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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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4.6. Core objects

Portlets are descendents of HttpServlets and as such inherit much of the basic functionality from that class. However, as illustrated in 4.3, “Servlets versus portlets” on page 117, there are some key differences. This section will introduce many of the key objects in the portlet API. This section is not intended to replace the javadoc and therefore will discuss the primary function of certain objects and some of their key methods. The complete javadoc for the portlet API can be found in the \WebSphere\PortalServer\app\wps.ear\wps.war\doc\Javadoc\WPS directory. For the most up-to-date API information, refer to:

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/

4.6.1. Hierarchy

The abstract class Portlet descends ...

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