Monday, 16 November 2009

Create a Struts Portlet using Liferay Plugin Sdk

There is an article available at Liferay Wiki to help you develop a Struts Based Portlet using there Plugin SDK, but chances are pretty high that the article alone wont suffice.

Here are a few problems you might face when you develop a Struts based Portlet.

1. You might get errors for ActionForward, ActionMapping and so on.
2. Your project will have compilation problems.

Here are a few simple steps to create a Struts Based portlet:

Friday, 2 October 2009

Struts and EJB application to JSR 168 Portlet

This has been quite a journey for me to convert an existing Struts2 application to a JSR 168 compliant Portlet which now runs using IBM WebSphere Server and Liferay Portal. The application also uses EJB and Hibernate.

Here are the steps that can probably help you in converting a Struts application to a Portlet.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Basics of a struts config file.

Any struts application has a struts config file which defines the mappings for any request that comes to the controller for processing. Understanding the concepts of this file can help you get a clear picture of Struts.
In this tutorial, we will just look at the normal facilities offered by the strutsconfig.xml.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

How to create a JSR 168 Struts Portlet

Recently I had published an article on creating a JSR 286 compliant Portlet. Here is the URL for that Blog Post.

Struts Portlet creation tutorial from scratch using Eclipse and deploying the same to a Portal server like Liferay:

Creating a Struts Portlet from Scratch may not be that easy if you are doing it for the first time.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

How to Create a Simple JSR 168 Portlet using Eclipse

After understanding the basic concepts of a Portlet, like its lifecycle and its methods, it shouldn't be a problem to create a JSR compliant Portlet.

Recently I had published an article on creating a JSR 286 compliant Portlet. Here is the URL for that Blog Post.

If you are not familiar with Portlets then I will request you to read my first article in which I have discussed about the Portlet World

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Introducing the Portal World

Well if you have come to this website then its pretty certain that either you or your company has decided to take a plunge into the Portal world. And trust me the plunge will certainly pay off.

To get started lets understand a little about the Portals and the Portlets.