Open source technology enables you to build customized enterprise portal frameworks with more flexibility and fewer limitations. This book explains the fundamentals of a powerful set of open source tools and shows you how to use them.
An outstanding team of authors provides a complete tutorial and reference guide to Java Portlet API, Lucene, James, and Slide, taking you step by step through constructing and deploying portal applications. You will trace the anatomy of a search engine and understand the Lucene query syntax, set up Apache James configuration for a variety of servers, explore object to relational mapping concepts with Jakarta OJB, and acquire many other skills necessary to create J2EE™ portals uniquely suited to the needs of your organization.
Loaded with code-intensive examples of portal applications, this volume offers you the know-how to free your development process from the restrictions of pre-packaged solutions.
What you will learn from this book
- How to evaluate business requirements and plan the portal
- How to develop an effective browser environment
- How to provide a search engine, messaging, database inquiry, and content management services in an integrated portal application
- How to develop Web services for the portal
- How to monitor, test, and administer the portal
- How to create portlet applications compliant with the Java Portlet API
- How to reduce the possibility of errors while managing the portal to accommodate change
- How to plan for the next generation application portal
Who this book is for
This book is for professional Java developers who have some experience in portal development and want to take advantage of the options offered by open source tools.
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