Here's the first installment of the book. Thanks again for all the positive feedback.
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 - The Java package described in the book (lotus.notes) was superseded by lotus.domino in R5 (1999?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.
This Installment I'm including the Dedication/Preface, and Chapters 1 ("Programmability Overview"), 2 ("NOI Part 1") and 3 ("NOI Part 2"). "NOI" is "Notes Object Interface", what we called the "back-end classes" in the day.
Chapter 1: Chapter 01.pdf
Chapter 2: Chapter 02.pdf
Chapter 2: Page 15, "Refer to Appendix A for a diagram...", should be "Appendix B"
Page 33, Listing 2.2, Missing closing curly-brace "}" right before the "catch" statement
Page 58, description of Database.createCopy() method, should mention that the method does not copy data, only the design of the db
Chapter 3: Page 98, All of the "Item.appendXXX" method names should have capitalized "Value"
Page 113, discussion of "auto-update", it describes how you can use getNextDocument(), etc. "That'll work okay". It won't work ok, it'll potentially cause an infinite loop. Ooops.
Page 117, Listing 3.6, the "for" loop starts an index at 0, should be 1. Same for the loop on Page 118 as well.
Page 119, mentions a property on View named "IsHierarchical". There is no such property (or at least, there wasn't in 4.6)
"Employee of the Quarter" (not)
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 2:20p Bob Balaban Greetings, geeks! This one is not a technical topic, so feel free to move on. In my work email today, I received a shotgun message announcing the current "Employee of the Quarter". The lucky designee receives preferential parking (near the building entrance) for 3 months. There was a long-ish description of how great the EotQ is, and why they were selected for this honor. Not to take away from someone who is obviously (from the email description) a very hard worker, get-it-done typ [read] Keywords: email
Some Interesting Tech I’ve Been Involved With Lately
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 8:00p Bob Balaban Greetings, geeks! Some of you have been wondering what I've been up to lately. No, not a stealth-mode startup, not a new API for Notes/Domino, nothing like that. In fact, I'm at about the 6-month mark in a whole new (to me) tech area: storage and storage management. It's one of those things that's a whole lot more complicated than you'd ever think, until you start to dig into it. Me, I thought a "disk" started and ended with that box on the end of a USB cable that you plug into a la [read] Keywords: domino
The Interesting Difference Between "Exception" and "RuntimeException" (Java)
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 6:30p Bob Balaban Greetings Geeks! I hope everyone who attended Lotusphere IBMConnect '13 had a good time and has returned home safely. I didn't attend (again, I stopped going after the first 17), but I've been hearing that it was pretty good. I learned something new about certain types of exceptions in Java programming the other day. Here's the context: I had an Enum class with a few items in it I had a String that came from outside the program that I wanted to convert into an enum'ed constant Thi [read] Keywords: lotusphere
"Reflections on Reflecting Light" - Java program
Wed, May 9th 2012 6:10p Bob Balaban Greetings Geeks! Today it is my very great pleasure to introduce to you a new guest blogger: my son David. He has graciously allowed me to prevail upon him to write about his recent science fair project, titled "Reflections on Reflecteing Light". That may sound innocuous, but to quote one of my favorite movies, "That's no ordinary rabbit!". David took this project through our local high school's science fair, was invited to the regional fair, and then to the Massachusetts state science [read] Keywords: blogger
Happy 5th? Yeah, 5th
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 8:40p Bob Balaban Greetings Geeks! So. March 30, 2007 was my first blog entry. Evidently I missed my own 5th Blanniversary! :-( Better late than never, I suppose. In theory, anyway :-) I know I don't post here often, but I do hope that when I do post, it's worth reading. For some people, anyway. I'll quote from a nice person who commented on that first post: "energetic,funny,cute--that's what I feel about you from your special explanation about "In Theory".I think you must be very content while wr [read] Keywords: lotus
"Programming Domino With Java" - Final Flush
Mon, Jan 2nd 2012 3:10a Bob Balaban Happy New Year, Geeks! Here's the 7th (and final) 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 and the 6th 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 ex [read] Keywords: domino
"Programming Domino With Java" - Fifth Slug
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 4:30p Bob Balaban Greetings, Geeks! Here's the 5th 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 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 [read] Keywords: domino