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Converting standard J2EE Servlets to IBM WebSphere Portlet environment

Kevin Crocker
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Joined: Sep 06, 2002
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Hi, I've had a client ask me to provide them with some information in transforming their current J2EE servlet environment into their new IBM WebSphere Portlet environment. I'm looking for white papers, articles, or just about anything that's already written that I can point them to.

I have googled this with no luck, so I need some help from those who have been here before.

any pointers would be most appreciated.

Thanks muchly
Ankur Srivastav
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Joined: Aug 31, 2009
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I also tried doing so, but in my case the client used open source Portal Liferay.

But in any case your first task will be to convert your Application to a JSR compliant Portlet, which will enable it to be deployed and run in any Portal environment.

With IBM Portal normally there are some problems which come up especially if your Application does not follow a set pattern like Struts.

I compiled my experiences of converting a Struts 2 based Application to JSR Portlet which was deployed to IBM Portal. You can visit the following Portlet Blog to get a better idea.


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Kevin Crocker
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Ankur Srivastav wrote:I also tried doing so, but in my case the client used open source Portal Liferay.

But in any case your first task will be to convert your Application to a JSR compliant Portlet, which will enable it to be deployed and run in any Portal environment.

With IBM Portal normally there are some problems which come up especially if your Application does not follow a set pattern like Struts.

I compiled my experiences of converting a Struts 2 based Application to JSR Portlet which was deployed to IBM Portal. You can visit the following Portlet Blog to get a better idea.


Thanks Ankur - I specifically want to avoid anything with Struts - the client has an internal battle raging about Struts - they've never had it, and don't have it right now but have lots of servlet code, they've invested heavily in the J2EE framework, but they have one vendor that is struts blinded. I'd like to stay out of that if I can, so anything I show them, can't have Struts in it.

I know how to convert servlets to portlets - the issue is that I have to find published docs for them.
Thanks again.
 
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