3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2008 1:10 AM by 680728 RSS

    Develop portlet Application with the help of NetBeans

    680728
      Hi, sorry, I could make a mistake with forum.

      So, if you can, please help me.
      The problem is:
      during my work I often write some part of huge portlet application based on IBM WebSphere portal server, portlets are on IBM portlet specification, IDE is RAD.

      I would like to find open-source solution:
      NetBeans as IDE,
      Some portlet container which can work with Tomcat or GlassFish.

      Can you suggest me something?
      I've read http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/sdk_portletcontaineru4/index.html

      As I understood, JSR-168 doesn't allow to have "+configure mode+" (IBM has view, edit, configure, help modes), but I did not find the answer:
      If I downloaded NetBean 6.0.1 all in one, latest J2EE +(Java Application Platform SDK Update 4)+
      can I develop portlet app, or not? How can I deploy it...lot's of questions, I can't understand where to start.
        • 1. Re: Develop portlet Application with the help of NetBeans
          843844
          Holod wrote:
          Hi, sorry, I could make a mistake with forum.

          So, if you can, please help me.
          The problem is:
          during my work I often write some part of huge portlet application based on IBM WebSphere portal server, portlets are on IBM portlet specification, IDE is RAD.

          I would like to find open-source solution:
          NetBeans as IDE,
          Some portlet container which can work with Tomcat or GlassFish.

          Can you suggest me something?
          I've read http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/sdk_portletcontaineru4/index.html

          As I understood, JSR-168 doesn't allow to have "+configure mode+" (IBM has view, edit, configure, help modes), but I did not find the answer:
          If I downloaded NetBean 6.0.1 all in one, latest J2EE +(Java Application Platform SDK Update 4)+
          can I develop portlet app, or not? How can I deploy it...lot's of questions, I can't understand where to start.
          Yes, you can develop JSR 168-compliant portlets using NetBeans. After you install NetBeans, you have to install the PortalPack plugin : http://portalpack.netbeans.org/

          PortalPack includes two important components:

          Portlet Container - allowing you to test your portlets in a portal environment, without having a full portal server installation
          Server Plugins - giving you the ability to deploy your finished portlets into a variety of portlet container environments - including Sun's Portal Server 7.x. In addition, there are others that have worked on, for example, integration with Liferay Portal, see http://spaquet.blogspot.com/2008/02/building-portlets-for-liferay-44-with.html
          • 2. Re: Develop portlet Application with the help of NetBeans
            680728
            Ok, thanks, this topic became clearer to me after your post.

            And is it possible to use Server Plugins not with Sun Portal Server, but with Apache Tomcat or GlassFish for example?
            If I do not make a mistake, I've seen some info, that GlassFish allows to develop and deploy portal applications based on JSR-168
            • 3. Re: Develop portlet Application with the help of NetBeans
              680728
              Can you suggest me Portal Server for MS Windows platform?

              Sun Java System Portal Server 7 is only for Solaris and Linux.
              https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=PortalSvr7-OTH-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI