WebSphere Portal 7 and Spring 3.0 Portlet MVC Integration

I have found this article very useful at least for those who are going to start their development with Spring Portlet MVC and WebSphere Portal 7.


cheeyang said...

hi, how do u develop your own custom theme and skin into a war file in websphere portal 7?
currently i am able to add a new theme, but this theme is referencing to the existing pagebuilder2 JSPs. i would like to deploy my own theme war file. any advice??

Sal Pece said...

Developing the New Portal themes requires that you start using the new architectures that IBM has developed.

To start off, you will have to use WebDAV to pull down a copy of the theme from Portal and then modify it before uploading it back into Portal. There are several excellent resources in the InfoCenter/Wiki, but someone will probably come out with a development article to show you how.

P.S. I'm currently writing an article to help you get to know the new Theme architecture in Portal 7.

Neeraj Sidhaye said...

Copying existing theme folder, making chages and copy it back is an old approach for creating themes.
Best approach is to create a WAR file from RAD and deploy it on WAS console.
I would strongly recommend to go through my article on Creating custom theme and skins in WebSphere Portal

Subhashish Ghosh said...

Hi Neeraj,

I have a question if Spring MVC is used as a portlet development framework, in your opinion what web framework would be best to develop the frontend or Spring's own front end framework(using spring-form.tld) is good enough.