[Posted on behalf of Sal Pece]
Someone once told me: “If you’re going to be developing for WebSphere Portal, you’re going to have to use Rational Application Developer (RAD).” If I’m not mistaken, that someone was an IBM sales rep. Unfortunately, for many years I believed that RAD was the only way to go. It was available to me at every organization I worked. Finally, the day came when I had to develop Portlets as a contractor. Purchasing my own license would cost between $2000 and roughly $15k.
If you don’t happen to have several thousand dollars lying around, but would still like an alternative to RAD and Portlet development, please keep reading.
To help you use Eclipse to develop WebSphere Portal 7 applications, I plan to answer the following questions:
- What does Rational Application Developer offer over Eclipse?
- What are the prerequisites?
- How do I import the Portlet Template?
- What do I have to change in the Portlet Template?
- Where can I locate the JAR files I require to develop Portlets?
- Where can I locate the JSP Tag libraries?
- How do I add the required JARs to the Build path?
- How can I deploy the Portlet?
- What’s next?
Check out the full article for answers about Integrating Eclipse and WebSphere Portal 7.Edited by: Cameron McKenzie on Jun 13, 2011 9:43 AM http://www.theserverside.com/tip/Integrating-Eclipse-and-WebSphere-Portal-7