Notes in 9: Dev Tools Grab Bag
I'm on Notes in 9 again, with a "grab bag" of a couple of tools I've put together recently that may be of a varying degree of useful for other Domino + XPages developers. You don't need these to do development, but for the right person, they may help with their development workflow.
Also of note, with the upgrade to Swiper with the FP8 release of Notes + Domino Designer, the limitations previously mentioned are no longer there! This means that my second tool I talked about,
node-dora(-cli), may be even more niche, but hey, it was a good learning experience.
Head over to Notes in 9.com episode #205 to check it out, or watch it embedded here or on YouTube.
I'm guessing that a number of people will regard these tools as a bit of a novelty, but I hope some will find them pretty awesome, or at least useful. They don't exactly do anything a developer couldn't do on their own, but they fit into development workflow for speedier development; at least, that's the idea. I'm open to contributions of nearly any kind, so please feel free to get involved.
For anyone looking to reference my notes from the screencast, you can find that below.
Ni9: Some Tools for Your Toolbox
- who am I?
- the argument for automation
- contact info
- set up app from scratch
- config or existing app's ODP
create elements from sub-generators
- managed bean (configured in
- "rest", which creates an
xe:restServicecontrol, using an
CustomServiceBeanto back the logic
An ODP you can import into DDE.
- an arbitrary task, common to all modern developers, including XPages developers
- if you need a quick refresher, or a crash course, watch Notes in 9 ep #131, and the specifics of importing from source control (git/hg, etc.) start at: 34m 03s
- contributors welcome!
- big or small!
- a node package wrapper for dora
install for use as an npm script via the dora-cli package
- includes the
node-dorapackage from npm
- wraps for cli invocation
- can be installed globally
- ensures dora cleaning, w/ npm deps, great for CI environments
- includes the
- can set in your
package.json's "scripts" block, such as
"clean": "dora 'My Amazing ODP'"
Automation, like source control, can "save your life".