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Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language by Tony McGuckin, Mark Wallace, Martin Donnelly

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Chapter 4. Anatomy of an XPage

Several years ago, I participated in a study that set out to identify steps to help increase the use of Eclipse in universities and colleges around the world. One aspect of the study involved conducting a series of interviews with lecturers of computer and information technology–related courses. During the interviews, I heard the same message being repeated, and it was something that initially took me by surprise. Most lecturers actively discouraged or even disallowed the use of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) when teaching a programming language course. For example, when teaching Java, a common practice was to have students write their code in a plain text editor and then compile and run it from the ...

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