Development tools

Both HCL Web Experience Factory and IBM® Rational® Application Developer include functionality to help you develop exceptional web experiences for your mobile site visitors.

Web Experience Factory

Web Experience Factory includes new smartphone builders and samples to help developers generate mobile portlets and pages faster. Automation components include:
  • Native-looking navigation tabs, lists, buttons, and controls
  • Scrolling lists with display options, such as thumbnails and multiple line test with multiple styles
  • Access to smartphone features, such as HTML 5, orientation, and geographical location
  • Input UI patterns appropriate for smartphones, such as selectable lists and check box lists

Rational® Application Developer

Rational® Application Developer includes tools designed to help you develop portlet applications. The portlet tools provide the following capabilities:

  • Portlet project support for the standard portlet API.
  • Web perspective views and editors for developing portlets.
  • Portlet project wizard to create basic portlets, Faces portlets, and Struts portlets.
  • Editing and validation of the portlet deployment descriptor (portlet.xml).
  • Testing and debugging of portlets within the workbench using the WebSphere Portal Test Environment.
  • Testing and debugging of portlets on a remote machine using the WebSphere Portal Server Attach.
  • Visual tooling to insert portlet programming objects into JSP files, using Page Designer.
  • Portlet sample applications, available in the Samples Gallery.
  • Educational tutorials, available in the Tutorials Gallery.