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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook by Chris Ostrowski

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Step 7: Use the Wizard to Build the Portlet

As mentioned in the preceding step, you can build two types of portlets with the Portal Add-in Wizard for Oracle JDeveloper: a portlet based on the Oracle PDK or a portlet based on the JSR 168 standard. The following two sections deal with each of these methods.

Building an Oracle PDK-Based Portlet

By choosing this option, developers can quickly build a portlet that has access to all features included in the Oracle Portal Development Kit. The drawback to building a PDK-based portlet is the fact that it cannot be deployed to anything other than Oracle Application Server (for more pros and cons, see the table earlier in this chapter). If you do not need to deploy your portlets to multiple application ...

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