IBM Lotus Domino: Classic Web Application Development Techniques

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  • Incorporate dynamic debugging, which can be turned on after an application is in production
  • Learn to style design elements with CSS rules
  • Learn how to use the various application launching options
  • Create and customize views for the Web
  • Work with hidden fields and CGI variables
  • Validate fields with JavaScript
  • Include a date picker on a web form
  • Learn to incorporate AJAX into an application
  • Include diagnostic features to help you understand an existing application
  • Understand how LotusScript agents work with web pages
  • Learn to troubleshoot web applications
  • Review ways to improve application performance

Domino is an application server that can be used as a standalone web server. As part of the Domino suite, it provides a powerful collaborative platform for the development of customized business applications. It provides enterprise-grade e-mail, messaging, and scheduling capabilities.

There are many novice and moderately experienced developers who would like to enhance a Web-enabled Domino application, but to do so they need to learn the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and also how to use those technologies in the context of a Domino application. Information about how to do this is available on the Web, but the sheer volume of that information makes it very difficult for the newbie to get started.

Topics and techniques presented in this book provide a comprehensive overview of all major design strategies used to Web-enable traditional Domino applications. Illustrations provide clear working examples of how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be incorporated into existing applications to improve both look and performance.

Early chapters provide suggestions for working with users and for managing your development time and effort. Later chapters focus in detail on forms and pages, views, navigation, agents, security, performance, and troubleshooting. Examples demonstrate clearly how to incorporate HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into Domino designs. By the end of this book you will have learned what you need to know to quickly and competently tackle web application enhancement tasks.

Beyond providing a good understanding, this book will continue to serve as a valuable source of ideas and techniques. This book brings together essential classic strategies and techniques used to deploy Domino applications to the Web. Chapters cover all major design elements, with a special emphasis on how to craft these elements to work well with web browsers. Many topics include alternative techniques for solving particular problems. Illustrations and examples can be used where appropriate, or they can serve as jumping off points for your own solutions.

  • Classic techniques used for Web-enabling traditional Domino applications
  • Demonstrates how to incorporate HTML, CSS and JavaScript into designs
  • Offers tips and suggestions for testing, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Organized, easy to read, and well-illustrated, with numerous code examples
  • Instructions valid for Domino versions 6, 7, and 8
Page Count 344
Course Length 10 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781849682404
Date Of Publication 23 Mar 2011


Richard G. Ellis

Richard G. Ellis currently works as a Domino developer supporting several hundred classically crafted, Web-enabled applications. He has held positions as a programmer, systems administrator, technical manager and IT director in major commercial and university settings. Richard is certified as both a Domino developer and a Domino administrator.