XPages Extension Library by Paul Hannan
A Step-by-Step Guide to the Next Generation of XPages Components

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The XPages Extension Library’s next-generation XPages controls make application development far more efficient, effective, scalable, and rewarding. With IBM® Lotus® Notes®/Domino® 8.5.3 and Upgrade Pack 1, IBM has incorporated powerful new capabilities and support. These components and technologies are now fully ready for even the toughest production challenges.

XPages Extension Library is the first and only complete guide to Domino development with this library; it’s the best manifestation yet of the underlying XPages Extensibility Framework. Complementing the popular Mastering XPages, it gives XPages developers complete information for taking full advantage of the new components from IBM.

Combining reference material and practical use cases, the authors offer step-by- step guidance for installing and configuring the XPages Extension Library and using its state-of-the-art applications infrastructure to quickly create rich web applications with outstanding user experiences. Next, the authors provide detailed step-by-step guidance for leveraging the library’s powerful new support for REST services, mobile and social development, and relational data. The book concludes by showing how to include Java™ code in Domino XPages applications—a great way to make them even more powerful.

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Automating deployment of XPages Extension Library throughout your IBM Lotus Notes/Domino or IBM XWork environment Integrating modern design patterns and best practices into Lotus Domino applications with drag-and-drop ease Incorporating AJAX capabilities with Switch, In Place Form, and other dynamic content controls Extending applications with Dojo widgets, popups, Tooltips, Dialogs, and Pickers Implementing state-of-the-art navigation and outlines Using Layout and Dynamic Views controls to painlessly modernize most Domino applications to XPages Quickly building mobile interfaces for existing applications Using social enablers to connect with social platforms and incorporate social features Integrating SQL datasources into XPages data-driven applications
 

About Paul Hannan

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This book has many authors, all from the XPages community. Paul Hannan is a senior software engineer in the IBM Ireland software lab in Dublin and a member of the XPages runtime team. He has worked on XPages since it was known as XFaces in Lotus Component Designer. Previous to this, he worked on JSF tooling for Rational® Application Developer, and before that on Notes Domino 6 back to Notes 3.3x and Lotus ScreenCam. A native of County Sligo, Paul now lives in Dublin with his wife Katie and son Alec. A recent con- vert (dragged kicking and screaming) to opera (not the web browser), Paul also enjoys thinking about stuff, taking pictures, commanding the remote control, and playing with his son and his Lego. Declan Sciolla-Lynch was born in Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva- nia. Declan has been working with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino for more than 15 years. He wrote one of the first XPages learning resources on his blog and is widely considered one of the com- munity's XPages gurus. Declan has spoken at Lotusphere on a number of occasions and has con- tributed popular projects to OpenNTF, the community's open source hub. He is also an IBM Champion. He and his wife have three dogs and three cats and go to Disney theme parks when- ever they get a chance. Jeremy Hodge, from southern Michigan, is a software architect with ZetaOne Solutions Group and has more than 15 years' experience in the software design industry. He has designed and implemented applications in the vertical market application, custom application, Software as a Service (SaaS), and off-the-shelf product spaces in many platforms and languages, including IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, C/C++/Objective-C, Java, Object Pascal, and others. He has served as the subject matter expert for courses with IBM Lotus Education, including those on XPages applications. He blogs on XPages at XPagesBlog.com and his personal blog at hodgebloge.com. Paul Withers is senior Domino developer and team leader at Intec Systems Ltd, an IBM Premier Business partner in the UK. He is an IBM Champion for collaboration solutions and the cohost of The XCast XPages podcast. Paul has presented at Lotusphere and various Lotus User Groups across Europe. He has written blogs, wiki articles, and a NotesIn9 episode. He has authored reusable XPages controls and an application, XPages Help Application, on OpenNTF. Outside of work, Paul is a Reading FC supporter and netball umpire in the England Netball National Premier League. Tim Tripcony leads the Transformer ExtLib development team at GBS, creating XPage components and other JSF artifacts that extend the native capabilities of the Domino platform. He maintains a popular technical blog, Tip of the Iceberg (TimTripcony.com), offering tips on cutting-edge Domino development techniques. He frequently speaks at user group meetings and technical conferences, including Lotusphere. Tim is a globally recognized expert on advanced XPage and JSF development and has been designated an IBM Champion.
 
Published May 16, 2012 by IBM Press. 576 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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