Sunday, June 15, 2008

Portal Polls & Surveys

Previously I used to publish the results of the poll "Which is the best open source portal server" regularly on this blog. I stopped doing that because it became more or less repeatative. Today while visiting the poll section of portlets forum, I found that there are certain other polls going and since it is a long time, I thought to put it on this blog. It may still help you in decision making.

Best Open Source Portal Server

Which commercial portal meets most of your portal requirements?

It looks like Liferay is the portal of choice for majority when it comes to open source portals and 'IBM WebSphere portal' in case of commercial portals.

If you have not voted you can also think of voting Portal Poll here.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

JSR 286 Final Release

JSR 286 (Portlet 2.0) final release is available to download from the JCP website. Here is the direct link -

Happy Portlettting.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Social Networking Portal and WebOS

Two of the leading open source portals have taken altogether two different routes for future development. For Liferay Portal, it is more of community building and social networking features that is taking center space, whereas for eXo portal, it is more about WebOS. This is very interesting because the roadmap of both of these portal platforms is way different from commercial portals. It also shows the courage and innovation of the open source products which is missing in commercial products. I believe in terms of innovation, open source portals are now ahead of their commercial counterparts. I don't know whether it is due to the open source philosophy or due to the tough competition they are facing from commercial portals, but it is very good for the portal space.

I wish them all the best. Keep innovating.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Writing Java Applications in Visual Studio

Writing Java applications in Visual Studio Dot Net seems an interesting idea. MainSoft promises that only. I have not given it a try, but will be very interesting to check it out. Here is the latest news that talks about this product -

Visual Studio and Java?