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XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

Fredrik Malmborg  October 24 2011 06:36:30 PM
Finally I am going to get up and running with XPages.

To get the boost start I need, I have sign up for the Advanced XPages conference by The View.

Before that event I should take the TLCC free Introduction to XPages Development (8.5). I have in fact not created any XPages design element at all, so I only have a weak idea about what it will give me.

Mostly I have been busy with administration tasks within Lotus Domino this year. But before that I was doing a lot of "classic" Lotus development, creating both native Notes applications and AJAX enabled websites.

My expectations for XPages is that is has now grown mature and will give me some WOW moments. I also understand that it is not the best toolset for every project. I have had some bad experiences from frameworks that looks good on first view but is too heavy to use live. I really do hope that XPages is not another one. With the evolving open source solutions like Alfresco, Wordpress and Drupal there is not much room for solutions that is overgrown and costs way too much.

I will tell you what I think about XPages after the conference. With the new IBM XWork Server licensing it could get very interesting. The user would never understand that they are loving an application that are running on a platform they were supposed to hate ;-)

Comments

1David Leedy  10/24/2011 7:33:04 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

If you're looking to get started in XPages I might suggest my NotesIn9 screencasts. I've done many along with help from some contributors. Most are indexed at XPages.TV. There's a wish hour jumpstart as well as many shorter shows. There's also a cheat sheet and demo's over at xpagescheatsheet.com.

Good luck to you!

Dave

2Wayne Sobers  10/24/2011 8:06:40 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

there is also a tutorial over at "{ Link }

by Stephan Wissel

3Patrick Kwinten  10/24/2011 8:46:40 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

Hejsan Fredrik,

good luck with the course, and more important: enjoy!

I do not know if there is a Swedish XPages usergroup somewhere but in case you need answers on questions I can shine my light on them.

Mvh Patrick

4Fredrik Malmborg  10/24/2011 8:53:22 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

Thank you for your help, I am sure I will enjoy Patrick !

5Fredrik Norling  10/24/2011 9:12:50 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

Välkommen Fredrik!!

The XPage world can be strange but mostly it's the designer that complicate things.

6Julian Buss  10/25/2011 4:10:53 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

have a look at www.xpageswiki.com if you're looking for read-to-use code and tipps and tricks.

7Julian Buss  10/25/2011 4:11:16 PM  XPages here I come, and please do not dissapoint me

sorry, here is the working link again: { Link }