An essential handbook.
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.
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Part 1 Getting started with portlet development
1. Chapter 1 Introducing portals and portlets
1.1. What is a portal?
1.2. Benefits of web portals
1.3. What is a portlet?
1.4. Why use portlets?
1.5. Portal infrastructure
1.6. Getting started with Liferay Portal
1.7. Setting up the development environment
1.8. The Hello World portlet example
2. Chapter 2 The portlet lifecycle
2.1. Requirements for the User Registration portlet
2.2. Portlets vs. servlets—an in-depth look
2.3. Portlet URLs
2.4. Creating portlets
2.5. Generating portlet content based on portlet mode
2.6. Portlet development in depth
2.7. Implementing the User Registration portlet
3. Chapter 3 Portlet 2.0 API—portlet objects and container-runtime options
3.1. Requirements for the Book Catalog portlet
3.2. Portlet request objects
3.3. Portlet response objects
3.4. Storing user-specific data in a portlet session
3.5. Discovering the portlet environment using PortletContext
3.6. Retrieving portlet configuration using PortletConfig
3.7. Container-runtime options
4. Chapter 4 Portlet 2.0—API caching, security, and localization
4.1. Caching generated content
4.2. Localizing portlet content
4.3. Portlet modes in depth
4.4. Portlet window states in depth
4.5. Programmatic security
4.6. Uploading files, wrapping requests and responses, and creating portlet URL generation listeners
4.7. Designing portable portlets
5. Chapter 5 Building your own portal
5.1. Requirements for Book Portal
5.2. Getting started developing Book Portal
5.3. Creating portal pages and adding portlets
5.4. Configuring Liferay Portal server settings
5.5. Developing with the Liferay Plugins SDK
6. Chapter 6 Using the portlet tag library
6.1. Using the tag library to build a Book Catalog portlet
6.2. Accessing portlet-specific objects using <defineObjects>
6.3. Using <actionURL>, <renderURL>, and <resourceURL>
6.4. Adding parameters to portlet URLs using
6.5. Creating portlet-specific HTML elements using
6.6. Adding properties to URLs using
Part 2 Developing portlets using Spring and Hibernate
7. Chapter 7 Getting started with Spring Portlet MVC
7.1. Why use Spring Portlet MVC?
7.2. Dependency injection and the application context
7.3. A Hello World portlet, the Spring way
7.4. How Spring Portlet MVC works
7.5. Using DispatcherPortlet
7.6. Using the web application context
7.7. Using built-in controllers
7.8. Using built-in handler mappings
7.9. Using handler interceptors
7.10. Handling exceptions
8. Chapter 8 Annotation-driven development with Spring
8.1. An overview of annotations
8.2. Developing the Book Catalog portlet using annotations
8.3. Spring Portlet MVC annotations
8.4. Configuring beans that provide annotation support
8.5. Validating forms using Spring and JSR 303
8.6. Spring’s form tag library
8.7. Unit testing with mock objects and TestContext
9. Chapter 9 Integrating portlets with databases
9.1. Combining portlets and databases
9.2. Exploring the Book Catalog portlet’s database tables
9.3. Spring’s JDBC module for database interaction
9.4. Accessing Spring beans from non-Spring objects
9.5. AOP support in Spring Framework
9.6. Transaction management support in Spring Framework
9.7. Using Hibernate for database interaction
Part 3 Advanced portlet development
10. Chapter 10 Personalizing portlets
10.1. Introducing portlet personalization
10.2. Personalization requirements for the Book Catalog portlet
10.3. Showing personalization options in EDIT mode
10.4. Saving user preferences
10.5. Saving preferences with PortletPreferences
10.6. Validating preferences
10.7. Retrieving portlet preferences and personalizing the portlet
11. Chapter 11 Communicating with other portlets
11.1. Why do you need inter-portlet communication?
11.2. An inter-portlet communication example
11.3. Inter-portlet communication using portlet sessions
11.4. Inter-portlet communication using public render parameters
11.5. Inter-portlet communication using portlet events
12. Chapter 12 Ajaxing portlets
12.1. Ajax basics
12.2. Your first Ajax portlet
12.3. Securing Ajax requests
12.4. Ajax support in Portlet 2.0
12.5. Downloading binary content using portlets
12.6. Resource URLs and caching
12.7. Creating a rich interface for the Book Catalog portlet
12.8. Creating rich user interfaces using Ajax
12.9. Creating real-time portlets using Polling and Comet
12.10. Cross-domain Ajax
12.11. Ajax and inter-portlet communication
13. Chapter 13 Reusable logic with portlet filters
13.1. Types of portlet filters
13.2. Portlet filter interface methods and lifecycle
13.3. Using portlet filters with the Book Catalog portlet
13.4. Setting the portlet title with the portlet filter
13.5. Validating requests with portlet filters
13.6. Converting text to hyperlinks with portlet filters
13.7. Filter chaining
14. Chapter 14 Portlet bridges
14.1. What is a portlet bridge?
14.2. iFrame portlets
14.3. JSF portlets
14.4. Wicket portlets
15. Chapter 15 Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP)
15.1. What makes remote portlets a reality?
15.2. Getting started with WSRP using Liferay Portal
15.3. Creating a WSRP producer and adding portlets to it
15.4. Creating a WSRP consumer
15.5. Locally registering remote portlets
15.6. Registering WSRP consumers with WSRP producers
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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.
- Complete coverage of the Portlet 2.0 API
- Spring 3.0 Portlet MVC and the Liferay portal server
- Portal design best practices
- Reusable source code
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