Before you start
The Hello World series is for novice developers who want a high-level, hands-on overview of IBM software products. Each tutorial in the series provides simple exercises and step-by-step instructions to familiarize you with the components and use of a particular product. The exercises only cover the basic concepts, but are enough to get you started.
This tutorial introduces you to WebSphere Portal. Two exercises provide step-by-step instructions to give you a complete end-to-end experience. You will develop and test a portlet in a development environment, and then deploy the portlet in a production environment.
To complete Exercise 1: Develop and test a portlet in a development environment, install Rational Application Developer V7. During the installation, check the option to install the feature Portal tools to get the WebSphere Portal test environment..
For Exercise 2: Deploy a portlet in a production environment, you need WebSphere Portal V6. You can download a free, trial version of WebSphere Portal Express V6 at no cost.