This presentation has an overview of the Widget Factory product: lotusWidgetFactory_1.0.ppt
About the relationship between Lotus Widget Factory and WebSphere Portlet Factory
Widget Factory shares most of the same features and builders. Widget Factory includes support for automatic deploy and publish to Lotus Mashups. Most builders and models are compatible between Widget Factory and Portlet Factory, so many of the samples posted on the Portlet Factory wiki can be used in Widget Factory. In general the only things that are not compatible across the two platforms are:
- Features or builders that are specific to the platform, such as the Widget Event builder or the Cooperative Portlet Source and Cooperative Portlet Target builders.
- Features that are not available in Widget Factory such as SAP integration.
For most of the Portlet Factory samples on the wiki, you can run them as widgets just by adding the Widget Adapter builder to a model and then publishing to Mashups.
Here are some more wiki resources specifically for Widget Factory: