Announcing the Lotus XPages Cup Competition

Visit the Virtual Innovation Center (VIC) to learn about the “Lotus Building Collaborative Applications with XPages Cup Competition” running from 27 September to 29 October, 2010. Take this opportunity to learn about the latest XPages enhancements built on the breakthrough innovation started in Lotus Notes 8 and Lotus Domino 8. The competition is open to all IBM Business Partners and there is no charge to participate.

Register for the competition

Out just in time for Lotusphere!

While ordering some stuff on Amazon today I stumbled over a nice book that is due out 21 January 2011. Apparently Martin (Donnelly), Mark (Wallace) and Tony (McGuckin) of IBM Lotus Domino XPage is writing a book about XPages and how to get going using a step-by-step approach. How nice.

Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language

The Lotus Information Development Center (IDC) is looking for users

The Lotus Information Development Center (IDC) is looking for users to participate in XPages technical content and wiki usability evaluations coming up in October! In a usability evaluation you provide feedback directly to the Lotus IDC team about the documentation (help, wikis, etc,) for specific products or services. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with the people who create Lotus product documentation and wikis.

The team needs usability participants for the following evaluations: For this XPages technical content usability evaluation, the IDC team is looking for developers who are new to using XPages technology in their application development tasks but may have used Designer before the introduction of XPages. Familiarity with the legacy Notes application development model is a plus.

If you are interested in participating in any of these usability evaluations,
please contact the Lotus IDC team by clicking here: http://budurl.com/amwz

Provide your email address and the usability evaluation(s) you would like to participate in, and someone from the IDC team will contact you. Evaluations will be done via phone and web conference. Be heard and help improve the usability of Lotus technical content! The team looks forward to working with you!

XPages workshop

Today and tomorrow I’ll be at a XPages workshop with Tim Clark at IBM in Lyngby. Should be fun – probably not a lot of new stuff but it will be interesting to see how others teach XPages.

JSF in XPages

Karsten Lehmann just commented on the blog that he’s currently writing a blog series about leveraging the JSF (Java Server Pages) features in XPages. You can find it on his blog.If you’re doing XPages there may be some gems there.

Remember that XPages is built in JSF

As you might know the new XPages design element of Notes/Domino 8.5 is based on a Sun Java technology called Java Server Faces or JSF for short. As such many techniques from JSF development can be reused in XPage development why it might be beneficial for you to follow some of the JSF litterature as well.

As always the newsletters from Sun is a good place to start and just recently there was two articles on composite UI components in JSF. You can find part 1 and part 2 on the web.

Update (4 Dec 2008): Corrected typo from “Java Server Pages” to “Java Server Faces”.