Lotus Notes Programming?


I would like to write a simple database application in lotus notes.
I have never programmed for lotus notes before, and I do not know what I need to get started:

- Any development kit that I have to download? is it free?
- What language does it use? where can I learn it? Any tutorials from the web?

Many Thanks

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Check this:

U can download Lotus NOtesClient and Designer (for programming) from notes.net

If u want to write Lotus Script programe, u need to have idea of VB Scripts.
gghalebAuthor Commented:

Do you mean to download Domino Designer?  But it says it is not free?
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I am not sure about license. From notes.net, if you search, there will be a trail version for 90days. You have to check the site for download.

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check if R7 beta is still available for download. i heard there's no expiration. haven't  downloaded it myself though.
sorry R7 beta is no longer available from ibm site.
You can check the lotus notes red book from IBM, it is kind of guide

here you find the lotus domino hand book
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/SG245331.html?Open it is very useful, since it gives you an overview of the language that you will use for development which is LotusScript, it resembles visual basic very much.
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