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Domino 7 Application Development

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Domino 7 Application Development

Overview of this book

Written by Lotus insiders, the book provides a practical guide to developing applications making use of the important features and enhancements introduced in Notes/Domino 7. These experienced experts use their own experiences to map out the benefits you could gain, and the dangers you may face, as you develop Domino applications in your business. Written by specific experts, edited and overseen by Lotus content generator Dick McCarrick, this book is the definitive guide to developing Domino 7 applications. TECHNOLOGY Domino is an application server that can be used as a standalone web server or as the server component of IBM's Lotus Domino product which provides a powerful collaborative platform for development of customized business applications. It also provides enterprise-grade email, messaging, and scheduling capabilities.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Domino 7 Application Development
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
A Short History of Notes and Domino

Template Management

When you upgrade your servers, you are likely to upgrade some or all of the standard templates: Domino Directory, Mail, Resource & Reservations, Discussion, and so on. There are three major steps you need to perform to ensure compatibility throughout your upgrade process:

  1. 1. Review code

  2. 2. Customize new templates

  3. 3. Recompile script libraries

These steps are logical and sensible, but easily overlooked in the hustle and bustle of upgrading servers, clients, and your own customized application code.

Reviewing Code

The first step is to know what code has changed between your old templates and the new (release 7) templates, and simply to test your client mix (as most customers will not upgrade every single client simultaneously) against these new features/templates. You can determine the code differences by running a utility that will break down all design changes. (See Appendix A for more information about tools.) After you determine what code has changed, you must perform...