Portal choices and more
The Gridsphere project: 100% JSR 168 Portlet API compliant , Portlet API implementation nearly fully compatible with IBM’s WebSphere® 4.2, Support for the easy development and integration of “third-party portlets”
Apache has several open source portal servers. Jetspeed 2 is JSR 168 compliant.
Portlet article for newbies
Punit Pandely A Day in the Life of a Software Developer: Portlet Development & Portals.
IBM dw : Comparing the JSR 168 Java Portlet Specification with the IBM Portlet API
Websphere Application Server now has a new name starting with version 5.1 as far as I can tell. This article mentions the new IBM product – WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Server Foundation 5.1
Also, the site defines SOA or that is SOA Enterprise.
Java Passion intro slides on portlets:
– Managed by Portlet container
– Generates piece of markup called Fragments
– Fragments vary based on user configuration
For Portlets development, I will need to download the latest websphere studio application developer (called the integration edition) and also the toolkit for portlets. The portal page has the links to these two products.
I just found out yesterday that the websphere appplication server starting in 5.1 is now called WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Server Foundation
WSRP(Web Services Remote Portlet):
-Presentation Orineted Web Service (enable interactive presentation orinted web services to be
easily plugged into standard compliant portals)
Portlets plugin for eclipse – works w/o WSAD Integ Edtn
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