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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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Summary

Today, databases are used everywhere. The importance of databases in today's application is significant. Like regular enterprise applications, portal applications tend to leverage databases to a significant extent. JBoss portal uses databases for internal use, and also supports custom portlet applications deployed on the server.

Hibernate is a popular and powerful ORM tool, which makes the interactions with database easier, efficient, and high-performing. As the responsibility of SQL generation, the writing of cumbersome SQL code, and so on are delegated to Hibernate, portlet developers can concentrate on writing strong domain logic.

Until now, we have been talking about the programmatic implementation of portal solutions. In the next chapter, ...

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