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Best Book on Portlets -- Recommendation

 
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Anyone has a recommendation on the best (or at least good) book on Portlets. It looks like I am about to jump into a large project that uses portlets as a component for a large part of it.

BTW, I know absolutely nothing about portlets. For example, this project also makes references to flash... and I don't know if the two technologies related, or just another technology that is used. (Which leads to a side question for the best book on flash. )

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Don't know of a book, but I got my start into portals with Jetspeed 1. There are a fair number of articles and examples available for it. It's got a non-trivial learning curve, though, so if you're really interested in a particular portal, it might be better to start with that one. Jetspeed 2 has the advantage of implementing the relevant standard JSR-168.
 
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Thanks... I guess I have to just dive right in...

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Read the JSR Specification. Get JBoss Portal, it is free, and go have fun.

The Spec is actually really easy to read.

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There's a book review on a certain Java site that you may be familiar with. The book itself is a couple of years old, which is probably a strike against it.
 
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If you have a Manning account you can get the Portlets and Apache Portals book free from their Sandbox forum. Not sure if its the best though.
 
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Thanks. I'll just start from the specification and proceed from there. I also ordered a few books from Amazon -- based purely on reviews.

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Well, you're using Flash and Portlets? Here's a link that has Flash presentations describing how to code portlets and administer the WebSphere Portal Server.

http://www.technicalfacilitation.com/get.php?link=portal

Similar links will be going up on the www.examscam.com site to support the new book on WebSphere Portal 5.1 certification, test 399.
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