Friday, 25 May 2007

Unashamed Plug ( not for me, but for others ) - Programming Portlets: From JSR 168 to WebSphere Portal Extensions

Experienced programmers and developers who are new to portal programming
or to WebSphere Portal will find accessible and essential information on
the features and functionality of portal development with this updated
reference. Covering the building blocks of developing portals and their
applications, particularly JSR 168, this handbook offers software
engineers advice on enhancing their current skills, staying current in
the latest portal developments, and developing portlets for specific
standards. This new edition has extensive JSR 168 material and revised
technical information including WebSphere Portal (v6), Portlet Factory,
and Workplace Forms.

*About the Author*
*Ron Lynn* is a software engineer for IBM. He lives in Exeter,
California. *Peter Blinstrubas* is a portal consultant on the IBM
technical sales team. He lives in Prospect, Connecticut. *Joey Bernal*
has an extensive background in building portal and web applications. He
lives in Houston, Texas. *Usman Memon* is an IT architect with IBM's
Software Services for Lotus Raleigh Portal Technology Group. He lives in
Raleigh, North Carolina. *Cayce Marston* is a senior IT specialist
within the IBM technical sales team. He lives in Victoria, British
Columbia. *Tim Hanis* is the coauthor of /Mastering IBM WebSphere
Portal: Expert Guidance to Build and Deploy Portal Applications/. He
lives in Pearland, Texas. *Varadarjan Ramamoorthy *is a portal
consultant with IBM Software Services. He lives in Morrisville, North
Carolina. *Stefan Hepper* is the coauthor of the book/ Pervasive

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Awesome - Workplace Forms and WebSphere Portal integration

I've known about the options for integration between Workplace Forms and
WebSphere Portal for some long time now, but have only just had a chance
to play with one of the specific integration points - Portal Document

Whilst attending an event in Paris, I've just worked through a lab that
took me through building a form from scratch ( which I've done before,
but not for a while ), and then plugging it into PDM via a special set
of buttons, wizards etc.

This includes providing a workflow to allow template forms to be
approved for general use, allowing users to complete, sign and submit a
form, and then having the approver validate the form within the workflow
itself. In this context, all of the workflow routing is done within PDM

It's not an end-to-end solution in its own right, but it's a great place
to start............

See: -

for further details.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Leveraging WebSphere Portal V6 programming model - parts 1, 2 and 3 ( UPDATED LAST WEEK )

Leveraging WebSphere Portal V6 programming model

Part 1. Managing
portlet configuration using the edit_defaults mode

Use the hierarchical portlet preferences model to provide flexibility in
your portlets.

Part 2. Advanced URL generation in themes and portlets

This article describes and shows how to use the latest additions to the
URL generation capabilities for themes, skins, and portlets in IBM
WebSphere Portal Version 6. With these new services, portlets can
generate links to other portlets and pages for a broader variety of use
cases than in previous versions. Portal and portlet developers learn
when and how to use these new features

Part 3. Introducing Composite Application Workflow in WebSphere Portal

This third part in the series descibes how to use Composite Application
Workflow to design and run workflows in a WebSphere Portal environment.
You learn the primary capabilities and see how to implement and use a
simple workflow

Monday, 21 May 2007

Forget being addicted to love ........

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Web Chat - Creating Web 2.0 portals using AJAX and REST with WebSphere Portal - 24 May 2007

This chat, to be held on May 24 and moderated by Stephan Hesmer and
Stefan Behl, is about Web 2.0, related technologies such as AJAX, REST,
and Dojo, and how WebSphere Portal leverages these technologies. You can
ask questions about the topic and get real-time answers from these two
highly respected WebSphere Portal Architects who are deeply involved
with Web 2.0 enablement of WebSphere Portal.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Dilbert does dashboards

IBM Lotus Connections software announcement

As per Ed's blog: -

Enjoy reading ....

Saturday, 12 May 2007

What's in a name ?

Thursday, 10 May 2007

WebSphere Portal v6 Training in London


IBM Websphere Portal V6 Adminstration 1 (WP710GB)




9/10/11 July 2007
20/21/22 August 2007



IBM WebSphere Portal V6: Administration 2 (WP720GB)




12/13 July 2007
23/24 August 2007



IBM WebSphere Portal v6 Application Development (WP610GB)


On request


On request


Thursday, 3 May 2007

Lotus Connections and Quickr online demonstrations are here ...

Navigate to: -

and look for *Lotus Connections* and *Lotus Quickr* - you can play
online, or download for offline enjoyment

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