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Best practices for Lotus Notes application development?

Category IBM/Lotus

I was asked today if I knew of any resources that outlined best practices for Lotus Notes application development.  I know there used to be the Best Practices Guide database that had some hints, but that hasn't been updated in quite a few years.  

Does anyone have anything or know of links to good articles that cover this subject?  The person who asked me wants to put together a paper for a client who is looking to get a better product than they've gotten from a parade of developers (of varying skill levels) over the years.


Gravatar Image1 - Wow, the last thing I remember seeing was the old white paper Ken Schweda put out in the R4 days. Maybe with all of the design elements added in R5 (outlines, pages, framesets, etc.), coming up with good practices for that version seemed too daunting.

I did find this on e-pro:

Overcoming Notes Development Challenges
by Nigel Cheshire

Also, I seem to remember that Rocky Oliver was going to give a presentation on this topic, "Measure twice, cut once." I can't remember if this was on Notes or Domino dev, but it may be worthwhile to give him a ping.

Gravatar Image2 - Religious war!

Julian's recent performance guidelines are a good start. (http://www.nsftools.com/tips/PerfTips.htm)

Something else I'd love to see is a wiki-style web site dedicated to the broader topic: suggestions, discussions, opposing points of view, links to supporting resources, but fairly neatly managed and packaged, as a single place to get a comprehensive overview of what different people recommend as best practices and pros and cons of each.

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