Issue No. 02 - March/April (2004 vol. 8)
Fernando Bellas , University of A Coru?a, Spain
By integrating applications and resources, portals let users access information in a simple, straightforward manner. Currently, most portals let users create one or more personal pages composed of <it>portlets</it>— interactive Web mini-applications. Until recently, no standards for portlets existed, and thus consuming remote portlets in a generic way or deploying portlets in one portal server that were developed in a different one has been impossible. Two standards released in Fall 2003 — the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) and the Java portlet specification — address these problems. This articles outlines these standards and presents a typical architecture for a standards-based portal.
portals, second-generation, WSRP, Java
F. Bellas, "Standards for Second-Generation Portals," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 54-60, 2004.