Developer University: Domino and WebSphere Integration

Some Domino fans say WebSphere is being pushed on them. Others say WebSphere is a good opportunity to learn new skills. Almost everyone says WebSphere is the future of Domino. Get a crash course in how the two technologies can work together with this Domino and WebSphere Learning Guide.

Some Domino fans say WebSphere is being pushed on them. Others say WebSphere is a good opportunity to learn new skills. Almost everyone says WebSphere is the future of Domino. Get a crash course in how the two technologies can work together with this Domino and WebSphere Learning Guide.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Domino and WebSphere Quick Start

Tutorials

Integration help

In the news

Future plans

Not ready for prime time?

Feedback


DOMINO AND WEBSPHERE QUICK START
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  • What is Domino?
    Sometimes you need to get back to basics and start with a definition. What exactly is Domino? The development environment? The server? IBM clears the haze with this detailed and organized definition.

  • Domino
    Complete your Domino definition research by hitting SearchDomino.com's version of the story. Our glossary definition also has many useful links to other Domino content.

  • WebSphere
    While you're reviewing, check out SearchDomino.com's WebSphere definition. This glossary entry also includes useful links to cyberdestinations.

  • Domino and WebSphere Best Web Links
    We've already collected them for your everyday use -- the best on the Web of Domino and WebSphere and how they work together. If you haven't visited already, you're missing out.

  • Domino and WebSphere together
    This Redbook is IBM's take on how Domino and WebSphere should and do work together. There are some good details on WebSphere/Domino security and also on Enterprise JavaBeans.


TUTORIALS
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  • Learn WebSphere in your underwear!
    The Learning Continuum Company's (LCC) introduction to "WebSphere 5 for Domino developers" course is for any developer with a basic knowledge of Java. Installed as a plug-in to WebSphere Studio, this interactive course is completely integrated with that technology. You view the lessons in WebSphere Studio and then use WebSphere Studio to do the many live demonstrations and activities included in the course. A Notes client is not required.

  • Collaborative Commerce demo
    With Lotus Sametime, your online store can provide instant communication between the shopper and sales assistants -- leading to improved customer satisfaction and increased sales. This demo shows the process in action.

  • WebSphere Commerce Portal B2B live online demo
    WebSphere Commerce and WebSphere Portal Server combine to bring B2B purchasing into the company portal. In this demo, you can send alerts to other users and check your own alerts, search the catalog with your contracts and pricing, and manage your orders and accounts. The demo also includes an online aware portlet so that you'll know immediately if another user is online; you can even open a Lotus Sametime instant message chat with the other online users.

  • Build custom portlets for Domino: Simplifying development with Portlet Builder
    The key to deriving the most value from a portal deployment is to aggregate data, content and processes from existing applications, such as Domino. This process provides users with custom views into the applications they need to do their jobs. With Portlet Builder for Domino, WebSphere users now have a new no-code option: using a portlet to build more portlets. This tutorial teaches you what you need to know to get started, from downloading the code to creating and using your own custom portlet.

  • Building Lotus Domino portlets: Bowstreet Portlet Factory for WebSphere streamlines the process
    This tutorial demonstrates how to build portlets that leverage Lotus Domino data using the Bowstreet Portlet Factory for WebSphere. More specifically, it demonstrates using the Lotus Collaboration Extension for Bowstreet Portlet Factory, which allows you to quickly create Domino portlets without writing any Java code or learning the Domino or WebSphere Portal Java APIs. The Bowstreet Portlet Factory streamlines the development, deployment and maintenance of custom portlets that plug into the IBM WebSphere software platform. Registration is required for this tutorial.

  • Building a J2EE application with Lotus Domino and WebSphere Application Server
    This tutorial is for developers who want to use Domino's collaborative features in the context of a standard J2EE environment. It covers essential setup and configuration issues but concentrates on how to design and code with the Domino classes in JSPs, servlets and EJBs. Familiarity with WebSphere Application Server, Domino and Java are recommended.


INTEGRATION HELP
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  • Meet the experts: Stephen Hardison on IBM Lotus and WebSphere Portal
    This question-and-answer article features Stephen Hardison of the IBM software services for Lotus group. He discusses how you can integrate Lotus collaboration tools with WebSphere Portal.

  • Patterns: Custom designs for Domino and WebSphere integration
    This Redbook describes application integration patterns and how, together with one or more of the other patterns for e-business, they form custom designs. The manual discusses application integration methods, how Domino 6 and WebSphere Application Server V5 can be integrated, and then moves into hybrid runtime patterns where both Domino and WebSphere exist. The Redbook also describes three scenarios where patterns for e-business are applied and Domino and WebSphere are part of the runtime topology.

  • Lotus Domino and WebSphere: The platform for Collaborative Commerce Lotus 24 x 7 webcast
    During this webcast, Arthur Fontaine discusses the deep and growing integration between Domino and IBM WebSphere. Arthur covers the product positioning of Domino and WebSphere within the context of Collaborative Commerce -- the application model that combines transactional and collaborative elements in a unified e-business app. He also examines the major technical integration points, including single sign-on (SSO) and security features. Finally, Arthur outlines future integration plans including Domino Java Server Page (JSP) integration and LotusScript support in WebSphere.

  • Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere: Technical integration points Lotus 24 x 7 Webcast
    During this webcast, Arthur Fontaine dives into the technical integration between Domino and WebSphere. He examines LDAP, XML and CORBA/IIOP considerations. Arthur also touches on the major technical integration points including Web and HTTP server integration, user and group accounts, client single sign-on (SSO) and server side Java integration. Arthur closes with a discussion of "hints and tips" for integrating Domino and WebSphere.

  • Integrating Lotus Domino 6 and WebSphere V5 Express on the IBM eServer iSeries Server
    This IBM Redbook is for system administrators who want to understand how to configure a single sign-on (SSO) environment between their Domino and WebSphere applications. This environment requires using an HTTP server, having a common user registry and enabling security on both the Domino and WebSphere applications.

  • Integrate Domino and WebSphere MQ
    This tutorial will discuss how to integrate Lotus Domino with WebSphere MQ using LotusScript and Java. It will be useful for developers who work in an environment where Lotus Domino and WebSphere MQ are deployed and who would like to know how to integrate these two products.

  • Strategies for combining Lotus Domino with WebSphere
    Looseleaf Software president Bob Balaban shows you how you might use Lotus Domino and WebSphere Application Server together in areas such as background processing, workflow and e-mail.

  • How can I create a Java servlet to take data from an XML doc and put it in a Notes doc? (Ask Andre Guirard)
    A SearchDomino.com member asked:
    I was wondering how I could create a Java servlet that will take an incoming XML document, parse certain XML element tag data from it, populate the data into a Notes document and send back a response in XML?

    Check out resident Domino development expert Andre Guirard's answer.



IN THE NEWS
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  • IBM iSeries tweaks help Domino, WebSphere users (July 12, 2005)
    The new versions of its iSeries 520 that IBM unveiled yesterday will be able to run relatively dense Domino or WebSphere workloads better than their predecessors.

  • IBM Ascential gives sneak peek to WebSphere addition (June 15, 2005)
    The Ascential line of data integration products, which IBM purchased in April 2005, will be branded under the WebSphere name, Big Blue announced this week. Ascential's new products, code-named Hawk and set for a Q4 release, integrate a metadata back end with a common front end so a variety of users, including developers, can work off common information.

  • Rationalizing WebSphere tools strategy (June 2, 2005)
    While many software products have gained and maintained the WebSphere nameplate, IBM's tools have been an exception. They have been rebranded as IBM Rational tools.

  • MQ updates aim at simpler operation (May 5, 2005)
    Today, big banks and the like are the main users of WebSphere MQ, but IBM says it is finding traction in small and midsized businesses [SMBs].

  • Cisco adds voice portal to IBM voice server (May 5, 2005)
    By combining IBM's WebSphere integration and application infrastructure with Cisco's IP communications, the two companies aim to simplify the deployment of customized speech applications.

  • Heterogeneous data gets the WebSphere treatment (April 14, 2005)
    While responsibility for sales still remains with the DB2 group, the name of the artist formerly known as DB2 Information Integrator will be known as IBM WebSphere Information Integrator.

  • IBM moves on mobile support for WebSphere (Feb. 10, 2005)
    IBM is introducing WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Enable V5.0, an integrated server-side infrastructure offering that enables the design and deployment of mobile solutions.

  • IBM beefs up WebSphere for integration (Feb. 1, 2005)
    Big Blue plans to bulk up the standards-based integration tools in the next version of its WebSphere server software. Code-named Pyxis, this edition of WebSphere will reflect demand for software to glue disparate systems together.

  • Balancing WebSphere between functionality and simplicity (Nov. 10, 2004)
    While some say the WebSphere product family is unnecessarily complex, one columnist argues that IBM's product developers are interested in high levels of functionality instead of ease of use and simplicity, but recent efforts by Big Blue to offer simplified Express products show that the company's priorities are changing.

  • A fresh look for WebSphere (Oct. 6, 2004)
    Big Blue's updates to WebSphere, its first in two years, are highlighted by features designed to automatically detect and fix problems. IBM says WebSphere 6 application server also offers better performance, more reliability and simplified administration.

  • WebSphere process modeler embraces XML (Aug. 10, 2004)
    Big Blue has migrated its WebSphere Business Integration Modeler business process modeling software to Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), an XML-based spec that is intended to make it easier for enterprises to create and sell business processes.



FUTURE PLANS
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  • Workplace to take Notes, Domino
    By 2005 Lotus officials said users can expect to see the same features in Lotus Workplace as in Domino and Notes. Their plan is to merge the product lines and have current Domino customers become Workplace customers. Domino would be one component in Workplace, the Java-based, componentized collaboration offering based on WebSphere and DB2.

  • Domino jobs: Bright future or dead end?
    SearchDomino.com editors asked Domino pros where they see their careers heading. See whether they're complacent or readying their resumes.



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