Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook Available

The WebCenter 11g Handbook: Build Rich, Customizable Enterprise 2.0 Applications is now available in online stores and possibly in your nearest book store too.

If you are evaluating the WebCenter Framework, Social Computing Services, or are simply curious what WebCenter is all about – flipping through the book is a pretty time and cost effective way of getting the big picture. If you are using WebCenter, there are a lot of samples that walk you through the capabilities.

Here is some extra information that may help you decide if this is the right book for you. The high level table of contents is at the bottom of the post, and here is the detailed TOC. This is a podcast (mp3), published by McGraw Hill about the book. And here is a sample chapter from a snap shot taken shortly before the book went to print, so it’s very close to the actual one in the book: Chapter 11 – Runtime Customization.

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction to Oracle WebCenter and the Application Development Framework
Chapter 1. Business Application Development: The Journey to WebCenter
Chapter 2. The WebCenter Development Environment
Chapter 3. Oracle Application Development Framework
Part II: Building WebCenter Applications
Chapter 4. Building Your First WebCenter Page
Chapter 5. Consuming and Building Portlets
Chapter 6. Inter-component Communication
Chapter 7. Integrating Content Systems
Chapter 8. Overview of WebCenter Web 2.0 Services
Chapter 9. Social Web 2.0 Services–New Concepts in the Application Landscape
Chapter 10. Setting Up Your Development Environment for Success
Part III: Tailoring Your Applications
Chapter 11. Run-Time Customization
Chapter 12. Resource Catalog
Chapter 13. Skinning Your WebCenter Applications
Chapter 14. Metadata Services Framework
Chapter 15. Extending Oracle Composer
Chapter 16. MDS Under the Hood of WebCenter
Part IV: Administering Your Applications
Chapter 17. Installing and Managing WebCenter
Chapter 18. Security
Chapter 19. Deployment
Part V: Oracle Applications Integration
Chapter 20. Extending Oracle Applications with WebCenter
Chapter 21. Looking to the Future with WebCenter and Fusion Applications


7 Responses

  1. Congratulations 🙂
    I’ve placed my order, waiting to get it into my hands :).

    Thanks Peter

  2. Pete,

    I’m working through my new Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook.
    I got to page 85, and noticed that my JDeveloper Source listing of my first page has no binding attributes. I guess they are implied and using the id.
    Or did I slip up ?
    In the bindings tab there are no bindings shown.

    Anyway, your book is easy to read. Much appreciated.

    The quicker I can get up to speed with WebCenter, the quicker I can dump Liferay.



    • Hi Ian,

      The binding entries on page 85 are generated automatically by JDeveloper when you check the Automatically Expose UI Components in a New Managed Bean check box when creating your page (see attached screen shot). This option gives you control over your UI components. And while this step is not provided earlier in the chapter these entries are benign, and do not affect the behavior of your app, unless you write code in the managed beans.

      Hope this helps, and feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

      • I see now. I’m a newbie to JSF, so perhaps I need to work through my (just arrived) Oracle Fusion Developer Guide before I get too far into your book.

        The Fusion Dev Guide talks about Managed Beans and Backing Beans from p.30 onwards. It implies that you don’t want to be using backing beans unless it’s really necessary.

        Anyway, I’m trying to find a learning path that will enable me to start rebulding my Liferay portal as early as possible…

  3. Hi Peter,

    is there source code available for the examples covered in the book?


  4. Echoing Jernej – where can I download the sample code for the book? I can’t find anything on the site.

    Thanks, Karl

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