Beginning Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c book– Published!!



This book is intended for beginners,expert and software architects, project manager , who are working with WebCenter Portal implementation.Somebody wants to developer rich enterprise portal with WebCenter Portal with WebCenter content and other technologies. Little bit ADF knowledge required.


Chapter 1 : Introduction to Enterprise Portals – Introduction of Enterprise portal. Portal vs website and introduction of Oracle FMW.

Chapter 2 : Introduction to Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c – First chapter to talk about WebCenter portal. Architecture of portal, Main components of WebCenter Portal.New Features and deprecated features of WebCenter portal 12c.

Chapter 3 : Oracle WebCenter Portal12c Administration – How to do administration of WebCenter Portal. Normal task for WebCenter Portal administrator. etc.

Chapter 4 : Portal Asset Development – How to set developer environment for Portal Asset development.How to portal asset publishing.How to develop portal asset runtime.

Chapter 5 : Working with Pages and Navigation – What Is a Page? Working with System and business Pages. how to Working with Personal and portal Pages,Rendering a Portal Navigation.

Chapter 6 : Extend Portal with Shared Libraries– What Are Shared Libraries? You will learn how to deploy nd develop WebCenter Portal Shared Library.explains Development Life Cycle with example.

Chapter 7 : WebCenter Portal Task Flow Customization– Overview of customization, How to do taskflow customization on design and run time.Setting Up a Customizable WebCenter Portal Application. Customizing WebCenter Portal Task Flows of Design Time Customization,Deployment of Customized WebCenter Portal Task Flow.

Chapter 8 : Portlets Integration Using JSR 286 – What is portlet, What is use of it. Learn when to use portlet and taskflow. Learn to create Portlet. How to convert adf taskflow into portlet.Build JSR 286 portlet and deploy in WCP.

Chapter 9 : Creating Pagelet Producer – Learn about Pagelet Producer Architecture.Creating Pagelet Producer Resource .Pagelets in WebCenter Portal.How to add content in pagelet using Web Injector.Know how to add pagelet using javascript and REST API.

Chapter 10 : Portal Security Administration – Learn Security Architecture.Understanding WebCenter Portal Security.Using Enterprise Manager for Security Administration UI,learn Using of WebCenter Portal Security Administration UI.Securing Page Components.

Chapter 11 : Content Integration – Learn to integrate WebCenter Content,Publishing Content via WebCenter Content Integration,Learn Integration with Oracle Document Cloud. Publishing Content Using Pages,Publishing Content Using Data Presenter,Publishing Content: Blogs nd wikis.

Chapter 12 : Portal Tools and Services – Learn Webcenter portal Analytics,Announcements and Discussions,External Applications. Learn on how to work on Events, Instant Messaging and Presence, links, list, mail,People connections, Notes, Notification, RSS, search and tags.

Chapter 13 : Extending WebCenter Portal – Learn how to integrate WebCenter Portal with all third party application for example, EBS, OBIEE etc. Learn how to use portal REST API and WebCenter Portal Java API.

So now horn up your ADF skills to learn WebCenter Portal.

Happy Learning with Vinay….

Pre-Oreder your copy of “Beginning Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c” today!

Hi All,


I am very pleased to announce release of my book on WebCenter Portal 12c  – 
Beginning Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c I co-authored with my friend Daniel Merchan Garcia.

Following are Details


About Book.


Beginning Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c provides an overview of the architecture behind Oracle WebCenter Suite and the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform. Sample code written in Java is included along with best practices developed from the authors’ experience of using Oracle WebCenter Portal for building enterprise portals.

What you will learn:

  • Enterprise Portal and Oracle WebCenter Portal concepts
  • Basic administrator knowledge
  • Basic developer knowledge
  • Overview of the tools and services offered by Oracle WebCenter Portal
  • How to develop Portal Assets using JDeveloper IDE
  • How to develop new components(Portlets JSR-286 and ADF Task Flows) using JDeveloper IDE
  • REST API Integration with Portal
  • WebCenter Portal Java API
  • Integration with OBIEE, EBS and third party applications

Who this book is for: Target audience will be developers, architects, project managers and portal administrators in the Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) area. IT professionals working in FMW or WebLogic stack can also make use of this book.

Yes, it will release next month and will be available in all major book stores and online.



Happy Learning with Vinay.

Book Review: Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook

Another ADF book. This time by Amr Gawish on ADF Faces. I completed reading this book .Found interesting.Its based on jdeveloper version 12c.

Oracle ADF

You can get it from –
Amazon site
packt site

This book contains 10 chapter –

Chapter 1 – Building Your ADF Faces Environment From the Ground Up – this chapter gives information from installing JDK to Oracle XE database,jdeveloper and how you can tune that.You can also download code used in the book from GIT repository.

Chapter 2 – Getting Started with ADF Faces and JDeveloper – How you can create Application, ADF BC, page flow.And how you can run your adf application. Not for an experienced programmer. but useful, if somebody starting ADF Development

Chapter 3 – Presenting Data Using ADF Faces – This chapters tells about more presentation data using tables, iterator, list views .How you can create master details and using tree component.Explain about localization and internationalization in ADF. Explained in easy words.

Chapter 4 -Using Common ADF Faces Components Talks about the ADF faces components i.e inputText, inputDate and etc. Explained popup, lov, toolbar, links,
menu model, and breadcrumb.In last how you can create component dynamically.

Chapter 5- Beautifying the Application Layout for Great User Experience Interesting. Creating skin, changing skin at runtime.Also, depict about responsive design and flat design techniques.

Chapter 6- Enriching User Experience with Visualization Components This chapter explain about DVT component like maps, graphs, Gauge chart, Hierarchy, sunburst and most interesting Timeline component.

Chapter 7- Handling Events and Partial Page Rendering ADF client and server events , Partial trigger .How you can do polling, drag & drop
ADS and web socket.Explanation ADS and WebSocket, I liked a lot.

Chapter 8- Validating and Converting Inputs This chapter explain converter and validator. How can create custom validator and converter?
Depict more on faces Messaging.

Chapter 9- Building Your Application for Reuse Creating task flow template and handling exception in taskflow templates. Depict more on faces Messaging. How can create declarative ADF faces component.Use of Contexual event. Packaging ADF resources as ADF library.Storing user preferences in MDS (Hot topic).

Chapter 10- Scaling your ADF Faces Application – This chapters gives you some recommendation for better performances tuning for ADF Faces component.Using ADF caching to cache and compress static resources.

Summary- This book is good for understanding concepts. Few topics are really interested but example are not that complex but good to understand the topic. For readers who starting ADF development.This can be a good read for them.For experienced developer -Good to revise concepts and performance recommendation, MDS are worth reading. This book was extremely well written and structured.Book uses schema based on HR schema.While reading, good to test the code in your system. Dynamic region I am trying to find in the book.Overall, I enjoyed reading book.Good work by Amr.

Worth Reading. Knowledge level of this book is Good to go.