Thinking XPages, or, How to Unmarry Yourself from the Domino Form

When I reflect on how I got into XPages, I really find myself focusing again and again on the differences. It’s one thing to say that XPages ‘feels’ fluid, or that there’s a rapidity to the design, but what does that mean for the designer, or the programmer? Beginning in XPages allows a Domino professional to skip a few steps that they wouldn’t have been able to before, and utilize new methodologies to bring new possibilities to their users.



An Introduction to XPages for Lotus Notes Developers


4CTechnologies & XPages

My name is Aaron Brake, and I am a Notes development professional of 6 years. I am excited to be the author of a recurring column on the 4CTechnologies blog based around my experiences with XPages, with the goal of sharing my knowledge and our company’s capabilities with other prospective XPage developers.

What I’ll try to do here is reveal some of the tricks I’ve learned to understand and utilize XPages from a background of traditional Notes development. I’ll also point out several web resources and training methods that led me to the techniques and code samples that I use. As I continue, I hope that I will both highlight the benefits of using XPage development, as well as break down the barrier of understanding that clouds the development community.



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