A Complete Guide to Understanding the Splunk Add-on Builder

In this post, we'll walk through the ins and outs of the Splunk Add-on Builder. Not only does the Splunk Add-on Builder help users avoid common pitfalls during app development, it also validates apps according to best practices and app certification standards.  

On the app homepage, you'll see every add-on created using the Splunk Add-on Builder, along with those already installed on the instance. An Add-on Builder project is an editable add-on along with its meta data. Beyond editing capabilities, you're also able to export projects for use with other instances of Add-on Builder....

Creating a Name/Value Attribute Editor in Oracle WebCenter Sites

There are times when the attribute editors built into WebCenter Sites don't have all the functionality you might need. For instance, you may want to create a custom pull-down list, where the items or names that show in the list are not the same as the value that gets saved to the database. In this article, we'll discuss how to create an attribute editor that can display a list of choices that are mapped to other values, displaying properly when your asset is reloaded. 
The first step will be to create a new attribute editor from the admin UI. In this example, let'...

Fragment API in Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c - A Better Way to Render

The Fragment API was introduced in WebCenter Sites 12c (WCS) to better handle how the HTML markup blocks are included on a web page.  Working alongside the new Controller infrastructure in 12c, the Fragment API provides a Java API and a tag library that works in conjunction to allow for separation between business logic around generating the HTML block versus rendering these blocks. 

The Fragment API is used in lieu of the ‘render’ JSP or XML tags to render the resultant pagelet of a template, element or site entry.  An example will be...

It's HTTPS Time

I've been seeing an increase in requests for recommendations on adding the protection of HTTPS to client sites. Questions of cost and overall need are the most common.
Do you need HTTPS?
The standard response to this for years has been yes, if your users are sending sensitive data to your website. Data like credit card numbers, personally identifiable information such as Social Security, or confidential content like financial statements or payroll all qualify as sensitive. 
But, I would argue that there is almost always sensitive data being passed...

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…WebCenter Sites 11g and Lucene Search

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…WebCenter Sites 11g and Lucene Search

Out-of-the-box Oracle WebCenter Sites utilizes Apache Lucene as its third-party search engine. Lucene is a Java based full-text search engine that is capable of powering applications requiring search. This integration powers the Contributor Interface as well as the Public Site search. Although it's built-in, Lucene requires some setup before it can be truly functional. This allows WCS users to customize the search functionality, allowing for a truly custom fit for your organization. Before your...

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