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Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Own Portlets


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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-713446-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-713446-5

The Step-by-Step Guide to Building World-Class Portlet Solutions–Fast!

Portlet development traditionally has been difficult and time-consuming, requiring costly resources and specialized expertise in multiple technologies. IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory simplifies and accelerates portlet development, enabling developers to build world-class portlet solutions without in-depth knowledge of portal technology.

Expert developer David Bowley walks you through several of today’s most common portlet development scenarios, demonstrating how to create powerful, robust portlets quickly and cost-effectively. Each walkthrough contains all the step-by-step instructions, detailed guidance, fast answers, and working sample code you need to get tangible results immediately.

The best resource available on WebSphere Portlet Factory, this bookreflects Bowley’s unsurpassed experience constructing large enterprise portals. Bowley covers everything from back-end integration to user interface and AJAX techniques, helping you choose the right builder tool for each task, and define high-level instructions that generate superior code artifacts. His example projects are simple enough to understand easily, but sophisticated enough to be valuable in real-world development.

This book will be indispensable to every developer who wants to succeed with WebSphere Portlet Factory, including Java™, J2EE™, and SOA developers at all levels of expertise, as well as Lotus® Notes® developers transitioning to WebSphere Portal.

Coverage includes

·        Creating robust portlets: tips, tricks, shortcuts, and previously undocumented ‘gotchas’

·        Incorporating Web services, Domino® views/forms, and SQL data sources into your portlets

·        Formatting information for more effective display

·        Adding UI controls, charts, validation, Java methods, and other capabilities

·        Displaying context-sensitive content

·        Using AJAX in your portlets

·        Communicating between portlets

·        Implementing error handling, logging, and security



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Table of Contents

            Foreword  xxvii

            Preface xxix

            About the Author  xxxv

Chapter 1        Introduction to WebSphere Portlet Factory  1

Chapter 2        Providing and Consuming Services  37

Chapter 3        Using Data from a Relational Data Source  53

Chapter 4        Using Domino Data  77

Chapter 5        Customizing Portlet Appearance  107

Chapter 6        Adding Basic User Interface Controls to Your Portlets  149

Chapter 7        Communicating Between Portlets  165

Chapter 8        Using Java in Portlets  195

Chapter 9        Using Web Services and Manipulating XML  239

Chapter 10      Using Charts in Portlets  267

Chapter 11      Field Validation, Formatting, and Translation  293

Chapter 12      Profiling Portlets 323

Chapter 13      Using Ajax and Dojo  345

Chapter 14      Error Handling, Logging, and Debugging Portlets  371

Chapter 15      Performance and Process Optimization  393

Chapter 16      More Techniques for Domino  413

Appendix A      Setting up Your Environment  439

Appendix B      Portlet Factory Properties  461

            Glossary  475

            Index  493


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