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Web 2.0 Solutions with Oracle WebCenter 11g

Plinio Arbizu, Ashok Aggarwal

Discover how to use the Oracle WebCenter Suite to introduce collaboration and dynamic communications in your enterprise’s web applications. Packed with screenshots and real-world examples, it will take your skills into the new era.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847195807
Paperback276 pages

About This Book

  • Create task-oriented, rich, interactive online work environments with the help of this Oracle WebCenter training tutorial
  • Accelerate the development of Enterprise 2.0 solutions by leveraging the Oracle tools
  • Apply the basic concepts of Enterprise 2.0 for your business solutions by understanding them completely
  • Prepare development environments that suit your enterprise needs using WebCenter applications
  • Define collaborative work environments for the members of your organization

Who This Book Is For

This book is for web developers who need to improve their websites or business applications using Web 2.0 features.

This book is recommended for you, if you are a:

  • Portal Developer who works with a traditional portal and wants to move onto new technologies
  • Java Developer and want to add productivity features to your business applications
  • Knowledge Managers and want to create collaborative environments and increase the productivity of your employees and organizational groups

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Oracle WebCenter?
WEB 2.0 concepts
Evolution of the platform application
Enterprise 2.0 concepts
Oracle WebCenter Suite concepts
Oracle JDeveloper
Chapter 2: WebCenter Installation and Configuration
Hardware and software requirements
High-level installation steps
Chapter 3: Setting up the Development Environment
Oracle JDeveloper 11g installation
Chapter 4: Getting Started with WebCenter Development: Hello World(s)
Creating the Hello World web service
Hello World Portlet
Hello World WebCenter application
Chapter 5: Design and Personalization
ADF Faces Rich Client components
Creating a new application
Including a template for our application
Building pages with database interaction
Chapter 6: Portlets
Portlets, JSR-168 specification
WSRP specification
Chapter 7: Discussions, Wiki, and Blog Services
Discussions configuration
Integrating Discussions with WebCenter
Integrating Wiki and Blog with WebCenter
Integrating Wiki and Blog using an IFrame
Integrating Wiki and Blog using the Web Clipping Portlet
Chapter 8: Search Service
Search in enterprise applications
Integrating the WebCenter Search Service
Integrating the WebCenter Tags service
Requirements for the Tags service
Integrating with the WebCenter Tags service
Integrating with the WebCenter Links Service
Why to use the WebCenter RSS Service
Requirements for the WebCenter RSS Service
Integrating the WebCenter RSS Service
Chapter 9: Personalization with Oracle Composer
Oracle Composer for developers
Oracle Composer for end users
Chapter 10: Oracle WebCenter Spaces Overview
Oracle WebCenter Spaces
Oracle WebCenter Spaces installation
Oracle Spaces configuration
Development of staff working environments
Building a business role page
Developing a Group Space

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the relationship between the Oracle WebCenter suite and the application server
  • Install and configure the core building blocks for WebCenter 11g in a Linux environment.
  • Prepare the development environments and the application server in order to support your WebCenter applications
  • Combine various kind of components such as portlets, data access components (tables and list of values), and components that promote participation (discussions, wikis) into a single user interface under the concept of a portal.
  • Create a page template and based on it and develop user interfaces using ADF Faces Rich Client
  • Integrate wiki and blog with WebCenter using an iFrame as well as using the Web Clipping Portlet
  • Develop a custom WebCenter application to connect to the Discussions Server and present a few of the various task flows possible
  • Integrate WebCenter Search Service in your custom WebCenter application with the help of a sample application
  • Learn Oracle Composer components and develop a practical example to customize your content using Oracle Composer
  • Integrate WebCenter Tags Service and WebCenter Links Service to ensure ease of search as well as precise organization
  • Explore all the features of Oracle WebCenter Spaces and define a personal as well as a group environment
  • Integrate your custom WebCenter applications with the WebCenter RSS Service having complete knowledge of requirements for the RSS Service

In Detail

Oracle WebCenter Suite is the industry's most comprehensive enterprise portal platform designed for business users unified with business applications, Enterprise 2.0 services, and social communities. It incorporates Web 2.0 content, collaboration, and communication services. However, without proper guidance on developing performance-critical enterprise applications, it is easy to make the wrong design and technology decisions.

Packed with screenshots, this book offers you in-depth knowledge of developing custom WebCenter applications for your various enterprise requirements. Integrate various web services to make development simpler and faster. Build fast, reliable, and robust Web 2.0 applications with this hands-on practical tutorial.

The Web is no longer just an environment where information is published. It is a powerful tool for collaboration, socialization, and work. This evolution has come about due to the development of technologies such as AJAX, REST, RSS, and so on.

Oracle WebCenter Suite is a stack of products that helps implement Web 2.0 solutions in organizations. This book enables developers to learn the important concepts. It shows several scenarios where Oracle WebCenter 11g technology can be used to improve the productivity of your organization. Each chapter provides a practical application of the technology. It will guide you through many web-building features such as pages and portlets.

Finally, the book describes complete solutions, such as Oracle WebCenter Spaces, and ready-to-use collaborative environments.


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