Portlet is *new* technology, Moreover, very less peoples use it. So there are very less experts in this field and that is the reason why it is silent forum. I just want to know that, is it possible to know *everything* about portlet (each details of it, just like many peoples know about servlet). If yes then from where?
Does any body here know everything (most of the details) about portlet??
The spec is the best place to start learning more about portlets. Read it, understand it, become a contributor to an Open Source Portal Framework, develop enough portlet applications, and you can become the expert you speak of.
Correction: Portals/Portlets are not new. Many people/companies use them. There are many experts on the subject. There isn't much activity in this forum because it's new to JavaRanch. But we're trying to change that! Knowing the JSR spec like Jessica suggests is a good start, but the spec is new, and there are number of portals that don't conform to it, and are still worth knowing, so the situation isn't at all like it is with servlets. It's still good advice, though: Get to know a portal (JetSpeed, Pluto, ...), use it, develop portlets with it, and you will get to understand the issues and problems that portals need to address. By the time you're done with that, maybe all important portals implement the spec, and you can take it from there. [ November 30, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Depends what portal you are referring to. For example, IBM WebSphere Portal is such a large platform with so many different components it is impossible for any one person to know "everything" about WebSphere Portal. If you are interested in learning more about IBM's portal, the industries leading portal, refer to IBM's developer works website.
I have been drafted into a portal project. We are currently(well not yet) developing portlets on Plumtree for a UK telecom gaint. The work involves coding web services and doing some fancy decoration work.
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