IBM Websphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud

IBM WebSphere® Portal is a cost- effective, scalable, and proven solution for the portal enterprise space. Given the depth and the breadth of WebSphere Portal and the challenges of developing a portal project, you need a book that covers all the nuances of the entire portal project lifecycle. This book accomplishes just that.

In this book, we cover topics that range from portal assessment, governance, and architecture, to design and development. These topics are covered not only within these traditional areas, but also within the cloud environment context. Keeping both contexts in mind, several chapters are dedicated to portal and portlet testing, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, best practices, and tuning. The cloud option is also analyzed and discussed for hosting, developing, and publishing portal applications.

We also cover Web Experience Factory (WEF) as the tool of choice for portlet development. We take you from the introduction to the development of advanced portlets in an intuitive and efficient manner. We cover not only common topics, such as builders, models, and user interface development, but also advanced topics, such as Dojo builders, Ajax techniques, and WEF performance.

Within the WEF space, we cover other topics, which have never been covered before by any other competing book. You will learn how to develop multichannel applications, including web mobile applications and you will learn about the model types available for portlet development, including when and how to utilize them. We also present and discuss numerous aspects and facets of implementing a WEF project and what it takes to successfully deliver them.

The richness and the profundity of the topics combined with an intuitive and well-structured presentation of the chapters will provide you with all the information you need to master your skills with the IBM WebSphere Portal project lifecycle and Web Experience Factory.

What you will learn from this book

  • Master best practices in building portal environments for high availability
  • Explore Cloud topics as another paradigm for hosting, developing and publishing portal applications
  • Develop Portlets and multichannel applications utilizing WEF
  • Understand the performance benefits of using Dojo and Ajax in WebSphere Portal 7.0 and 8.0
  • Master how profiling can be used to provide variability for customization, personalization and configuration of portlets and environments
  • Understand the different model types available to WEF developers and learn how to choose the right ones for your portlets
  • Learn how to create web applications to run on iPhone and other mobile devices

This book is written in simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations.

Who this book is for
This book is written for any professional involved with a portal project.  Professionals performing roles ranging from project and product management, program director, and architects to any lead role, will benefit from the project related segment of this book.

The segment related to Portlet Development will benefit mostly portal developers and architects. Only this section requires some basic knowledge of IBM WebSphere Portal.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 474 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849684049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849684040
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