In this lesson, we shall create a simple Hello World page in JDeveloper and test it using internal Weblogic server. We can also deploy it to any of the managed servers, ideally a custom managed server. If not already done, make sure WebCenter extension is installed using “Help | Check for Updates | Oracle WebCenter Framework and Services Design Time 11.1.1.x”.
Create a new Webcenter application using “File | New | General | Applications | Webcenter Application”.
Oracle recommends custom webcenter applications created in JDeveloper be deployed to a custom managed server. This server needs to be different from any of the three pre-configured managed servers created during the installation or to the Administration Server.
Here are the steps to create a custom managed server for Webcenter applications. Detailed information is available from Oracle documentation.
- Create Weblogic Managed Server
- Create MDS Schema
- Register MDS Schema
Login to Weblogic Administration Console.
From “Domain Structure” section in the left side bar, navigate to “<your-domain>/Environment/” and click on Servers.
Historically, the innovation in portal space is driven by the need to access unified customizable information through multiple channels. This has seen the portal space to slowly transition from Desktop phase to Web Applications to Enterprise Portals. Though Enterprise Portals such as Oracle Portal were very powerful, they lacked the rich user experience offered by the Desktop environment. To bridge this gap, Oracle introduced Webcenter, the Enterprise Portal powered by Web 2.0.
In addition, Webcenter is very neatly integrated with rest of the Fusion Middleware. Some of the key offerings of Webcenter include:
- Content Management through UCM