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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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1. Overview

WebSphere Portal provides a flexible framework based on open standards with the capability to integrate with a best of breed solution.

This chapter provides an overview of the WebSphere Portal technology, IBM’s portal tooling, and its use in developing integrated portal applications. A high-level overview of the WebSphere Portal concepts integral to development is presented here.

In this chapter, we explore:

  • The evolution of portals

  • Fundamental Portal concepts and definitions

  • Portal development patterns

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