IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory enables you to rapidly deliver dynamic, highly customizable, and adaptive portlets.
With WebSphere Portlet Factory, you can quickly and easily create, re-purpose, or assimilate web applications and web services into portlets. These portlets can be customized by users, administrators, and developers, all within a protected and controllable framework. In addition, business users can change the various aspects (exposed through WebSphere Portlet Factory profiles) of the portlet functionality, such as presentation or business process, in real time.
WebSphere Portlet Factory applications can exist as stand alone web applications, portlets, and web services without creating any additional code or requiring the duplication or branching of the current code base. By eliminating the need to code all of these implementations and their variations, there is a significant reduction to the development, publishing and change management process.
IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory overview
WebSphere Portlet Factory enables you to rapidly deliver dynamic, highly customizable and adaptive portlets to IBM WebSphere Portal and widgets to IBM Lotus® Mashups and to IBM InfoSphere MashupHub.
Designing the appearance of portlet pages
Portlets developed using IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory should adhere to the design standards of other portlets provided by the portal server.
Access to portlet APIs from a model
You can access the Portlet API directly from a model by retrieving the PortletRequest
, or PortletConfig
from request attributes.
Development and Production WAR files
During the course of development, you will use WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer to create the functionality and WAR files that you can use for testing your application.
Restrictions on models used as portlets
Most models run fine both as standalone web applications and as portlets. The following are restrictions on models that you intend to use as portlets:
Parent topic: Creating a cooperative portlet source model
Working with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory projects