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<xpt:….> – The XPages Tookit – Beta1 released

23 Sep

We have released an early beta of the XPages Toolkit, called beta1 on OpenNTF. A short time before I was going to the hospital for a heart revision task :). But the XPages Toolkit need some explanations about the why and what.

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The XPages Toolkit (in short XPT) is a extendable Extension to the XPages Runtime and the Extension Library. The XPT contains a strong core for a programming model that we have introduced at WebGate as the ninja-style. I will blog later this week about this programming model and I will also make some snippets to this available.

But what contains the XPT:

  • The core (for the ninja-style / hope this name is not protected)
  • RSS Datasource and UIControl -> a ready to use UI-Element so display RSS Feeds
  • Read and write Access to properties files
  • Some missing OneUI Elements (like the aboutbox, the welcomebox and the tipbox)
  • And the XPages Agents with ready to use UI Elements and a replacment for the agents manager

And it is extendable. We have designed the XPT to make it easy to plugin other solutions. I will cover this topic also in a separate blog post. But in short, I think there are some many good things available under apache licence. Or think about the charting in dojox, its one of the things that I miss as a good UI Control. I know that there is a great OpenNTF project available from Julian Buss (YouAtNotes xCharting), but why not integrate the code into a plugin?

All the best
Christian

PS: Heart revision task was successfully completed and I have a good recovery time.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Architektur, OpenNTF, XPages, XPT

 

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One response to “<xpt:….> – The XPages Tookit – Beta1 released

  1. Paul Withers (@PaulSWithers)

    September 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Great wok, it sounds like an excellent addition for XPages developers.

     

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