WebCenter Handbook Available for the Kindle

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 (I assume – I don’t have a kindle) you can search. And you don’t have to carry the five hundred some pages. Not to mention all the trees you save.

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

Free WebCenter Book

I’m giving away three copies of the Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook to the top 3 bloggers/tweeters about Oracle WebCenter during Oracle OpenWorld 2009 (Oct 11-15).

To be considered for the price, all you need to do is post a link to your blog and/or twitter name here as a comment.

The book is scheduled to be released in December 2009. I will announce the winners here and contact them in person to discuss shipping information.


Book: Integrate Web 2.0 Trends and Technologies Into the Enterprise

Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0

Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0

Three of my close colleagues, Vince Casarez, Philipp Weckerle, and Billy Cripe co-authored the newly published book: Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0. Credit should go to two other contributors: Jean Sini from Buzzlogic and Manish Devgan, Oracle WebCenter Product Management. The book is now orderable on amazon.

Here’s a brief description: Written by a team of experts from the Web 2.0 community and Oracle Corporation, this innovative guide provides a blueprint for leveraging the new culture of participation in an enterprise environment. Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 offers proven strategies for the successful adoption of an enterprise 2.0 paradigm and covers the technical solutions that best apply in specific situations. You will find clear guidelines for using Web 2.0 technologies and standards in a productive way to align with business goals, increase efficiency, and provide measurable bottom line growth.

Timing couldn’t have been better, the book nicely lines up with this year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Vince, Billy, and Jean have a session closely related to the book:

Wednesday, September 24, 1:00pm S297844: Vince Casarez, Billy Cripe, Jean Sini: Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 – Marriott Salon 05

If you’re interested in other portal related sessions at OpenWorld, check out the Portal Related Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 in San Francisco post.