Thursday, November 30th, 2006

eXo platform goes from portal to enterprise WebOS

Category: Portal, Showcase

I have watched the eXo platform grow for a few years. Benhamin Mestrallet and his team do great work, and now we are seeing the next boost.

They have revamped their UI with Ajax, and it is looking really good.

Each window is a portlet, and both portlets and portal are fully Ajax enabled.

This means that with eXo you have an Ajax front end talking to a Java backend that supports the Java standards of JSR 168, and 170 for the application/windows and the file system. You will also be able to build widgets.

exo ajax portal

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am

4.3 rating from 58 votes


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Pingback by ifGeek » eXo platform goes from portal to enterprise WebOSAjaxian — November 30, 2006

Hmmm. None of the URLs for this site respond. tried org and com, loading eventually times out. Too bad, as that screenshot looked interesting.

Comment by The Foo — November 30, 2006

This must be the slowest host I ever encountered. The page has been loading for 5-10 mins now and it’s still not done.

Comment by Andy — November 30, 2006

maybe the digg effect?

Comment by ross — November 30, 2006

They have indeed a very slow host. I was working with eXo already some time ago and even that time the page was extremly slow. Or it may be that the portal software itself is simply not performant enough to act as a public page.

Comment by Robert Schmelzer — December 1, 2006

It’s a very new approach of the portal. In fact, it’s like on your desktop, you open your application (your portlet, in fact) in a single and separate windows.

!! Exo go to re-invente the portal !!

Comment by Charly Clairmont — December 1, 2006

Indeed, that post generated much more traffic to our website than usual…

Even the downloads of the current version dramatically increased

That is great for sure and that is true we were not expecting such a quick rush!

We will release an alpha at JavaPolis this month and will show more screenshots here and there. Thanks Dion for publishing the first one!

Keep looking for eXo news as we have a bunch of products coming soon

Comment by Benjamin Mestrallet — December 2, 2006

I had the chance to try an early version of eXo ECM2. Before that, I was myself wondering if there was a path to standardize the development of WebOS applications. eXo shows us here that JSR 168 and its successor JSR 286 are potential candidates in the Java arena. I’m really looking forward to see the other products mentionned by Benjamin, part of this new “PortalOS” concept.

Comment by Brice Revenant — December 5, 2006

Please take a look at Stringbean’s Floating layout on . It has similar functionality with highly customizable features.

Comment by Varun — December 12, 2006


This has nothing to do with the floating mode in STringBeans….have a better look that new approach is much more powerfull :)

Comment by Benjamin Mestrallet — December 20, 2006

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