Book Review: Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Administration Cookbook

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I knew a little about Webcenter and Packt's Oracle Webcenter 11g book was very helpful for me to learn about the new version and developing the administration skills. Yannick Ongena did a greate job on this book with a uniqe style of teaching. In this book topics are covered with 4 dimensions.
"Getting ready"
"How to do it..."
"How it works..."
and  "There's more..."



With this way of teaching, the prerequests for testing the case are defined, the way to implement the topic on WebCenter is defined, "what is happening behind the scenes" is explained and the details of the issue are told. I think this is a great way of explaning a test case.

As you can guess from the name of the book, this book is not a classic definition book, it descibes the topics with test cases (recipes in writer's naming) and if you not just read it but implement on your own WebCenter environment, it'll help you a lot to develop your administration skills. Book starts with creating an Enterprise Portal with WebCenter with the following test cases:
Preparing JDeveloper for WebCenter
Creating a WebCenter portal
Managing pages
Changing the look and feel of your portal
Editing pages using the composer.

All chapters include the relevant test cases and screen views. You'll find the following chapters in the book:

Chapter 1: Creating an Enterprise Portal with WebCenter
Chapter 2: Consuming Portlets
Chapter 3: Navigation Models and Page Hierarchies
Chapter 4: Managing the Resource Catalog
Chapter 5: Managing the Look and Feel of Your Portal
Chapter 6: Integrating Content with Document Services
Chapter 7: Discussions and Wiki Services
Chapter 8: Organizing and Finding Content
Chapter 9: Using Polls and Surveys
Chapter 10: Integrating External Content and Applications
Chapter 11: WebCenter Spaces
Chapter 12: Securing Your WebCenter Portal
Chapter 13: Managing WebCenter Portal Applications
Chapter 14: WebCenter Analytics and Activity Graph

Oracle WebCenter is a great tool to create rich enterprise portals without the need of much coding and if you're an Oracle WebCenter admin and need to discover new release features or a newbie that has a basic knowledge and wants to develop administration skills, i recommend this book. You can find detailed information here.

2 comments:

Muhammad Amir said...

The book has 14 well structured chapters that don't have inter dependencies, http://ps3problemsv.com

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