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Programming Portlets: From JSR 168 to IBM WebSphere Portal Extensions [Paperback]

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Item description for Programming Portlets: From JSR 168 to IBM WebSphere Portal Extensions by Ron Lynn, Joey Bernal, Peter Blinstrubas, Usman Memon & Cayce Marston...

Portals have evolved from simple Web applications with multiple links to an enterprise application delivery platform that serves composite applications. In a world where organizations are gearing up with service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies and re-working existing apps to fit the Web 2.0 programming model, portals are strategic infrastructure components on every CIO's radar. As companies move toward SOA, portlets become an even hotter topic. Portlets provide the user interface for these services. IBM's unwavering commitment to open standards such as Java Specification Request (JSR 168) and strong presence in the application server market (IBM WebSphere Application Server) have helped establish WebSphere Portal as a leader among available portal solutions in the market.

Programming Portlets, Second Edition takes developers down a path of understanding all the latest concepts, including SOA, AJAX, and best practices to consider when building a J2EEbased portal. The book offers the reader the tools and information necessary to develop portlets and portal applications in two ways. Part 1 focuses on building portlets that will adhere to the JSR 168 API standard. This allows developers who want to use any JSR 168--compliant portlet container to quickly build quality portlets. Part 2 extends the focus to building JSR 168--compliant portlets for the IBM WebSphere Portal Server and includes information on portlet extensions and WebSphere Portal capabilities that can be leveraged in a portal development effort.

Among the many things you will find inside Programming Portlets, Second Edition:

* Addition of extensive JSR 168 material
* Updates for WebSphere Portal (V6)
* Coverage of new technologies such as IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory and Lotus Workplace Forms Ways to use AJAX in portlets
* Explanation of how portals and portlets fit into SOA
* Method for creating JSR 168--compliant portlets using IBM WebSphere
* IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory, Workplace Forms, and creation of portal services
* Instructions for building complex portlets quickly using Rational Application Developer or WebSphere Portlet Factory
* Use of JavaServerTM Faces in portlets
* Proper use of JSTL with regard to portlets
* Effective integration of Struts in the portal framework
* Ways of inter-portlet communication
* Method to build a portlet from the ground up quickly and effectively
* The best practices of portlet development
* Valuable information resources, including examples of various types of portlets

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Item Specifications...

Pages   515
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   Mc Press
ISBN  1931182280  
ISBN13  9781931182287  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Programming Portlets: From JSR 168 to IBM WebSphere Portal Extensions?

WebSphere Portal Portlets Programming Reference  Mar 9, 2008
I bought this item because I work as portlet developer in WebSphere Portal. For this objective it's a great book, but if you're trying to find a general book about portlets programming I don't recommend you this book. This book give you a good idea of portlets developing using WebSphere Portal services, but I think that have weakness in facts as portal themes, the services that you could use in your portlets such as Puma or Credential Vault and a reference of integration with Web Content items.
Introduction to WebSphere Portal  Dec 29, 2007
This book covers much of WebSphere Portal features in an overview sense but cursory on the portlet programming aspect which is lacking in the beginners attempt to understand the JSR186 API and doesn't differentiate it with IBM's own API approach. It has several typo errors but nothing that is significantly non-readable. Overall, I would recommend it for getting to know WebSphere Portal if the online WebSphere's redbooks appear daunting by lack of direction and large volume.
An Excellent Read  Sep 5, 2007
Having "played" with WebSphere Portal since v4.1, I thought I knew quite a lot about portlet development - I mean to say; I started with WebSphere Studio Application Developer ( not quite NOTEPAD.EXE and JAVAC.EXE but ... ).

However, I found this book to be absolutely excellent - you can dip into it, or read it cover-to-cover. The sections on WebSphere Portlet Factory were especially relevant; I can now talk about parametric design and CAD in the context of application development.

Would strongly recommend to anyone interested in portlet development, or simply interested in WebSphere Portal

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