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Sun Java System Portal Server 6 2004Q2 Developer's Guide 

Chapter 11
Overview of the Portlets

This chapter contains the following sections:

What is a Portlet?

Portlet refers to pluggable web components that process requests and generate content within the context of a portal. In the Sun Java System Portal Server software, portlets are managed by a Portlet Container. Conceptually, portlets are equivalent to the providers.

Overview of Developing and Deploying Portlets

To develop and deploy portlets:

  1. Develop the portlet class files.
  2. Create the portlet specific XML fragments and package it into a WAR file.
  3. Deploy the Portlet web application.
  4. Create and view the Portlets.

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