Recently, I had the opportunity to read Yannick Ongena‘s new book, Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Administration Cookbook, from Packt Publishing. The book takes the form of a collection of ‘recipes’ – instructions on how to carry out common tasks and explanations of how they work.
Those of you who read RedStack regularly will know that I am big believer in leveraging the experience of those who have gone before you, and not reninventing the wheel. Yannick’s book is a great example of this. He has captured a whole bunch of knowledge and experience into an easily digestible collection, and it is presented in a way that I really like – clear examples of exactly how to do common everyday tasks.
The book covers a lot of ground, from the basics of creating a portal, consuming portlets, through navigation, look and feel customisation, integration with the various WebCenter services and external application, to management and security of a WebCenter site.
I would highly recommend this book to all WebCenter users. If you are new to WebCenter, or you are joining a WebCenter project for the first time, Yannick’s book will help you to get over the all important initial learning curve – answering all of those ‘how do I …?’ questions that you are sure to have, and providing a solid basis of understanding of the various capabilities of the product and how to take advantage of them.
This is also a book that you will want to keep on hand as a reference. You can easily look up clear, concise instructions on how to carry out over a hundred common tasks. This is not a book to read once and discard. You will want to keep it in your library to refer to often.
Even if you are familiar with WebCenter, PS3 introduced a lot of new functionality, including most notably the WebCenter Portal. This book is a great way to keep up to date on the product and understand the new capabilities.
Well done Yannick and thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us all.
Disclosure: Packt Publishing provided me with a free copy of the e-book.