Saturday, 25 August 2007

WebSphere User Group in Edinburgh - 11 September 2007

I'm hoping to be there but, even if I'm not, I'd still encourage you to
attend :-)

http://www.websphereusergroup.org.uk

Fun with WebSphere Portlet Factory

I've been tied up for most of the past month or so, building customer
demonstrations using WebSphere Portlet Factory.

At the beginning of the process, I knew enough to build a simple
drill-down dashboard portlet, taking data from an Excel spreadsheet.

After much experimentation, trial and error, I've now built a whole host
of different portlets using this most excellent tool - interaction with
DB2, online awareness using Lotus Sametime, Ajax type-ahead
functionality in queries, drag and drop eventing using DOJO etc. etc. etc.

The value of the tool continues to impress me, especially as I wouldn't
consider myself as a proper Java developer.

In fact, I'm so impressed, I'm actually going to attend a 4-day class in
Manchester in early October.

The sky is truly the limit.

:-)

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