What Is Oracle WebCenter Framework?
WebCenter Framework is an Oracle JDeveloper design-time extension that breaks
down the boundaries between Web-based portals and enterprise applications.
It also provides the runtime portal and Web 2.0 framework on which all Oracle
WebCenter technology runs.
Oracle WebCenter Framework enables you to embed
AJAX-based components, portlets, services, and content into context-rich
customizable applications and enterprise portals. Traditionally, developers
had to decide whether they were building a portal, a Web application, a
composite application, or a social networking or community site. Oracle
WebCenter Framework provides a modern development framework that bridges
these gaps and speeds delivery of all of these different types of applications.
Developers do not need to decide ahead of time whether they are building
a portal or an application; with Oracle WebCenter Framework, any application
can be a portal and any portal can be an application. Most importantly,
Oracle WebCenter Framework is designed in such a way that each type of component
can be added to the portal or application when required, or left out if
not required. This significantly improves overall application delivery and
Oracle WebCenter Framework augments the JSF declarative development environment
with additional components, integration, and runtime options by integrating
capabilities that are historically included only in portal products. These
capabilities enable you to:
- Build and consume rich standards-based portlets.
- Integrate content from many different content stores through standard
- Make the application customizable at runtime, which empowers end users
to edit application pages according to their requirements using Oracle
- Enable administrators to personalize the behavior of components in
ways that are helpful to their users.
Oracle WebCenter Framework's standards-based portlet development environment
and business user tools support the rapid creation of JSR 168-based portlets
and the deployment of WSRP 2.0-based portlet producers.
Because Oracle WebCenter Framework's security is based on the JAAS and Java
EE standards, you can leverage an existing identity management store's enterprise
roles directly when securing an Oracle WebCenter application or portal.
Oracle Webcenter Framework includes ready-to-use components to easily add
social networking and personal productivity services to your application
or portal. These components are provided by WebCenter
. For example, you could enable your users to tag key items
and share them with others. You could also enable a user to quickly and
easily provide important feedback about the design of a page by adding the
Discussions service to the page. You can use WebCenter Services when creating
mashups, managing security, or using the Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge.
The Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge enables you to easily convert any JSF application
or task flow into a JSR 168 portlet, which you can then add to an application
or standards-based portal. Using JSR 170 data controls, you can integrate
and publish content from disparate repositories. Oracle WebCenter Framework
includes adapters for Oracle Content Server and Oracle Portal.
is exposed in Oracle WebCenter
Framework as a collection of ready-to-use components, making it easy to
develop content in your application or portal, and enable your end users
to customize their pages at runtime. Additionally, you can provide role-based
versions of Oracle's Business Dictionary or Resource Catalog to allow all
users access to critical information.