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Portal development with eclipse and jetspeed 2

 
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Hello,

Is there any alternative to websphere+RAD for portal development? Like Eclipse and Jetspeed? If so, can someone give me a link or explain how to install things and start development?

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You can certainly download Pluto from apache.org and just link to the API jar files from your project Java/Web project in Eclipse. You can then code, compile, package as a war file and then deploy to Pluto. It's not as full function as the WebSphere plugin, but it's also not a rediculous resource hog like the WebSphere Portal Test Environment.

My signature links I believe show developing a Struts Portlet and a JSF portlet, both of which get deployed to Pluto using the various Portlet Bridges from the Apache Bridges project.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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There are many commercial Portal Products..
1) SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal
2) Oracle/Weblogic Portal

Ofcourse Open Source is a good alternative to WebSphere but i would recommend _not_ using open source for development environment and WebSphere for Production/Pre Production. Go open source all the way or stick to commercial all the way.
Hope this helps.
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I'm using now for portlet development eclipse + jetspeed2. After this i will deploy, hopefully with no issue, the portlets to websphere., still in development phase. I know this will probably not be an easy task, but rad+websphere get on my nerves with how slow they are (i have 4 GB ram...). And these are the only commercial solutions i have.
BTW, thanks for the tutorials Cameron, they are of much help. Maybe you can put them for download?
 
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