Oracle Corporation has announced the availability of preview releases of new Oracle Application Server tools supporting Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 and Web Services Remote Portlets (WSRP). The two portlet standards were developed by the Java Community Process (JCP) and OASIS, respectively.
The preview release of Oracle's tools supporting JSR 168 and WSRP standards include: Portlet Container for Java: A container that implements the JSR 168 APIs, allowing developers to build interoperable portlets using Java code; and Portlet Wizard for Java: An Oracle JDeveloper extension, which provides a wizard-based user interface that defines various characteristics of a portlet such as display modes, customization, translation, security, initialization, and caching. Additional portal development resources are available in the Portal Developer Kit, which includes documentation and more than 15 code samples of JSR 168-compliant portlets running in WSRP containers.
The preview releases of the Portlet Container for Java and Portlet Wizard for Java are available immediately as a free download from the Portal Center on the Oracle Technology Network. Use of the Oracle Portal Verification Service is also free and immediately available via the Portal Center.