Chapter 13. Get Social

There is a lot of talk about “social” these days—social applications, social business, social media, social services, and so forth. The theme of Lotusphere 2012 was “Business. Made Social.” Social has certainly become something of a buzzword.

Social has a lot of definitions. Some of these definitions are high-level marketing statements, others are limited to public social websites, and still more are limited to cloud computing. This chapter uses a definition of social applications in the context of XPages, custom application development, and IBM Lotus Domino/IBM XWork Server. It describes the new requirements, maps them to technologies, and shows how the Extension Library (ExtLib) helps implement these new requirements ...

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