IBM Websphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud

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  • Master best practices in building portal environments for high availability
  • Explore Cloud topics as another paradigm for hosting, developing and publishing portal applications
  • Develop Portlets and multichannel applications utilizing WEF
  • Understand the performance benefits of using Dojo and Ajax in WebSphere Portal 7.0 and 8.0
  • Master how profiling can be used to provide variability for customization, personalization and configuration of portlets and environments
  • Understand the different model types available to WEF developers and learn how to choose the right ones for your portlets
  • Learn how to create web applications to run on iPhone and other mobile devices

IBM WebSphere® Portal is a cost- effective, scalable, and proven solution for the portal enterprise space. Given the depth and the breadth of WebSphere Portal and the challenges of developing a portal project, you need a book that covers all the nuances of the entire portal project lifecycle. This book accomplishes just that.

In this book, we cover topics that range from portal assessment, governance, and architecture, to design and development. These topics are covered not only within these traditional areas, but also within the cloud environment context. Keeping both contexts in mind, several chapters are dedicated to portal and portlet testing, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, best practices, and tuning. The cloud option is also analyzed and discussed for hosting, developing, and publishing portal applications.

We also cover Web Experience Factory (WEF) as the tool of choice for portlet development. We take you from the introduction to the development of advanced portlets in an intuitive and efficient manner. We cover not only common topics, such as builders, models, and user interface development, but also advanced topics, such as Dojo builders, Ajax techniques, and WEF performance.

Within the WEF space, we cover other topics, which have never been covered before by any other competing book. You will learn how to develop multichannel applications, including web mobile applications and you will learn about the model types available for portlet development, including when and how to utilize them. We also present and discuss numerous aspects and facets of implementing a WEF project and what it takes to successfully deliver them.

The richness and the profundity of the topics combined with an intuitive and well-structured presentation of the chapters will provide you with all the information you need to master your skills with the IBM WebSphere Portal project lifecycle and Web Experience Factory.

  • The only book that explains the various phases in a complete portal project life cycle
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples
  • Take a deep dive into Portal architectural analysis, design and deployment
  • Understand how profiling can be used to provide variability for customization, personalization and configuration of portlets and environments
  • Master the main approaches for classifying, isolating and resolving portal problems via troubleshooting
  • Instructions valid for Portal versions 7 and 8.
Page Count 474
Course Length 14 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781849684040
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2012
Reusable architecture assets and IBM Portal Accelerators
Cloud execution environment and architectural model for cloud computing — IBM cloud reference architecture
Highly available portal golden and SOA reference architecture
Virtual portals, realms, and cluster partitioning
Portal collaboration, pervasive, and voice runtime architectures
Portal security architecture
Portal architecture and performance modeling — cloud and traditional paradigms
Portal operational model and workload analysis
IBM lab tools — mainframe and distributed
Commercial solutions and tools — mainframe and distributed
Cloud capacity planning — IBM SmartCloud Monthly Cost Estimator
Cloud capacity planning — Amazon Monthly Calculator
Test architecture and test data governance
Profile set editor
Profiling sample
Sample portlet — exposing profiles through the portal's Configure option
Role-based profiling
Tuning — strategy and knowledge
Tuning lifecycle
Tuning candidates and test cases
Performance tuning — a deep dive into WEF
Performance-related log files


Chelis Camargo

Chelis Camargo has over 25 years of experience in IT consulting. He is a self-taught technology enthusiast and patent-awarded performance SME. With over 10 years of portal experience as a Senior Lead Architect, he has led many large-scale, cross-domain, business- critical portal efforts with multimillion budgets. From proposals to business analysis to delivery, he has managed relations from the top executive business to the very technical level. Chelis has worked for the IBM Portals practice, and consulted for many IBM software divisions and business partners. In his free time, his interests range from artificial intelligence to robotics, astronomy, Tesla, and quantum physics. Occasionally, he plays some "rare" percussion instruments, such as Cuíca (or "kweeca") and Berimbau (or beɾĩˈbaw) . Above all, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, teaching, and playing with his son. More about him can be found on LinkedIn.

Helmar Martens

Helmar Martens holds a degree in Economics from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Helmar has been working with WebSphere Portal and WEF (formerly WPF) since 2000, when he joined Bowstreet, the company which originally created WEF. Helmar has also worked for IBM in several capacities including that of Lead Support Engineer, Technical Sales Specialist, and IT Specialist. As a Senior WEF Specialist and Portal Architect, Helmar has worked in projects for clients such as NASA, Citibank, New York City Department of Education, Swiss Reinsurance, and other customers in US, Europe, and Asia. Currently, Helmar lives in Texas, where he enjoys a wonderful Texan social and cultural atmosphere.