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Hi,

I understand that portlets run on Portal.
What servers/containers to run and test portlets from Eclipse?

Can it run on the tomcat, JBoss EAP?
Or do I need Portal, LifeRay, JetSpeed?
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You can run portlets on several servers. You can run portlets on Tomcat with Struts, on Liferay, JBoss, JetSpeed, or in general in any server that supports portlets (i.e. implements a portlet container). Think of Portlets like servlets. Servlets need a servlet container to run, portlets need a portlet container. These two -servlet and portlet containers- are usually implemented as part of the same application server.
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You need a portal on top of tomcat/jboss (the ones like liferay, apache pluto etc )
jboss eap/tomcat ee (J2EE) will not bring you closer to java portlet api (JSR-286) i.e components showing pieces of html to become part of portal page.
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OK. That's what I understood. I need a container on top of JBoss/Tomcat..etc.
Thanks.
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