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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook by Chris Ostrowski

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APPENDIX AFuture Direction of OracleAS Portal

Virtually every Portal-related presentation done by an Oracle employee at the major Oracle conferences over the past year or so contains at least one slide that says "Portal is the Face of SOA."

Chapter 8 goes through the details of why service-oriented architecture and OracleAS Portal are such a good match. In a nutshell, Oracle is marketing OracleAS Portal as a tool to integrate various applications and data throughout your organization. SOA provides the "plumbing" underneath the user interface, and OracleAS Portal provides the UI.

The Statement of Direction link on the Oracle Portal Product Overview page (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/portal/product_overview_10g1014.html) doesn’t ...

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