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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook by Chris Ostrowski

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CHAPTER 8Advanced Development Topics

You’re probably familiar with the phrase "hitting a moving target." The implication, many times, is that whatever you’re trying to accomplish is made that much harder because the real world keeps intruding. Modern Web development provides a double-whammy: not only is the target moving, but the tools that developers use to hit the moving target are themselves changing and evolving. Imagine using a bow and arrow to hit a target that keeps moving and every time you shoot an arrow, somebody comes along and gives you a new bow to use—this is what most Web developers face today.

OracleAS Portal is not a closed system. The developers and architects who created OracleAS Portal were smart enough to design it in such ...

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