Date Created: Tue 30-Nov-2010

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    Evaluating Lotus Web Content Management (WCM)

    Today I began the process of evaluating the new Lotus Web Content Management(WCM) and WebSphere portal 7. Below are a few links, quote and discussions I had a long the way.

    Here is a link from Dave Hay.

    http://portal2portal.blogspot.com/2010/11/ibm-websphere-portal-and-lotus-web.html

    It's got a good overview of WP from a business AND technical perspective.

    Quote I had from discussions with Dave Hay

    "Important thing to remember is that it's really a services/infrastructure
    platform for delivering web applications via standards-based ( JSR 168/286,
    WSRP ) portlets and services. From an infrastructural perspective, it's all
    now based on WAS 7, deployable across a range of OS platforms.

    From a programming perspective, the normal Java EE development tools are
    all good, as is WebSphere Portlet Factory ( acquired from Bowstreet in
    2005 ), which is a parametric design application, based upon the same
    concepts as Autocad, which generates Java code based upon developer inputs
    to wizards, known as builders, and profiles.

    Portal is also the foundation of other applications, such as the CMS tool
    called Lotus Web Content Management (WCM), and a collaboration environment,
    Lotus Quickr, along with a number of portal/portlet-driven business
    applications, such as Lotus Workforce Management ( portlets wrapped around
    SAP HR ) and Lotus ActiveInsight ( dashboard solution using KPIs, metrics,
    reports etc. built using Portlet Factory ).

    The best place to start is with the evaluation version of Portal, if you
    want to go through the installation process, or one of the cloud-based
    offerings such as the Amazon EC2 instances of WP and WCM."


    So taking Dave's recommendation I preceded to trial and EC2 demo from IBM.

    The first thing I did was search google to find this link.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/wps-wcmse/cloud.html



    I decided to use The EC2 cloud. Clicking the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) link brought me to a page explaining the offerings.

    Here are some salient points before we continue.

    With EC2 we can build a stand alone Web site, or a Web site with portal capabilities using one of the following ready-to-go Amazon Machine Images (AMIs):
    • WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management Standard Edition V6.1.5 development AMI (ISVs): Build portal and Web content management solutions to develop and test commercially available applications at the low cost of Amazon EC2 usage charges.
    • WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management Standard Edition V6.1.5 production-ready AMI: Develop and deliver portal and Web content management solutions on a pay as you go basis.
    • Lotus Web Content Management Standard Edition V6.1.5 production-ready AMI: Develop and deliver brilliant Internet, extranet, and intranet Web sites on a pay as you go basis.

    Getting started

    To start developing on Amazon EC2, you'll need an Amazon account. If you don't have one, you can create it as part of the registration process.

    Need more information about using WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management AMIs? See the resources below.

    Use no charge development AMI

    Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can use WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus Web Content Management Standard Edition for development and testing of commercially available network delivered applications, with no time limits. There is no fee from IBM for the AMI. You are responsible for the Amazon EC2 usage charges.

    Article last updated: 30-November-2010

    Usefule links
    http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/search.jsp?pn=WebSphere+Portal

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