Oracle WebCenter Portal: Framework
Expose Existing JSF and Oracle ADF Applications and Task Flows
The Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge enables application developers to quickly and easily expose existing JSF applications, Oracle ADF applications, and task flows as JSR 286 portlets. The Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge is based on and conforms to JSR 329, which defines the functionality for the Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JavaServer Faces.
For example, suppose your application contains a JSF page that accepts input
for Human Resources details, such as name, address, nationality, and so on.
You can package the page as a WSRP producer and, using the Oracle JSF Portlet
Bridge, surface the page as a portlet in your enterprise portal for all
When you use the Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge, your pages and portlet views
become one and the same. Traditionally, developers first build an application,
then build portlets to integrate the application with their portal deployment.
With WebCenter Portal, developers typically build their application
out of a set of task flows that can be individually exposed directly as
portlets. In this way, you can build one application that can be delivered
as a single portlet or as a collection of portlets delivered through a single portlet
producer. When changes or updates to this application occur, the portlet
is updated immediately.
Traditionally, such modifications would require that developers
rebuild applications from scratch if the requirements did not match the
prebuilt component. Because customizations are saved directly into Oracle Metadata
Services (MDS), when
new versions or patches of the task flows .