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Portlets in Action by Ashish Sarin

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Chapter 14. Portlet bridges

This chapter covers

  • Introducing portlet bridges
  • Using the iFrame portlet
  • Developing with the JSF portlet bridge
  • Developing with the Wicket portlet bridge

So far in this book, we’ve focused on creating portlets using the Portlet 2.0 API, but in some, if not all, portal development projects you may also want to expose an existing web application as a portlet. Let’s say that you have a Book Catalog web application for managing your book catalog, and it’s developed using the JSF, or Struts, or Wicket web application framework. You have the choice of rewriting the Book Catalog web application as a portlet or exposing it as a portlet by using an appropriate portlet bridge.

Think of a portlet bridge as a wrapper around ...

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