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
-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.

Highlight of Jdeveloper 12.1.3 features- New version released

Yesterday , its an release of Fusion Middleware 12.1.3. The focus is mainly on SOA Suite 12c and WebLogic 12.1.3.For interesting point of Jdeveloper 12.1.3 .

Main Features –

Enhanced Maven Support
-> New ADF “oracle-adffaces-ejb” archetype introduced to enable creating a basic ADF application using ADF Faces and EJB from Maven.
-> JDeveloper now supports creating a project from an archetype which takes parameters

New DVT components

-> Chart solutions


-> New Gauges


->Thematic Map has a number of new features, including: Area layer styling and marker zoom behavior: Its same features which is like google analytics


-> Component for define movement



-> Show custom map


-> New Component: Diagram can be used to visualize different sets of data by displaying nodes and relationships between them.



->My Favorite features

-> af:deck component – New container component that shows one child component at a time and allows the transition between children to be animated (ie. fade, slide in).



-> It bring new page template for tablet

-> Supporting of media tag in ADF Skinning – Awesome feature of adding of css tag. ADF skinning framework now supports client side rules such as @charset, @document, @font-face, @import, @keyframes, @media, @page, @supports. These agents can be used to achieve responsive design and to allow use of more modern techniques for graphics such as icon fonts. Now we can create real responsvie web design in ADF with this feature

-> Support on working ADF application on Internet Explorer 11 .

ADF Controller
Recursive bounded task flows Support for calling bounded task flows recursively. In previous versions, the view layer did not detect that the view activity had occurred and did not re-render the region.

Read more about these features in details

Read more about API in documentation

Happy learning with Vinay in techartifact….

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 😉