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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
With Release 5, Lotus Notes has been completely redesigned to integrate the full power of the Internet. Notes' components have been cleanly divided into a browser-oriented client; the Domino Server; and a sophisticated app design tool, Domino Designer. You can now write your application once and run it on both Notes clients and the Web. All in all, it's a major upgrade. And whether you're upgrading, deploying it for the first time, or simply working with it as an end-user, Mastering Lotus Notes R5 can help you get the most out of it.
You'll start with a complete guide to using the revamped Notes 5 client to manage contacts, schedules, to-do lists, personal journals, email, and assorted other PIM-type tasks. Next, Scot Haberman and Andrew Falciani introduce you to Notes databases and their key elements — user interface; logic (forms, views, Agents, and so forth); and security settings.
There's a full chapter on Notes' excellent capabilities as a mobile client, and the database replication features that support those capabilities. You'll review your options for integrating Notes with other applications, via OLE, Notes import/export, attachments, Notes SQL and Notes Mail migration tools.
Of course, if you really want to learn Notes development, nothing's better than having sample databases to root around — and the accompanying CD-ROM obligingly provides several. —Bill Canarda