Chapter 10. The JBoss Portal and portlets

This chapter covers

  • Understanding portals
  • Installing the JBoss Portal
  • Developing a portlet
  • Configuring a portlet
  • Creating a portlet instance
  • Creating a portlet window

The JBoss Portal is worthy of a book in its own right, so we can’t do it complete justice in two chapters. Our aim is to introduce you to working with the Portal so that you feel familiar enough with it to tackle more in-depth portal-related topics. Portals enable you to build websites by putting together disparate pieces of code, called portlets, into a single page, making those separate applications appear to function as one. In addition, many portals enable users to customize the layout of their home pages to include the information ...

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