Chapter 10. Into the future

10.1 Introduction 282
10.2 Reflecting on the portal 283
10.3 A world of web portals 284
10.4 Ajax behavior 287
10.5 Introducing—a modern mega-portal 299
10.6 Call to action 308

10.1. Introduction

Working through this book, we’ve seen an idea spring into reality as we added one feature after another to the portal. At this point we’ve built something quite special—and possibly something not even possible to envision way back on page 1. Our work with the portal is finished for now and, as is customary when a milestone such as this is reached, it’s time to both reflect and look forward. By looking back we can see the scope of our learning and remind ourselves of the usefulness of each skill and concept. By looking ...

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