Managing AngularJS Content within Oracle WebCenter Sites

There are a multitude of reasons organizations will turn to a content management system, but the underlying goal is the same across the board: Managing your content in an organized way.  The examples that first come to mind include managing assets such as page titles, articles, images, but what happens when a more complex asset is introduced like an AngularJS widget?

A Tale of Two Cities:

With WebCenter Sites you don’t have to give up control of the contents of your organization’s widgets. Out of the box WebCenter Sites does not natively support...


I, for one, Welcome our new JavaScript Overlords

You are probably most familiar with JavaScript as that sometimes useful, often quirky, client-side scripting language used on websites to enhance user interfaces and enable dynamic content.

Wikipedia describes JavaScript as “dynamic, weakly typed and has first-class functions … a multi-paradigm language, supporting object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.” Fairly generic technical description there. Wikipedia fails to point out that JavaScript may also be a ravenous monster intent on infiltrating every bastion of technology we have!

JavaScript is not...


Run Forrest Run!

"Run Forrest Run" – do you remember that scene from the movie Forrest Gump? Well, that seems to be the trend nowadays with government agencies running away from costly entreprise solutions towards more open source software because it is, well, free.  Luckily, Forrest Gump unshackles himself from his polio braces and breaks free; and so so did many government agencies. In ...


Using Excel - on the internets

I recently had the opportunity to take a close look at using spreadsheets and more specifically Excel as a key component of a business process. The tasks at hand were relying heavily on Excel's calculation engine, performing some complex manipulations there, and using a larse dose of custom add-in and macro functionality, circling around and connecting to some databases (in this case, Oracle and Microsoft Access). And in updating with the times and all things going to the intertubes, the need now was to seek out a component that could comparably swap out Excel on the client side and bolt...


Some stocking stuffers for your Publisher deployment

Recently we found a client's aging Publisher deployment started becoming forgetful. Well maybe not so much forgetful, but exhibiting the advanced symptoms of dementia! We were finding that free memory in their deployment was consistently finding itself hovering at about 1% of total memory. This fact lead us to continually bump up the maximum memory setting for the JVM running publisher as band-aid type solution to this mystery. This went on for a while until finally we were pegged at the maximum we could allocate, 1.5Gb and still we found ourselves at 1% free memory. In an attempt to get...


Claims-Based Authentication for SharePoint 2010

Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about handling authentication for different types of users of your application.  In modern day information technology, businesses want to interoperate with other businesses, and government organizations want to provide more integrated services to citizens.  However, different systems use different authentication systems and businesses want to integrate in a secure, legally compliant manner.

Given this environment where user accounts and applications are located in completely different networks or organizations, imagine that every...


Publisher is up but it's sort of down.

An instance of Publisher that I had a chance to touch recently went down with a puzzling exception and unknown cause. What better way to liven up the day of your friendly neighborhood portal than a vague and somewhat unexplained service error for a component of your deployment that has not given you any trouble since the day you installed it.

A few triage details:

  • Publisher Explorer is loading and navigating the folders is possible.

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OpenLDAP provides some "spark" for Atlassian

Hey all,

Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July!

Some time ago, my colleague Hani Atalla had touched on some of the work that we at Function1 have been involved with in regards to Atlassian Confluence, WCI, and few other products. In my article here however, I'll share some of my experience with an aspect of user management that we had dealt with on that project. Historically, for this customer , the enterprise has had Active Directory (AD) for...


Thawing a Frozen Publisher Explorer

Recently a client came to me with a problem where Publisher Explorer was freezing up on them while they were attempting to edit a particular content item. The first thing that we tried was to copy the content item to see if the copy was still behaving badly. It was and  the copy of the content item was also causing Publisher Explorer to freeze (we copied the problem over as well...um duh?). While tinkering, I did notice that the content item would open just fine and that you could scroll up and down without issue, that is until you focused on a particular field. In this case it was "body...


Analytics Tip

Analytics does a good job tracking hits and visits to any of the portal’s knowledge directory cards (documents and URLs.)  But, often enough, we don’t view the KD cards by navigating the directory and browsing its content since we might want to reference certain cards through Publisher content items or through custom apps using <HREF> tags.   If tracking hits for such cards isn’t essential, then it is safe to just plug the gatewayed URL to that document as in:

<A HREF=" http://<PortalServerHost...


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