Saturday, March 2, 2002 09:41 PM
Tiles is well suited to developing portal applications,
along the lines of Jakarta Jetspeed, but does not have the
same out-of-the-box functionality, or a turnkey
personalization/customization framework. Though, all the
hooks you would need are there, waiting to be exploited.
Tiles excels at separating code from presentation. Using
Tiles definitions, you are able to build pages in an
object-orientated way. HTML designers can provide the
fragments inside the tiles, and Java developers can
assemble Tiles into the pages they need. Since Tiles
definitions can be "extended", it makes it easy to
define a new page only by how it is different (extends
this page, but use that menu bar instead).