About the AquaLogic .NET Application Accelerator
The AquaLogic .NET Application Accelerator is a collection
of libraries and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 integration features
that simplify authoring of ASP.NET 2.0 portlets for BEA AquaLogic
Interaction (ALI) and WebLogic Portal (WLP).
Each of the components in the AquaLogic .NET Application Accelerator
serves a specific purpose:
- .NET WSRP Producer: Surfaces ASP.NET web applications to
WSRP (Web Services for Remote Portlets) Consumers by transforming
WSRP requests into HTTP requests, and rewriting HTTP response content
for the WSRP Consumer. Requires use of the .NET Portlet API.
- .NET Portlet Toolkit: Provides a set of project templates,
file templates and a class library used to create portlets in Visual
Studio. Includes separate templates and classes for WSRP (WLP) and
ALI portlet development.
- Web Control Consumer (WCC): Transforms output rendered
by ALI portlets into pages that can be consumed in a portal environment
(AquaLogic Interaction only). This component is not required for WSRP
A different set of components is required for each portal configuration,
as shown below.
To build and deploy ALI portlets in AquaLogic Interaction, the following components are required. In addition, the Image Service
Files included in the .NET Portlet Toolkit must be installed on the
ALI Image Service.
To build and deploy WSRP portlets in WebLogic Portal, the
following components are required. In addition, the Microsoft Web
Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 must be installed on the server that
hosts the WSRP Producer and ASP.NET web sites.
To build and deploy WSRP portlets in AquaLogic Interaction
, the WSRP Producer and the AquaLogic WSRP Consumer (separate product
and installation) are required. In addition, the Microsoft Web Services
Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 must be installed on the server that hosts
the WSRP Producer and ASP.NET web sites.
Note: This configuration
is only efficient if you are building cross-platform WSRP portlets
for both ALI and WLP; if you are building portlets for ALI only, use
the first AquaLogic Interaction configuration shown above.
For a complete list of requirements, see Hardware and Software Requirements for AquaLogic .NET Application Accelerator.