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Webcenter Portal Intro for ADF Developers Part 1

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

In the recent version of the OTN Developer Day that we are running we started to include some WebCenter content in the section where we talk about building Web UIs with ADF Faces. I figured that since some people just can't get to an event it might be nice to show some of the demos we use here as well.

WebCenter is now divided into four areas of offering, the part the I'm going to focus on is "WebCenter Portal". I look at it as a layer built on top of the ADF infrastructure that adds more capabilities that you can choose to use in your application.

In the next set of blogs I'll show some of those capabilities and how you can use them to extend the functionality of your ADF application.

To get WebCenter capabilities in JDeveloper use the help->check for update and download the WebCenter Framework and Design Time extension - then you can follow the demo I'm showing. (Note that WebCenter is licensed separately from ADF - so you probably want to make sure your organization is ok licensing it before you use it in your production application.)

In the first demo you'll see how to create a WebCenter Portal application, and how to use the provided templates and navigation model/menu option that it provides out of the box.

Check it out:

In the next chapter will see some of the UI runtime customization you can get for your application.

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