This Jetspeed-2 tutorial is a step-by-step set of instructions and source code for creating a custom Jetspeed-2 Portal from scratch using Ant and Eclipse.
When starting a new Jetspeed-2 portal project, we strongly recommend that you create a new portal project using the working JetExpress as a base. Do not edit the Jetspeed-2 source and resources directly.
As your project progresses, you may want to look at the Jetspeed-2 sources to answer questions or for hints on how to implement additional functionality in the Portal framework. It is not a bad idea to download them into a separate Eclipse project for ease of access.
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to create your own sample portal based on a working portal called JetExpress . The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to create your own custom Jetspeed-2 portal, complete with your own set of portal pages, your company logos and text, your own set of portlet applications, and any special integration required to run your portlets inside Jetspeed-2.
We are going to use the following steps to get you started:
The tutorial requires the following software installed on your system:
Of course, you will need an internet connection to use internet-based portlets and download components.
If you are familiar with Eclipse, Ant and Java you can start work on the tutorial. Otherwise, take some time to review the pre-requisite software packages that are new to you.
You might also want to take a quick look at the skills profile that this tutorial assumes.