Chapter 6. Developing Applications

Portlets and gadgets are the two main types of eXo applications. Portlets are user interface components that provide fragments of markup code from the server side, while gadgets generate dynamic web content on the client side.

This chapter includes the following main topics:

  • Developing a portlet

    Steps to create, build and deploy a portlet in eXo Platform. CSS and JavaScript in portlets. Portlet development using frameworks like JSF, Spring MVC, Juzu.

  • Developing a gadget

    Steps to create a gadget, create and apply resources in a gadget, and many methods of customizing a gadget.

  • Extending eXo applications

    Concept and mechanism of UI Extension framework which allows the customization and extensibility of eXo applications through simple plugins.

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