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  • September 13, 2011

Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Admin Cookbook book review

A copy of Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Administration Cookbook dropped onto my desk a couple of weeks for a review.  While WebCenter is not a product I'm specifically involved in, its is built ontop of Oracle ADF and so I was interested to have a read.  I should point out that as an admin cookbook it probably wasn't written with my profile in mind but I found it a well written, clear and importantly, an easy to read book.  One things I struggle with when reading technical books is pages and pages of deep technical text.  What made this book easily digestable was the easy to follow layout and flow.

For example, there were clear breaks in the text with sections "Getting Ready", "How to Do It" and "How it Works". I really liked this approch because it instantly set your expectations for the coming text.

As for the topics covered, these were broadly the most common admin task you would need to perform: e.g. managing look and feel, managing resource catalogues and consuming portlets.

So, while this book isn't a requirement for my current day-to-day activities, the day I need to set up and managed a WebCenter installation, this is the book I'll be working from!

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