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Portlets in Action

Ashish Sarin
  • September 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182542
  • 640 pages
  • printed in black & white

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An essential handbook.

Doug Warren, Java Web Services
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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.

what's inside

  • 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

about the reader

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

about the author

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

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Best coverage of Spring Portlet MVC anywhere.

Lester Martin, Hewlett-Packard

An invaluable resource...hands-on examples.

Barbara Regan, Centra Technology

Finally, a good book on JSR 286, also featuring Spring MVC & Ajax.

Jakub Holy, Iterate AS

Quickly extend your Java and Spring skills into portlet development.

Joshua White, Independent Consultant
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