Performance Centered Portals

Created: Monday, 20 August 2007 Written by Gary Elsbernd Print Email

In late 2001, after starting my own consultancy, I decided I needed my name out there, so I wrote an article for Performance Improvement magazine.  It was about portals, which were somewhat new at the time.  While the technology had been around, they were still abused and poorly designed for users in many cases.  Though I didn't know much about the technology, I knew how to design for performance, and wrote the article.

I went on to present this topic with Matt Hummel at ForUse 2001 in Portsmouth NH.

If I were updating this article today, I would do many things differently, but then again, I have been working within the IBM Websphere Portal infrastructure for four years now and know how many of my ideas were naive.  :)

Here it is, warts and all.

Performance Centered Portals