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With the advent of BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1, a host of new technologies was introduced. These are, among others: Java Page Flow with annotations, Java Controls, and a new IDE to support it. Online tutorials were also thrown into the package to show how the new technologies were supposed to be put to work in the most effective way. We have used BEA WebLogic Workshop, Java Page Flow, and Java Controls to create a large portal application that consists of about 200 pages covering five different functional areas. Before we started we did an evaluation of the technologies. We aimed to create an architecture that lets us do test-driven development with focus on the following software engineering principles: Loose coupling Layered architecture with clear responsibilities for the individual layers Maintainable code through simple and small classes Unit testable code Contin... (more)

Creating WebLogic Domains in Silent Mode

An enterprise development project deploying to the WebLogic platform needs to maintain several different domain configurations during the project's development, test, and deployment phases. Version control and continuous rollout of ever-changing domain configurations to the different environments can be a challenging task. The Domain Configuration Wizard can help alleviate these challenges, because there is more to this Wizard than immediately meets the eye. The WebLogic domain has grown from a non-existent concept in WebLogic 5.1 to become the foundation of all enterprise applic... (more)

An Architecture for Harmonic Content Management Integration

More and more web sites are using portal functionality. Portals are perfect for building mashups and interactive web sites offering a lot of functionality in a single web page. Content is a vital part of most portals. Content management integration in portals has traditionally been treated different by different vendors and frameworks. Web Content Management System (CMS) vendors have tried to provide Portal like functionality in their systems. Portal vendors have been bundling simple Web Content Management Systems with their Portal products. Those of you who have experience with ... (more)