It is finally on its way!
In February or March I decided that I want to start a tutorial series on XPage development and really share what I have been able to figure out this past year or so. As I have said numerous times, I am a big fan of Java and think it is very important for every serious XPage developer to know. I spent a great deal of time setting up an environment at home to be able to do this. It includes a domain controller (samba) running on an Ubuntu Linux Server, Domino running on windows 7, and a client also running on windows 7. I do a short intro in the video.
I want to do these tutorials differently from those that I have seen so far. I do not want to just write a class and say, here use it, but rather go into a “real” project, or better a project that could be real. It is not enough for me to just show a few snippets and say have fun with it, I want to build something that can be used so that we also hit real world problems. I am not going to sugar coat the videos and edit out every little mistake and plan out every line that I am going to write…. I have an idea of what I want to accomplish, mistakes be damned. My mistakes can help you learn as well as show that we are all human.
In this video, we will be giving a quick intro to the environment, take a brief look at the server documents and groups that I set up, and most importantly install the extension libraries and openNTF Domino API. (May I please just call it ODA?) We install them both onto the server and onto designer. Please keep in mind that this video also serves as a test for me so that I know that the software I am using actually plays in the quality that I am going for. So without further ado, enjoy the video!
Just a quick note, I am really annoyed with the video quality. The good news is that the source video is much nicer. I am going to have to go through and re-edit it with better software. At least it is the intro video / ExtLibs installation video and not the project kickoff. Also, do not be too disturbed by the first linux part and the small window. The windows stuff is displayed full sized.