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XPages Extension Library from OpenNTF is huge

During Powersphere in Paderborn yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Niklas Heidloff about the just released XPages Extension Library. What I have seen so far has just blown me away and I am constantly getting new ideas of what's going to be possible with that. This stuff is awesome and beams XPages development into another dimension.
While it is not that easy to install the Extension Library, it is well documented on how to do that - I am still at the beginning of the >70 pages documentation. After the install, using the Extensions works like a charm. Very interesting to me is the use of the XPages Extensibility API and the availability of the source code - that way it is a perfect tutorial on how to use the API for your own extensions. I spoke to several developers yesterday and all of them were excited to get their hands on it - just like me ;-) Sure, the things that are possible with the XPages Extensibility API used in the XPages Extension Library are tough if you are not a Java Geek - but its so totally worth looking into it! But even if you are not the crack that is easy with exploiting new opportunities of API based extensions, the library is so helpful by providing new elements to XPages that were previously comparably difficult to accomplish. You should definitely have a look at it. Great stuff!