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If it has to do with the JSR-168 API, it is covered in this book, and it is covered in a way that makes learning about portlet development fun and easy. Every single object in the JSR-168 API is covered, with simple, straight forward, properly explained examples, that you can easily follow, and use as templates for further exploration and portlet development. Furthermore, the latest edition has extra information on developing the Ajax portlet, and basic deployment to various portal servers, such as Pluto and JetSpeed2 (2.1). About the Author In an industry where most technical books are written by a slew of authors, the unique, single-author book, is a rare find. Well, this book on portlet development is one of those rare finds.Written entirely by one author, Cameron McKenzie, the book follows one, single, logical flow of thinking, making the chapters and sections flow together without the choppiness of books written by an entire team of developers. In penning this technical book, the author has one, clear, focus - to help the reader understand how to easily and effectively build portlet applications by leveraging the various components that make up the JSR-168 API.
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