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portlet

A small window on a portal page. Portlet technology allows a portal page to be customized more quickly either internally by the development team or by the end user. Portlet technology can come as an adjunct to a portal server or as optional interfaces to ERP applications. The degree of customization also varies. See portal.


BEA's Portlet Technology
These examples from the BEA Weblogic Portal show how typical portlet windows are entry points to a variety of services. (Screen shot courtesy of BEA Systems, Inc.)
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The Carousel Portlet is an easy to use solution that provides a continuous, circular navigation of a collection of images or divs.
This portlet must be configured using the administrative pages for it to interface with the mail server.
This architecture helps ensure that the portal remains open to resources hosted on a wide range of application servers, and unaffected by faults in any one portlet.
San Francisco, California-based Plumtree says the framework will allow portal administrators to build portlets (small, discrete application interface components) that are specifically designed to search, display, and update data from the PeopleSoft 8 suite.
Designed to decrease the time and complexity required to deploy content for corporate portals, the new software offers an intuitive interface that allows users to build portlets - the units of information that together make up a portal page.
All of the portlets support the Java Specification Request (JSR) 286 portlet standard so that organizations can deploy these embedded processes out of the box to one or many standards-compliant Web portals without need to rebuild the application each and every time.
Process Choreographer is a BPEL process engine that interfaces with the portal using a "My Tasks" portlet and Web services for fast integration of relatively simple business processes.
The technical aspects require a lot of collaboration to ensure that when a customer gets a portlet, it works and there is the right customer support mechanism set up.
The SCM Portlet engages uPortal's built-in lifecycle workflow (created, approved, published, expired) and delegated administration features to provide a simple way to add new content to an institutional portal.
A Portlet development kit will be released later in 1999 and will be available at Oracle's web site.
With a dynamic AJAX-based user interface, users have access to portlet-to-portlet communication that synchronizes data being displayed across multiple portlets.