WebSphere® Portlet Factory Designer is integrated in to the Eclipse development environment.
WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer is a tool for developing Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web applications, portlets, and widgets to be published to IBM® Lotus® Mashups.
WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer is a plugin to Eclipse-based integrated development environments (IDEs). Working in the WebSphere Portlet Factory perspective in Eclipse, you create projects, under which you use builders and profile sets to develop models and generate the resulting Web applications from those models.
Each builder has a wizard user interface through which you specify input. The builder automatically generates or modifies part of the application. Profiles in profile sets let you tailor one application and generate multiple versions, for example, a different version for different human languages or different user groups.
You assemble builders in models to implement a user interface or a data service. If you make a change in the inputs to a builder in a model, the application code is regenerated. The regeneration lets you iteratively develop an application. The builders generate all the necessary application code, including JSPs, Java classes, and XML documents. You use builders to implement design patterns to facilitate iterative development.
The IBM WebSphere Portal server framework provides multiple services, for example, page navigation and collaboration features.
The WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer also facilitates the creation of new builders and profiles.
Using the WebSphere Portlet Factory wiki
On the WebSphere Portlet Factory wiki you can find supplemental content about installation and developing applications. This wiki is very active, so you should check it out regularly.
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About using WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer help
WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer provides context-sensitive help for all features and functions. You can access help in several ways: