AD101 IBM Lotus® Domino® Designer:
Full Speed Ahead!            I


Maureen Leland | Domino Designer Lead Architect
Pete J...
Financial Disclaimer
The information on the new product is intended to outline our general
product direction and it should...
Agenda
●   Lotus Domino application development update

●   Domino Designer 8.5.1

●   Domino Designer 8.5.x




         ...
Lotus Domino 8.5
All About Application Development
●   The last 24 months have seen a significant investment in IBM Lotus
...
Domino Designer 8.5: Revolution Thru Evolution
  ●   Remaining true to our core value - RAD
  ●   Same Designer Productivi...
Reinvigorate & Expand Developer Ecosystem
●   OpenNTF is an open source community dedicated to the development
    of Lotu...
“Lotus knows” Domino Designer should
be widely distributed




developer.lotus.com

Coming Soon
Free Intro to Domino Desig...
Agenda
●   Lotus Domino application development update

●   Domino Designer 8.5.1

●   Domino Designer 8.5.x




         ...
Domino Designer 8.5.1
Ready for Prime Time
 ●   This is the Designer client developers have been craving!
 ●   Production ...
Performance Improvements
●   Studied and queried users to identify the “hot spots”
     ▬   Launching Designer
     ▬   Op...
Usability Improvements
●   Addressed some key areas, in response to customer feedback, and also
    our own continuing int...
More Usability Improvements
●   Where am I???
     ▬   Hover on tab for more information

●   Design list filtering
     ▬...
Working Set Usability Improvements
●   Made it easier to toggle between working sets (1 click!)

●   Add applications with...
XPage Improvements
●   New XPage dialog
     ▬   Create the data source as you create the XPage
●   Design visualization
 ...
Component Design Element
●   A new Component design element is used to define an XPage as a
    reusable asset
     ▬   iW...
LotusScript Editor
●   Brand new, built on the Eclipse framework
     ▬   Connects with the LotusScript engine for
       ...
Java™ Editor
●   Manages and organizes the Java classes
    and resources in Java based design
    elements
●   Eclipse Ja...
Extending Designer
●   Eclipse extensibility was a major driver in the decision to base Domino
    Designer on Eclipse
●  ...
Designer Extension Classes
●   We provide five main classes to help you build your own plugins:
     ▬   DesignerResource
...
Agenda
●   Lotus Domino application development update

●   Domino Designer 8.5.1

●   Domino Designer 8.5.x




         ...
Goals for Domino Designer 8.5.x
 ●      Quality
           ▬      First, do no harm
           ▬      Next, make it better...
Designer Framework Enhancements
 ●      Preview and run agent on design elements in the navigator
 ●      Leverage the Com...
More Designer Framework Enhancements
 ●      New frameset dialog
 ●      Sign your application!




The information on the...
Treats for Scripters
 ●      Choose your default language
           ▬      Agents, script libraries, web service
        ...
Managing Applications and Working Sets
 ●      Working sets
           ▬      When opening a database from the
           ...
Enhancing the XPage Design Experience
 ●      Reorder fields when dropping from the data
        palette
 ●      Improved ...
Enhancing the XPage Design Experience
 ●      Checkbox and RadioButton Group controls
 ●      Control windowing behavior
 ...
Looking Ahead
 ●      Continue to leverage Eclipse
           ▬      Get the payback, enhancements “for free”
           ▬...
More Looking Ahead
 ●      Debuggers
         ▬ Server-Side JavaScript
         ▬ Debug Java agents
 ●      Support contin...
Related Sessions
AD102 Extreme Makeover -- LotusScript and Java Editor Edition - David Taieb & Santosh Kumar
AD103 Have it...
Resources
●   Lotus Domino Application Development wiki
     ▬   Formerly know as the Domino Designer wiki
     ▬   http:/...
Summary
●   Designer 8.5 was a revolution
●   Designer 8.5.1 built on the new foundation
●   Full speed ahead!




       ...
Q&A

Thanks for coming!!!!


