With the lead of WebCenter product manager, Rich Nessel, we just released a new VirtualBox Appliance. Here is a high level overview of the VM: This Oracle VirtualBox appliance contains a fully configured, ready-to-use WebCenter Spaces installation. It has been tested on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Linux, and Mac OS. All you need to do [...]
The newly updated iPhone app for Oracle WebCenter Spaces is available in the App Store. The app enables business end-users, managers, and executives to manage and participate professional connections, group projects, and dynamic online communities via iPhone. New Features Support for PS3 (Patch Set 3 220.127.116.11.0) as well as PS2 (Patch Set 2 18.104.22.168.0) versions [...]
To make accurate and timely business decisions, executive managers are constantly in need of valuable information that is often hidden in old-style traditional systems. What can Mr. CIO come up with to help make Mr. Executive Manager’s job easier at Bunny Inc.? Take a look and discover how you too can make informed business decisions [...]
One of the best ways to get started with the WebCenter Portal Framework is taking a close look at what the source code of out-of-the-box page templates. When you create a new WebCenter Portal Application, two similar templates are generated for you:pageTemplate_globe.jspx and pageTemplate_swooshy.jspx. The context root Sometimes it comes handy to get a hold [...]
If you missed the live launch of WebCenter PS3 or had difficulty with the streaming, it’s now available for playback… Andy MacMillan, VP of product management for Enterprise 2.0 reviews Oracle’s Portal evolution, gives an overview of the Oracle WebCenter Suite, touching on topics such as application integration, social computing, content management, and development experience. [...]
When creating a new application in JDeveloper using the WebCenter Portal Application template, in Step 4 of the application creation wizard you find a checkbox hiding in the middle of the page, controlling the style of your application: “Configure the application with standard Portal Features”. If you have it checked, which it is by default, [...]
The brand new (and very first) WebCenter PS3 VirtualBox appliance is available for download. This VM image targets WebCenter developers and includes the most important features needed to evaluate and test the WebCenter Portal Framework: Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 5 Oracle XE Universal Database 10.2.0.1 Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.4.0 Oracle WebCenter Portal Framework 11gR1 [...]
This question may came up when you try to build a JSR 168 portlet or attempt to open one in JDeveloper 11g R1 PS3. In the latter case what happens is that your portlet gets automatically upgraded to a JSR 286 portlet. Given that JSR 286 supersedes JSR 168, most of the time this doesn’t [...]
When creating an application based on the WebCenter Portal Application template, you end up with two projects: Portal and PortalWebAssets. You’ll spend most of your time in the Portal project, but you should understand what the PortalWebAssets project is good for. The Understanding the PortalWebAssets Project section of the WebCenter Developer’s Guide gives a good [...]
If you have visited oracle.com lately, you may have noticed the banner ad about our web cast, officially launching WebCenter 11g Patch Set 3. To whet your appetite, here is a screen shot of the portal we built for the launch. The demo walks you through some of the key aspects of this portal, including [...]
If you’re a portlet developer, WebCenter 11g R1 Patch Set 3 has a handful of new features for you as well. Most importantly, WebCenter now supports the development of JSR 286 portlets, thus eliminating the need for the Oracle-specific portlet descriptor, oracle-portlet.xml. You can build, test, and deploy JSR 286 portlets. First, you have to [...]
The new Portal Admin Console is a capability that is a core capability of most portal products, including WebLogic Portal and Oracle Portal. Starting with Patch Set 3, WebCenter has a formal admin console as well, that empowers portal administrators big time. When you create a new application based on the WebCenter Portal Application template, [...]
We have made a handful of improvements to the developer experience for WebCenter Portal developers. Let’s review three of them, in no particular order. WebCenter-specific artifacts in the EL Editor In PS3 we have grouped the WebCenter-specific EL constructs under a dedicated node in the EL Editor, making it very easy to access the security, [...]
Yet another sign of WebCenter gaining a lot of traction… Lining up nicely with the WebCenter 11g PS3 release date,Yannick Ongena kicked off the WebCenter Enterprise Methodology Group. The WebCenter Methodology Group is the fourth in the family, following the footsteps of the ADF, BIEE, and SOA-BPM community. This group is a place to discuss [...]
While formally only a patch set, from a feature perspective WebCenter 11g Patch Set 3 is a major mile stone with fundamental new capabilities. This version has been in the works for over a year and we’re very excited about it. If there’s only one thing to note about this release, than it would be [...]
In a previous post we saw how to build a twitter portlet using the Fusion Middleware stack in a few minutes. If you’re more on a quick prototyping or proof of concept project, you can do something similar or even more visual without any coding whatsoever. Twitter has a set of gadgets that you can [...]
It’s always a good sign when a product is worth writing books about. Pliniu Arbizu and Ashok Aggarwal’s 276 page book came out a few weeks ago, in September 2010, published by Packt. To the authors’ credit, this is the first book about WebCenter written by “outsiders”; a team of non-Oracle employees, who are users [...]
With the lead of Philipp Weckerle, who is among other things known for his book on Oracle WebCenter , Oracle Austria started publishing video podcasts, targeting the German speaking audience. In their first episode they give a quick overview of BI 11g, Application Express, Flash storage, and more. I’m sure they will cover WebCenter in [...]
John Brunswick from Oracle demonstrates how easy it is to build a Twitter portlet and consume it in Oracle WebCenter without writing a single line of code. In this easy to follow youtube video John walks us through the steps end-to-end, covering in detail how to: Consume an XML feed in Oracle JDeveloper Generate the [...]
