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Why Use Protlets?

Barry Raczkowski
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 13
Why use portlets? Most web apps development kits can divde and protion browser screens to allow users flexiability in look and fell. What do I gain by using portlets. I have not had alot of experience with Portlets and would like to know use cases for requiring Portlet development.
Ankur Srivastav
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Joined: Aug 31, 2009
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It helps you manage multiple web applications separately. Like if on a page you have two portlets then they can be implemented and managed by two different teams. Also adding/removing/customizing Portlets is pretty easy.


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E Cho
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Joined: Apr 24, 2009
Posts: 9
1. Not to mention that Portal enables you to implement security at various levels (pages/portlets/virtual portals/SSO) if properly configured against your user repository(ies).
Which beats having to build your own security framework to do the same thing with your pseudo portlets on a custom web app.

2. Plus various portals come with a content management components (ie Liferay and WebSphere, in my experience) so that you don't have to integrate any 3rd party tools and/or build your own.

3. Portals also have the capability to personalize.... but this feature I find is rarely utilized, but in certain environments, it may be useful.

There are many others... just can't think of any off the top of my head.

Barry Raczkowski
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 13
Maybe I am think about portlets ithe wrong way. In general, when I develop an app I try to use different windows to show different pieces of information. I can use visulization techniques to display information in a estatically pleasing way. I guess I would not use portlets for my work.

Who sets the displays up in portlets?
 
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