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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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Portal servers

Portal servers are software implementations of portal functionalities. They come either as standalone applications, tightly integrated with the application server they are built on, or they come as separate applications that can be deployed on an application server of choice. In this book, we will use the word portal to indicate a portal server.

A typical enterprise portal architecture is depicted in the following figure:

Portal servers

Fundamentally, today's enterprise portals can be viewed as aggregators of structured and unstructured data, which provide a consistent view to the end user. In our case, the structured data is represented by the ...

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