Main Home:  |  Tel: +1.630.355.6292   |  Global Offices  

Developing Applications for IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0

Code: WPL51
Language: English
Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: 5.0 Days
Delivery Type: Classroom (Hands-on labs)
Course Type: Public or Private on-site
Public Price: USD $3,500.00 plus tax


This course is designed for users who are new to developing applications for WebSphere Portal Server 8.0. You will learn the fundamentals of designing and creating portlets, and move on to put to use of the new features. Specialized topics include migrating a 6.1 theme to the new version 8.0 theme architecture using Client Side Aggregation V2 (CSA2), developing custom themes using CSA2, and customizing the user interface for tagging and rating. You will learn about iWidgets for the Mashup Center and gain experience customizing and using these for a WebSphere Portal 8.0 site. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply best coding practices throughout the course, developing robust portlet applications and portal themes using Dojo, AJAX and client-side aggregation. This course makes extensive use of Rational Application Developer 8.0.1 to develop and test JSR 286 compliant portlets.


The target audience for this intermediate course is experienced application developers who are familiar with Java, Web 2.0, and Web development and who are familiar with security concepts.


You should:

  • Possess a solid understanding of J2EE application development, including the ability to read and understand servlets, and Java Server Pages (JSPs)
  • Have a solid understanding of the World Wide Web functionality and be familiar with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and Dojo
  • Have a basic understanding of Rational Application Developer or Eclipse development environment
  • Have strong Windows user skills

Skills taught:

  • Compare Rational Application Developer and WebSphere Portlet Factory
  • Locate developer resources
  • Review Portlet concepts such as the portlet lifecycle, WAR architecture, core, objects, and methods
  • Set up a development environment
  • Perform basics of creating a project, deploying a portlet, starting and stopping a server and adding a portlet to a page
  • Work with Core API (JSR 286)
  • Leverage tag libraries
  • Process portlet input
  • Use Client side aggregation (CSA) framework
  • Compare CSA and server-side aggregation (SSA)
  • Customize portlet behavior
  • Build interactive (collaborative) portlets
  • Understand the basics of JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • Use JSF in the Portal environment
  • Develop an iWidget
  • Use Dojo and Ajax for portal development
Course outline:
  • Overview of Portal V8.0
  • Portlet Concepts
  • Performing Basic Tasks
  • Core API (JSR 286)
  • Leverage Tag Libraries
  • Processing portlet input
  • Client-side Aggregation
  • Customizing Portlet Behavior
  • Client Side Aggregation
  • Building Interactive Portlets
  • Introduction to JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • Using JSF in the portal environment
  • Developing an iWidget
  • Using Dojo and Ajax in portal development
  • ResourceServing porltets
  • Portlet Filters
  • Overview of Portlet Services
  • Serving Resources
  • Building Portlet Filters
  • Implementing Personalization
  • Creating a Portal Brand


Training Inquiry

Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact No. (required)

Security Code: (required)




Contact Information

Full Name: *

Email: *

Contact No: *

Company Name:

Security Code: *

* Required Fields


Our Achievements


Copyright ©2022 All Rights Reserved.