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Do you need help for your Notes8 composite applications?

This is an IBM announcement our marketing manager asked me (very nicely) to publish here.

The recent release of the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 platform gives developers more integration and business solution options than ever before. To celebrate this extensibility we would like to offer our Business Partners free access to Lotus development specialists who will assist you in creating Notes and Domino 8 business solutions.

Your existing solutions will continue to run in Lotus Notes and Domino 8 without modification -- all new integration options supplement existing application development capabilities. Our Lotus development specialists will work with you to explore possible integration scenarios and guide you through the details of this new set of integration options including:

The Composite Application Framework
The Lotus Notes 8 platform allows developers to build reusable, loosely coupled components which can be assembled into composite applications. These reusable components can be created from NSF, Eclipse or IBM Lotus Expeditor technology. Our specialists can evaluate your requirements and propose strategies for developing reusable components or improving integration with a composite application.

The Sidebar and Toolbar
The Lotus Notes 8 sidebar and toolbar are in the end user's sight at all times so they provide an excellent opportunity to display a ubiquitous view of your application or service. Our specialists can show you how to integrate components of your solution into the sidebar and toolbar most effectively. Work you've done developing for Lotus Sametime Connect will pay dividends here as well -- most plug-ins developed for IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 are compatible with Lotus Notes 8.

Web Services
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 provide comprehensive support for web services producers and consumers on the Notes client and Domino server. Our specialists show you how to incorporate your web services in Notes and Domino applications to capitalise on existing IT investments and realise a service-oriented architecture.

Lotus Domino and DB2 Integration
Lotus Domino 8 provides a fresh opportunity for Business Partners with relational database experience and solutions. With Lotus Domino and DB2 integration developers can expose NSF data for relational use and list DBMS data in views and embedded views. Our specialists can discuss the possibilities afforded by this integration such as report generation and integration with other relational data stores.

To learn more about all that Lotus Notes and Domino 8 has to offer, please have a look at " Building on the evolution of people-centric applications" or " Creating business flexibility with IBM Lotus application development software" on the Lotus Notes and Domino developer site. For more information on composite applications see the composite applications page on developerWorks, or the composite applications blog.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can help you take advantage of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 please email us at ndiscool@us.ibm.com. We'll coordinate a follow-on call to review your needs and get you started right away.

At Lotusphere 2008 we will be looking to highlight Business Partner solutions that exploit the new integration possibilities in Lotus Notes and Domino 8 - including a new award category for these solutions. We encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it's available in preparation for Lotusphere.

Thank You,

Tim Shortley
Program Director, Worldwide ISV Technical Enablement, IBM Lotus Software

Posted by on 12 November 2007 | Comments (4) | categories: Show-N-Tell Thursday


  1. posted by Patrick Kwinten on Monday 12 November 2007 AD:
    A SnTT (Show and tell THURSDAY) item on a MONDAY?

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  2. posted by Budi Febrianto on Tuesday 27 November 2007 AD:
    Talking about DB2 Integration.
    I asked this question before in on of lotus notes designer workshop, and I ask again here.
    If I have a database that some of data are in db2 database, will the full text index works?
    Can I type search in notes database and it will automatically also search the data in db2 database?
  3. posted by Stephan H. Wissel on Wednesday 28 November 2007 AD:
    I asked Bob Balaban. He said: Yes the view will be indexed by the fulltext indexer but not other stuff in the DB/2.
  4. posted by Ajish J Jacob on Wednesday 30 April 2008 AD:
    I am Ajish Jacob - a lotus Notes developer working in UAE for an Insurance Company. As our company has plans to move to Lotus Notes Version 8, I was tryig to explore the new composite application one ND8. I was able to downlod some help and sample databases from the IBM website. But what I felt was that the explanation and concepts given about Composite application in ND8 are not enough. What I could found mostly was the steps to create comp apps with out explaining much about the theory indepth from a Notes 8 perpecive.

    This make the progamers unable to visulize what are the properties and actions to be used , how tto code actions, what is the acrchitecture of property broker and propery classes etc etc.

    Out of the knowlege I gained by surfing, I tried to develop an application of the below given specification.

    1) For my Comp App I have 2 NSF components - One( Address DB) which stores User Name and Address and the other (Phone DB) stores User name and Phone number.
    2) In the comp application I have 2 sections one is a view from the Phone db which has columns Name and Phone and the other one is a form from the Address Db which has 3 Fields name , address and Phone(Phone filed is a computed for display filed and it is not stored in the database)
    3) Now my requirement is , when navigate trough different documents in the Phone DB view in the comp app, correspondingly it should populate the phone number to the Phone Field (Computed for Display ) on the Address form.

    I would greatly appreciate if you could give me some tips on devlopeing this application especially the properties and actions to be created . Thanks in advance !