Posts tagged customization
WebCenter 11gR1 PS3 – Design Time at Run Time with a Vengeance – introducing run time Data Controls and Data Visualizations3
The concept of design time @ run time that empowers application administrators and even end users to influence the application after it has been deployed has been gaining traction over the last few years. Bit by bit, run time customization facilities have made their way into Fusion Middleware. In the form of the SOA Composer, the BPM Process Composer, custom customization in ADF and various WebCenter features – most prominently the Composer framework.
The recent 11gR1 Patch Set 3 release has brought design time @ run time to the next level. In terms of functional richness as well as ease of use. Design Time at Run Time enables run time application administrators to not only change the layout of existing pages as well as add new content – static HTML or live Portlets -, but also to create new pages, edit the navigation structure of the application, change component properties and skin-attributes, create data controls and create and edit taskflows. Many of the application aspects that until recently were the sole discretion of the application developer are now available at runtime to privileged users. All in aid of agility and quick time to market.
This article gives a very rapid More >
It will be my last presentation at Oracle Open World 2009 – how to turn any ADF application into a SaaS application – an application suitable for deployment ‘on the cloud – available to users from different organizations’. One of my statements is that most if not all applications benefit from applying those same SaaS concepts. It makes applications running within the walls of an enterprise more agile, more manageable, better suited to the specific needs of individual users and user groups and easier to integrate in the IT landscape of the enterprise, both at the services level (SOA, ESB) and at the user interface level (Portlet). The presentation will discuss a number of facilities and characteristics that are desirable in SaaS applications as well as other Web Applications.
If you are interested in attending and watching the live demos, please come to the session: S307483 Castle in the Clouds: SaaS-Enabling Oracle ADF Faces Applications (Wednesday 14th October, Time: 11:45 – 12:45, Marriott Hotel, Salon 3).
One of the rather cool pieces of functionality that did not make it into the JDeveloper 11g Boxer release of early October 2008 is the Meta Data Service or MDS and especially its capability to store and reapply user created personalizations of the User Interface across sessions. Some simple examples of what this means: ADF 11g Rich Client Components allow users to manipulate the state of components – such as the position of the separator in the PanelSplitter, the ordering and width of Table Columns, the initially visible tab or accordion child etc.. Through MDS, these changes are captured and stored for th duration of the session (if so desired), which means that when the user returns to a page thus ‘personalized’, the component will not assume their default state as specified in the JSF page at design time by the developer, but rather the state that user specified. Eventually MDS will persist these component personalizations across sessions – but not right now. That means that at the present when a user starts a new session, all components are presented in their default state.
In this article I will describe two things: Change Persistency for all attributes – not just the More >