This is the first post of a series that introduces the Social Business Toolkit (SBT) and provides examples of how to use it and how to ship around pitfalls. There are many valuable resource out there dealing with the SBT. This series is based on my experiences with the Toolkit.
So, what is the SBT? Short answer: A service wrapper that provides an easy to use API to call Web2.0 services. The main focus is on IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud for Social Business (SC4SB), but it also provides functionality to access other non-IBM services like twitter, facebook or dropbox. Continue reading
Domino developers coming from classic domino development are used to coding LotusScript, @Functions and maybe a little Java. Structuring code can be achieved by using Libraries to store the code. Code maintenance is another advantage of Libraries.
Lotusphere’s top topics this year are mobile, social and web browser. One keyword is being peeped and posted these days that shows which technologies Lotus provides to support the main topics: XPages!
Did I catch your attention? Do you want to learn more about XPages and their capabilities? Then start digging deeper. The links provided below lead to valuable sources.
Wikipedia – What the heck are XPages anyway?
XPages.info – Get started, downloads and tutorials
OpenNTF – Open Source XPages projects which can be used out of the box
XPages.tv – Source for random XPages stuff
XPages Blog – XPages development and more
What does google say?
That should get you going. If you are one of those old fashioned lads who needs to hold a piece of paper in his hands. Here you go. IBM Press just released a book called „Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language„.