Installing the WebCenter Development Environment

WebCenterExtensionIn this quick demonstration I show the steps of setting up the WebCenter development environment:

  1. Installing Oracle JDeveloper Studio Edition 11gR1 (
  2. Installing the WebCenter Extension for Oracle JDeveloper using Help > Check for Updates
  3. Confirming that the installation succeeded

While setting up the development environment is very quick and easy, there are still a lot of things that you as a developer can try out without any additional installation.

  • Build and consume portlets: The Integrated WebLogic Server that ships with JDeveloper contains a portlet container and sample portlets that you can deploy your portlets to.
  • Build customizable applications with Oracle Composer: The customization data is saved by  Metadata Services (MDS). In a development environment we use the file system repository, by default.
  • Integrate content: In a development environment, very often we use the file system adapter to test content integration using Java Content Repository (JCR – aka: JSR 170), or the Document Library task flows.WebCenterDevEnv
  • Add Tagging and Linking: If you have an Oracle XE database, you can install the WebCenter database schema and incorporate tagging and linking as well.
  • Integrate Email: If your company has an IMAP4 or a MS Exchange server, you can surface your email by connecting to your server using the Email connection and task flow.

An excellent summary of the capabilities can be found in the Fusion Middleware Tutorial for WebCenter Developers (HTML | PDF | Supporting Files).