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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Creating gadgets

The creation of a gadget is very simple. This recipe will walk you through the process of creating and deploying a gadget.

Getting ready

You need to create a sample bundle where you will add and deploy your gadget. For example, we will create a Skype Talk client where a user can log into the portal and chat with friends through a customized window. The steps will therefore be:

  • Creating a pom.xml file for a new Maven project
  • Creating a web.xml file , which is mandatory for deploying a gadget project
  • Creating a gadget.xml file where the gadgets are declared
  • Creating the source directories and the code

How to do it...

Go through the following steps to create the new Skype gadget:

  1. Add a very basic pom.xml file in your new Maven project as ...

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