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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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24.1. Overview

Cooperative portlets subscribe to a model for declaring, publishing and sharing information with each other using the WebSphere Portal property broker. At runtime, the property broker matches the data type of output properties from a source portlet with the data type of input properties from one or more target portlets. The transfer of the property can be initiated using the Portlet Wiring Tool. A user creates a persistent connection between two portlets, called a wire.

For IBM portlets a user can launch a Click-to-Action event from an icon on the source portlet. The icon presents a pop-up menu containing the list of targets for the action. Selecting such a menu item results in the execution of the actionPerformed() method on ...

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