug-In
          2. Password Power 8 Web Set Password Plug-In
            1. Security
            2. Auditing Features
            3. Help Desk
            4. End-Users
          3. System Requirements
            1. Web Set Password Plug-In
            2. Domino SSO and Authentication Redirection Plug-In
            3. Single Sign-On Cookies
        3. CMT Inspector
          1. Architecture and Deployment Options
          2. CMT for Public Folders
          3. CMT for Notes
          4. CMT for Coexistence
            1. What does CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence Do?
            2. MS Notes Connector and CMT for Lotus/Exchange Coexistence
          5. CMT for Domains
            1. Notes Desktop Update
            2. Notes Port
          6. Other Features
        4. FT Search Manager
          1. Multi-Threading in the Notes Client
            1. Speed
            2. Concurrent Client Operation
            3. Code Locking
          2. Emulating Browser Behavior
            1. A Workaround to the Notes "Enter" Problem
            2. Allowing Web-Style Query Syntax
          3. About IONET