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Look at it this way, saying surfacing is an improvement over saying portalizing! Just in case this is your first time hearing either term, they have identical definitions: bringing the data to the top most layer of the system. If you think about your development experience, you've probably been surfacing applications for years now. In this article, we'll cover a step-by-step guide to help you surface a simple Domino Content Management application on top of WebSphere Portal using the Bowstreet Portlet Factory for WebSphere 5.8 tool.
You have several options when you consider surfacing a Domino application into your portal environment. In the past, Solutions By Design II has used the Portal API, WebSphere Portal's Portlet Builder for Domino, and Bowstreet's Portlet Factory for WebSphere. Through experience, we have found that development with Bowstreet's Portlet Factory for WebSphere offered the greatest flexibility, streamlined our development process, and didn't involve any coding.
The Domino application provides authorized users with the ability to post a document attachment for the portal community to view. At a minimum, you'll need two fields: a Text field to allow your authors to …