Thursday, September 29, 2005
First impression while reading the news was - what happened to the portal industry. Don't they have any other name to think? There are already two products named 'Clickmarks Portlet Factory' and 'Bowstreet Portlet Factory' and I am also planning to launch a similar named product. But going into details, I found that Oracle has licensed the technology from Bowstreet only :-) Anyways, seems that portlets are picking up as preferred platform for integration.
Check the News Here
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Lack of good web clippers (aka URL scrappers) in the market obstructs quick portal adoption. Web Clipping is one of the fastest methods for integrating existing applications with the portals. Though nearly all portals come with web clipper tools/ portlets but most of them lack the professional touch. Kapow and Clickmarks are two such companies in the market whose products are quite advanced in comparison to out-of-box web clipping portlets provided with most portals. Yesterday's announcement by Kapow Technology for the release of version 6.0 of "RoboSuite Web Integration platform" will definitely boost this market.
Kapow Press Release
Friday, September 23, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
If you are looking for comparison between two popular portlet API, here are few useful online resources -
In my opinion, white paper is very well written and is the most useful resource. I keep refering this PDF especially whenever I have to code something in IBM Portlet API (a modified version of Apache Jetspeed API).