The WebSphere Notes

The WebSphere Notes (  is a blog that has my study notes about WebSphere Application server administration and WebSphere Portal Server developer and administration certification.


Sunil has been in the IT industry for 10 years, worked with IBM Software Labs and was part of WebSphere Portal Server Development team for 4 years, and is now working for Ascendant Technology. Sunil has been working with WebSphere Portal since 2003. He is author of "Java Portlets 101" book and more than 25 articles and has a popular blog about portlet development and administration (

Letzte Blogeinträge

  • Adding facebook iwdiget on the Connections Home page

    Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011

    YOu can add iWidgets to either Home, Profile or Communities page in the Connections. If you go to the IBM Lotus and WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog and search for Lotus Connections, you will find bunch of iWidgets that you can use, there is iWidget for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr,... I wanted to try the iWidget for Facebook and these are the steps that i followed

  • Adding widget on profiles page

    Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011

    I was trying to add LinkedIn iWidget to my Connection's Homepage and as part of that process i had to figure out how to add custom iWidget to the profiles page, during the process i learned that the process for adding custom iWidget on profiles page is very similar to adding iWidget on the communities page.

  • Connections solution catalog

    Montag, 9. Mai 2011

    The IBM Lotus and WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog provides some ready made components that you might be interested in. It has some of the useful iWidgets such as iWidget for LinkedIn, facebook,...

  • Using Apache Abdera for working with Lotus Connections API

    Freitag, 29. April 2011

    In the Connections API entry i blogged about how to make a REST call to the Connection server using simple Java based API, But in order to work with Connections we need two parts first is ability to make HTTP call and other is ability to parse the feed and get information from it.

  • Using Connection API

    Freitag, 29. April 2011

    There could be situations when you would want to use the Connections API for interacting with Connections from outside the Web interface provided by Connection. Ex, you want to create a custom web application or portlet that will let you search for user in the Connection profile repository or want to pull users blog entries and display them outside, if thats the case you should use the REST API provided by Connections, basic idea is you make a HTTP call from your application to Connection, and it will return ATOM based response, you can then parse the feed,..