              More questions?
     Stop by the meet the developers lab




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Lotus Domino Designer 8.5 reinvented the Lotus Notes and Domino application development experience, and Lotus Designer 8.5.1 furthered that vision. This presentation will begin with an overview of the capabilities new to Lotus Designer 8.5.1, such as the new LotusScript editor, Java development environment, and the ability to extend Lotus Domino Designer with tools of your own creation. And now that we have our Eclipse foundation solidly beneath us, we'll look ahead to see how building on a solid foundation is taking Lotus Domino Designer into hyperdrive!

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Ad101 - IBM Lotus Domino Designer: Full Speed Ahead!

  1. 1. AD101 IBM Lotus® Domino® Designer: Full Speed Ahead! I Maureen Leland | Domino Designer Lead Architect Pete Janzen | Domino Designer Sr. Product Manager
  2. 2. Financial Disclaimer The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion
  3. 3. Agenda ● Lotus Domino application development update ● Domino Designer 8.5.1 ● Domino Designer 8.5.x 3
  4. 4. Lotus Domino 8.5 All About Application Development ● The last 24 months have seen a significant investment in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino app dev. ● Two major initiatives ▬ Tool: Domino Designer ▬ Runtime: XPages ● Result ▬ Modern IDE with an extensible framework ▬ Build compelling Web 2.0 applications ▬ Smooth path for existing Domino developers to embrace Web 2.0 ▬ Incrementally enhance existing Domino Web applications ▬ Attracts new developers 4
  5. 5. Domino Designer 8.5: Revolution Thru Evolution ● Remaining true to our core value - RAD ● Same Designer Productivity: Modern IDE built on Eclipse ▬ Increased customization, extensible framework ▬ Platform services for navigation, search and editing ● New design elements for building compelling Web apps ▬ XPages and Custom Controls ▬ Designed for developing Web 2.0 applications ● Modern Web controls ● Built-in Ajax services ● Server side JavaScript ▬ Easy to understand for both Domino and non-Domino developers ▬ Improve re-usability: script libraries -> custom controls ->XPage -> iWidget ▬ Themes ▬ Easily define an application’s look and feel ▬ Ensures consistent look and feel across applications 5
  6. 6. Reinvigorate & Expand Developer Ecosystem ● OpenNTF is an open source community dedicated to the development of Lotus Notes/Domino applications OpenNTF Annual Meeting ▬ Members 73,000 / 8,500 new in 2009 Jan 19th 6:00 – 7:00 PM ▬ 400 projects and > 1.000 code snippets Y&B Cape Cod C ● developerWorks - opening the aperture for developers ▬ developer.lotus.com provides the integration hub for Wikis, Discussion Forums etc.. ▬ Domino Designer wiki renamed to ▬ New: 8.5 Web App Dev redwiki! ▬ Tutorials to help you succeed ● planetlotus.org – aggregating a wealth of knowledge from the community ● Lotus knows all we need is .......................................... 6
  7. 7. “Lotus knows” Domino Designer should be widely distributed developer.lotus.com Coming Soon Free Intro to Domino Designer course www.tlcc.com/freedesignercourse 7
  8. 8. Agenda ● Lotus Domino application development update ● Domino Designer 8.5.1 ● Domino Designer 8.5.x 8
  9. 9. Domino Designer 8.5.1 Ready for Prime Time ● This is the Designer client developers have been craving! ● Production ready ▬ Performance: Substantial improvements in common operations ● More proof points of the benefits of Eclipse ▬ New Editors ▬ Extensibility APIs ● New features and improved Usability 9
  10. 10. Performance Improvements ● Studied and queried users to identify the “hot spots” ▬ Launching Designer ▬ Opening a database, both from the client and from within Designer ▬ Expanding a database already in the navigator ▬ Indexing the help contents for the first time ● Results ▬ Help indexing dropped to about 5 minutes (from 30-120 minutes in 8.5) ▬ Substantial improvement in opening Designer/database operations ▬ Database open from client (cold) 79% ▬ Database open in Designer (cold) 89% ▬ Smallest improvement was > 75% ● Managed beta and design partner participant feedback on 8.5.1 beta validated that we accomplished our goals! 10
  11. 11. Usability Improvements ● Addressed some key areas, in response to customer feedback, and also our own continuing internal review ● Label the IDs in the property panels ● More navigator sorting options ● Distinguishing Remove from Delete 11
  12. 12. More Usability Improvements ● Where am I??? ▬ Hover on tab for more information ● Design list filtering ▬ Find by name or by alias ▬ More Eclipse-like approach ● Creating design elements ▬ Set alias, comment, other required info when creating the element 12
