Saturday Nov 29, 2008
Monday Oct 06, 2008
By bytor on Oct 06, 2008
WebSynergy and the associated Portal Pack 3.0 continue to add features as part of its partnership with Liferay. Frerk Meyer in a recent blog post talks about the addition of Groovy support in Portal Pack, which allows one to write JSR 286 portlets in Groovy and deploy to WebSynergy. Satya provides More detail about Portal Pack 3.0 and its multiple language support for portlet authoring.
Friday Jul 11, 2008
By bytor on Jul 11, 2008
Recent developments in Project WebSynergy: both WebSynergy and Liferay Portal now share an identical Portlet Container [download]. This should enhance portability when dealing with optional portlet features, as well as making migration from previous Sun Portal releases easier.
What's also good to see are references to GlassFish (Ok, they still call it App Server, but the link is good) at the bottom of the article.
Thursday Jun 26, 2008
By bytor on Jun 26, 2008
JSR 286 aka Portlet 2.0 has been made an official release. I mentioned this in passing a few days ago but wanted to provide more detail. This spec has over 2.5 years of expertise applied to it, and has a number of great features that Deepak has detailed [eventing, params, resource serving, filters, caching, taglibs].
Commercial product support includes Sun's Portal Server 7.2, and Liferay Portal (which also runs on GlassFish. In addition, Project WebSynergy includes support and tooling for creating of 286-compliant applications.
Congrats to the spec team!
Wednesday Jun 18, 2008
By bytor on Jun 18, 2008
Thursday May 29, 2008
By bytor on May 29, 2008
Portal Server 7.2 is now available [download]. Based on the OpenPortal project, this release has several new features such as Delegated Administration, Google Gadget support, and JSR 286 / Portlet 2.0 support. I also wrote up some additional detail and graphics to depict the makeup of this release.
Looking ahead, Project WebSynergy [earlier post, download] is combining the efforts of Sun Portal and Liferay, and producing a lightweight, modular framework for developing and deploying next-gen webapps targeting the web 2.0 crowd. WebSynergy is now part of the GlassFish community. Looking forward to seeing this partnership in action!
Tuesday Mar 11, 2008
By pelegri on Mar 11, 2008
Sun has support for it in the NetBeans Portal Pack (Blog Entry, Article, download), and will be in Portal Server 7.2, both based on the Open Source Portal-Container project. All these are supported on GlassFish.
Monday Mar 26, 2007
By atul on Mar 26, 2007
Following on the heels of Part 1 and Part 2 of the Portal Open Source Article Series, Deepak and Marina have put out the next one - Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 3: Portlet Container.
The article describes the Portlet Container Project's goals, contribution guidelines, and future directions. Also summarized are the capabilities, design, and distribution of Portlet Container version 1.0. Further, this article explains how to install and deploy Portlet Container 1.0.
In general, these articles underscore how the collection of modules brewing under the Portal Project aim to foster the ubiquity of portal technology by providing components that are consumable, embeddable, and integratable in numerous environments, including portal servers and development tools.
Wednesday Mar 21, 2007
By atul on Mar 21, 2007
Tuesday Mar 20, 2007
By atul on Mar 20, 2007
Wesley and Marina have done a complete refresh of the popular "Introducing Java Portlet Specifications.." article. It now not only covers the Java Portlet Specification 1.0 (JSR 168), but also takes a peek at the ongoing work on the upcoming Java Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286). In addition, it walks through a sample Weather Portlet tying together leverage of the Portlet Repository Project, the Portlet Container Project, and the NetBeans Portal Pack Project.
So check it out -- Introducing Java Portlet Specifications: JSR 168 and JSR 286
Monday Feb 26, 2007
By atul on Feb 26, 2007
If you tend to dabble with Portals/Portlets, and are not aware of the NetBeans Portal Pack Project, or not had a chance to take it for a spin yet, you may want to consider doing so.
The project got started a few months back and has made steady progress. It currently has plug-ins for developing JSR168 compliant Portlets, and some additional ones that allow direct deploy/undeploy to/from the Open Source Portlet Container implementation, as well as Sun's commercial grade Portal Server 7. The Portal Pack plug-ins recently got added to the NetBeans Auto-Update Center Beta as well.
Also related - if you need an easy-to-use, lightweight runtime to debug/test your portlets, you can use the Portal Pack plug-ins in conjunction with the Portlet Driver that is part of the Portlet Container Project. The Portlet Container and Driver are conveniently available via the Application Platform SDK Update 2 Release.
Thursday Feb 22, 2007
By nav on Feb 22, 2007
Sunday Dec 03, 2006
By pelegri on Dec 03, 2006
The WSRP Project (part of the Portal) is nearing their first Milestone late in December. That release plans to include support for these WSRP features: Producer, Consumer, Test Driver, Admin Portlet and MBean.
Sunday Nov 19, 2006
By pelegri on Nov 19, 2006
A couple of recent additions to the Portal Project. First, Dean reports on the availability of the JAAS Portlet a new addition to the Porlet Repository (Home Page, overview article) that uses JAAS to authenticate the user against a plain text password file.
Little by little, the portal project is becoming a useful portal project; Jeff is not an impartial observer but he likes it Better than Pluto.
Wednesday Oct 25, 2006
By ripcurl on Oct 25, 2006
Part 2 of an article on opensource portal and portlet development is available now on Sun Developer Network. The article's focus is on the new opensource repository for portlets on java.net. As the popularity and resources of opensouce portlets grows, users of portals will gain more and more benefit at a higher and higher ROI of their portal projects.
What a great idea for opensource participation. Contributing and sharing portlets which provide simple deploy-and-play functions for portal's and portal pages.
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