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Tue 11 Jan 2011, 01:52 PM
It was a mistake.  Amazon accidentally changed it to January 2011 and said it was new, but it was really released January 11, 2010.  I sent them a note and they have fixed it.  I would have noticed immediately, but I was reading it as 8.5.2.  Of course, with 8.5.1, it wouldn't be new. Duh!  Still looks like a good book.

I noticed that a new book on Notes/Domino was released today.This is not a developer's guide, but rather is subtitled "The Upgrader's Guide".  I hope they also mean upgrading from Exchange.  In any case, consider supporting the effort by getting your company to buy a copy.  I bet you can find at least one piece of information in there well worth the $43.  Below is the listing from the LS Sessions db Virtual Bookstore.

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1
Authors: Joseph Anderson, David Byrd, Bennie Gibson, Barry Rosen, Brad Schauf, Tim Speed
To order or find out more, click on appropriate flag:              

Upgrade your system and embrace the exciting new features of the Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 platform:
  • Upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino
  • Understand the new features and put them to work in your business
  • Thoroughly covers Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS), Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT) and iNotes
  • Explore other useful Lotus products, such as Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, and IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Packed with expert tips and useful screenshots

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Tue 11 Jan 2011, 08:56 AM
This is a follow up to my question yesterday, which got some great answers that I look forward to passing on when I get asked the question myself.  I hope the links in the comments are as useful to others as they are to me. (By the way, don't miss David Leedy's cheat sheet post.)

But I was asked this follow up in an email, and I thought it worth posing.  What is the very first resource for a beginning Notes client developer?

Imagine somebody who knows a lot about some other technology  (not stated which) whose company is moving to Lotus Notes/Domino.  This person is tasked with developing Notes applications more than Domino applications.  Where does that person start to understand the basic architecture, the choices of development tools, etc.?  If that person asked you for the most intro level, what-is-it-and-how-do-I-start resource for Lotus Notes, the equivalent to the links posted for XPages, what might they be?  Assuming they are starting with Notes 8.5.2, should they really start with XPages for the client, or is that mostly useful for coexistence with the web? Any thoughts on that very first resource?

Not as sexy a question, but still important if we want people to actually migrate TO Lotus Notes and not just AWAY FROM Lotus Notes.

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