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Andre McMillan

Andre McMillan is a Lead Technical Consultant within the Oracle Technology Group at Perficient, Inc. where he is responsible for the technical architecture, design, implementation, and customization of Oracle middleware based solutions for Perficient clients, with a focus on WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Content, and Oracle Cloud.

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Embedding Videos in WebCenter Portal Wiki Documents

If you’re somewhat familiar with Oracle WebCenter Portal, then you’re probably aware that it offers wiki-type functionality. Basically, portal users configured with the proper access can create and manage documents (aka “wiki documents”) using an in-place rich text editor made available through the out-of-the-box Document Explorer, Document Manager, and Folder Viewer components. These documents are simply content items […]

4 Options for setting up your WebCenter Development Environment

First, let me start by saying that this post isn’t about how to install and configure JDeveloper and WebCenter. There’s plenty of material out there on JDeveloper standards and WebCenter installation and configuration. Rather this post discusses where the software lives, the various development configuration options, and how to pick the one most effective for your circumstance. Configuration […]

Why Managing Content from within WebCenter Portal Makes Sense

As you probably already know, a portal is typically used as an information dissemination tool. One that exposes content and small units of functionality from disparate sources in a clean, unified manner. So how does WebCenter Portal fit into the domain of content management? Why should it, and to what degree should it? This post […]

5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design in a WebCenter Portal

In a previous post I outlined two techniques for building mobile-ready Oracle WebCenter portals. In this post I demonstrate how one of those techniques (Responsive Web Design – RWD) could look and also call out 5 high level steps to implementation. To implement the responsive portal shown in the video, I adopted a hybrid approach […]

The Top 5 Things to Make Your WebCenter Portal “Lean”

Several years back, the IT research and advisory firm Gartner came up with the phrase “Lean Portal.” The term was invented to draw contrast to the traditional portals of the time, which were generally regarded as complex, expensive, and bloated with unnecessary features. Lean portals, by contrast, are those that are quick to implement, utilize modern web […]

WebCenter Portal Builder vs. Portal Framework

WebCenter 11g ( and earlier) provides two distinct ways to build portals – portal builder and portal framework. The first approach relies on the pre-build “portal builder” application to construct portals (previously called “spaces”) primarily through a web-based administrative interface, while the latter relies on developers to design, configure and deploy their own custom Oracle ADF portal […]

2 Techniques for Building Mobile-Ready WebCenter Portals

This post describes and contrasts responsive web design and portal page variants then offers best practice recommendations around them with respect to WebCenter portals. Wikipedia describes responsive web design (RWD) as “an approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across […]

Running two instances of OHS on the same host using the same port

Recently, a client had the need to run two instances of OHS on the same host. This typically wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that they wanted to use the same port number for both instances. Why did they want to do this you ask? Well, this was for one of their development […]

Configuring AWS Route 53 for WebCenter

This is the third and final post in a series related to the implementation of Oracle WebCenter in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In the first two I covered the setup of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances that reside in it. In this post, I’ll cover the […]

Configuring Amazon EC2 for WebCenter

This post is the second in a series of three related to the implementation of Oracle WebCenter in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In the first post, I covered the steps for configuring the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). In this post, I’ll cover the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Configuring the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for WebCenter

In a post last year, I provided an overview of an approach for implementing Oracle WebCenter in Amazon Web Services. I’ve decided to provide a bit more detail in the form of a three-part series covering the configuration of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and Route 53. In this […]

How to integrate OBIEE dashboards in WebCenter Portal

Oracle WebCenter Portal is a web platform for creating intranets, extranets, composite applications, and self-service portals. One of its main strengths is its ability to allow administrators to decentralized much of the site built-out and maintenance, pushing it out to business users. One of the tools used to enable this business-executed administration is the Resource Catalog, […]

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