Bob Balaban December 6 2011 11:17:56 AMGreetings, Geeks!
Here's the 6th installment of the book. Thanks again for all the positive feedback.
The first installment can be found here
The 2nd installment is here
The 3rd is here
The 4th is here
The 5th is here
All of the book content (as is all of the content on this blog) is Copyright 1998 and 2011 by Looseleaf Software, Inc. You may not reproduce or distribute the book's content without permission from me.
Some Caveats and explanations:
- This book is now 12 years old. There are lots of things in it that are amusingly dated, even laughable. One example: the absurd emphasis on Java Applets. They died an unlamented death due to bloating a long time ago, but at the time I wrote the book, they were a hot technology.
- The formatting is not exactly as it first appeared in the book, and some of it is downright awkward. Sorry! The publisher converted the original files to Word for me, perhaps they forgot to select the "high-def" option.
- The Java package described in the book (lotus.notes) was superseded by lotus.domino in R5 (1999? I think). The methods are all mostly the same. Of course, IBM have added lots more classes and methods than existed when the book was written. Also, the "recycle()" method had not yet been invented in Domino 4.6, so the memory issues that call addresses are not really covered.
- The figures (screen shots and so on) referred to did not make it into any file format I can deal with, so I had to leave them out. Sorry! The code samples are mostly there, and I'll also post all of the files that were on the CD that came with the original book.
We're done with the main body of text (Chapters 1-14), but there's still more good stuff to post:
Appendix A "Useful Links and References" Appendix A.pdf
Appendix B "Notes Object Interface Class Diagram" (yeah, a little out of date now...)
Appendix C "Domino Setup For Writing Java Programs" Appendix C.pdf
Appendix D "Notes Object Interface Exceptions" Appendix D.pdf
Appendix E "Creating LSXs" (Note: This was WAY before Lotus released the "LSX Toolkit", known far and wide in song and legend. You can probably still get the toolkit at this site, though I haven't checked lately. It hasn't had a new release in years, and is known to be broken for recent versions of Microsoft Visual Studio)
Appendix F "What's On the CD-ROM" Appendix F.pdf
Next installment, I'll post the samples and javadoc from the CD
Enjoy! Geek ya later
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