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Developing Multichannel Applications with IBM Web Experience Factory

Code: WPL52
Language: English
Product: WebSphere Portal
WW region: WorldWide
Target audience: Application Developer
Format(s): Classroom Number of Days: 3 days


IBM® Web Experience Factory (WEF) supercharges application development with tools and technology for creating, customizing, deploying, and maintaining portlets, widgets, and web and rich clients.This course is designed to help you develop the skills needed to create and assemble multichannel applications easily and rapidly using WEF, formerly known as WebSphere® Portlet Factory.On Day 1 of the course, you are introduced to WEF through an overview of developing multichannel applications for desktop browsers, smartphones, and tablets, and then begin using WEF to create a simple application. More in-depth, hands-on experience is offered on Day 2 of the course, during which students create a simple, data-driven application and a desktop application. On Day 3, mobile and multichannel enhancements are explored through discussion and hands-on activities.
Course outline:
This course includes the following lessons:Lesson 1:Overview of developing multichannel applications

  • Introduction to Web Experience Factory tooling
  • Builders and models
  • Profiling technology
  • Overview of themes and page navigation: desktop perspective
  • Multichannel rendering

Lesson 2: Getting started with Web Experience Factory

  • Creating projects
  • Using builders, models, and wizards
  • Lesson 3: Creating a simple, data-driven application
  • Choosing a pattern
  • Foundational builders
  • Constructing the services layer
  • Constructing the user interface layer
  • Accessing data
  • Data page and family of modifier builders
  • Data field settings builder
  • Validation and error handling

Lesson 4: Creating a desktop application

  • List and detail service consumer wizard
  • Services builders
  • Representational state transfer (REST) services
  • Rich data definition and automation concepts
  • Using data page to construct mobile forms
  • Adding images
  • Lesson 5: Adding mobile enablement to your application

Builders targeted for mobile and smart device layouts

  • Pagination and smart refresh in mobile

Lesson 6: Adding mobile-specific features

  • Leveraging HTML5 features, such as geolocation
  • Introduction to Mobile Geolocation builder and usage
  • Mobile application considerations and caching

Lesson 7: Adding multichannel behavior to your application

  • Profiling technology and multichannel rendering
  • Profile sets and mobile selection handler
  • Profile enablement for smart device applications
  • Practical, hands-on exercises are included in most lessons to ensure that students gain experience using the most important features and capabilities of WEF.
The target audience for the basic course is web developers from various backgrounds, such as Java™; Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™); Microsoft® .NET; and so forth.
You must:

  • Be proficient in developing web-based applications in any programming language.
System requirements:
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