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Getting started with XPages on Bluemix

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We are very excited that we brought XPages to IBM Bluemix recently, with the experimental releases of a runtime, a service, and a boilerplate. These releases bring the power of Domino XPages to the cloud, letting you create feature-rich, responsive, and secure applications that you can quickly bring to market on Bluemix.

Use the video tutorial that is provided below to guide you through the process of creating a new XPages boilerplate application in Bluemix, making changes in Domino Designer, and finally deploying the modified application to Bluemix. This video tutorial also covers the basics of using the XPages service.

Prerequisites

To follow along with the tutorial, complete these prerequisite setup steps:

  1. If you don’t already have a Bluemix account, go to https://console.ng.bluemix.net/ and click on sign up in the upper right corner.
  2. Download and install IBM Domino Designer, the Integrated Development Environment used for creating XPages applications. You can download it for free from: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/dominodesigner/
  3. Install the XPages Extension Library, release 901_v13 or later, to Designer. This library release installs additional Bluemix tooling to Designer. You can get it from the OpenNTF website: http://extlib.openntf.org/. Follow the instructions in the readme file to install the Extension Library to Designer.
  4. Optionally, Download cf, the Bluemix and Cloud Foundry command line tool: https://github.com/cloudfoundry/cli/releases. The cf tool can be used as an alternative to the integrated Bluemix tooling in Designer, for deploying your applications to Bluemix.

XPages Boilerplate Tutorial

We also plan to release more XPages on Bluemix tutorials in the coming weeks, so make sure to watch out for those.

Documentation for XPages on Bluemix

You can find more detailed information in the Bluemix documentation for the XPages boilerplate, service and runtime.

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