Lotus Domino Release 5.0: A Developer's Handbook

An IBM Redbooks publication


This document describes how to develop applications using Lotus Domino Release 5.0.

The earlier chapters in the book introduce some of the basic design elements of a Domino database such as the database itself, forms, views, folders, and navigators. Those readers that are familiar with developing applications using earlier releases of Lotus Domino may want to move straight to the chapters that introduce the new features in Domino 5.0, such as framesets, pages, outlines, resources and headlines.

The book then describes how to use the programming languages available in Domino Designer; the formula language, LotusScript, JavaScript, Java, IIOP and CORBA, C++ API and the LSX toolkit. Some good practical advice on Domino development do’s and don’ts are then outlined before discussing the Domino Enterprise Connector Services (DECS) which are used to access data from external data sources, along with chapters describing how to use NotesSQL, ODBC, and the LotusScript Data Object (LSDO). The book then explains how to create multilingual international applications for Domino and the Web using the Global Workbench tool.

Finally, the topic of creating workflow applications with the Approval Cycle template is covered with an in-depth look at the LotusScript in the ApprovalLogic subform.

This IBM Redbooks publication was written for Domino technical specialists and programmers, customers, IBM Business Partners, and the IBM and Lotus community who need a good technical understanding of how to develop applications using Lotus Domino R5.0.

Table of contents

1 What is Lotus Domino?
2 Lotus Domino Designer: An Overview
3 Domino Design Elements: Basics
4 Forms
5 Views, Folders, and Navigators
6 New R5.0 Design Elements
7 Agents
8 Securing Your Application
9 Searching
10 Programming for Domino
11 Advanced Domino Programming
12 Development Dos and Don’ts
13 Introducing DECS and Database Connectivity
14 Using Other Database Connectivity Tools
15 Domino Global WorkBench
16 Domino Ad Hoc Workflow


Publish Date
24 September 1999

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