Wednesday, 17 November 2010

IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management Version 7.0 Reviewer’s Guide

I downloaded and read this relatively new document from here [PDF] earlier today, as I was looking for a description of the new Web Application Bridge portlet: -

WebSphere Portal Version 7.0 software also introduces the new web application bridge (WAB), providing organizations with enhanced flexibility to integrate existing web applications for security-rich, personalized delivery through their portal solutions.

The WAB provides a proxied web environment that enables presentation of external web content without requiring URL redirection or content introspection.

This new technology is designed to make it easier than ever to integrate existing web applications and dynamically present content through the portal, including Microsoft .NET or Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) applications and existing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications.

Worth a look ....


Brownie said...

Sounds good Dave. Another integration point! Does it use an iFrame similar to the Web Page Portlet?

Dave Hay said...


Just starting to look at it now, but it appears to have two components; one servlet to perform the actual integration, via HTTP/HTTPS, and one to provide the UI. The latter component does use an iFrame.

Will write more soon.


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