Extending the IBM Lotus Notes V8 sidebar and toolbar

I have been read this article about Notes 8 sidebar and toolbar thanks to my boss that sent me the link.

The most interesting things I have found, for me, are IViewPart, that is the object I was looking for when I was trying to develop the Rss, and that compounds the base of this kind of visual plug-ins.

I have had problems to develop a plug in till I found this object.

In addition, the explanation of how extension points are deployed in Lotus Notes client. It brings me near of some concepts I have read about Composite applications.

I need to read more about composite applications!!

MDS Studio & Lotus Notes

Now I’m working with MDS Studio, due to I need to publish a Lotus Notes application for the Blackberry.

In this post I will speak about my problems with this tool and the development.

Take account that this tool allows you to create applications for Blackberry, using Web Services to link the application with the Blackberry.

To do it, first, develop a Web Service and be sure that you publish only the needed routines.

Then, when you create a new project in MDS Studio, the application builds an screen for each public routine of your Web Service. This fact helps you a lot, because you now don’t have to start with a blank project. It gives you the main screen that appears as icon in the Blackberry, and the first layer of screens. With it you can easily start to develop the required work flow.