Are portal architectures still relevant to Enterprise Java, or even more importantly, were they ever that relevant to begin with ? In a post entitled 'JSR-286: The Edge of Irrelevance', Eric Spiegelberg describes the merits both past, present and future of the portal architecture, including its now primary specification JSR-286. Additionally, you can also see a follow up post to this discussion by Andy Pemberton. Read Eric Spiegelberg's post 'JSR-286: The Edge of Irrelevance': Read Andy Pemberton's post 'In response to JSR-286: The Edge of Irrelevance':