Mat Newman November 29 2013 19:08:08One of the best features of the latest releases of IBM Notes and Domino 9 is the inclusion of the XPages Extension Library and Mobile controls in the core code. Yes that's right, everything you need to modernise your existing Notes applications is included right out of the box.
BENEFIT: There is nothing additional you need to install or configure, you don't have to beg your Admin to add any capability, everything is already included in the default install.
Recently a number of customers have been asking me how do they take advantage of the outstanding XPages Extension Library and Mobile controls, especially since they have no previous experience with XPages.
The answer arrived on the IBM Notes/Domino wiki a few days ago courtesy of IBM development legend Paul Hannan. Paul, as you might know, is one of the developers behind IBM's XPages technology, has co-authored a number of books on the subject and written many articles on how to make the most out of IBM XPages. His latest is excellent.
Even if you have no experience with IBM XPages, all you need is IBM Domino Designer 9, a Domino 9 Server, a Notes database and THIS TUTORIAL loaded in a browser of your choice.
( http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/XPages_Mobile_Controls_Tutorial_ )
It will take you about an hour to work your way through the tutorial with your own application, most of that will be reading and locating the appropriate settings in your Designer client. After that, it will take you less than 5 minutes each to turn all those lovely Notes Databases you've created over the years into Mobile Masterpieces.