Patterns: Portal Search Custom Design

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 07 April 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738498289
ISBN-13: 9780738498287
IBM Form #: SG24-6881-00
(246 pages)

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Authors: William Tworek, Christopher Desforges, Robert Bell, Raghu Krishnaswamy


The Patterns for e-business are a group of proven, reusable assets that can speed the process of developing applications. The Portal Search Customer Design builds off the Portal Composite Pattern, combining Business and Integration patterns to help implement a portal search solution.

Part 1 of this IBM Redbooks publication provides introductory material around the IBM Patterns for e-business, and the Portal Composite Pattern.

Part 2 guides you through the process of choosing the Business and Integration patterns of the custom design, and then drills down to the Application and Runtime patterns, and Product mappings.

Part 3 provides a set of guidelines for implementing and building a portal search solution, including a discussion of search technology selection criteria, as well as application design and development.

Part 4 demonstrates how to implement a portal search solution via a technical scenario. This technical scenario uses the WebSphere Portal Extend offering, combined with Lotus Extended Search.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introductory material
Chapter 1. Patterns for e-business introduction
Chapter 2. Portal composite pattern introduction
Part 2. Portal Search custom design
Chapter 3. The Portal Search custom design
Chapter 4. Application patterns
Chapter 5. Runtime patterns
Chapter 6. Portal Search product mappings
Part 3. Solution guidelines
Chapter 7. Technology considerations
Chapter 8. Application design
Part 4. Technical scenario
Chapter 9. "Chrisco Books" scenario
Chapter 10. Technical implementation of the scenario
Part 5. Appendices
Appendix A. Pattern changes
Appendix B. Understanding the Lotus Extended Search architecture
Appendix C. Using the WebSphere Portal Search Engine

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