Exploiting the WebSphere Portal V5.1.0.1 programming model, Part 1: Introducing the model

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Stefan Hepper and Stefan Liesche

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: December 14, 2005

This is the first in a series of five articles which can help portal developers and administrators to apply the IBM® WebSphere® Portal V5.1.0.1 programming model to your company's portal. This article introduces the various parts of the model, provides a short overview of portal technology, and describes how portals relate to the service-oriented architecture (SOA). You learn about the model artifacts--such as portlets, themes, skins, and portlet services—and how you can influence a process called aggregation, in which the different pieces come together to create the portal page. Then, you see how two general concepts, security and virtual portals, relate to the programming model. Finally, you can download and experiment with a portlet application which illustrates the concepts introduced in this first part, and which will be used in future parts of the series.

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