  13. 13. Working Set Usability Improvements ● Made it easier to toggle between working sets (1 click!) ● Add applications without opening them! ● More information shown for each application when choosing 13
  14. 14. XPage Improvements ● New XPage dialog ▬ Create the data source as you create the XPage ● Design visualization ▬ In English, that means “what it looks like at design time” ▬ Text on a page ▬ “Other controls” ▬ Truer rendering of styles at design time ● Custom control visualization ▬ Provide your own ● Run in the Notes client :-) ● New component design element... 14
  15. 15. Component Design Element ● A new Component design element is used to define an XPage as a reusable asset ▬ iWidget – can be use with Lotus Mashups or other platforms that support iWidgets ▬ Component – can be used in a Notes composite application ● Any XPage can be projected as an iWidget, leveraging the platform capabilities (parameters, properties/events, … ) 15
  16. 16. LotusScript Editor ● Brand new, built on the Eclipse framework ▬ Connects with the LotusScript engine for compilation, syntax checking ▬ In 8.5.1, leveraged for agents & script libraries ● Class browser, content assist ● Hyperlinking for quick navigation to referenced libraries, etc. ● Code and Comment templates ● Syntax coloring, line numbers ● And much more! 16
  17. 17. Java™ Editor ● Manages and organizes the Java classes and resources in Java based design elements ● Eclipse Java editor used to edit Java files in these elements ● Leveraged for agents, script libraries, web service consumers, and web service providers ● New Class dialog available when adding Java classes ● Content assist (with Notes.jar completions), line numbers, etc. ● Outline view for methods/classes, etc. More info: AD102, Jan 19th 8:30 - 9:30 17
  18. 18. Extending Designer ● Eclipse extensibility was a major driver in the decision to base Domino Designer on Eclipse ● Designer (even in 8.5.0) publishes Eclipse resource selections ▬ Every design element/database is published as an Eclipse IResource ● Enables Eclipse plugins to contribute to Designer UI and function ● API maps Eclipse resources to databases and design elements, blends with and supports Eclipse APIs ● Current selection available to enable context sensitive contributions, contributor can also refresh the Designer UI ● Some common database and design element property manipulation available ● Use Notes.jar to do more complex operations 18
  19. 19. Designer Extension Classes ● We provide five main classes to help you build your own plugins: ▬ DesignerResource ▬ Constants, static methods to analyze selections, open databases, find design elements, etc. ▬ DesignerDesignElementSelection ▬ Information about the current selection (database or design element) ▬ DesignerProject ▬ Information about the current database ▬ DesignerDesignElement ▬ Information about a design element ▬ DesignerException ▬ Thrown if these classes encounter errors ● JavaDoc and samples available to help ● Let your imagination run! More info: AD103, Jan 19th 1:30 - 2:30 19
  20. 20. Agenda ● Lotus Domino application development update ● Domino Designer 8.5.1 ● Domino Designer 8.5.x 20
  21. 21. Goals for Domino Designer 8.5.x ● Quality ▬ First, do no harm ▬ Next, make it better every day! ▬ Monitor forums and customer experience to ensure we address the right things ● Performance ▬ After the 8.5.1 performance gains, concentrate on new areas ▬ e.g., opening the XPage editor ● Usability ▬ Customer driven tactical improvements ● Further the product direction ▬ Continued Eclipse integration The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 21
  22. 22. Designer Framework Enhancements ● Preview and run agent on design elements in the navigator ● Leverage the Composite Application editor when opening Application design elements ▬ Other Eclipse editors (e.g., XML) still an option ● Edit pass thru HTML on a form/page with an Eclipse HTML editor The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 22
  23. 23. More Designer Framework Enhancements ● New frameset dialog ● Sign your application! The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 23
  24. 24. Treats for Scripters ● Choose your default language ▬ Agents, script libraries, web service consumers, web service providers ● Leverage the new Eclipse-based LotusScript editor for database scripts ▬ Any formula on events handled by familiar formula editing dialog The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 24
