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WebSphere Portal Server Qs

Steve Grant
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I will be working on websphere portal server shortly. I am really not getting the purpose of portal server or portlets. Already when we have Servlets and JSP then why should one go for portlets. What exactly is the use of a portlet and portals. I am not getting the punch line.
Siddharth K

SCJP1.4<br />IBM Certified System Administrator -- WebSphere Application Server V5.0 (340)
Steve Grant
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If anybody can give me the links for good Websphere Portal Server Forums that will really be helpful.
Siddharth k
Tony Chen
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
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check this post:

SCJP Java 2 - IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere V4.0 & V5.0 - IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Network Deployment V6.0 - Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Certification
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
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Read the WebSphere Portal Server 5.0 handbook redbook at

Kyle Brown, Author of Persistence in the Enterprise and Enterprise Java Programming with IBM Websphere, 2nd Edition
See my homepage at for other WebSphere information.
Steve Grant
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thanks kyle and tony
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