Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c Jump Start Kit available

Great news for webcenter portal developer. Now Oracle WebCenter Portal Jump Start Kit is available. Get Webcenter Portal JSk from here

The Jump Start Kit (JSK) for WebCenter Portal is a utility that installs a fully functional version of WebCenter Portal pre-integrated with Oracle WebCenter Content, including key features enabled and preconfigured, all within a single machine instance (virtual or physical). The JSK supports Linux x86-64. It is targeted to developers or product evaluation only, and is not supported for production use.

The JSK expects you to download the required software from the Oracle Technology Network. This includes the Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, WebCenter Content, WebCenter Portal, Oracle HTTP Server, as well as Oracle Fusion Middleware utilities (see exact list with links below). It then installs and configures each of these to interoperate with each other.

The JSK then configures WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal integration points such as Inbound Refinery, and configures several WebCenter Portal features, the pagelet producer, blogs, wikis, and lists.

You do not have to interact with the JSK installer during this process. Total run time depends on the speed of the machine being installed to, but tends to take between 1.5 to 2 hours.

The JSK portal is targeted for developer-only non-production use because of several assumptions made about the topology, including running all services on one machine.

Happy webcenter portal learning with Vinay & JSK

Webcenter portal 12c released. An in-depth view of Webcenter portal 12c.

Oracle releases first FMW 12c platform which also includes ORACLE WEBCENTER 12.2.1. Oracle webcenter portal changed a lot in this release. Some of the interesting features includes :

– New User Experience


– Responsive UI
Two OOTB Responsive Page Templates – Mosaic and Unicorn

– Rigorous stress and performance testing allowed to achieve an average response time of < 0.5 second
-Portal composer view is completely changed. Options of draft is available.

– Multiple OOTB page style.

– Component wiring – Wiring between consumer and producer taskflow or pass value as parameter to component or Pass values to page components using values in page URLs. This is one of most likeable features in this version.

– Rapid application integration :


OOTB Integration – integration between WCP and Oracle products is available OOTB (Oracle BPM, OBIEE or IDM – now, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) or Catalog Service – in 12c.

– Wizard-driven tools for data integration via support for REST and SQL data sources, earlier we only had sql data source. Now we can perform crud operations through REST.


– OOTB and custom visualization templates
– View/Update operations support
– Visualization can participate in components wiring
– Catalog of REST APIs from OSB

– Content manager in Webcenter Portal

Previous document explorer taskflow is not present in 12c. We have new content manager. After this you don’t need separate UI for webcenter content.

– ECM in the Portal – WC Content model of managing content, DAM
– Replacement to 11g Document Library taskflows
– Access to workflows, enterprise libraries, metadata and more
– WC Content tools – Mobile Apps, DIS, WebDAV
– Pin view to a particular configuration
– Portal events and parameters
– Works only with Framework folders
– Browse, View and Find documents similar to WebCenter Content UI
– You can leverage IRM, DAM inside portal directly.
– Add metadata for each document.
– easy merging of video using embed code for videos.
– Better development of content presenter directly in jdeveloper.



shared asset
– Portal life cycle

-Create portal server connection to production systems and Choose a server connection and deploy a portal to it.
Deployment happens on the UI with 4 clicks. Changes to a portal is propagated in a similar fashion. Shared Assets as well as (ADF) shared Libraries are transferred to the target server. Really cool.
– All the assets associated with a portal—including global assets—are deployed or the changes are propagated
– Shared libraries—including the linked shared libraries—are optionally deployed along with a portal
– Changes since the last deployment is clearly displayed prior to propagation
– Portal managers can deploy portals in a self-service manner.
– All portal deployments are audited. That means you can verify all the deployments.
– The details can be viewed after a deployment completes.


– Round trip Asset development for portal.
– Same as before. Can create following assets
Page Styles
Page Templates
Visualization Templates(New)
Content Presenter Templates

Summary –

New technologies and standards support:
ADF 12c stack uptake (JSF2 / Jersey 2 / Oracle REST standard / Alta look & feel)
Produce and Consume REST APIs (ADF REST DC with JSON Descriptors)
Responsive UI OOTB (Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery)
Native HTML5 tag support (camera, geospatial, phone)

–REST API for portal lifecycle & deployment to a remote Server (e.g. T2P)

–Easily configure role based security (simplification of roles)

Overall its quite a new and changed version in comparison with 11g. With addition of bootstap and Rest support, it make the webcenter portal really powerful. You can download portal here.
Webcenter portal release notes

Happy Learning Webcenter Portal 12c with Vinay. Stay tuned for more posts on webcenter portal 12c.

JDeveloper/ADF 12c is here….

Oracle released a new version of JDeveloper 12c. It is available for download now.
Many features are added in the new version.Few of them are listed below –

Java EE 6 Support –
JDeveloper wizards and editors have been updated to work with Java EE 6 specifications, including EJB 3.1, Servlet 3.0, CDI, JPA 2.0, EL 2.2, and more.

HTML5, MathML and CSS3 Support – Updated editors for working with latest HTML5 and CSS3 content.

EJB 3.1 Support – JDeveloper provides support for new EJB 3.1 features including:
— Singleton Session Bean
— Simplified No Interface Client View
— Asynchronous Session Bean Invocations

New Component: Timeline – is an interactive data visualization that allows users to view events in chronological order and easily navigate forwards and backwards within a defined time range.for example , we have in facebook.

Support for offline databases-
This feature enables the user to work with offline databases. The user can create new offline database objects based on existing objects in a database

Web Service Data Control Enhancements-

— Support for all REST operations
— Create a Web Service Data control from RESTful service URL

Oracle Public Cloud– Connect to, browse, and upload database objects to your Database Cloud Service in Oracle Public Cloud.

Read in detail –Jdeveloper 12c features

In future , i will blog about new features in details….

Happy coding in Jdeveloper 12c with Vinay 😉