I saw some help on the forum main page but they are all tutorials i want to know what tools do i need to know in hand like servers or other things to start with it. Please help me regarding this as i have very much short time to master it as i have to start a project in it as soon as possible. any tutorial that guides with step by step information and a demo application will help a lot. [ November 11, 2006: Message edited by: rajat mani ]
So, you want to know portal, and you want to work with WebLogic.
As far as development goes, there are 27 classes and interfaces in the Portlet API, including objects such as PortletRequest, PortletResponse, Portlet, PortletExcetpion, PortletConfig, PortletContext, PortletSession, etc. You say you know servlets? If you know Servlet and JSP development, learning these classes is about as hard as learning to how to spell the world Portlet.
There is a bit of a mindshift moving to portal. You have to think about your apps in a slightly different way, but it is a more service oriented way, and that's been a trend for years, so it's a good thing, not a bad thing.
As far as administration goes, that ususally takes a bit of time. I come from a WebSphere background, and WebSphere Portal Administration is fairly complicated, if only because you have so many extra features, like document managers, web clipping, search, and other such things. You'd probably need a bit of time with weblogic to master their portal. But as you know, there's a huge difference between being a J2EE developer, and administering a J2EE application server.
I have a bunch of tutorials on my website that demonstrate how to develop a HelloWorld portlet using WSAD, and how to do some basic portal administration tasks. They're multimedia, so you can just sit back and watch:
can anybody tell me which one is better if allowed to decide first out of weblogic portal development and websphere portal development.
I want to install both of them and getting confused as from where should i download or which version to start with i saw some latest versoins the recommended memory requirement is 2GB for weblogic portal development.
Also one query if i download weblogic portal do i need to install anything else?? can anybody tell me that also..