Integrating Host Applications with e-business Portals

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 16 May 2002, updated 18 June 2002

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IBM Form #: REDP-0191-00

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Authors: Juan Rodriguez, Rodrigo P. Arantes, Luis E. Cabral, Guohui Du, Fabiola Rodriguez


This Redpaper will help you integrate existing host enterprise applications so that they can be accessed from portlets using the IBM WebSphere Portal Server product. Host application portlet support is provided by the current releases of IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand and IBM WebSphere Host Publisher products.
In this Redpaper, you will find step-by-step examples showing ways to rapidly integrate your host enterprise applications, such as database, 3270, 5250 and VT applications, into an IBM WebSphere Portal Server environment by implementing new and enhanced capabilities incorporated in the current releases of IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand and IBM WebSphere Host Publisher. You will find numerous scenarios describing recommended ways to integrate your legacy applications using the portlet support and sample portlets provided by these products.
A basic knowledge of Java technologies such as servlets, JavaBeans, JavaServer Pages (JSPs), as well as HTML and XML markup languages and the terminology used in Web publishing, is assumed.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. An architectural view of host integration for e-business portals
Chapter 2. Integrating WebSphere Host On-Demand with Portal Server
Chapter 3. Installing and using the WebSphere Host Publisher portlet

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