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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Implementing portlets that display Alfresco content

Here, we will look at implementing two different portlets that fetch recently modified content from Alfresco. These portlets will be configured to deploy in the Liferay portal.

Portal architecture

Best Money uses the Liferay portal running on a dedicated server and it should talk to the remote Alfresco server to fetch document and folder content. The Alfresco system offers an easy way to fetch information remotely through the web scripts framework. With web scripts we can build complete HTML fragments that can be displayed inside the portlet or we can have the web script send back JSON objects or Atom entries, which we can process and display as we like in the portlet.

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