Announcing XPages101 - An Introduction to XPages course

A few weeks ago I asked the twittersphere what people thought would be a reasonable cost for a one day long, introduction to XPages course. This was before I had investigated the cost of anything such as room hire etc, and also before I had thought about what the content for the course might be. But I liked the idea of running a single day bootcamp that will help you get started with XPages so, taking people's advice and sourcing all of the elements for the course, I'm happy to be able to open up today.

I've managed to find a very reasonably priced training room, and more importantly, written a sample application which includes as much of the elements of a "real world" XPages app as I could squeeze into an eight hour course. The plan for the day is that you bring along your own laptop with Domino Designer 8.5.1 installed, I give you a starting point template and then together we go through the steps to build an XPages application. As we progress we'll cover all of the major elements of XPages including the new design elements, server side Javascript, Dojo, OneUI and Themes, searching and so on. Then at the end of the day you'll have a working application (in theory at least!) and be able to go back to your office and use it as a reference point for your first real world development when you deploy Domino 8.5.1.

So please do head on over to, have a look at the site and if you've got any questions drop me a line, otherwise I hope to see you in London in February 2010.