IBM is pleased to announce the next release of Lotus Notes, code-named Hannover. "Hannover" will provide users with a single, innovative and intuitive client for messaging, custom applications, and productivity tools, plus J2EE-based functions like activity management, document management, and team workspaces. This announcement came two weeks ago and the buzz is already circulating around the messaging community. The press has already picked up on the future of Lotus Notes. "Hannover" will delivery end users activity-centric collaboration. "Hannover" has all of the function of today's Lotus Notes with a new cosmetic make over to allow users a more custom feel.
Frequently Asked Questions on "Hannover"
Ted Stanton[Read More]
InsideLotus - Lotus, Portal and Social Collaborative Software
From archive: June 2005 X
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You'll be able to build apps visually, add scripts, and integrate with the templating system in the Workplace server. The script editor is nice, with all the features you'd expect around color coding, content assist, and code outlines, etc.
Documents are created according to XML Schemas, which you bind to UI Controls in a form. There's some other cool features in this area, like referencing multiple documents within the same "form/document" UI, that will be very powerful.
There's also a full object model that lets you get access to those documents on the backend. Here's some code that one of the sample writers put together to add a bunch of documents and responses to his Discussion component. You'll get the idea, even if it's not the complete code.
Look for it on developerWorks.
Product Manager, IBM Workplace Application Development
I have been working on the part2 to my DXL article. The UI for this series was originally going to be a JSR168 portlet(s). But over time I have become overly fond of JSF and will be forcing a JSF-based UI to access the Domino app (and perform CRUD). I will also have the code for a JSF-based JSR168 application. I have really enjoyed coding in the JSF-based metaphor. For experimental purposes and to cater to a broader audience, all of the work (coding) has been done on Eclipse 3.1RC1 (not RADv6) and the test environment has been Jetspeed 2 and Tomcat on my personal laptop. Of course, all of this (applications) will also work on WebSphere 5 and WebSphere Portal 5.1.
Stay tuned for more info...
Raj Balasubramanian[Read More]
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There's a new article on developerWorks that features an interview with the main architects/team leads for Workplace Designer. This might be the first inside look at the product since Lotusphere 2005.
It's exciting to see the product come out of development and I think folks will be excited to try it...but, you'll have to wait a few more weeks for that.
Sr. Product Manager, IBM Workplace Application Development Tools
If you need to get a jump on developing components for IBM Workplace Collaboration Services, check out this wizard posted on alphaWorks.
"This plug-in for IBM Rational Application Developer provides a kick-start for developers who want to start creating Workplace components. It contains a wizard for creating the skeleton projects that make up a server-side collaborative component for IBM Workplace Collaboration Services. These skeleton projects are based on the CollabComponent sample included in the IBM Lotus Workplace Collaboration Services API Toolkit 2.5."
Please post your feedback and questions to the alphaWorks forum.
Chris Reckling[Read More]
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The much anticipated API Toolkit has been posted to the download site.
This gives developers access via Java and Web Services to the Workplace Collaboration Services backend, as well as the Workplace Managed Client APIs. There are also some sample applications bundled in for you to check out.
Sr. Product Manager, IBM Workplace Application Development Tools[Read More]
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My colleagues in development have produced an add-on to Rational Application Developer to assist in creating SWT plugins that bind to data sources. Pretty cool if you are doing that sort of work (like making Workplace Client plugins, for instance).
As they say on alphaWorks:
This technology is analogous to the Swing Data Binding shipped in Rational Application Developer (RAD), Version 6, which has been extended to include data binding for Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) components so users can effortlessly access data from various data sources (enterprise JavaTM beans (EJB), Web services, Java beans, or JDBC SDO).
This set of tools includes an intuitive user interface and, used along with the Java Visual Editor in RAD 188.8.131.52, allows easy data-binding through code generation in the most common situations in the development of a SWT-based Java application. It provides users with the ability to connect the visual SWT elements of the Java application so that they can access data from various data sources.
Sr. Product Manager, IBM Workplace Tools