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Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox

Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox

Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment

Mark Elliott

Oct 2006, Paperback, 744 pages
ISBN13: 9780132214483
ISBN10: 0132214482
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Lotus®Notes® Developer’s Toolbox will help you streamline and improve every phase of Notes development. Leading IBM Lotus Notes developer Mark Elliott systematically identifies solutions for the key challenges Notes developers face, offering powerful advice drawn from his extensive enterprise experience. This book presents best practices and step-by-step case studies for building the five most common types of Notes applications: collaboration, calendar, workflow, reference library, and Web site.

This book is for Notes developers at all levels of experience, using recent versions from V5.0 through V7.0, and beyond. Like all IBM developerWorks® Series books, it is fully integrated with comprehensive Web resources, including working examples of each project, enhanced versions that go beyond the book, sample graphics, and tools for addressing real-world business scenarios. Coverage includes

  • Getting started with Domino Designer®, and using the design elements it provides
  • Developing Notes databases, step-by-step: considerations, code instructions, design tips, and project plans
  • Mastering and customizing Lotus Formula and LotusScript
  • Customizing forms, views, agent behavior, application interfaces, and more
  • Building calendar applications with simple and complex recurrent events
  • Developing applications that distribute information via email, response documents, and other methods
  • Creating reference library applications, and generating Excel® spreadsheets for analysis
  • Constructing sophisticated workflow and Web-based Notes applications
  • Securing, deploying, and maintaining Notes applications, and managing their data
  • Enhancing database functionality: more than 95 ready-to-use code modules and customizations
  • Exclusive Web resources available only to book registrants

The IBM Press developerWorks® Series is a unique undertaking in which print books and the Web are mutually supportive. The publications in this series are complemented by resources on the developerWorks Web site on ibm.com. Icons throughout the book alert the reader to these valuable resources.

Lotus®Notes® Developer’s Toolbox will help you streamline and improve every phase of Notes development. Leading IBM Lotus Notes developer Mark Elliott systematically identifies solutions for the key challenges Notes developers face, offering powerful advice drawn from his extensive enterprise experience. This book presents best practices and step-by-step case studies for building the five most common types of Notes applications: collaboration, calendar, workflow, reference library, and Web site.

This book is for Notes developers at all levels of experience, using recent versions from V5.0 through V7.0, and beyond. Like all IBM developerWorks® Series books, it is fully integrated with comprehensive Web resources, including working examples of each project, enhanced versions that go beyond the book, sample graphics, and tools for addressing real-world business scenarios. Coverage includes

  • Getting started with Domino Designer®, and using the design elements it provides
  • Developing Notes databases, step-by-step: considerations, code instructions, design tips, and project plans
  • Mastering and customizing Lotus Formula and LotusScript
  • Customizing forms, views, agent behavior, application interfaces, and more
  • Building calendar applications with simple and complex recurrent events
  • Developing applications that distribute information via email, response documents, and other methods
  • Creating reference library applications, and generating Excel® spreadsheets for analysis
  • Constructing sophisticated workflow and Web-based Notes applications
  • Securing, deploying, and maintaining Notes applications, and managing their data
  • Enhancing database functionality: more than 95 ready-to-use code modules and customizations
  • Exclusive Web resources available only to book registrants

The IBM Press developerWorks® Series is a unique undertaking in which print books and the Web are mutually supportive. The publications in this series are complemented by resources on the developerWorks Web site on ibm.com. Icons throughout the book alert the reader to these valuable resources.

Preface xxxi

About the Author xxxix

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite 1

Chapter 2 Getting Started with Designer 9

Chapter 3 Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace 21

Chapter 4 Domino Design Elements 33

Chapter 5 An Introduction to Formula Language 93

Chapter 6 An Introduction to LotusScript 115

Chapter 7 Fundamentals of a Notes Application 137

Chapter 8 Calendar Applications 169

Chapter 9 Collaborative Applications 217

Chapter 10 Reference Library Applications 273

Chapter 11 Workflow Applications 303

Chapter 12 Web Applications 349

Chapter 13 Design Enhancements Using LotusScript 389

Chapter 14 Design Enhancements Using Formula Language 459

Chapter 15 View Enhancements 487

Chapter 16 Sample Agents 503

Chapter 17 Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases 517

Chapter 18 Data Management 543

Chapter 19 Security 561

Chapter 20 Application Deployment and Maintenance 595

Chapter 21 Troubleshooting 617

Appendix A Online Project Files and Sample Applications 641

Appendix B IBM and Lotus Notes and Domino–What’s Next? 657

Index 671

Mark Elliott has been employed by the IBM Corporation since the early 1990s as a software engineer and project manager. As a Lotus® Notes® professional, he has been designing, developing, and implementing commercial Notes and Domino applications for industry clients such as IBM, Eastman Kodak, Qualex, Invensys, and Vanity Fair. Prior to joining IBM, he worked as an Application Programmer for the U.S. Department of Defense and as a Quality Assurance Software Engineer for the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) Corporation.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts degree in computer science. He also has a Master’s Certificate from George Washington University in Project Management. Mark has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

In addition to application development and project management, Mark has authored and been issued numerous patents for the IBM corporation. One of those patents pertains to distribution of Lotus Domino connection documents across multiple network domains.

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