Looking back at the tutorial I posted last September 22, 2011, it was a very neat tutorial that really showcases the power of Oracle Portlet Development using JDeveloper and the flexibility of WebCenter for consuming remote portets. With that I created my own version of the tutorial just for fun!
Although, this isn’t a video, its just a power point presentation and I never got the WebCenter installation part (I don’t have EM in my laptop and besides, I don’t have that powerful machine yet). Here it is!
Screenshot of the JSP page with RSS Feed Data.
Download the Project Here.
I’ve been trying to learn Oracle WebCenter and ADF using JDeveloper for quite some time now, and it seems that its becoming clear to me that this thing called ”Data Controls” (which at first I never thought is important in any of these) is actually the key that holds the truth about the power of Oracle ADF 11g.
Heres a video on developing a portlet with Twitter Feed inside.
- Add the WebCenter Porlet Web Service for any Fusion Project to add portlet integration capabilities.
- RSS feeds is an XML document and uses XSD (XML Schema Definition)
- Oracle JDeveloper has a way to pull the XSD from an existing XML document.
- Our XML document along with an XSD can be a source of Data Controls – remember, XML is a universal format that can be used in a universal way (it can contain schema Data or just plain text).
- ADF components uses Data Controls – thus, if we do have the Data Controls, we can use them to develop ADF applications.
- Go to the info page to get the WSDL (v1 or v2).
- We need these WSDL to register out portlet to our WebCenter Instance
- Once we register this portlet, users can see and add these portlet via Composer.
I’ll be posting some tutorials for these as soon as I can.
By reading some books about this technology, I thought I was just too damn slow to get it. Yet after watching something like this on youtube, i realize that book I was reading isn’t teaching the technology the way it should be.
Now off to cramming..