But something that has provided A LOT of help is the excellent XPages tutorial over on Declan Lynch ‘s site. This is a great reasource to get you moving in the right direction. Thanks Declan! Interestingly enough though there is no mention of how to use Check Boxes or radio buttons in this tutorial or any of the other tuturials I’ve come across.
Some other resources I’ve found are listed below:
- Lotus Domino Designer Wiki
- Meet Domino Superior (or A Tutorial on Why Xpages Are Better Than Cake and Ice Cream)
- IBM XPages Tutorial
- XPages Blog
- XPages, Themes, and Mashups in IBM Lotus Domino Web application development
- Harness the power of XPages in Lotus Domino Designer
- IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5 Forum
- The discussion template that comes with Lotus Domino 8.5
- Some other template that I can’t seem to find right now
I guess the biggest complaint I’ve had with this process is the quirks of the 8.5 designer. The double-clicking to open a design element is killing me. Also, sometimes it takes 4 clicks to get a group of design elements (say XPages) to open and show the XPages in that group. I know that isn’t a very good description of what I’m talking about. But hopefully the resource list above will get you on your way to starting XPages. I am by no means really knowledgeable enough to really speak about XPages in any way other than my experiences so far, but this trek should be something new and interesting and produce some really nice applications. Plus it seems that this is really the next logical step for Domino development.