Portlets in Action

Ashish Sarin

September 2011 | 640 pages
ISBN: 9781935182542

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Summary

Portlets in Action is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building portlet-driven applications in Java. Covers Portlet 2.0, Spring 3.0 Portlet MVC, WSRP 2.0, Portlet Bridges, Ajax, Comet, Liferay, GateIn, Spring JDBC, and Hibernate.

About the Technology

Portlets are the small Java applications that run within a portal. Good portlets work independently and also communicate fluently with the portal, other portlets, as well as outside servers and information sources. Using Java's Portlet 2.0 API and portal servers like Liferay, you can build flexible, stable business portals without the design overhead required by other application styles.

About the Book

Portlets in Action is a comprehensive guide to building portlet-driven applications in Java. It teaches portlet development hands-on as you develop a portal that incorporates most key features of the Portlet 2.0 API. And because portals and portlets are so flexible, the accompanying source code can be easily adapted and reused. Along the way, you'll learn how to work with key web frameworks like Spring 3.0 Portlet MVC and DWR.

Written for Java developers. No prior experience with portlets required.

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About the Author

Ashish Sarin has over 12 years of experience designing and developing web applications and portals using Java EE and portlet APIs.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“(In Portlets in Action) Theory is integrated with detailed, specific examples of each business requirement in order to give readers relevant techniques for their specific purposes.”
GateIn Portal Team

“Strong potential to serve as the definitive text for portal/portlet development for quite a few years to come. It provides solid examples and downloadable source code with both Maven and Ant scripts provided.”
Glen Mezza

“It is not easy to write a book that can serve as a reference to all open source portals. This book is definitely a great asset to the portal developers irrespective of the portal servers they work on.”
Shagul Khajamohideen, Dzone