Sunday Sep 28, 2008

wordle.net

Just created following images using wordle.net. For the first one, I used PortalPost URL to fetch the required words. 

Next I created one for WSRP by providing words manually.

It is fun :)

Thursday Aug 14, 2008

WSRP Interop testing with NetUnity in Liferay

OpenPortal WSRP consumer has been integrated in Liferay trunk recently. RajeshT's blog is showing some screen shot of WSRP Consumer admin portlet deployed in Liferay portal. The steps for using WSRP Consumer admin portlets are described on WSRP wiki. We are currently working on admin portlet UI, so if you download Liferay trunk, you may find Consumer admin portlet look & feel different from what Rajesh's blog is showing. Rajesh has also shown WSRP category in "Add Application" under which remore portlets will be listed. Following the steps provided on this WSRP wiki page, I tried to access NetUnity's interop Producer URL. Here is the screenshot for NetUnity's portlet in Liferay.


Friday Jul 11, 2008

Container Runtime Options

I just stumbled upon this article on TheServerSide.com. The author has nicely explained "container runtime option" feature of Portlet 2.0 specification. During the draft phase of Portlet 2.0 specification, OpenPortal Portlet Container team blogged on many of JSR 286 features on PortalPost. You can find about all the new features in this blog.

Coming back to the TSS article, the good point to note is that author has used OpenPortal portlet container to explore Portlet 2.0 features. If you are associated with Portlet technology since beginning, you might be knowing that Pluto used to be de-facto container for JSR 168 portlet development. But, after open sourcing of Sun's portlet container implementation and hosting it as sub project of OpenPortal at https://portlet-container.dev.java.net, it has gained lot of momentum. Here are the things that I like about OpenPortal portlet container:

1. Fully compliant JSR 286 implementation
2. Easy installation on Glassfish and Tomcat.
3. Easy  deployment/un-deployment of Portlets
4. Good tooling support for Netbeans and Eclipse.
5. Last but not least, OpenSource and FREE :)

The author at TSS has provided link for download page of App Platform SDK, which is a GF + Portlet Container + WSRP bundle. If you already have Glassfish install, you can download Portlet Container 2.0 binary and deploy it on GF in secs. So, happy portlet writing.

Sunday Jun 08, 2008

Download Day 2008 Campaign for Firefox 3

Download Day

Thursday Jul 20, 2006

Good Lesson to learn

 Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed?  
 
The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.       
      
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.        
     
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"             
So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."         
   
            The man sent a bill that read :
      
            Tapping with a hammer .........................    $ 2.00       
            Knowing where to tap ............................. $ 9998.00
  
 
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference

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