Portals demystified Thomas Heute – Red Hat Technical Development Manager JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform May 5 th  2011 –...
Agenda <ul><li>Portals are dead.
My oh my !
Too complex/rigid ?
I'd rather create my own !
Portal is a must have ! </li></ul>
Portals are dead.
Portals are dead. <ul><li>March 22 nd  2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexander Castro , Vice President and General Manager of...
Blog “Portals are dead”
“ RSS is also the reason why the portals as we've come to know them are dead. With content providers syndicating their con...
http://alexcastro.typepad.com/castros_blog/2006/03/the_death_of_po.html </li></ul></ul>
Portals are dead. <ul><li>November 16 th  2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craig Roth,Analyst, META Group (Gartner) then Burton ...
Blog “Straight talk on portals II: Is the portal market dead?”
“ I don’t believe people will be throwing the word “portal” around much in 3-5 years from now.  But the concepts will rema...
http://knowledgeforward.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/straight-talk-on-portals-ii-is-the-portal-market-dead/ </li></ul></ul>
Portals are dead. <ul><li>March 28 th  2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apoorv Durga, Analyst, Real Story Group
Blog “Portal Software is Dead -- Really?”
“ The story line goes like this: Portal tools put heavy demand on infrastructure, are complex to implement, and can prove ...
http://www.realstorygroup.com/Blog/2127-Portal-Software-is-Dead----Really </li></ul></ul>
Portals are dead. <ul><li>Portals vendors know that they have to adapt/evolve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast pace environment ...
Gadget support
Gadget to gadget communication
WCM integration
... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
My oh my !
My oh my ! <ul><li>“Boxed” pages like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyYahoo
MyMSN
MyAOL
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Portals demystified @ jax.de - May 4th 2011

  1. 1. Portals demystified Thomas Heute – Red Hat Technical Development Manager JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform May 5 th 2011 – Mainz, Germany
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Portals are dead.
  3. 3. My oh my !
  4. 4. Too complex/rigid ?
  5. 5. I'd rather create my own !
  6. 6. Portal is a must have ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Portals are dead.
  8. 8. Portals are dead. <ul><li>March 22 nd 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexander Castro , Vice President and General Manager of LVP, Limelight Networks (Used to be Program Manager on MyMSN.com)
  9. 9. Blog “Portals are dead”
  10. 10. “ RSS is also the reason why the portals as we've come to know them are dead. With content providers syndicating their content via RSS, the huge expensive, complex, one-off integration has gone away. Now users can simply use their Ajax desktop of choice or blog reader to subscribe to feeds - bang - instant portal. “
  11. 11. http://alexcastro.typepad.com/castros_blog/2006/03/the_death_of_po.html </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Portals are dead. <ul><li>November 16 th 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craig Roth,Analyst, META Group (Gartner) then Burton Group
  13. 13. Blog “Straight talk on portals II: Is the portal market dead?”
  14. 14. “ I don’t believe people will be throwing the word “portal” around much in 3-5 years from now. But the concepts will remain valid – dynamic assembly of websites, a screen real-estate metaphor that combines widgets in a role-based or personalized manner, and contextual selection of the small subset of information relevant to the user from a wide array of integrated information sources.”
  15. 15. http://knowledgeforward.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/straight-talk-on-portals-ii-is-the-portal-market-dead/ </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Portals are dead. <ul><li>March 28 th 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apoorv Durga, Analyst, Real Story Group
  17. 17. Blog “Portal Software is Dead -- Really?”
  18. 18. “ The story line goes like this: Portal tools put heavy demand on infrastructure, are complex to implement, and can prove too inflexible for today's agile use cases. But is portal technology really dying, and should you still care about it? My answer: the challenges that a portal tool addresses (or claims to address) remain very important.”
  19. 19. http://www.realstorygroup.com/Blog/2127-Portal-Software-is-Dead----Really </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Portals are dead. <ul><li>Portals vendors know that they have to adapt/evolve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast pace environment </li><ul><li>True for everyone. Portal vendors try to mitigate that </li><ul><li>Portlet 1.0 -> 2.0
  21. 21. Gadget support
  22. 22. Gadget to gadget communication
  23. 23. WCM integration
  24. 24. ... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. My oh my !
  26. 26. My oh my ! <ul><li>“Boxed” pages like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyYahoo
  27. 27. MyMSN
  28. 28. MyAOL
  29. 29. IGoogle
  30. 30. Netvibes
  31. 31. PageFlakes
  32. 32. ... </li></ul></ul>
  33. 37. My oh my ! <ul><li>Goal is to “win” the homepage battle
  34. 38. Also fits for intranet systems
  35. 39. Not because you can that you have to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It has a cost
  36. 40. Will visitors spend time customizing their experience ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An option from most portal vendors </li></ul>
  37. 41. My oh my !
  38. 42. My oh my ! <ul><li>Portals are not necessarily boxed website
  39. 43. All website can be decomposed for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partial security check
  40. 44. Partial caching
  41. 45. Development distribution
  42. 46. ... </li></ul></ul>
  43. 47. Too complex / rigid ?
  44. 48. Protection <ul><li>Development in silos </li><ul><li>Adapted to large development teams </li></ul><li>Not all Servlet environment techniques can be reused </li><ul><li>1 request
  45. 49. 1 response </li></ul></ul>
  46. 50. Technology bridging <ul><li>JBoss Portlet Bridge </li><ul><li>Portlet (1 and 2)
  47. 51. JSF (1 and 2)
  48. 52. RichFaces (3 and 4)
  49. 53. Seam (2 and 3) </li></ul><li>Wicket Bridge
  50. 54. Spring Bridge
  51. 55. ... </li></ul>
  52. 56. Infrastructure <ul><li>Choice !
  53. 57. Most portal vendors support </li><ul><li>Various database
  54. 58. Various LDAP
  55. 59. Various SSO frameworks
  56. 60. ... </li></ul></ul>
  57. 61. Complex / rigid ? <ul><li>Bridges abstract part of the difference with traditional web applications
  58. 62. All Servlet environment recipes cannot apply </li></ul>
  59. 63. I'd rather create my own !
  60. 64. Be ready <ul><li>Partial caching
  61. 65. Dynamic security framework
  62. 66. Identity management/provisioning
  63. 67. Correct object model (Customization)
  64. 68. High Availability/Scalability
  65. 69. ... </li></ul>
  66. 70. Instead, use a framework <ul><li>Evolves as the world evolves </li><ul><li>Cloud
  67. 71. Mobile </li></ul><li>Used and tested by many
  68. 72. Developed for years by people who focused on aggregation and customization issues </li></ul>
  69. 73. Home-grown solution <ul><li>You have to maintain it
  70. 74. Time better spent on applications </li></ul>
  71. 75. Portal is a must have
  72. 76. Must have ? <ul><li>Will solve all your issues </li></ul>
  73. 77. Questions ? <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@theute
  74. 78. @gatein
  75. 79. @JBossEPP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jboss-epp.professional-blog.com
  76. 80. http://www.gatein.org </li></ul></ul><ul>Thomas Heute [email_address] Technical Developer Manager JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform </ul>

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