If you have a WebCenter Spaces deployment (or are thinking about getting one), you should definitely check out the free WebCenter Spaces iPhone App, that allows you to access your activity stream, your contacts, all your Spaces along with the documents, discussion forums, lists, space members, and more. And from now on – call me [...]
In the WebCenter world, portlets are accessed through WSRP, which makes debugging a challenging a little. Alexander Rudat has a step-by-step post, describing how to debug a remote portlet. The example he uses is actually a portlet built with ADF, and “portletized” through the JSF Portlet Bridge.
OmniPortlet was originally built for Oracle Portal, allowing page designers to visualize various types of data sources in a declarative manner in the browser, without using an IDE. The two simple steps of defining an OmniPortlet in-place are: selecting and specifying your data source (XML, SQL, CSV, Web service, etc.), and applying the visualization/view on [...]
When you install WebCenter Spaces, in addition to the admin server, you end up with three WebLogic managed servers: WLS_Spaces: hosts WebCenter Spaces WLS_Portlet: hosts standards-based and PDK-Java portlets WLS_Services: hosts the WebCenter social computing services One of beauties of the flexible architecture of the Fusion Middleware is that you can easily decouple any of [...]
Jake Kuramoto has an excellent post on the new dress our internal WebCenter Spaces deployment got this week. [..] we operated as a WebCenter customer would, extending the product, using its APIs, and pushing the limits of what the product can do. This provided valuable insight into the customer experience that has been rolled into [...]
With new versions and updates of the JDev/ADF and WebCenter stack, I get the question very often: how can I patch my development environment to get to the latest and greatest version? The answer has been consistent: we don’t patch JDeveloper in-place. You need to download the latest version of JDeveloper (be sure to select [...]
As part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 Patch Set 2 (22.214.171.124) a new WebCenter patch set is available for download as well. This release has a couple of new features and a large number of bug fixes. New features include: Microsoft Office Integration: Oracle WebCenter integrates with the Microsoft Office shared document management [...]
Accenture created a youtube video, titled: Accenture and the Next Generation Workplace. In this short infomercial Royce Bell, CEO of Accenture Information Management Services describes how companies can benefit from deploying Enterprise 2.0 concepts.
It has definitely been a game changer for us at Oracle, using E20 in our day-to-day activities.
Martin Deh from the Oracle Fusion Middleware “A-Team” published ( OTN account needed) a very compelling Polling sample.
The sample contains two task flows: a “client” (poll taker) and an “admin” console. Currently the task flows implement the following features:
Ability to define and modify Poll Questions and Poll Choices
Ability to provide a fixed number of responses [...]
Although, Amazon hides it really well, actually you can buy the latest Oracle Press – McGraw Hill books, including the WebCenter 11g Handbook, for the Kindle as well. All you need to do is select the Kindle Store in the Amazon Search drop-down list and search for WebCenter.
It’s somewhat more expensive than the paperback, but [...]
In WebCenter Spaces 11g R1 Patch Set 1 we introduced a new JVM property that allows administrators to disable the default functionality which takes users to the last accessed page in WebCenter Spaces. When you make the following change, the user will be taken to the first page in their Personal Space (when in personal [...]
The other day a question was posted on the Oracle WebCenter Suite Group on LinkedIn about the minimum and recommended requirements for the WebCenter development environment.
Before considering what the actual hardware requirements are, it makes sense to quickly glance through what we mean by the development environment, what needs to be installed, and what are [...]
If you only have a few minutes to find out what WebCenter is all about, this may be for you…
A colleague here at Oracle, Claudio Lichtenthal, published a number of brief white boarding sessions on YouTube. His latest creation covers WebCenter.
There’s a new Oracle By Example (OBE) available on OTN that covers the end-to-end installation and configuration steps for WebCenter Spaces. Following the “OBE traditions”, every step is illustrated with a screen shot.
Tagged: config, configuration, install, installation, spaces, webcenter
Most of our customers deploying WebCenter Spaces are interested in changing various aspects of their deployment. We have just released on OTN the updated Extending WebCenter Spaces (126.96.36.199.0) white paper (supporting files 25MB). The executive overview of the paper gives a good summary of what it’s all about:
Oracle WebCenter Spaces is a pre-built, pre-integrated, and [...]
The Avitek Sample Portal is a custom portal built using Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 and WebCenter Web 2.0 Services. In addition to the source of the sample, it also comes with a Developer’s Guide.
Avitek is intended for customers and partners who want to start building custom WebCenter portals quickly. If you have JDeveloper and [...]
The People Connection service is one of the most exciting features of the Patch Set 1 release. It allows you to build and manage your connections, as well as to monitor the activity stream in a snappy, intuitive UI.
Bob Fraser from the WebCenter Product Management team published a new sample on OTN demonstrating the REST [...]
Be among the first ones who attend the brand new 2-day WebCenter Training, titled: Oracle WebCenter 11g: Introduction to Custom Applications. This is a so-called Live Virtual Class (LVC), that is: you have a live instructor teaching the class, but there’s no travel required; you can attend the class remotely. Here you can enroll.
About the [...]
If you’re interested in WebCenter, chances are you’re into social networks . There’s a pretty active group of people on LinkedIn, discussing WebCenter-related issues, questions. The group has 40+ members and counting… Participants include customers, partners, as well as members of the WebCenter product team. Worth checking it out…
Tagged: group, linkedin, webcenter [...]