Lotus Notes and Domino are the successors to the groupware server line. They are now part of IBM’s electronic collaboration software and begin integrating with J2EE and IBM Instant Messaging architectures. Companies establish an intranet to disseminate information. In fact, often knowledge needs to be formed and targeted to specific user groups. Lotus has also been a pioneer in Knowledge Management. Domino is a component of the IBM / Lotus technology response to intranet and knowledge management.
Lotus Notes was designed as a tool for developing teamwork applications organized in databases. The database is a truly unifying concept of Domino / Notes: all information is recorded in a document that is registered in the database. A Domino server provides services such as multiple access to the same database, routing documents from one database to another, database replication between servers or between a server and a client.
Application development with Domino / Notes is a world in which you have to make choices depending on the goals and objectives of the business. In addition, Notes application development is inseparable from Domino server administration. Recommended for developers who wish to take an introductory Domino administration course. The TSOFT / Eyrolles collection offers a book called Domino 6.0: Administration, which concludes this book. Application development Lotus Domino / Notes 6 is considered in three parts: – Development of a base for sharing: the study of the main building blocks of development using an application for tracking projects, – Development of a workflow: deepening knowledge through implementation places a simple workflow application, the analysis of which is presented on UML diagrams, – Data Access Workshop: how to access ODBC data and relational databases in the easiest way. A separate book – Lotus Designer 6. Web development seminar – will be devoted exclusively to the development of applications accessed through a browser.