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My name is Haim Michael, I am the General Manager for Zindell Technologies and I am an eternal student and a lecturer. I chose to develop the abelski web site for the benefit of all people world wide. I have started to develop it in November 2007 and I continuously update its courses and add new ones. All courses on this web site are available for free personal and academic usage.  The...
on Oct 4, 2010

Portlet

If you're thinking about attending the JSF Summit this December, now is the time to act. You can save $200 if you register before the final early bird deadline this coming Monday, Nov 2nd. The expert speaker lineup includes Ed Burns, Dan Allen, Neil Griffin, Stan Silvert, Matthias Wessendorf, Martin Marinsheck, Pete Muir, David Geary, Ted Goddard, and many more. We've got over 35 expert sessions...
on Oct 27, 2009
We're less than two months away from the 2nd annual JSF Summit conference, co-sponsored by JSFCentral and the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposiums. The conference will take place December 1st-4th in warm, sunny Orlando, FL. We already have an all-star lineup of speakers such as Ed Burns, Matthias Wessendorf, Dan Allen, Ted Goddard, Keith Donald, David Geary and several others, covering every aspect...
on Oct 13, 2009
JSR286 or Portal 2.0 is the next step in Portal development. It takes long time to get a step in this area; although the commercials solutions like Oracle Portal and Microsoft Sharepoint Portal are far ahead from the standards and open source solutions. The questions is, did any vendor implements JSR286 100% including IPC "Interportlet communication" with JSF& AJAX Integration? I want to...
on Nov 5, 2008
Looking for information on how to quickly develop new JSR-168 and JSR-286 compliant portlets in an IDE an article called Developing Portlets with NetBeans Portal Pack 2.0. Those instructions appear to mostly be geared for those looking to develop JSR-286 compliant portlets, so if that's your goal, those instructions may work for you. However, I had a hard time getting through them for the...
on Aug 19, 2008
In last last couple of months working with a custom portlet that uses Apache CXF (2.1.1) in uPortal, I was getting a wierd issue: javax.xml.ws.soap.SOAPFaultException: com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionOldImpl...Caused by: java.lang.ClassCastException: com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionOldImpl        at...
on Aug 6, 2008
JBoss Portal is in its 2.6.2 GA version, which counts with an easy administration console, however it also counts with a strong foundation in terms of technologies. In other hand, you have DWR (Direct Web Remoting), which provide you many interesting features in its 2.0 version, such as Comet(see some Grizzly). In my point of view a great approach behind the scenes in DWR is hide the Java Script...
on Dec 11, 2007
The Portal Post recently highlighted a useful document, Managing Portals and Portal Server Instances. Defined in the writeup are the common portal-related terms, such as multiple portals and portal domain, and the steps for managing portals and portal instances in Sun Java System Portal Server from both the GUI and the command line. Great reference resource! Have a look.
on Aug 21, 2007
Portal developers can display portlet content in various languages and add new language support to existing portlets on Sun Java System Portal Server 7.x, which is open source and free for download. For the detailed procedures, see this new article: Configuring Portlets for Internationalization and Localization. As the article's conclusion states, "Internationalizing and localizing portlets...
on Aug 8, 2007
Sun engineer Hemadri Duraiswami's new screencast does a wonderful job of demonstrating the interportlet communication (IPC) Story Board feature in Portal Pack 1.3 Beta for the NetBeans 5.5 and 5.5.1 IDE. That feature is a nifty capability that enables dragging and dropping of events. Also check out this tutorial on effecting communications among portlets—even if they are in different Web...
on Aug 3, 2007
In the documentation for Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 is a technical overview that summarizes the product's many capabilities. The topics include the standard desktop, the community features, the search server, the management console, and the reporting capabilities, including end-user behavior and logs. Also described are performance tuning and the related scripts. That's a great place to...
on Jul 5, 2007
Sun engineer Deepak Gothe and I just published on Sun Developer Network the last segment of the open-source portal series: Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 5: JavaServer Faces Technology-Based Portlet Bridge. The project's goal is to build a portlet integration library that enables JSF technology-based applications to be run and deployed as JSR 168-compliant portlets on your portal....
on Jun 27, 2007
Sun technology evangelist Sang Shin has put together an excellent hands-on lab on how to build Ajax portlets in the NetBeans IDE with Sun Java System Portal Server. Included are detailed exercises, including installation and configuration, all illustrated with screenshots. The lab takes approximately two hours to complete. See also a related posting on The Portal Post. Definitely a valuable...
on Jun 19, 2007
In his recent blog, Portal Hacks: Ajax Table Container as a Community Template, Sun engineer Jai Suri steps you through the procedure for adding an Ajax table layout in portal communities with Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Update 1. Only four simple steps and you're there. With Ajax all the rage in these days, that's definitely a hack well worth checking out.
on Jun 15, 2007
Portal developers, do take a look— Sun engineer Jeff Blattman's new article on Sun Developer Network, Authoring Community Services With Portal Server, introduces the community capability in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Update 1 and explains how to build integrated, collaborative applications for portal communities. The article addresses many details: collaborative and...
on Jun 12, 2007
In his posting, Breads "R" Us, Sun engineer Jai Suri points to an analysis written by David Sacks (CEO of startup Geni and previously COO of Paypal) on the present-day portals. Thanks to companies like Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and MySpace, portals are by no means under the sole control of their administrators or editors any more. Rather, they are fast becoming a "social graph," a web (pun...
on Jun 11, 2007
Rama Talasila of the Sun Java System Portal Server development team has posted a screencast that previews the capabilities of Portal Desktop Design Tool in an upcoming release (version 7.2) of Sun Java System Portal Server. In particular, the screencast shows you how to add content, edit the layout of tabs and channels, and change the themes of your portal pages. For a list of the screencasts on...
on Jun 4, 2007
A recent blog on CMS Watch points out that Sun's OpenPortal Project is gathering momentum. In particular, the blog highlights an announcement of an upcoming Content Management System (CMS) infrastructure along with a screencast demo on a CMS portlet.Here's a gratifying quote: More interesting for us is [the CMS infrastructure's] emphasis on developer power—so common to open source portal...
on Jun 1, 2007
More on portal open source from Sun: Sun engineer Rajesh Thiagarajan and I just published on Sun Developer Network a new article, Open-Source Portal Initiative at Sun, Part 4: Web Services for Remote Portlets, which describes the project's system and deployment architectures, build and deployment processes, and the procedure for creating remote portlet windows. We also pointed to the stable...
on May 23, 2007
Here's an excellent resource for portal developers: The open-source Portlet Repository has a new addition: the Weather Portlet, which bases its report information on the Yahoo! weather service, all ready to be deployed into any JSR 168-compliant container. Users can specify a U.S. zip code and then access a two-day weather forecast for that location. Neat!
on May 21, 2007