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I finally found some time to publish slides from my presentation during JUDCon London 2011 - "Portal - Lego set for application development". It was a great conference and managed to have quite a few good discussions with people there - thank you all again!. It was very insightful to see that huge interest in portals and hear what people are trying to achieve with our technology. What is also worth to mention is that my portal talk gathered quite a few more people then parallel TorqueBox presentation - sorry Marek, just couldn't hesitate In the end we both had hard time competing with Manik's Infinispan speach.


Here are the slides:


And here is full agenda:

We have just released GateIn Portal 3.2.0 Beta01. Please go to our downloads page and try it out. Here are the release notes from JIRA


There are several major improvements since M01 worth mentioning:

- Navigation Controller - providing a powerful way to configure how portal is managing URLs.

- Polished Management - providing import/export of portal pages via. REST, Commandline/SSH and UI

- DOM optimizations - GateIn pages are way more lightweight now.

- Countless performance improvements

- More internationalization

- AS7 integration - this is ongoing effort and still in experimental state


Because of DOM optimizations you may need to evict your browser cache - parts of cached CSS and JavaSript files from earlier versions can make UI not accessible.


I know that recently GateIn Portal releases were happening less frequently then it was expected but we are working hard to improve the situation. Our current aim is to push:


- 3.2.0 CR around the new year (2011/2012)

- 3.2.0 Final in January/February 2012.


Our plan is also to come back to more regular release cycle in 2012.

HTML and CSS evolve, new great javascript libraries gets born every month, mobile platforms reshuffled the way we make user interfaces and last but not least tastes change...


We are looking for someone who can bring GateIn and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform default interface to a new level of usability.


If you are excited by HTML5, if you master CSS(3) and have a real interest in Mobile user interfaces you can help the project tremendously. You will be working with a team of talented Java developers within Red Hat engineering group.


Additionally we would expect that you are cautious about usability and that you can create nice graphical content.


Required skills

  • (X)HTML
  • CSS 2/3
  • Javascript
  • Web Design

Preferred skills

  • Java


If you have such a profile or want to know more, feel free to contact me.

You will be asked to show a portfolio of Web User Interfaces you created or prove your talent by contributing to GateIn development.

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