Content & Commerce: The Reese's Standard

Content & Commerce: The Chocolate and Peanut Butter

There are certain things in this world that are just meant to be together.  Back in college, I had a professor named Wayne Jackson who summed up a Sony/Phillips platform merger as the “Reese’s Standard.” Both Sony and Philips had brilliant standalone products but the real magic happened when you put them together. He’d preach, “On the one hand, you had Sony; the chocolate. And then over here you had Phillips; the peanut butter. Now bring those two sides together and you have yourself a Reese’s.”

While it wasn’t...

UI Customizations with Oracle JET in Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c

Before You Begin
This blog assumes that you're familiar with Oracle JET, its custom modules, and overriding the default path/suffix configuration for JET modules so that you can include them as assets in your WebCenter Sites implementation. Otherwise, you may want to begin by reading this blog: Creating Oracle JET Modules as Assets in Oracle WebCenter Sites.
WCS 11g’s Admin and Contributor UIs are built with a version of Dojo that does not support AMD...

Making Manual Labor a 'lil less Manual

The Big Hurt

Who the heck wants to do manual labor when your finger nails are as well-manicured as ours are, eh? The WebCenter Sites Practice at Function1 is in full swing in the WCS 12c upgrade cycle, with a few clients in the process. As it were, the upgrade itself can be "sort of easy" to nearly impossible depending on the approach taken and feature(s) of your particular implementation. If the upgrade gods are shining their light down on you, you only need to go from to 12c. However, there's a good chance that that isn't you, OR that that god is dead OR doesn't exist at all,...

Oracle WebCenter Sites and Siteminder

We are far from the days when logging in was as easily implemented as a username, password, and cgi script in between your user’s anonymous and logged-in states. Today’s world is ruled by powerful web access management softwares that not only securely keep intruders from accessing your most secure pages but also allows for a user management system hooked up to your LDAP environment. Among them: HP’s IceWall SSO, IAM (Identity and Access Management), and CA Siteminder. Let’s focus on the latter.


Per their website, CA Siteminder promises to...

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