|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Client-Side Developer's Guide for Oracle WebLogic Portal
10g Release 3 (10.3.4)
Part Number E14229-02
This guide is for WLP developers who want to integrate these client-side technologies into their portals. This chapter introduces the client-side portal development topics and technologies that are discussed in this guide.
To get started using Disc, see Chapter 3, "The WLP Disc Framework"
Traditionally, portlets have been confined to use within a portal application. This traditional model required an application server running a portal container to surface portlets. Portlet Publishing makes portlets available to any web application over HTTP and allows portlets to be surfaced in any web page. With Portlet Publishing, for example, you can render portlets within a Struts or Spring application, or any other non-portal web page.
For detailed information on publishing your portlets, see Chapter 5, "Portlet Publishing".
WebLogic Portal provides a set of web-based, REST-style APIs for retrieving, modifying, creating and updating portal data dynamically from the client.
For detailed information on the REST API, see Chapter 7, "The WebLogic Portal REST API"
To get a feel for the possibilities of client-side portal development, we recommend that you run the Dynamic Visitor Tools (DVT). The DVT uses the Disc and REST APIs to create a rich, interactive web application.
For detailed information on running the DVT, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Portal Development Guide for Oracle WebLogic Portal.