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.
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.
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!
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.
If doing XPages development (and you really should) and doing custom controls (and you really should) make sure you check out Steve Castledines latest post on how to make them even better to use and easier to share. Thanks for sharing Steve!
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.
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.
Update (4 Dec 2008): Corrected typo from “Java Server Pages” to “Java Server Faces”.