Chapter 8. Useful portal customizations

8.1 Introduction 229
8.2 Making common tasks accessible 230
8.3 Versioned personalization data 234
8.4 Creating an area for tool zones 243
8.5 Adding a CatalogZone dialog 247
8.6 Summary 255

8.1. Introduction

In the world of applications development, we walk a fine line between the desire to implement cool new features and the need to supply applications that are easy to use. I know from my own experiences with Rapid Application Development (RAD), it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture when tempted by the dizzying array of cool new features and options at our disposal. Because of this, projects often veer off course when a developer pipes up with an idea like, “Let’s just add one of these clever ...

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