Lotus Notes and Domino R6 Development Unleashed provides expert insight and authoritative advice on all of the core features of Lotus Notes and Domino development. The authors go beyond what is typically found in the simple tutorial style of book and deliver a thorough treatment of each design element, including coverage of the new features found in the R6 Designer. The additions to the Domino Designer in this release are extensive and powerful. R6 has been three years in the making, and the results have paid off in a huge improvement in the development environment. Improvements and additions have been made in reusability, Agent design and management, ease and flexibility of programming, development of the presentation layer, connection to external databases, and more. All of the development languages available for use in the Domino Designer are covered in the same thorough manner.
Lotus Notes has been available since 1989 but did not come into prominence until a few years ago. The momentum began to build with Release 3 in 1994 and exploded with Release 4.5 in 1996, Release 4.6 in 1997, and Release 5 in 1999. Notes and Domino R6 continue the momentum with the addition of a number of powerful new features. Lotus Notes is the undisputed leader of groupware applications. No other application-development platform even comes close to being able to do what Notes and Domino can.