  25. 25. Managing Applications and Working Sets ● Working sets ▬ When opening a database from the client, ask what working set! ▬ Preserve setting in a preference ● Opening an application ▬ New dialog, supports working sets and adds some usability improvements ▬ See the title of the database you are opening! ▬ Filter the server list ▬ Etcetera! The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 25
  26. 26. Enhancing the XPage Design Experience ● Reorder fields when dropping from the data palette ● Improved Domino data type recognition for more precise data binding and control creation from the data palette ▬ Visualization of date/time/date&time controls clarified ● Drag & Drop from palettes in source mode The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 26
  27. 27. Enhancing the XPage Design Experience ● Checkbox and RadioButton Group controls ● Control windowing behavior ▬ Open in new window or reuse the same tab ▬ For Notes client applications, but also applies for browser applications! ● Property panel re-analysis ▬ Some properties previously available only on “All Properties” moved “up” to the “pretty panels” ▬ e.g., filter and search view data settings available with view data source ▬ Dojo panel for Dojo enabled controls ● Available for public access option The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 27
  28. 28. Looking Ahead ● Continue to leverage Eclipse ▬ Get the payback, enhancements “for free” ▬ “Shop” for valuable Eclipse components for Domino developers ▬ Leverage improved JavaScript editors ▬ Work with Eclipse for needed enhancements ▬ CSS Preview ● Source control integration ▬ We're not going to write our own, but rather integrate with those offerings that integrate with Eclipse (RTC, SVN, CVS, CCRC, etc.) ▬ Investigation has begun, ETA not yet determined, “as soon as we can” The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 28
  29. 29. More Looking Ahead ● Debuggers ▬ Server-Side JavaScript ▬ Debug Java agents ● Support continuing XPage Enhancements ▬ Tooling for relational database support, etc. ● Integration with OpenNTF ▬ Catalogs, plugin and widget installation ● Mac & Linux® support ▬ On the list, but not as high as quality and functional completeness The information on the new product is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information on the new product is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. The information on the new product is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion 29
  30. 30. Related Sessions AD102 Extreme Makeover -- LotusScript and Java Editor Edition - David Taieb & Santosh Kumar AD103 Have it Your Way: Extending IBM Lotus Domino Designer - Andre Guirard & Xin Rang Wang AD106 XPages Just Keep Getting Better - Philippe Riand & Eamon Muldoon AD107 Enhance Your Existing Applications with XPages - Steve Castledine & Stephan Wissel AD108 XPages in the IBM Lotus Notes Client - A Deep Dive! - Martin Donnelly & Teresa Monahan AD109 XPages Performance and Scalability - Mark Gargan & Tony McGuckin AD110 Unleash the Power of XPages - Philippe Riand & Maire Kehoe AD111 Harnessing the Power of Server-Side JavaScript and Other Advanced XPage Techniques - Tim Tripcony & Stephan Wissel AD112 Development and Deployment of Lotus Product Documentation Wikis - Craig Lordan Kevin Giles AD113 IBM Lotus Notes Discussion Template: Next Generation and Other OpenNTF Assets - Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine BP207 Make Your XPage Apps "Pop!" with CSS and Themes - Declan Lynch & David Leedy SHOW How to Build an XPages Application from Start to Finish - Tim Clark & Matt White 112 30
  31. 31. Resources ● Lotus Domino Application Development wiki ▬ Formerly know as the Domino Designer wiki ▬ http://www.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf ● OpenNTF – Open source developer community OpenNTF Annual Meeting Jan 19th 6:00 – 7:00 PM Y&B Cape Cod C ● Planet Lotus – Aggregation of Lotus related blogs. Lots of good Domino app dev related posts ▬ planetlotus.org 31
  32. 32. Summary ● Designer 8.5 was a revolution ● Designer 8.5.1 built on the new foundation ● Full speed ahead! 32
  33. 33. Q&A Thanks for coming!!!! More questions? Stop by the meet the developers lab 33
  34. 34. Legal Disclaimer © IBM Corporation 2009. All Rights Reserved. The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this publication, it is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this publication or any other materials. Nothing contained in this publication is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this presentation may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. IBM, the IBM logo, Lotus, Lotus Notes, Notes, Domino, and Lotusphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. 34

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