Oracle Magazine Article: Turn Applications into Portlets with the JSF Portlet Bridge (JSR 301)

oraclemagazinebridgeVanessa Wang from the Oracle Fustion Middleware Documentation team published an excellent article in the September 2009 issue of the Oracle Magazine, walking through the steps of turning an ADF task flow into a portlet. The article comes with a sample project that you can use as a starting point for your experiment.

Building JSF Portlets

In the previous post I showed how you can take any JSF application or ADF task flow and expose them as portlets. It’s a very powerful capability, and is used mostly when you have already built your page or application, and making a portlet out of it is more of an after-thought.

Using the same JSF Portlet Bridge (JSR 301) under the covers, you can use the portlet creation wizard in JDeveloper to build JSF/ADF portlets very easily. You don’t necessarily have to deal with the JSR 168 APIs, you can directly take advantage of the power of ADF.

Steps:

  • 0:00-1:30 Building the JSF portlet skeleton using the portlet creation wizard.
  • 1:30-3:30 Creating the model for the portlet application: using ADF Business Components (BC) to access a back-end database, creating the data control
  • 3:30-5:50 Creating a stacked chart as the portlet view using ADF Data Visualization Technology (DVT)
  • 5:50-7:30 Deploying the portlet application
  • 7:30-9:46 Building a portlet consumer application: registering and consuming the producer

Enjoy!

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