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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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13.2. The Struts portlet framework

Struts-based application development can be applied to portlets, similar to the way that Struts development is implemented in Web applications. Because of the differences in the servlet and portlet technologies, the Struts portlet framework was developed to merge these two technologies.

Developers that have worked with Struts in the servlet environment should adapt easily to the Struts portlet framework. The packaging of a Struts portlet application is very similar to a Struts application in the servlet environment. However, WebSphere Portal also introduces additional concepts, such as portlet modes, multiple device support, and portlet communication, that might need to be addressed by the Struts application. ...

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