Friday, March 17, 2006

Where Am I?

My regular readers are wondering where I suddenly disappeared. Why I am not posting regularly on any of the blogs and forums. I really feel sorry about it. In fact, I also feel that I am not justifying my involvement with JSR 286. There are multiple reasons for it and the most important is my occupancy with our running portal projects. I was also busy in finishing my Portlets Factory. Anyways, now I hope I am back and able to contribute to all such areas.

You will be wondering what exactly the "portlets factory" is. Portlets Factory is going to have different meaning to different people. But the most common meaning is a place where you can get readymade portlets. In short, I am working towards creating bunch of JSR 168 compliant out-of-box portlets. I always felt strong need of portlets that can be readily utilized with the J2EE portals but not many companies are working towards that. Here are few of the latest portlets we have finished -

1. Collaboration Portlets for Lotus Domino Server
2. Collaboration Portlets for Database
3. New version of Collaboration Portlets for Microsoft Exchange Server
4. Portlets for Issue Tracking, Bug Tracking and Change Management
5. Portlets for Poll and Feedback etc.

These are what we already have ready with us. There are quite a few portlets that are under development and you will soon see more information about them.

Here are few of the screenshots of our latest products -

SyncEx Collaboration Portlets

SyncEx Issue Tracker

Do you also feel a need of a place where you can get free and commercial JSR 168 compliant portlets? If yes and you have such portlets, please let me know at punitp [at] I would love to have it in my portlets factory.


  1. Hi Punit,

    The idea is awesome to have a place to showcase the portlets. I guess Out of Box portlets are need of the hour bec of its obvious advantages. There are not many such applications currently available, this will surely help in boosting portal adoption in Industry.


  2. hey,

    have been following your blogs for a while.. am also currently working with IBM portal server.. well, quite new to it.. was wondering if you have had any experience with it and if yes, how you would rate it? we havent looked at any alternatives as we are limited by the fact that IBM is a partner and hence have to use their software.. any words of advice?


    ps - very interesting articles in your blog.. keep it up..

  3. Hi Mahesh,

    IMO IBM WebSphere Portal is good software, but IBM has (deliberately???) made installation and configuration of WPS very complex. So anybody will have hard time without the support from IBM. From IBM's perspective it seems a good idea to sell services after selling a costly product?

    -- Punit

  4. Hi Punit, it was nice to "hear" from you again. You said that you already finished Poll and Feedback portlets. Could you let me know where can I have them for testing and taking a decission to use them?

    Thanks in advance, Luis

  5. Hi Luis,

    You didn't leave your e-mail id so I don't know where to reply you. By the way, you can get more deails about the poll portlet from

    Thanks & Regards,

    Punit Pandey

  6. Luis Mas1:26 PM

    thanks punit.
    Where can I download it and/or test it? Are your portlets open source?
    My e-mail is:

  7. Goodday Punit,

    Pretty new to this blogger stuff, but quite pleased to see blogs on portal technology.

    My interest is on portal , but more on pervasive portals. Recently implemeneted a mobile banking portlet application, using IBM WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal version 5.1. Pretty challenging as it was on the first WEMP implementations.

    With regard to the WebSphere Portal 6.0 blog, do you perhaps know if there are any enhancemenst for pervasive(mobiel and voice ) portals ?

    Though I am very novice to portal technology, I'd love to see further develpments on this subject.



  8. Hello Punit,

    Will your issue tracking portlets work with existing, commercial or open source issue tracking systems. Specifically Jira or ClearQuest.

  9. No Timothy, we have our own implementation of issue tracking/ bug tracking and our portlets work with that only at this point of time. We have no immediate plans to support ClearQuest or Jira.

    -- Punit

  10. Lokesh Rangineni4:46 AM

    hi puneet, this is lokesh. Really ur blog is having excellentcollection regarding portlets.keep it up.
    Thanks for helping the new programmers like me.