ColdFusion WebSphere Portal Server Toolkit On Labs

The ColdFusion Portlet Toolkit is a proof-of-concept library that allows you to use ColdFusion as a Portal Application within an IBM WebSphere Portal Server (WSPS version 5 and greater). Using the toolkit you can quickly and easily create portlets using ColdFusion. The toolkit is now on labs.

12 responses to “ColdFusion WebSphere Portal Server Toolkit On Labs”

  1. Bradford Avatar

    Since SAP Enterprise Portal uses the java portlet standard as well, would this be compatible? I guess I will have to try it!

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    I don’t think so, I believe the SAP portal server has its own specification.
    — Ben

  3. Rob Brooks-Bilson Avatar
    Rob Brooks-Bilson

    As far as I know, SAP’s portal server still doesn’t support JSR 168, so it’s completely proprietary.

  4. Rob Munn Avatar
    Rob Munn

    Is the toolkit JSR 168/170 compliant? That would be very cool. My group has been discussing building a fully compliant portlet wrapper for CF, but we haven’t had time.

  5. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Rob, no, because WebSphere Portal Server is not. But we have done prelim JSR 168 and JSR 286 work to determine what would be involved in porting the toolkit, and it is on the list of things to look at soon.
    — Ben

  6. Rob Brooks-Bilson Avatar
    Rob Brooks-Bilson

    Hi Ben,
    Websphere portal server does support JSR 168 compliant portlets, but I believe it’s not enabled (at least in version 5) by default.
    It would be very, very cool if Adobe can port the toolkit so it supports both JSR 168 and JSR 286!

  7. Mircea Marandici Avatar
    Mircea Marandici

    WebSphere Portal supports both JSR 168 and IBM Portlet specifications. Portal Version 6 released back in July and announced deprecation of the IBM Portlet spec. It’s still supported but the recommndation is to work with JSR 168 going forward.

  8. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Mircea, thanks for that clarification. We are looking into JSR-168 (and JSR-286) now and specing the work invovled, and your input is appreciated.
    — Ben

  9. Jim Ruzicka Avatar
    Jim Ruzicka

    Hey Ben, has there been anymore discussion on a JSR168 compliant portal tool kit for ColdFusion? I am looking to implement portlets for a Weblogic Portal framework and really do not want to get involved with re-writing existing code into Java/jsp if I dont have to.

  10. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Jim, there has been discussion, yes. but nothing concrete to report yet, sorry.
    — Ben

  11. Steven Forehand Avatar
    Steven Forehand

    We here at East Carolina University are in the process of "cleaning up" our homegrown CF portal to release as open source in the near future. We would absolutely love some sort of JSR 168 or 286 API in CF. Any thoughts?
    As always, appreciate your work.

  12. Jim Ruzicka Avatar
    Jim Ruzicka

    Just following up. Any news on JSR-168 compliance for CF?

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