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Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook by Philipp Weckerle, Frédéric Desbiens, Peter Moskovits

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CHAPTER 5Consuming and Building Portlets

Portlets are the key building blocks of portals; they are reusable web components or page fragments that you can plug in to your pages. Examples of portlets are a report of top sales by region, an order entry form, or a threaded discussion forum. Portlets are frequently used by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), or systems to publish well-defined, often self-contained business facts. In this chapter you will learn what portlets are, what it takes to build portlets, and how to consume them in your WebCenter applications.

We cannot go into great detail about portlet development, but fortunately there is a lot of information available about portlet development online. ...

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