Mastering XPages A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-04-21
  • Publisher: IBM Press
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The best-selling insider's guide to IBM Lotus XPages development has now been thoroughly updated for the newest improvements in Notes/Domino 8.5.4. Authored by three key members of IBM's XPages development team, Mastering XPages, Second Editionis the definitive programmer's guide to utilizing this breakthrough technology. Packed with tips, tricks, and best practices from IBM's XPages developers, it brings together all the knowledge you need to become an XPages 8.5.4 expert. The authors start from the very beginning, helping you steadily build expertise through practical code samples and clear explanations. You'll work through scores of real-world examples, learning cutting-edge XPages and XSP language skills and gaining deep insight into the entire development process. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors illuminate both the technology and its usage, presenting new best practices emerging from XPages'growing maturity. Extensively updated with three new chapters and hundreds of pages of revised content, Mastering XPages, Second Editionoffers definitive coverage of these and other new capabilities: * Enhancements to Domino View, Document Data Sources, and other core features * The brand-new XPages Mobile Control Library * Improvements to independent technologies integrated into the XPages framework, such as Dojo and CKEditor * Domino Designer's new XPages design perspective, Java design element, and Server-Side JavaScript debugger * Advanced performance optimization

Author Biography

The authors of this book have a number of things in common. All three hail from Ireland, work for the IBM Ireland software lab, and have made significant contributions to the development of XPages over the past number of years.

Martin Donnelly is a software architect and technical lead for the Domino Designer and XPages teams in IBM Ireland. He has worked on all XPages releases to date and also on a precursor technology known as XFaces. Martin was also a development contributor to such products as the IBM Java Visual editor and IBM Rational Application Developer. In the 1990s while living and working in Massachusetts, Martin was a lead developer on Domino Designer; this has now gone full circle as he rejoined the Domino Designer team in 2013 to head up the 9.0.1 release. Martin lives in Cork with his wife Aileen, daughters Alison, Aisling, and Maeve, and retired greyhounds Evie and Chelsea. Outside of work his main leisure time pursuits are soccer, fishing, and gardening.

Mark Wallace is a software architect in the IBM Ireland software lab. In the past, he worked on the XFaces runtime, which was developed for Lotus Component Designer and subsequently evolved into the XPages runtime. He has a keen interest in programming models and improving developer productivity. Mark has worked in Lotus and IBM for more than 17 years on various products, and he is currently leading the Social Business Toolkit open source project. Mark lives in Dublin with his wife and two children and spends as much time as possible in the Ireland’s sunny south east enjoying fishing and kayaking with his family.

Tony McGuckin is a senior software engineer in the IBM Ireland software lab. Having studied software engineering at the University of Ulster, he began his career with IBM in 2006 and joined the XPages core runtime team shortly thereafter. When not directly contributing to the core runtime, Tony is busy with software research and development for the next generation of application development tooling, most recently focusing on mobile and responsive design. Tony also spends a lot of time directly engaging with IBM customers as an XPages consultant, where he shows his flair for UI development and his deep understanding of application performance. Tony enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and getting out into the great outdoors for hill walking and the occasional chance to do some hunting in the surrounding hillsides of his native County Derry.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with XPages

1. An Introduction to XPages

2. Getting Everything You Need

3. Building Your First XPages Application


Part II: XPages Development: First Principles

4. Anatomy of an XPage

5. XPages and JavaServer Faces

6. Building XPages Business Logic


Part III: Data Binding

7. Working with Domino Documents

8. Working with Domino Views

9. Beyond the View Basics


Part IV: Programmability

10. Custom Controls

11. Advanced Scripting

12. XPages Extensibility

13. XPages in the Notes Client

14. Mobile XPages Applications

15. XPages Unplugged and Debugged


Part V: Application User Experience

16. XPages Theming

17. Internationalization


Part VI: Performance, Scalability, and Security

18. A First Look at Performance and Scalability

19. Advanced Performance Topics

20. Security


Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A. XSP Programming Reference

Appendix B. XSP Style Sheet Reference

Appendix C. Useful XPages Sites on the Net

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