Using the Portlet Factory is a new way of thinking about
development, and you will not get maximum use out of it until you buy in.
You do not work with the application directly, you work with Builders that
create the application. In the simplest cases, this seems like more work
than just writing the Java and JSP yourself, but once you understand how
Builders can work together, and construct elements from the context built
by the other Builders, you will see how powerful it can be.
is a Builder? What is a BuilderCall?
[What is a Profile?]
[Interacting with Models in the Designer]
How it works
[Model Cache and Model Instances]
[WebApp (GenElement) Tree]
Parts of a Builder
and the Abstraction Layer
For definitions of terms related to Portlet Factory, see the Glossary.