Thursday, November 27, 2003

IBM Portal Links & Resources

Hello Friends,

I found a page having extnesive list of links related to IBM portal. Here it is -
http://cgse1.cgselearning.com/zone-portal.html

Punit Pandey

Friday, November 21, 2003

Java Open Source Server Products

Hello Friends,

Here you will find list of some popular open source portal products -

Liferay
eXo
Pluto
JA-SIG uPortal
Redhat Portal Server
Jakarta Jetspeed
Jahia
Gluecode Portal Foundation Server
jPortlet
Cocoon Portal Framework
jPorta
MyPersonalizer
oPortal

For brief of above products please visit -
http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open_source_portal_servers_in_java

Portlets USENET Groups

As we all know that newsgroups are still best discussion medium on Internet. I was searching for portlets related discussion and found following two (one from IBM and other from BEA) -

NEWS SERVER: newsgroups.bea.com
GROUP ADDRESS: weblogic.developer.interest.portal

NEWS SERVER: news.software.ibm.com
GROUP ADDRESS: ibm.software.websphere.portal-server

I hope it will be useful.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Some cool articles

Applying the State Pattern to WebSphere Portal Portlets -- Part 1 Overview
http://www7b.software.ibm.com/wsdd/library/techarticles/0212_hanis/hanis1.html

Applying the State Pattern to WebSphere Portal Portlets -- Part 2 Implementation
http://www7b.software.ibm.com/wsdd/library/techarticles/0212_hanis/hanis2.html

Create your own portlet and Web service
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/library/i-wsportlets/

IBM Portal Server Resources
http://e.bis.business.utah.edu/resources/wps_project.htm

The case for portlets
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/library/i-portletintro/

WebSphere Portal Programming Pervasive Portlet Development
http://www7b.software.ibm.com/wsdd/techjournal/0207_wanderski/wanderski.html

WebSphere Portal Server programming Portlet application programming, Part 1
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/library/i-portal/

WebSphere Portal programming Portlet application programming, Part 2
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/library/i-portal2/

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Please note the URL of POST (Portlet Open Source Trading Site) jointly formed by Plumtree, documentum, bea, and Sun.

http://portlet-opensrc.sourceforge.net/

I wish, IBM would be there too.

FAQs Says as follows -

What are the new JSR 168 and WSRP portal standards?
To help our customers create a better user experience while trimming their integration and customization costs, leading software vendors can help ensure portlets use open portal standards such as JSR 168 and WSRP.

JSR 168, developed by the Java Community Process and formally approved, was created to establish a standard portlet application programming interface (API) to ensure interoperability among portals, portlets, applications and other content sources.

Java Specification Request 168 (JSR 168), has been developed and governed by the Java Community Process (JCP) standards committee
Approved October 2003
Java only – backed by all portal vendors, BEA, IBM, SUN, Plumtree to name a few
All portal vendors will release standard compliant product by the end of 2003 or during the first half of 2004.
WSRP, created by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), is a Web Services standard that allows the integration of remote content and applications into portals.

Web Services Remote Portlets (WSRP), has been developed and governed by the OASIS standards committee
Approved, WSRP v1.0, September 2003
Web services standard which supports any language and is also backed by all major vendors
A more radical approach, which is more immature and needs to be refined. Slow uptake.

What is the open source site POST and why is Documentum, BEA, SUN and Plumtree creating and launching this site?
Documentum, BEA Systems, SUN Microsystems and Plumtree are working together to support the freedom to build standards-based application components that can be assembled within any portal. The POST (Portlet Open Source Trading site) provides a forum to help customers develop portlets and components based on the new JSR 168 and WSRP portal standards.

POST is found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/portlet-opensrc

If you do not have IBM portal server client installation on your
systems and still you want to dive into portlet development and
deployment, then herezzzz how u do it ...

Install the latest version of Jetspeed (Freeware ...geeze :-0)

http://jakarta.apache.org/jetspeed/site/index.html

The IBM portlet API is fully based on the open source API

http://jakarta.apache.org/jetspeed/api/index.html

In case you have any probs in installation... Knock my door .!!

Cheers 'n happy portLetting