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Looking to add some "pizazz" to your portal? If so, maybe you've considered Flex, but wondered how it can be integrated into WebSphere Portal. Well, wonder no longer...a new article published on IBM developerWorks takes you step-by-step through the process of integrating Flex with WebSphere Portal.
Why Flex? Well, if you are already familiar with it, then you know how it can help deliver richer Web apps; if you are are not, Flex is an open source software development kit for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich internet applications (RIAs) based on the popular Adobe Flash platform. How popular? By some estimates about 98% of all PCs support Flash, making it one of (if not the most) widely installed software technologies worldwide...so you probably needn't worry that your users won't be able to run Flex-enabled applications.
When you are ready to get started, begin by reading "Integrating Adobe Flex with IBM WebSphere Portal" for all the details!
-- Brian Chaput
Deliver a Differentiated Web Experience by Injecting Social Aspects of Web 2.0 into WebSphere Portal Applications with Lotus Connections
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If you haven’t heard Web 2.0 is more than just a fad. We get Web 2.0 and WebSphere Portal is the Web 2.0 portal that delivers rich, interactive interfaces, enables user contribution via user driven page and content creation and situational application development and leverages key Web 2.0 technology enablers including AJAX, REST et. al.
Now you can easily and rapidly elevate web experiences delivered by WebSphere Portal by incorporating the new Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets built using WebSphere Portlet Factory to deliver a truly differentiated web experience. Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets enhance your WebSphere Portal applications by providing the following capabilities (view the presentation here to review feature/function details):
The capabilities provided by Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets enable WebSphere Portal customers to deliver a truly differentiated web experience by:
Additionally, Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets preserve the native Lotus Connections user experience in WebSphere Portal including ease of use, functional behavior, color schemes etc. Further the Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets are built using WebSphere Portlet Factory (entitled as part of a WebSphere Portal purchase) enabling unlimited customization to meet your specific needs.Add the social aspects of Web 2.0 to deliver truly differentiated web experiences today by downloading the Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets free of charge now from http://www-01.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/portal/lotusconnections/details?catalog.label=1WP1002A6.
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Today’s application development leaders face a myriad of challenges and opportunities. Your customers are demanding new applications that enable business growth; however, IT budgets and spend is being carefully controlled limiting your ability to increase headcount. Competitive pressures bearing down on the business amplified by globalization and reduced barriers to entry require dramatically compressed application delivery schedules. Further customers want applications that are rich, interactive and social in nature based on their personal web browsing experiences outside the confines of the corporate walls.
We understand the challenges facing today’s development leaders and the combination of WebSphere Portlet Factory and WebSphere Portal provides the ultimate platform for rapidly delivering rich, interactive and social applications that deliver exceptional web experiences and enable business growth by attracting, engaging, retaining and delighting customers.
See how the next generation of WebSphere Portlet Factory helps you create rich, interactive applications faster by reviewing exciting new features (see the presentation at http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf/dx/08072009024448PMWEBPZ3.htm for details) including:
• Enhanced Web 2.0 support enabling creation of even richer and more interactive applications
Try the next generation of WebSphere Portlet Factory by downloading the beta from https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-wspfnob. Tells us what you think by posting feedback to the forum http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=888 and participate in shaping WebSphere Portlet Factory features and functions.