I’m having to make updates to our IBM Portal again, and honestly, I’m not too excited about it. As a developer, it is very frustrating working on a technology that is as backwards and non-intuitive as IBM Portal.
Portal probably has its place in solving some business problem (although I have not seen one yet), but I’d really like to meet the salesperson who sold my company on the fact that IBM Portal would solve their issues.
What we are trying to accomplish could so easily be done with simple Servlets and static HTML pages with a CMS system front-end. Hell, you don’t even need Spring MVC or Struts.