Build the Coolest WebCenter Application Ever – in 60 Minutes

Before Oracle OpenWorld 2008 kicks off in a week’s time in San Francisco, I plan to post a couple of highlights from the WebCenter space. This is the first one in the series.

At a conference of this size, one of the toughest challenges is how to best spend your time, what is really worth attending. My number 1 pick is hands down the WebCenter hands-on session. You get a chance to see and touch the product, experience it first hand, and last but not least get a chance to talk to people who build it: you can meet the WebCenter curriculum team.

When and Where?

Sunday, September 21, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Marriott, Golden Gate C1
Tuesday, September 23, 11:30am-12:30pm, Marriott, Golden Gate C1
Tuesday, September 23, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Marriott, Golden Gate C1

So – what is this year’s hands-on all about? It’s a brand new application built especially for the OOW WebCenter hands-on session that has one key objective: to impress you in less than an hour. The scenario is very original, quote from the hands-on document:

El Piju – Company Profile: Natural building is all about achieving sustainability through the use of minimally-processed, plentiful, and renewable resources as well as recycled or salvaged materials that produce healthy living environments. El Piju is your company for environmentally sensitive design and expert guidance on locating the resources you need to construct your sustainable home for the 21st century. What is your vision for your home or office? Let our team of ecologists, architects, and engineers help you make that vision a reality.
The El Piju application provides you with information about the company’s use of natural building materials and related projects. Once authenticated, you can select any of the construction materials used by El Piju, specifically, adobe, cob, cordwood, rammed earth, or straw bale, and access information about it. Search for articles, photographs, and other resources for that natural building material. Do you have a technical question or simply want to read what others have to say? El Piju’s site includes a discussion forum for each construction type. The application also includes a portlet that displays pictures with captions to provide visual examples of each building material. Browse through the pictures in the portlet by clicking the thumbnails.

How cool is this!

From a technical perspective, here are the topics covered in the hands-on session:

  • Documents
  • Discussions
  • Tags
  • Links
  • Search
  • Oracle Composer
  • Portlets
  • Inter-component communication

And last, but not least, the screen shot of the application.

And if you’re looking for a special mission, try to find out the story behind the company’s name.

5 Responses

  1. […] Hands-On Session Posted on September 21, 2008 by Peter Moskovits Quick update: the first WebCenter Hands-On session that I mentioned earlier this week was full today. We have 2 more sessions on Tuesday, if you […]

  2. […] WebCenter Hands-On – Build the Coolest WebCenter Application Ever […]

  3. Hello,

    I have Apache Pluto portlet container running on Tomcat and displaying few third party portlets. These portlets came with steps to configure with Apache Pluto.

    Now I want to take those portlets and integrate them in Oracle Web center, removing Pluto out of the loop. These are JSR-168 compliant portlets. So my real question is, if I have some pre-built jsr-168 compliant portlets, how do build a page in Jdeveloper and display them, if through OmniPortlet then how do I register these portlets with OmniPortlet. In this case I don’t have any wsrp endpoint. OmniPortlet comes with some out of the box data sources, I don’t see one that says jsr-168 portlet.

    You can send me email.


    • Hi,

      Here are the very straight forward steps you need to take:

      Deploy your JSR 168 portlet to the Oracle Portlet Container. Steps are documented here:
      Register your portlet producer with your application in JDeveloper
      Drop the portlet onto your page

      Let me know if you need further help.

  4. I am developing remote portlet apps and Publisher portlets in ALUI for our company in support of our external portal for electric power distributors and direct-serve customers. TVA is a 7-state power utility. I am looking for a demo of Webcenter Interaction to show our customers more of the potential of this technology. They are expressing interest in switching to Sharepoint as a portal technology.
    I found the article about the “Coolest Webcenter Application Ever…” presentation and a reference to an Oracle VM template. I followed the links to the available templates but it wasn’t clear which template I needed or it is even listed. Here is the link to the page I am looking at:

    Help/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Leonard Sisson
    TVA Information Services, Application Development

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