XPages should have native access to RDB data. This will allow the use of external SQL data in views and forms in conjunction with Notes data. Moving Domino Designer to Eclipse was a big step forward in opening up the propertairy technology of the Lotus Notes development platform. The next ...
The help documentation for xPage funcionality is woefully incomplete. There are 100's, if not 1,000's, of properties that are not documented anywhere.
While there are lots of resources out there that are of great assistance, the designer help system has always been a great tool that was in a ...
As an alternative to Views/folders, provide the ability to execute a query at run time that returns a subset of documents in the database and allow me to display these documents in a control similar to a view/folder. This is not unlike how datagrids work with SQL based languages. I ...
This is in response to Ben Langhinrichs' request for book proposals.
A introductory/primer for pre-8.5 Notes application developers and new Notes/Domino developers. Covers the following:
It would be very convenient to have these two formulas available for quick access to profile field values.
So a cool new technology requires a massive rewrite? Hmm.... sounds ...
By my reckoning ten new controls were added to Xpages with 8.5.1 and yet when I look at the help documentation for controls I do not see any of these mentioned. It is not as if the 8.5.0 documentation was setting international best practice so we can hardly afford to ...
I would like to see the ability to display data in a view (or document collection) in Xpages using a calendar style view similar to the one supported in the Notes client.
XPages are here, they're big and bad and scalable. They integrate with @Formulas, which is extremely powerful. For things like repeat controls, type-ahead, etc. there are times when you use @DbLookup or @DbColumn.
But these functions are limited in returning 64K, like the days of old.
Two new ...
Now we are getting more and more applications on XPages using the same theme, we can somehow group these applications together into an 'application suite'.
However the domino blog template is still based on traditional Domino design principles, so this will make it time consuming for customers to modify ...
If we want a killer application ...
I know that it's obviously something different to have the formula functionality in Lotus Notes and on the web browser, however, there has to be a way without getting crunk on Dojo to implement this functionality. At least @DialogBox with another xPage to open (maybe with a view control to ...
When creating an XPage we need to write business logic. In order to have reusable business logic (that may be called from an agent, a Notes Form or an XPage) the business logic must be written in Java.
The Java code is best placed in a .jar file.
The jar ...
Most of web applications have the same structure: banner, navigator, header, footer, main area, etc.
For almost all traditional notes developers it will be more easier to begin development with xPages with such wizard. With wizards MS received users’ harts:)
For Designer client, when I have an XPage which includes other xPages, it would be nice if when I double click on the included XPage control Designer then opens up that XPage in a new window. This would mirror the functionality of double clicking on a subform inside a form.
In Visual Studio we have type ahead for asp tags and basically for all other markup tags like XML in config files. This allows typing in the markup code without looking to the designer or help to check what atributes each tag has. Also depending on the currently opened tag ...
Xpages will have arrived once that can talk to more than just just Domino data. At minimum being able to talk to all the external RDB systems that DECS/DCR and LCLSX can speak to would be great. Then Xpages will be a viable alternative for developing Internet/Intranet web apps vs ...