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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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Chapter 3. Saying Hello with a Portlet

JBoss portal server's primary strength lies in its ability to provide robust support for custom implementation of functionality using the portlet API. Portlets, the atomic unit of custom functionality, encompass the rich functionality and behavior we see aggregated on a portal web site.

In this chapter, we will try to understand the concepts and basics of building a functional portlet, by taking the traditional "Hello World" approach and building a portlet for it. The idea is to take a simple example and walk through the complete life cycle, from portlet development through to deployment, while introducing important concepts and configuration required for building a strong developmental foundation necessary ...

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