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future in portlets

 
sachin yadav
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hi all,

i got a new job offering in portlets, i can't really understand my future prospects with portlets. what they really are, and how they r used in corporate enviornment, i want to know. did it involve jsp/servlets also? can somebody please help me out.

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sachin
 
Jason Moors
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The Portlet JSR-168 spec implements a interface similar to Servlets, although it has a concept of Actions and Renderers (check out the spec) instead of doPost/doGet. If you understand servlets and JSP it's not difficult to understand.

The main benefit to organisations is that portals can provide a common browser based interface (standard look and feel), and also provide SSO to a number of disparate backend systems, which enables the user to remember one password rather than 10 different passwords.

Other benefits are security, portals provide JAAS Authentication and also the ability to assign content to a user's role, therefore allowing access to content required to perform the job function.

In terms of employment, most of the large enterprise players IBM, BEA, SAP etc have all invested heavliy in their portals, and whilst I don't believe a portal is a solution for every customer, for large scale customers I have seen recent adoption to a portal strategy.

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Jason.
 
sachin yadav
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thanx a lot jason. i joined and i feel that portlets had a great future to come up in the future. thanx for answering my query.
 
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